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Best box springs in The Netherlands - Comparison and Reviews 2021

We picked the 7 best box springs in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

If you need to support your mattress and create a firm space to rest, a spring box is an excellent option. There are a few other benefits as well to use this product. But is this suitable for all types of beds? Also, what should one look for while buying one?

Well, we are here to answer all your questions in this buyer’s guide. Also, check out the review to buy the best box spring of 2021.

UPDATED

9/23/2022

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Aukona International

Helena box spring bed

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High-quality
7-zone pocket spring mattress
Available in 70 colours
Pressure-relieving topper
Topper also available in Visco and gelax
Split box spring
180 kg
90x200cm to 200x200cm
20 cm
Upholstered
Comfort
H2, H3, and H4
116 cm

Tesla Dreams

box spring bed

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7-zone pocket spring mattress
Comfort foam makes it suitable for high levels of humidity
Offers luxury sleep
Topper also available in Visco and gelax
Modern and luxurious look
Split box spring
160 kg
140x200 to 200x200
20 cm
Upholstered
Comfort
H2 and H3
120 cm

Furniture for Friends

Möbelfreude box spring bed Bea

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Easy to assemble
7-zone pocket spring mattress
Classic headboard with square quilting
High-quality fabric cover
Timeless design
Split box spring
80 kg
90x200cm to 220x220cm
Not mentioned
Upholstered
Visco
H2
113 cm

INNOCENT®

S4 Box spring bed

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Sturdy and durable
Easy to assemble
Additional storage space
6cm thick air topper with anti-slip function
The triple spring system promotes healthy and comfortable sleep
Split box spring
102 kg
90x200cm to 200x200cm, and 200x220 cm
20 cm
Upholstered
3D-air fabric
H2
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Charlotte's furniture

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7-zone pocket spring mattress
Suitable for allergy sufferers
Topper available in cold foam (firmer) and Visco foam (softer)
Removable and washable cover
High-quality material
Split box spring
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90x200cm to 200x200cm
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Cold foam/Visco foam
H2 and H3
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Sophie box spring bed

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The multi-layer structure ensures ideal sleeping and lying comfort
Available in 70 colours
7-zone pocket spring mattress
Topper also available in Visco and gelax
Split box spring
120 kg
90x200cm to 200x200cm
20 cm
Upholstered
Comfort
H2, H3, and H4
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Babybay

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54x96 cm
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H2, H3, and H4

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Box Springs in The Netherlands

Know all about box spring and buy the best!

1

Features: Most important purchase criteria for box springs

What should you look for when buying a new box spring?

2

Use Cases: The best box spring for you

Which type of box spring is best for your use cases?

3

FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a box spring

Best practices for box spring usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best box springs

Know how we picked our top seven products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for box springs

1.1 Types

Different types of box springs are available on the market, and each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s know all about them.

  • Coil Box Springs  It is a wooden box with coils in it. It gives a little more bounce to your mattress and makes it softer. It works best with innerspring mattresses since they do not provide such a solid base as modern mattresses require. Unfortunately, coils fatigue by age, leading to sagging.

  • Zero-deflection Box Springs  This contains wooden slats and sometimes some wire for more support. It is sturdy, durable, provides required support for nearly all modern mattresses, and it is the most popular type.

  • Semi-flex Grid Box Springs  One of the most expensive box springs on the market, it provides excellent and flexible support for your mattress. It is made with wooden slats with a metal wire grid over it. It is best suited for heavier mattresses such as latex or memory foam.

  • Standard Box Springs – These types of box springs are not foldable. You need to use smaller frames for them such as Twin, Twin XL, maybe Full. A standard box spring doesn’t need any additional support. It is good to go with a regular bed frame, or it can even sit on the floor.

  • Split Box Springs – Also known as bi-fold box springs, they are made of two parts or are foldable horizontally or vertically. It is easy to move around, and they are made for Queen size frames and mattresses. However, they need support in the centre of the bed frame.

Different types of box springs are available on the market, and each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s know all about them.

  • Coil Box Springs  It is a wooden box with coils in it. It gives a little more bounce to your mattress and makes it softer. It works best with innerspring mattresses since they do not provide such a solid base as modern mattresses require. Unfortunately, coils fatigue by age, leading to sagging.

  • Zero-deflection Box Springs  This contains wooden slats and sometimes some wire for more support. It is sturdy, durable, provides required support for nearly all modern mattresses, and it is the most popular type.

  • Semi-flex Grid Box Springs  One of the most expensive box springs on the market, it provides excellent and flexible support for your mattress. It is made with wooden slats with a metal wire grid over it. It is best suited for heavier mattresses such as latex or memory foam.

  • Standard Box Springs – These types of box springs are not foldable. You need to use smaller frames for them such as Twin, Twin XL, maybe Full. A standard box spring doesn’t need any additional support. It is good to go with a regular bed frame, or it can even sit on the floor.

  • Split Box Springs – Also known as bi-fold box springs, they are made of two parts or are foldable horizontally or vertically. It is easy to move around, and they are made for Queen size frames and mattresses. However, they need support in the centre of the bed frame.

1.2 Size

Choosing the right box spring depends on the size of the mattress. If you have a queen-size or larger-sized bed, you may consider a split box spring, which comes in two pieces.

Don’t know which standard size yours is? Take the table’s help.

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Width (in)

Length (in)

Twin

39

75

Twin XL

39

80

Full

54

75

Full XL

54

80

Queen

60

80

King

76

80

California King

72

84

Choosing the right box spring depends on the size of the mattress. If you have a queen-size or larger-sized bed, you may consider a split box spring, which comes in two pieces.

Don’t know which standard size yours is? Take the table’s help.

