What is a box spring?
A box spring comprises an upholstered bed base on legs, with one or two mattress layers on top.
The bed base or box contains hundreds of coil springs, worked in over the entire area of the bed. They provide even support over the entire sleeping surface, and thus stability. No matter where you lie, every zone of the bed offers equal comfort. That is different from a slatted base, for example, on which only the central area is bendable and thus springy.
The simplest set is a box spring base and a classic mattress. You simply choose a mattress based on your comfort requirements (anti-bacterial, extra ventilation, double mattress or two singles, etc.) and you are ready in no time. You may hear rumours that a spring mattress is the best option on a box spring, so that the springs work together to ensure an extremely high level of support. But a quality foam mattress will give sufficient support to maintain a good sleeping posture. Our advice will assist you through choosing your personal preferences.
When the finished bed comprises two mattresses, the first one is finished in the same colour as the bed base and headboard. That upholstered mattress has a sturdy construction and has ergonomic zones for extra support. The second is a thin, top mattress that offers supple sleeping comfort and features such as extra ventilation capacity, anti-allergic qualities, etc. These extra technologies cannot be integrated into the upholstered mattress. The trend for box springs with two mattress layers on top comes from Scandinavia, and is often the preferred choice from an aesthetic point of view.
To finish the look perfectly, a box spring should have matching headboard (optional). And you can complete the bedroom with accessories, e.g. bedside cabinets, storage boxes, etc.