As Oregon’s top mattress retailer, with 11 showrooms in downtown Portland, Wilsonville, Salem, Beaverton, Clackamas and other convenient locations, our staff is always fielding questions about the latest developments in sleep technology. We advise our customers not to underestimate the importance of a quality box spring, which serves as the foundation of your bed and is essential to a good night’s sleep. Based on years of experience, the team at Mattress World Northwest knows that the right box spring is crucial to the comfort and support of your mattress set.
Your box spring is much more than just a resting place for your mattress–it also provides the stability needed for peaceful slumber. Box springs act like a giant shock absorber, and are designed to work in harmony with innerspring, hybrid, memory foam and latex mattresses made by top bedding manufacturers.
Over the years, mattress box springs have evolved into more thoughtfully-engineered foundations. Today’s varieties are rarely made with metal springs, but instead have a grid of steel modules that help evenly distribute body weight and extend the lifetime of your mattress. Other box springs are made entirely of wood, and are best suited for people that need a very firm surface with little give.
Most of the time, the foundation that comes with your new mattress is appropriate. Platform beds – which have gained popularity for their low-profile appearance – are the only type of bed that does not require a box spring, since the mattress lies directly on top of wooden slats. If you don’t have a platform bed, we offer these practical guidelines to help you select the right box spring.
Keep in mind that latex and memory foam mattresses – known for their conformability– work best on super firm foundations. The majority of innerspring mattresses, on the other hand, are more compatible with box springs that have some degree of give.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress box spring, our sleep specialists are on hand to answer all your questions and provide expert guidance. After all, we spend one-third of our lives in bed, so why not shop smart and come to Oregon’s leading mattress retailer. Swing by one of our Portland, Gresham, Canby, Beaverton, Happy Valley or Jantzen Beach stores for a comfort test today. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect box spring and mattress set that fits your lifestyle, health needs and budget.