Name

Width (in)

Length (in)

Twin

39

75

Twin XL

39

80

Full

54

75

Full XL

54

80

Queen

60

80

King

76

80

California King

72

84

1.3 Material

Box springs are usually made of wood with metallic reinforcement and some filling and cover fabric. The choices for filling and fabric are endless. You can choose between an organic or a synthetic filling. Cover fabric can be a chemical-free natural cover or made of polyester.

If you suffer from allergies, choose a box with an allergen-blocking cover that will support your fight against allergies. If it is not an option, go for zipper closure covers to block dust and small bugs from entering.

Box springs are usually made of wood with metallic reinforcement and some filling and cover fabric. The choices for filling and fabric are endless. You can choose between an organic or a synthetic filling. Cover fabric can be a chemical-free natural cover or made of polyester.

If you suffer from allergies, choose a box with an allergen-blocking cover that will support your fight against allergies. If it is not an option, go for zipper closure covers to block dust and small bugs from entering.

1.4 Height

When it comes to height, a box spring is available in two formats:

  • High-profile: This is 9 inches (22.86 cm) long traditional box springs and mattress sets usually have this size box spring. If you want to have a taller mattress, then go for a low-profile box spring.

  • Low-profile: The low-profile box spring is 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall. Since the manufacturers have started to give thicker and thicker mattresses, low-profile box springs have become widespread to keep the beds reasonably tall. If you have a deep mattress, this box spring is for you.

    They are made from the same materials providing the same support as regular ones.

When it comes to height, a box spring is available in two formats:

  • High-profile: This is 9 inches (22.86 cm) long traditional box springs and mattress sets usually have this size box spring. If you want to have a taller mattress, then go for a low-profile box spring.

  • Low-profile: The low-profile box spring is 5 inches (12.7 cm) tall. Since the manufacturers have started to give thicker and thicker mattresses, low-profile box springs have become widespread to keep the beds reasonably tall. If you have a deep mattress, this box spring is for you.

    They are made from the same materials providing the same support as regular ones.

1.5 Mattress

You can choose between a box spring suitable for an upholstered mattress or a simple white mattress. 

An upholstered mattress is easier to make up, does not wear out quickly, and gives a luxurious look. Moreover, it also needs a mattress topper. In contrast, a white mattress is cheaper and doesn’t demand new bedding if you didn't have a box spring before.

Furthermore, a mattress can be a double mattress, and the double box spring might consist of two single mattresses. These are then joined together with a mattress topper.

You can choose between a box spring suitable for an upholstered mattress or a simple white mattress. 

An upholstered mattress is easier to make up, does not wear out quickly, and gives a luxurious look. Moreover, it also needs a mattress topper. In contrast, a white mattress is cheaper and doesn’t demand new bedding if you didn't have a box spring before.

Furthermore, a mattress can be a double mattress, and the double box spring might consist of two single mattresses. These are then joined together with a mattress topper.

1.6 Mattress Topper

Once the mattress is determined, you also have to think about the mattress topper. After all, the box spring combination is incomplete without a topper. Though a mattress topper is not necessary, it is anyway generally recommended to make the best box spring more comfortable.

Usually, a box spring often consists of two separate single beds and to make it a double bed, the top mattress is used. Moreover, besides providing comfort, it has different comfort zones, with which different parts of the body are supported during sleep. 

Top mattresses have different thicknesses and materials you can choose from, such as cold foam, polyether and latex. Also, it has the advantage that you can air it to protect the mattress of the box spring.

Once the mattress is determined, you also have to think about the mattress topper. After all, the box spring combination is incomplete without a topper. Though a mattress topper is not necessary, it is anyway generally recommended to make the best box spring more comfortable.

Usually, a box spring often consists of two separate single beds and to make it a double bed, the top mattress is used. Moreover, besides providing comfort, it has different comfort zones, with which different parts of the body are supported during sleep. 

Top mattresses have different thicknesses and materials you can choose from, such as cold foam, polyether and latex. Also, it has the advantage that you can air it to protect the mattress of the box spring.

1.7 Hardness

The hardness of the box spring mattress matters for ergonomic lying and your body weight must be taken into account while selecting the firmness level. This is not it even the sleeping position, and lying preferences also play a crucial role.

When choosing a mattress, follow two rules:

  1. Heavy people go for a firmer box spring mattress than light people and vice versa.

  2. People who prefer side sleep must be able to sink extra deep into the mattress. Therefore, they should choose a slightly softer mattress.

The table will give you insight into which degree of hardness suits which body weight.

Weight

Hardness Degree

Feeling

Up to 60 kg

H1

Very soft

60 - 80 kg

H2

Soft

80 – 100 kg

H3

Medium-hard

100 – 130 kg

H4

Hard

From 130 kg

H5

Very hard

The hardness of the box spring mattress matters for ergonomic lying and your body weight must be taken into account while selecting the firmness level. This is not it even the sleeping position, and lying preferences also play a crucial role.

When choosing a mattress, follow two rules:

  1. Heavy people go for a firmer box spring mattress than light people and vice versa.

  2. People who prefer side sleep must be able to sink extra deep into the mattress. Therefore, they should choose a slightly softer mattress.

The table will give you insight into which degree of hardness suits which body weight.

Weight

Hardness Degree

Feeling

Up to 60 kg

H1

Very soft

60 - 80 kg

H2

Soft

80 – 100 kg

H3

Medium-hard

100 – 130 kg

H4

Hard

From 130 kg

H5

Very hard

1.8 Head and Footboard

A box spring that has a headboard not only looks stylish, but the pillows do not have to be against the wall of the room. You also have the option to place your bed in the middle of the bedroom. Such headboards come in various styles and materials such as wood, foam, fabric, and you can choose as per your preference.

The footboard separates it from the rest of the bedroom while providing extra strength. Some manufacturers make clever use of the footboard by building a TV lift in it. You can also choose from a complete list of accessories and ancillary furniture to complete your box spring.

