A box spring is a type of bed base typically consisting of a sturdy wooden frame beneath a steel inflexible grid, covered in cloth. Usually the box spring is placed on top of a wooden or metal bed frame which sits on the floor and acts as a brace. The box spring is usually the same size as the mattress above it. Working together, the frame, box spring, and mattress make up a bed.
The purpose of the box spring is threefold:
- to raise the mattress' height, making it easier to get in and out of bed;
- to create flat firm structure which reduces wear on the mattress;
- to conserve the fashionable look of the bed.
With the increased height of mattresses today, manufacturers now make box springs in different heights. Standard box springs are 9 inches in height, whereas "low profile" box springs are 5 inches. The difference between the two heights is purely aesthetic and makes no difference in the support provided for the mattress.
Your box spring(s) can be picked up at our Perrysburg Ohio location or take advantage of our local white glove delivery service. Sorry, we are not able to ship/deliver box springs outside the Northwest Ohio area.