What is a Low Profile Box Spring?

August 18, 2020

Standard size Box Spring vs. Low Profile Box Spring

Same Support, Shorter Height

A low profile box spring is a thinner version of a standard box spring. They usually range from 4-6 inches tall whereas a standard size is at least 9 inches tall. Some modern mattresses are significantly thicker than older models. Combining them with a box spring and a bed frame can make for a very high bed making it difficult to get into bed. Do I need a box spring with my mattress?

Adding a thin box spring can make it easier to get into and out of bed. You won't lose any support from the mattress since low profile versions are built the same way as standard sizes. A low profile foundation can actually enhance your sleep experience when pairing with a thicker mattress. Getting a low profile foundation is ideal for lowering your overall bed height.

When should I buy a new box spring/foundation?

Shop Low Pro Box Springs

Most manufacturers offer low profile box springs that can pair with any mattress that they produce. As they create more and more mattresses that are 12" all the way up to 18" they've naturally offered low profile foundation options as well. If you need a low profile box spring you can find the right model below.


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