A box spring that has a headboard not only looks stylish, but the pillows do not have to be against the wall of the room. You also have the option to place your bed in the middle of the bedroom. Such headboards come in various styles and materials such as wood, foam, fabric, and you can choose as per your preference.

The footboard separates it from the rest of the bedroom while providing extra strength. Some manufacturers make clever use of the footboard by building a TV lift in it. You can also choose from a complete list of accessories and ancillary furniture to complete your box spring.

1.9 Design and Colour

In addition to the technical specifications, the visual aspect also matters, and that’s where the design & colour of a box spring come into the picture. This high-quality, long-lasting and expensive piece of furniture determines the aesthetics of a room. Before design, the colour of a box spring matters, and it should match your bedroom and the other furniture. 

In addition to the technical specifications, the visual aspect also matters, and that’s where the design & colour of a box spring come into the picture. This high-quality, long-lasting and expensive piece of furniture determines the aesthetics of a room. Before design, the colour of a box spring matters, and it should match your bedroom and the other furniture. 

1.10 Adjustable

If you need an adjustable bed, go for an electric box spring. An electric box spring offers all kinds of adjustment options allowing you to enjoy your favourite lying or sitting position and sleep optimally. Moreover, this also allows you to watch TV in bed without hurting your back and also read a book in bed in the correct position. You can further enjoy breakfast in bed, and since an adjustable box spring makes it easier to get in and out, it proves to be useful for older people.

If you need an adjustable bed, go for an electric box spring. An electric box spring offers all kinds of adjustment options allowing you to enjoy your favourite lying or sitting position and sleep optimally. Moreover, this also allows you to watch TV in bed without hurting your back and also read a book in bed in the correct position. You can further enjoy breakfast in bed, and since an adjustable box spring makes it easier to get in and out, it proves to be useful for older people.

1.11 Suspension

The box consists of thermally hardened springs that deform slowly and have a longer life. These springs are usually distinguished between two types - pocket springs or Bonell springs.

The Bonell springs are the traditional box spring that gives a rocking feeling and body support where necessary. They ventilate well and are very comfortable. This mattress is becoming more and more popular due to its low price. Bonell springs are known for agility and are suitable for people weighing less than 100 kg. 

Pocket box spring is a bit more modern and feels firmer than Bonell springs. This is because, in this, all springs are conceived separately from each other in the mattress. Additionally, it eliminates the swaying character of the mattress. Pocket springs are preferred because they offer more comfort by adapting well to the body. Therefore, if your box spring doesn’t have this kind of spring, ensure that the mattress has a core of pocket springs. It is best for people with back problems or weighing more than 100 kg. Furthermore, pocket springs are ideal for optimal ventilation.

Then there are box springs with combination suspension, i.e. both Bonell and pocket springs are there in it. This is also called the Scandinavian box spring. The Bonell provides a comfortable feel, while the pocket suspension provides better adaptability. Unfortunately, it is thick and has a large whole.

The box consists of thermally hardened springs that deform slowly and have a longer life. These springs are usually distinguished between two types - pocket springs or Bonell springs.

The Bonell springs are the traditional box spring that gives a rocking feeling and body support where necessary. They ventilate well and are very comfortable. This mattress is becoming more and more popular due to its low price. Bonell springs are known for agility and are suitable for people weighing less than 100 kg. 

Pocket box spring is a bit more modern and feels firmer than Bonell springs. This is because, in this, all springs are conceived separately from each other in the mattress. Additionally, it eliminates the swaying character of the mattress. Pocket springs are preferred because they offer more comfort by adapting well to the body. Therefore, if your box spring doesn’t have this kind of spring, ensure that the mattress has a core of pocket springs. It is best for people with back problems or weighing more than 100 kg. Furthermore, pocket springs are ideal for optimal ventilation.

Then there are box springs with combination suspension, i.e. both Bonell and pocket springs are there in it. This is also called the Scandinavian box spring. The Bonell provides a comfortable feel, while the pocket suspension provides better adaptability. Unfortunately, it is thick and has a large whole.

1.12 Box

In the box of a spring box, you need to consider a few things that have been well described above.

You must take into account the springs used. You must also check whether the box can only be used flat or is electrical/adjustable. 

In the box of a spring box, you need to consider a few things that have been well described above.

You must take into account the springs used. You must also check whether the box can only be used flat or is electrical/adjustable. 

1.13 Firmness and Stability

The firmness of a box spring very much depends on the suspension used, but most combinations are fit for carrying 120 kg weight. In fact, it is essential to know the maximum load capacity of a box spring before you buy it.

Stability is provided by the legs of the box spring. Usually, this furniture has six legs ensuring that the potholes in your mattress do not bother you and the box spring remains stable. 

The firmness of a box spring very much depends on the suspension used, but most combinations are fit for carrying 120 kg weight. In fact, it is essential to know the maximum load capacity of a box spring before you buy it.

Stability is provided by the legs of the box spring. Usually, this furniture has six legs ensuring that the potholes in your mattress do not bother you and the box spring remains stable. 

1.14 Lifetime and Maintenance

A box spring has about a decade’s lifespan, provided you take care of it well. A box spring is high on maintenance.

For starters, the lining of the box spring starts to look less beautiful after a few years due to dust mites and wear and tear. No matter what, you cannot clean a box spring in its entirety, but cleaning certain parts regularly to keep it at its best is possible.

After adding the mattress, there is a concentration of bacteria, skin flakes and moisture in a few years. All kinds of things that remain on your mattress and box spring prove to be harmful to your health in the long term. Therefore, maintenance of your box spring becomes all the more critical.

A box spring has about a decade’s lifespan, provided you take care of it well. A box spring is high on maintenance.

