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Box Spring vs Foundations

When examining your sleep, don’t forget to look at what is under the mattress as well to look for issues! The supporter of the mattress, the bed base, is extremely important to stability and overall comfort. In this article, we’ll compare two popular bed bases, the box spring versus foundations.



Box springs are made from a normally wooden frame with steel coils inside. The box is then covered with fabric and holds the mattress. The springs give flexibility to the bed, helping with weight distribution. Over time, the springs wear away, box springs normally last 5-10 years and tend to be more affordable than foundations.


Foundations are solid wooden frames with wooden slats on top, spaced out to allow breathability. Because it is solid wood, they are extremely durable and can potentially last a lifetime. However because of this, they are more pricey compared to box springs.

If you prefer a more stiff sleeping surface, the foundation will be the best choice while box springs will be more flexible. Overall, it’s also important to pay attention to your type of mattress as a foundation can support most kinds while box springs can only take a lighter mattress.


We hope you found this information about dreams interesting and hopefully you don’t lose much sleep thinking about it! At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!


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