by Dylan Bowen June 09, 2022 2 min read
A box spring is a type of bed base that is usually comprised of a strong wooden frame that is covered in cloth and also has springs too. A box spring is usually placed on top of a wooden or metal bed frame. The box spring could also be placed directly on top of the floor too, which will give your mattress the same amount of support. A box spring not only acts as a foundation for your mattress but also adds height, too.
The main reason people use a box spring is to keep the mattress off of the floor, when the mattress is raised off of the floor it does not gather dust and dirt. A box spring has many benefits not only lifting the mattress off of the floor and these include:
Adding height – the main reason people use box springs is to add height to their bed, when you add height to a bed it makes it easier to get in and out of bed.
Absorb weight – box springs are ideal for absorbing the weight of both you and the mattress. The box spring will also help to evenly distribute the weight across the mattress which will help to prevent sagging and dipping of the mattress.
Encourage ventilation – when a mattress is placed on the floor the air is only able to travel on top of the mattress which can trap heat. When you use a box spring underneath a mattress then it allows the air to travel above and below the mattress which improves ventilation.
Provides additional support – a box spring adds additional support to the mattress compared to it being on a frame that doesn’t have adequate foundation or slats.
Box springs are created using harmful chemicals that are dangerous. As well as being made with dangerous chemicals, the box spring can become a home for insects and bacteria.
You will also need to frequently rotate the box spring so it lasts even longer however this can be extremely time consuming and tedious as you will have to remove everything off of the bed to do this. Depending on how big your room is you might even have to move items of furniture out of the way so you can rotate the box spring.
Overall there are benefits of using a box spring with your innerspring mattress but there are also negatives it’s up to you to weigh out the positives and negatives and to make your mind up to see whether you think it’s worth using a box spring.
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