For starters, the lining of the box spring starts to look less beautiful after a few years due to dust mites and wear and tear. No matter what, you cannot clean a box spring in its entirety, but cleaning certain parts regularly to keep it at its best is possible.

After adding the mattress, there is a concentration of bacteria, skin flakes and moisture in a few years. All kinds of things that remain on your mattress and box spring prove to be harmful to your health in the long term. Therefore, maintenance of your box spring becomes all the more critical.

1.15 Price

A box spring is any day more expensive and heavier than a regular slatted base. However, they are much firmer and also provide better sleep. 

Earlier, you didn’t have many options in the box spring, but the options have increased with time, and so does the price. You can choose between types, sizes, materials, etc. Also, you can assemble it yourself or have it done by an expert for a small fee. These are the few factors that determine the price of a box spring. Usually, starting range for a box spring remains euro 40.

A box spring is any day more expensive and heavier than a regular slatted base. However, they are much firmer and also provide better sleep. 

Earlier, you didn’t have many options in the box spring, but the options have increased with time, and so does the price. You can choose between types, sizes, materials, etc. Also, you can assemble it yourself or have it done by an expert for a small fee. These are the few factors that determine the price of a box spring. Usually, starting range for a box spring remains euro 40.

2. Use Cases: The best box spring for you

2.1 I have an older mattress that has two-sided designs. Do I need a box spring?

Yes. If you have a two-sided mattress that can be flipped, then do get a box spring else mattress performance will suffer without it.

Yes. If you have a two-sided mattress that can be flipped, then do get a box spring else mattress performance will suffer without it.

2.2 Which type of box spring will make it easy for me to get in and out of bed?

Any low-profile box spring that has a height of 4 to 6 inches will do the job.

Any low-profile box spring that has a height of 4 to 6 inches will do the job.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 What is a spring box?

Box springs contain springs to provide a firm but flexible mattress support. However, nowadays, most of the boxes come without spring. It is now a box made from plywood and upholstered with some fabric.

Box springs contain springs to provide a firm but flexible mattress support. However, nowadays, most of the boxes come without spring. It is now a box made from plywood and upholstered with some fabric.

3.2 What does a box spring do?

A box spring is an excellent way to: 

  • increases the bed height and enhance its look.

  • improves the life of the mattress by giving a reliable foundation with a massive, flat surface.

  • absorbing some impact instead of the mattress absorbing it all.

  • keeping your mattress away from the floor and allowing better airflow.

A box spring is an excellent way to: 

  • increases the bed height and enhance its look.

  • improves the life of the mattress by giving a reliable foundation with a massive, flat surface.

  • absorbing some impact instead of the mattress absorbing it all.

  • keeping your mattress away from the floor and allowing better airflow.

3.3 When does my bed frame needs a box spring?

Your bed frame needs a box spring when:

  • it is made of collapsible metal.

  • the slats have a difference of more than 3.5-4 inches.

Your bed frame needs a box spring when:

  • it is made of collapsible metal.

  • the slats have a difference of more than 3.5-4 inches.

3.4 When does my mattress requires a box spring?

Your mattress needs a box spring when:

  • it is a two-sided flippable mattress.

  • the warranty mentioned the use of a box-spring.

Your mattress needs a box spring when:

  • it is a two-sided flippable mattress.

  • the warranty mentioned the use of a box-spring.

3.5 When does my bed frame doesn’t need a box spring?

Your bed frame can be used without a box spring when:

  • the base is adjustable.

  • the base has a solid platform, or the slats are closer to each other (than 3.5-4 inches).

  • it has a reinforced metal frame.

Your bed frame can be used without a box spring when:

  • the base is adjustable.

  • the base has a solid platform, or the slats are closer to each other (than 3.5-4 inches).

  • it has a reinforced metal frame.

3.6 When does my mattress doesn’t need a box spring?

Your mattress doesn’t need a box spring when:

  • it is a one-side or no-flip mattress.

Your mattress doesn’t need a box spring when:

  • it is a one-side or no-flip mattress.

3.7 Why is it important to check the warranty of the mattress while buying a spring box?

It is important to check the mattress warranty before purchasing a box spring. Many manufacturers request to use their mattress with a box spring else the warranty doesn’t stay valid.

It is important to check the mattress warranty before purchasing a box spring. Many manufacturers request to use their mattress with a box spring else the warranty doesn’t stay valid.

3.8 What is the lifespan of a box spring?

Same as the premium mattress, a box spring can also last for a decade.

Same as the premium mattress, a box spring can also last for a decade.

3.9 When should I replace a box spring?

A box spring can last for almost ten years, the same as a premium mattress. So, it is possible to change both things together. However, you will have to replace it irrespective of the year if any grid is bent or broken or its squeaks or sag. Additionally, if you intend to change the mattress because you are not having a good night sleep, have a look at your box spring too. And if that is the problem, you will be able to fix it much cheaper than buying a new mattress.

A box spring can last for almost ten years, the same as a premium mattress. So, it is possible to change both things together. However, you will have to replace it irrespective of the year if any grid is bent or broken or its squeaks or sag. Additionally, if you intend to change the mattress because you are not having a good night sleep, have a look at your box spring too. And if that is the problem, you will be able to fix it much cheaper than buying a new mattress.

3.10 What should I do if a box spring doesn’t fit in my bed frame?

You have two options in this case. You can either buy a new box spring, or you can place it on the floor without using any bed frame.

You have two options in this case. You can either buy a new box spring, or you can place it on the floor without using any bed frame.

3.11 Are there any alternatives to a box spring?

Yes, there are alternatives to the box spring. However, we recommend using the same only when your mattress warranty doesn’t require a box spring.

  • Bunkie Board: A bunkie board is 1-2 inches tall, made from particleboard or plywood. It is good to provide support for the mattress but won’t elevate the bed unnecessarily.

