Does a Latex Mattress Need a Box Spring?

December 04, 2018

Does a Latex Mattress Need a Box Spring?

Are you wondering if you need a box spring for your new latex mattress? When you’re shopping for a new mattress, it's wise to research your mattress foundation options. In order for a mattress to provide proper support, it must have a strong foundation underneath it. While a box spring was once considered to be the norm for all mattresses, there are many more foundation options available today. Ready to learn more about mattress foundations?

A Good Mattress Foundation Is Essential

A box spring is only one of the many foundation choices available today. It's important that you look at all of your options and make sure you select one that works well with your mattress type.

For example, latex mattresses are heavier than coil and memory foam mattresses so a stronger foundation is needed.

The mattress foundation has quite an impact on how the mattress will feel while you are sleeping on it. Also, it will affect how long the mattress lasts.

Why is important to buy the right mattress foundation?

  • The right foundation provides a mattress with the support it needs so sleepers can experience all the benefits that come with the mattress.
  • The right foundation helps with air flow, allowing for better mattress breathability, which makes for a cooler sleeping surface.
  • The right foundation keeps a bed securely in its place.
  • The right foundation can add height to a mattress, so sleepers can choose the overall height of their bed.
  • The right foundation helps to extend the overall life of a mattress.

What to Consider When Selecting a Foundation

So what are some of the important things one should consider when shopping for a new foundation? The most important thing to consider is the type of mattress for which the foundation will be used. Certain mattresses simply work better with certain foundations. Other things to consider include material choice (quality materials are very important for longevity), how easy it is to set up and take down the foundation, and the overall style of the foundation.

Popular Mattress Foundation Choices

Here are some of the most popular mattress foundation choices available today, that can work for most mattress choices:

Box Spring: A sturdy and lightweight foundation choice that can be placed on a metal platform base.

Adjustable Bed Frame: This option allows sleepers to adjust their bed into a number of positions. It is a popular foundation choice for people who experience certain health issues as well.

Platform Bed: A durable and stylish choice, which can be slatted or solid.

Slatted Bed: A simple slotted foundation platform that uses long slats across the bottom of the frame, to hold a mattress in its place.

Metal Platform Base: A metal foundation is a solid way to support and raise a mattress.

Best Foundations For a Latex Mattress?

So what are the best foundations for a high-quality latex mattress? This is one of the most popular questions, when buying a new latex mattress. A new latex mattress needs a strong and supportive foundation, in order to provide proper support for the heavier latex mattress plus body weight.

Box Spring: Box springs are not recommended for a latex mattress because the springs will often bend under the weight of the mattress, which means they are unable to provide sleepers with proper support.

Adjustable Bed Frame: Most latex mattresses are a perfect fit when using a standard adjustable bed.

Platform Bed: While a solid platform bed foundation can be used and it will provide proper support, it will not provide the same amount of air flow as a slatted bed.

Slatted Bed: The firm flat surface of a slatted bed can be used to support a latex mattress, if the slats are less than 2.5 inches apart.

Metal Platform Base: A quality metal platform base can provide the flat and sturdy support necessary for a latex mattress.

Eco Terra Latex Mattresses

The Eco Terra Latex Mattress is a luxurious natural latex mattress that offers you the ultimate comfortable sleeping experience! The overall design of the mattress is one that is specifically made with your well-being in mind. While this flawless combination of comfort and firmness is one that makes for a perfect night’s sleep, it must be paired with the right strong and supportive foundation.

Three Eco Terra Mattress benefits that customers love include - no motion disturbance, a cool sleeping surface and edge to edge cushioned comfort.

The warranty for an Eco Terra Latex Mattress requires sleepers to use a supportive mattress foundation. It will enhance this luxurious sleeping experience and allow sleepers to enjoy all of its benefits.

Patrick Gunther

Patrick is an accomplished writer. He has been in the retail mattress space for the past 11 years, and more specifically in the natural mattress niche. He blogs on the subjects of natural mattresses, sleep, health, fitness, and green living.

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