Why You Need a Good Boxspring | Bedrooms & More, Seattle

Why You Need a Good Boxspring


If you’re in the market for a new mattress, chances are you want a new boxspring to go along with it. Your mattress needs a flat, even surface to rest on. If you have a platform bed or plan to put your mattress directly on the floor, a boxspring isn’t necessary. If not, make sure you’re buying something that can support you and the mattress. Most boxsprings aren’t up to the challenge.

Then and Now

The word ‘boxspring’ is a bit of a misnomer these days. When they first came on the market, boxsprings normally consisted of a wooden base with multiple coils on top attached to a metal frame. It was thought that this additional coil system provided extra comfort and support.

Some companies still manufacture these traditional boxsprings, but now most produce a a wooden structure with slats on top that run horizontally across the width of the box. A vertical support slat runs down the middle. Even though these boxes no longer contain springs, the name stuck around.

This modern version is intended to do three things:

  1. Provides a flat, even surface for the mattress to rest on.
  2. Lifts the mattress higher off the ground.
  3. Helps reduce overall wear to the mattress.

Experiencing an uneven sleep surface? Your boxspring may be to blame

Sometimes, customers purchase a mattress from us and call back a few weeks later with concerns that their sleep surface feels uneven, sinking. One of the first questions we ask is, “what is supporting the mattress?” The majority of the time, the support system is to blame, not the mattress itself.

Buying a high-quality mattress is vital to a quality night’s sleep, but if it doesn’t have a sturdy, uniform surface to rest on, you won’t be comfortable.

So what does a bad boxspring look like?

The Bad

Boxspring 3Whenever we deliver a new mattress to a customer, we offer to take away their old bed and recycle it if possible. Sometimes, we’ll take things apart to see how and why they failed.

Recently, we took a boxspring away for a customer and removed the fabric to reveal the underlying structure. What we found was upsetting, yet all too typical in today’s market.

Take a look at the picture on the left. The wooden support slats are a good 6″ apart or more. This wide spacing creates dips in the mattress, making the surface feel uneven. The flimsy cardboard layer added on top cannot compensate for this, no matter how what they may tell you in the store.

The end result of a boxspring like this one? A sleep surface that sags, does not offer uniform support, and will not last.

 

The GoodBoxspring 8

Here at Bedrooms & More, we want our products to last for as long as possible. The quicker a product fails, the sooner you’re back on the market spending money. With most mattress companies, that’s the goal. That’s good for the manufacturer, but not for the you. We are always striving to do what’s right for the customer; that’s why we have our bedsprings made to our exact specifications.

The photo on the right shows one of our standard boxsprings before adding fabric. Looks a little different, doesn’t it? That’s because we space our slats approximately 2″ apart, not 6″ or more. This provides even support across the whole mattress, so you don’t get that uncomfortable sagging feeling. This way, your mattress lasts longer and you sleep comfortably.

The Verdict

It’s easy to see why our boxsprings are better. With slats spaced closer together we provide a solid sleep surface that lasts.

If you’re in the market for a mattress with a boxspring, ask about the spacing of the slats. Ideally, you want no more than 2-3″ of space between each slat to provide the necessary support.

Still have questions? We offer a class every Saturday morning at 9:30 am on how to buy a mattress. Learn more here.

 

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New “Dual System Headboards”

We are in the process of changing many of our headboards to be both “K Series” and “P Series” capable. The headboards will have both sets of holes for using either way. The new headboards will be marked “Dual System Headboard” on the boxes. This process will take time for all sizes and finishes to be available and will be gradual, as the new versions come in and the old version get depleted. We are telling you now so that you can be aware of what the “Dual System Headboard” terminology means when you see it on the box or in our catalog. The list of headboards that will be switched to the new “Dual System” are listed below. Of course, you will need to order the correct rails and footboards depending on whether the customer wants “K” or “P” Series. The new “K Series” height allows for the use of the bigger bunk bed drawers and/or trundle and “K Series” footboards already have the privacy panel built in. We are also making the Folding Footboard Bench Footboard “Dual System”. If you need one of the new items to be “Dual System” (for “K Series”), you will need to specifically request it until all old versions are gone, to make sure you get the new version.

Spices Bed Rails & Accessories Compatibility

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Dual-System Headboard Matching Accessories Matching Accessories
Blackpepper Bed Dual-Systemtick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Chameleon Bed Dual-System
Nutmeg Bed Dual-System
Rosemary Dual-System
Solstice Bed Dual-System
Tamarind Bed Dual-System
Folding Footboard Bench Dual-System Footboardtick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
 
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Basic Footboard (P-Series) To form a Basic Bedcross tick
  • Footboard Panel
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Coriander Bedcross tick
  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Saffron Bed
Thyme Bed
Laurel Bedcross tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
K-Series Basic Footboard To form a Basic Bedtick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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Jasmine Bedtick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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Sandpiper Bed
Vanilla Bed
Ginger Captain’s Bedtick
  • Rolling Bucket Drawers
  • Captain’s Trundle Bed
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Carmel BedcrossNote: Carmel Bed has its own matching rails.

  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
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