  • Slats: Boards that go across the bed under your mattress are called slats. They can be connected, flexible, or fixed. The space between the slats is not set, and therefore, mattress manufacturers mention among the conditions of warranty how far these slats should be from each other. A slat also doesn’t elevate the bed. A slat is an excellent option if you are low on space while manoeuvring to the bedroom, as a slat needs much less space than a regular box spring.

  • Adjustable Power Base: This is a motorised base that can raise the mattress in both height and angle. You cannot accommodate an innerspring mattress, but it is super comfortable to use and helps in relieving back, neck or leg pain.

  • You can even choose to place your mattress directly on the floor.

Yes, there are alternatives to the box spring. However, we recommend using the same only when your mattress warranty doesn’t require a box spring.

  • Bunkie Board: A bunkie board is 1-2 inches tall, made from particleboard or plywood. It is good to provide support for the mattress but won’t elevate the bed unnecessarily.

  • Slats: Boards that go across the bed under your mattress are called slats. They can be connected, flexible, or fixed. The space between the slats is not set, and therefore, mattress manufacturers mention among the conditions of warranty how far these slats should be from each other. A slat also doesn’t elevate the bed. A slat is an excellent option if you are low on space while manoeuvring to the bedroom, as a slat needs much less space than a regular box spring.

  • Adjustable Power Base: This is a motorised base that can raise the mattress in both height and angle. You cannot accommodate an innerspring mattress, but it is super comfortable to use and helps in relieving back, neck or leg pain.

  • You can even choose to place your mattress directly on the floor.

3.12 Where can I put my mattress?

Your mattress needs a stable and flat surface, and some of the options are:

  • Floor – It is flat, providing proper support, but it is not esthetical, comfortable and blocks airflow.

  • Box spring – It raises the mattress nicely, provides great flexibility and a sturdy foundation.

  • Platform bed – These bed frames have a solid surface or slats to support your mattress without a box spring.

  • Adjustable power base – This motorised base elevate your head or leg or even have a massage function. 

Your mattress needs a stable and flat surface, and some of the options are:

  • Floor – It is flat, providing proper support, but it is not esthetical, comfortable and blocks airflow.

  • Box spring – It raises the mattress nicely, provides great flexibility and a sturdy foundation.

  • Platform bed – These bed frames have a solid surface or slats to support your mattress without a box spring.

  • Adjustable power base – This motorised base elevate your head or leg or even have a massage function. 

3.13 What is the difference between a box spring and a foundation?

Earlier box springs used to have wrapped coils as a part of their construction, whereas a foundation was nothing more than a hard, flat surface. However, with time, the differences between the two are becoming less as box springs are now made without coils or springs of any kind.

Earlier box springs used to have wrapped coils as a part of their construction, whereas a foundation was nothing more than a hard, flat surface. However, with time, the differences between the two are becoming less as box springs are now made without coils or springs of any kind.

3.14 How big should a box spring be?

A box spring should have the same length and width as your mattress, while the height you can choose as per your preference. If you want a longer and wider foundation, platform beds are a better option.

A box spring should have the same length and width as your mattress, while the height you can choose as per your preference. If you want a longer and wider foundation, platform beds are a better option.

3.15 How much does a box spring cost?

The cost of a box spring varies with its size, material used and brand. Typically, it costs between euros 40 and 220.

The cost of a box spring varies with its size, material used and brand. Typically, it costs between euros 40 and 220.

3.16 When I buy a new mattress, should I also get a box spring?

If your box spring is not the same size as your new mattress or gives signs of wear, tear, and sagging, you should get a new one. Also, if your new mattress warranty requires a new box spring, you must get a new one then.

If your box spring is not the same size as your new mattress or gives signs of wear, tear, and sagging, you should get a new one. Also, if your new mattress warranty requires a new box spring, you must get a new one then.

3.17 Will using an old box spring with a new foam mattress change how the mattress feels?

No, because usually, your existing box spring works well with a new foam mattress. However, it is best to check with the manufacturer because foam mattresses are often heavy, and they need a sturdy base while evenly distributing the mattress weight.

No, because usually, your existing box spring works well with a new foam mattress. However, it is best to check with the manufacturer because foam mattresses are often heavy, and they need a sturdy base while evenly distributing the mattress weight.

IKEA is the best brand for box springs. However, a few other brands you can go for are Velda, Auping, Tempur, Jysk, Karlsson, Hocker, Revor, Prenuptia and Pullman box spring.

IKEA is the best brand for box springs. However, a few other brands you can go for are Velda, Auping, Tempur, Jysk, Karlsson, Hocker, Revor, Prenuptia and Pullman box spring.

3.19 Will a box spring help if I have trouble falling asleep?

Not necessarily. In fact, you should try limiting light and noise or visit a sleep expert for sleeping troubles. Limiting multimedia before going to sleep is also an excellent idea.

Not necessarily. In fact, you should try limiting light and noise or visit a sleep expert for sleeping troubles. Limiting multimedia before going to sleep is also an excellent idea.

3.20 Which mattress should I use in combination with a box spring?

All types of mattresses can complement a box spring, but a pocket spring mattress is usually the best as these mattresses combine well with the Bonell springs. While other mattresses often partially cancel out the benefits of the suspension.

All types of mattresses can complement a box spring, but a pocket spring mattress is usually the best as these mattresses combine well with the Bonell springs. While other mattresses often partially cancel out the benefits of the suspension.

3.21 Which does a box spring bed in the Netherlands are usually made up of?

The box spring beds in the Netherlands are generally made of four parts i.e.

  1. The bed drawer: The slatted base consists of wooden slats, and the box is filled with metal springs, usually pocket springs.

  2. The mattress: While selecting this, choose between the material and degree of hardness. Also, you can select between pocket spring, cold foam mattresses and more.

  3. The topper: The mattress topper allows you to adjust the lying and sleeping climate to your needs.

  4. The headrest: In this, you get countless combination options, depending on material and colour.

The box spring beds in the Netherlands are generally made of four parts i.e.

  1. The bed drawer: The slatted base consists of wooden slats, and the box is filled with metal springs, usually pocket springs.

  2. The mattress: While selecting this, choose between the material and degree of hardness. Also, you can select between pocket spring, cold foam mattresses and more.

  3. The topper: The mattress topper allows you to adjust the lying and sleeping climate to your needs.

  4. The headrest: In this, you get countless combination options, depending on material and colour.

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a box spring

4.1 How to clean a box spring?

  1. Remove the mattress and set it aside.

  2. Vacuum the box spring properly with a hose attachment. Special attention should be given to the cracks and crevices where bedbugs hide and dirt accumulates.

  3. Lift the box spring and prop it up against a wall to get access to the dust cover and vacuum around them as well.

  4. In case of any stains, do not wet the box spring and instead use stain remover and a damp rag to spot-treat them.

  5. Let it air-dry completely before you put the mattress back on it.

  1. Remove the mattress and set it aside.

  2. Vacuum the box spring properly with a hose attachment. Special attention should be given to the cracks and crevices where bedbugs hide and dirt accumulates.

  3. Lift the box spring and prop it up against a wall to get access to the dust cover and vacuum around them as well.

  4. In case of any stains, do not wet the box spring and instead use stain remover and a damp rag to spot-treat them.

  5. Let it air-dry completely before you put the mattress back on it.

4.2 How to get rid of the mould from a box spring?

  1. Remove the mattress and check for the signs of mould. Use the same cleaning process to clean the mould from the mattress as well.

  2. Drag the box spring outdoors to set it on a tarp or sheet that is laid out in an area with ample sun exposure.

  3. Sprinkle baking soda over the box spring and let it be for one hour. You can even sprinkle the same at the bottom of the box if required. The soda will remove the odour of mould and mildew.

  4. Use the vacuum cleaner on the top and sides of the box to remove any mould, mildew spores, and baking soda found on the surface.

  5. Flip over the box spring to vacuum clean the bottom.

  6. Get the box spring back to its original position.

  7. Keep the box spring in the sun for several hours for the best results. You can also leave it out overnight but should be brought back indoors before the morning dew begins to form.

  1. Remove the mattress and check for the signs of mould. Use the same cleaning process to clean the mould from the mattress as well.

  2. Drag the box spring outdoors to set it on a tarp or sheet that is laid out in an area with ample sun exposure.

  3. Sprinkle baking soda over the box spring and let it be for one hour. You can even sprinkle the same at the bottom of the box if required. The soda will remove the odour of mould and mildew.

  4. Use the vacuum cleaner on the top and sides of the box to remove any mould, mildew spores, and baking soda found on the surface.

  5. Flip over the box spring to vacuum clean the bottom.

  6. Get the box spring back to its original position.

  7. Keep the box spring in the sun for several hours for the best results. You can also leave it out overnight but should be brought back indoors before the morning dew begins to form.

4.3 How to maintain a box spring?

It is advisable to regularly turn the topping of your mattress and often ventilate the room in which the box spring is located. Furthermore, always follow the instructions from the manufacturer for the long life of the box spring. 

It is advisable to regularly turn the topping of your mattress and often ventilate the room in which the box spring is located. Furthermore, always follow the instructions from the manufacturer for the long life of the box spring. 

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about box springs

5.1 The first rectangular spring-cushioned wireframes made for supporting mattresses did not have wood rims or cloth covers, and they were called bedsprings. 

5.2 Standard "high profile" box springs have 23 cm height, whereas "low profile" box springs are between 13 and 14 cm. 

5.3 Changing the thickness of the box spring and mattress call for revisions of the mattress and box’s coil stiffness. This is the reason that box springs and mattresses are matched and sold in pairs.

5.1 The first rectangular spring-cushioned wireframes made for supporting mattresses did not have wood rims or cloth covers, and they were called bedsprings. 

5.2 Standard "high profile" box springs have 23 cm height, whereas "low profile" box springs are between 13 and 14 cm. 

5.3 Changing the thickness of the box spring and mattress call for revisions of the mattress and box’s coil stiffness. This is the reason that box springs and mattresses are matched and sold in pairs.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best box springs

Features like size, height, material matter while buying a box spring, and we also considered them in addition to other elements to select our top seven box springs.

Features like size, height, material matter while buying a box spring, and we also considered them in addition to other elements to select our top seven box springs.

6.1 Aukona International Helena box spring bed

  • Aukona International Helena box spring bed offers ultimate comfort and a pleasing appearance. 

  • Its sleek and modern design gives a luxurious feeling.

  • Once the order is placed, the manufacturer will call you, and you can choose the hardness level, fabric, colour, suitable topper.

  • You can choose between several box sises - 90x200 cm to 200x200 cm.

  • The manufacturer gives you the options to choose from at least colours, H2/H3/H4 hardness level, and Visco or comfort topper.

  • The H2 degrees hardness is suitable for people weighing up to 80kg, H3 is for 115 kg weight, and H4 is suitable for the 120 kg category.

  • The height of the box spring, including the mattress, is 67 cm, whereas the mattress’s height is 20 cm.

  • The comfortable pocket spring soft boxes also have upholstered 7-zone pocket spring mattresses. These seven zones are filled with pocket springs offering different hardnesses, making them suitable for sleeping irrespective of your sleep position. It also assures correct posture and the correct support.

  • The headboard measures 146x116x7 cm (WxHxD). It is upholstered, and the fabric can be of your choice.

  • The base is made of a wooden structure and a flexible spring core in the cover material. This cover can be of your choice.

  • The 7 cm thick topper is pressure-relieving and gives comfort, restful and relaxed sleep. Its cover is removable and washable.

  • Aukona International Helena box spring bed offers ultimate comfort and a pleasing appearance. 

  • Its sleek and modern design gives a luxurious feeling.

  • Once the order is placed, the manufacturer will call you, and you can choose the hardness level, fabric, colour, suitable topper.

  • You can choose between several box sises - 90x200 cm to 200x200 cm.

  • The manufacturer gives you the options to choose from at least colours, H2/H3/H4 hardness level, and Visco or comfort topper.

  • The H2 degrees hardness is suitable for people weighing up to 80kg, H3 is for 115 kg weight, and H4 is suitable for the 120 kg category.

  • The height of the box spring, including the mattress, is 67 cm, whereas the mattress’s height is 20 cm.

  • The comfortable pocket spring soft boxes also have upholstered 7-zone pocket spring mattresses. These seven zones are filled with pocket springs offering different hardnesses, making them suitable for sleeping irrespective of your sleep position. It also assures correct posture and the correct support.

  • The headboard measures 146x116x7 cm (WxHxD). It is upholstered, and the fabric can be of your choice.

  • The base is made of a wooden structure and a flexible spring core in the cover material. This cover can be of your choice.

  • The 7 cm thick topper is pressure-relieving and gives comfort, restful and relaxed sleep. Its cover is removable and washable.

6.2 Tesla Dreams box spring bed

  • Get this box spring to sleep comfortably and wonderfully high.

  • It is also a customisable box spring that comes in several sizes.

  • It has two boxes made of wood and come with a mattress, top mattress, headboard, and legs.

  • The 20 cm high mattress consists of barrel-shaped pocket springs. It is equipped with 7 luxury comfort zones and upholstered in the colour of the headboard and the separate boxes. 

  • The foam topper is 6 cm thick, and you can choose from comfort foam / visco / latex for its making.

  • The comfort foam ventilates very well and regulates moisture. By turning the topper over regularly, you can extend the topper’s life.

  • The headboard is upholstered in the same colour and fabric as the boxes and mattress. It is approx. 120 cm high and 8 cm wide 

  • Get this box spring to sleep comfortably and wonderfully high.

  • It is also a customisable box spring that comes in several sizes.

  • It has two boxes made of wood and come with a mattress, top mattress, headboard, and legs.

  • The 20 cm high mattress consists of barrel-shaped pocket springs. It is equipped with 7 luxury comfort zones and upholstered in the colour of the headboard and the separate boxes. 

  • The foam topper is 6 cm thick, and you can choose from comfort foam / visco / latex for its making.

  • The comfort foam ventilates very well and regulates moisture. By turning the topper over regularly, you can extend the topper’s life.

  • The headboard is upholstered in the same colour and fabric as the boxes and mattress. It is approx. 120 cm high and 8 cm wide 

6.3 Furniture for Friends Möbelfreude box spring bed Bea

  • This box spring bed can be combined with all current living trends harmoniously.

  • The manufacturer lets you order appropriate fabric samples and find the colour that best fits your four walls.

  • The box spring is available in various sizes - 90x200cm to 220x220cm. You can also place an order for extra length.

  • It is equipped with a Bonell spring mattress and a 7-zone pocket spring mattress as the top mattress.

  • The mattress has an H2 degree of hardness, making it suitable for up to 80 kg weight people.

  • The multi-zone spring system ensures that the mattress adapts precisely to your body contour and relieves your body zones in a targeted manner.

  • The free spaces between the Bonell feathers ensure appropriate moisture transport and constant air circulation.

  • The one-piece topper is made of elastic visco foam which adapts point-elastic to the body contours and has a pressure-relieving effect. Moreover, the topper maintains its lying position due to the memory effect and lets you choose your favourite lying or sleeping position afterwards.

  • The topper cover is made of high-quality fabric, and it can be removed and washed for a comfortable and hygienic feeling. 

  • It has a classic headboard with square quilting, and its height is 113 cm.

  • This box spring bed can be combined with all current living trends harmoniously.

  • The manufacturer lets you order appropriate fabric samples and find the colour that best fits your four walls.

  • The box spring is available in various sizes - 90x200cm to 220x220cm. You can also place an order for extra length.

  • It is equipped with a Bonell spring mattress and a 7-zone pocket spring mattress as the top mattress.

  • The mattress has an H2 degree of hardness, making it suitable for up to 80 kg weight people.

  • The multi-zone spring system ensures that the mattress adapts precisely to your body contour and relieves your body zones in a targeted manner.

  • The free spaces between the Bonell feathers ensure appropriate moisture transport and constant air circulation.

  • The one-piece topper is made of elastic visco foam which adapts point-elastic to the body contours and has a pressure-relieving effect. Moreover, the topper maintains its lying position due to the memory effect and lets you choose your favourite lying or sleeping position afterwards.

  • The topper cover is made of high-quality fabric, and it can be removed and washed for a comfortable and hygienic feeling. 

  • It has a classic headboard with square quilting, and its height is 113 cm.

6.4 INNOCENT® - S4 Box spring bed

  • The box spring bed consist of two boxes, a topper, a 6-course Bonell mattress and an integrated no-sag spring frame. 

  • The 6 cm thick topper is made of 3D-air fabric, supplemented by additional elastic bands to prevent the topper from slipping.

  • The triple spring system promotes healthy and comfortable sleep by relieving your shoulders and hips.

  • The mattress and topper cover is removable and washable.

  • The boxes give you immense storage space.

  • The box’s height of 56cm makes it easy to get up and lie down.

  • The Bonell spring core mattress with a hardness level of H2 is particularly suitable for people weighing up to 90kg.

  • The box spring bed consist of two boxes, a topper, a 6-course Bonell mattress and an integrated no-sag spring frame. 

  • The 6 cm thick topper is made of 3D-air fabric, supplemented by additional elastic bands to prevent the topper from slipping.

  • The triple spring system promotes healthy and comfortable sleep by relieving your shoulders and hips.

  • The mattress and topper cover is removable and washable.

  • The boxes give you immense storage space.

  • The box’s height of 56cm makes it easy to get up and lie down.

  • The Bonell spring core mattress with a hardness level of H2 is particularly suitable for people weighing up to 90kg.

6.5 Charlotte's furniture store box spring bed

  • This is the only electric adjustable and single bed on our list.

  • It has a double spring base and topper.

  • The manufacturer gives you the options to choose from several colours, H2/H3 hardness levels, and different fabrics.

  • It comes with a premium 7-zone pocket spring core mattress, and hardness degree can be selected at no extra charge (H2 / H3).

  • There is a high-quality Bonnell suspension in the base. 

  • For the mattress topper, you can choose between cold foam (firmer) or visco foam (softer). Its cover is removable and washable, suitable for allergy sufferers.

  • The box is made of solid wood and has an MDF frame. It is further upholstered and covered with hard-wearing upholstery fabrics and synthetic leather. The mattress, headboard are also made using the same material as the base.

  • This is the only electric adjustable and single bed on our list.

  • It has a double spring base and topper.

  • The manufacturer gives you the options to choose from several colours, H2/H3 hardness levels, and different fabrics.

  • It comes with a premium 7-zone pocket spring core mattress, and hardness degree can be selected at no extra charge (H2 / H3).

  • There is a high-quality Bonnell suspension in the base. 

  • For the mattress topper, you can choose between cold foam (firmer) or visco foam (softer). Its cover is removable and washable, suitable for allergy sufferers.

  • The box is made of solid wood and has an MDF frame. It is further upholstered and covered with hard-wearing upholstery fabrics and synthetic leather. The mattress, headboard are also made using the same material as the base.

6.6 Aukona International Sophie box spring bed

  • Sophie box spring bed measures 90x200 cm (LxW) and is made of supreme quality.

  • The box spring is available in various other sizes - 90x200 to 200x200 cm.

  • The box comes with a mattress, topper, and headboard.

  • The manufacturer gives you the options to choose from 70 colours, H2/H3/H4 hardness level, visco or comfort topper.

  • The h2 degrees of hardness is suitable for up to approx. 80kg, H3 is made for bearing up to 115 kg weight, and H4 is suitable for the 120kg category.

  • The height of the box spring, including the mattress, is 67 cm. Mattress’s height is 20 cm.

  • The headboard measures 96x131x8 cm (WxHxD). It is upholstered, and the fabric can be of your choice.

  • The base is made of a wooden structure and a flexible spring core in the cover material. This cover can be of your choice.

  • The mattress has a 7-zone pocket spring which offers elasticity and thereby adapts perfectly to your body. 

  • The topper is pressure-relieving and gives comfort, restful and relaxed sleeping. Its cover is removable and washable.

  • Sophie box spring bed measures 90x200 cm (LxW) and is made of supreme quality.

  • The box spring is available in various other sizes - 90x200 to 200x200 cm.

  • The box comes with a mattress, topper, and headboard.

  • The manufacturer gives you the options to choose from 70 colours, H2/H3/H4 hardness level, visco or comfort topper.

  • The h2 degrees of hardness is suitable for up to approx. 80kg, H3 is made for bearing up to 115 kg weight, and H4 is suitable for the 120kg category.

  • The height of the box spring, including the mattress, is 67 cm. Mattress’s height is 20 cm.

  • The headboard measures 96x131x8 cm (WxHxD). It is upholstered, and the fabric can be of your choice.

  • The base is made of a wooden structure and a flexible spring core in the cover material. This cover can be of your choice.

  • The mattress has a 7-zone pocket spring which offers elasticity and thereby adapts perfectly to your body. 

  • The topper is pressure-relieving and gives comfort, restful and relaxed sleeping. Its cover is removable and washable.

6.7 Babybay Boxspring side bed

  • If you need a versatile bed for your toddler, then this is the one.

  • This is not only a box spring but also a crib, bed extension, children’s bench, writing & playing table, and playpen.

  • It is available in five wooden surfaces and various colours.

  • You can attach it to the parent’s box spring bed using the special belt attachment and without tools.

  • The height is adaptable. You can adjust the lying surface infinitely to the height of the parent mattress.

  • It has a closure grid that protects your baby safely against rolling out. With four quiet castors, the box spring becomes a space-saving bassinet.

  • It is a TÜV-tested product. The mattresses are tested for harmful substances and have the "Confidence in Textile" seal.

  • The box has been made using the natural beech wood from European forests, which is naturally antistatic and antibacterial.

  • It is available in standard, extra-large, extra high, and XXL sizes.

  • If you need a versatile bed for your toddler, then this is the one.

  • This is not only a box spring but also a crib, bed extension, children’s bench, writing & playing table, and playpen.

  • It is available in five wooden surfaces and various colours.

  • You can attach it to the parent’s box spring bed using the special belt attachment and without tools.

  • The height is adaptable. You can adjust the lying surface infinitely to the height of the parent mattress.

  • It has a closure grid that protects your baby safely against rolling out. With four quiet castors, the box spring becomes a space-saving bassinet.

  • It is a TÜV-tested product. The mattresses are tested for harmful substances and have the "Confidence in Textile" seal.

  • The box has been made using the natural beech wood from European forests, which is naturally antistatic and antibacterial.

  • It is available in standard, extra-large, extra high, and XXL sizes.