Whether it's back pain, shoulder pain, side pain, or even full-body pain, it is time to change your bed. If you plan to change to a brand new bed, a box spring bed can be a great choice. Although box spring beds are not so common today, more and more people realize how comfortable tall box spring beds are.
A box spring is a mattress foundation that you can use to elevate your mattress and make your bed feel softer and more comfortable. These sturdy frames play a big part in the quality of your sleep. Your choice of a box spring mattress should be made carefully.
Before buying a box spring, make sure you measure everything right, and your mattress fits the box spring size. Box springs can be made of wood or metal, and they come in different sizes. In this article, we discuss the dimensions of standard box springs and provide tips to choose the right box spring height for you.
Structure of Box Spring Bed
Box Spring Bed consists of three lying parts: bottom box, mattress, and top cushion (ultra-thin mattress), which must be perfectly matched to bring the user a high-quality sleep.
The box spring is the base of the bed so that the air can circulate smoothly. The box spring is made of a sturdy wooden frame with a spring device in it. The box spring can better adapt to changes in body weight.
The mattress is placed on the box spring and should better match your size and needs. A spring mattress is ideal.
The top cushion is a thin and big mattress, placed on the big mattress. Box spring bed sometimes does not have a top cushion, which often compromises comfort. The topper has different materials, such as cold foam, memory foam, or latex.
Why Use a Box Spring
Whether you need a box spring or not depends on the type of mattress and bed frame you have, but most modern mattresses don't require a box spring. Box spring beds were built to provide extra height, support the mattress and absorb the shock while sitting, lying, and bouncing on the bed. The following are advantages of box spring you should know.
- Improved airflow: Box springs are hollow from the inside, allowing more air circulation to pass through the mattress. It keeps you cool during the night and improves the quality of your sleep.
- Increased height: Many sleepers around the world prefer higher beds. For sleepers who are tall, suffer from joint pain, and have a tedious time getting in and out of bed, box springs help them get to a comfortable height.
- Mattress support: Many bed frames do not provide the necessary support to the mattress, causing the mattress to sag. A box spring is designed to support the mattress, which increases its lifespan.
- Absorbs shock: Box springs also help in absorbing shock. When you toss and turn during the whole night, the box spring absorbs the force and increases the lifespan of your mattress.
Box Spring Size Guide
To get the box spring size, you only need to measure the length and width. Each box spring size has a designated pair o length and width measurements. So by measuring the length and width, you will know what size of box spring to buy. After measuring the right size, you need to consider if you need a split or single box spring. Some of the larger sizes can come in split or single. For example, if your bed is King size, then you need two pieces of box spring.
Box Spring Sizes & Dimensions Chart
|Box Spring Size||Number of Box Springs||Dimensions (IN)|
54 inches by 54 inches
40 inches by 49 inches
42 inches by 42 inches
Split California King
36 inches by 84 inches
72 inches by 84 inches
38 inches by 80 inches
66 inches by 80 inches
30 inches by 80 inches
60 inches by 80 inches
54 inches by 80 inches
54 inches by 75 inches
38 inches by 80 inches
38 inches by 75 inches
|Box Spring Size||Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)|
|Twin||38 in. x 74 in. x 9 in.|
|Full||53 in. x 74 in. x 8 in.|
|Queen||80 in. x 60 in. x 7.5 in.|
|King||79 in. x 75.5 in. x 9 in.|
|Low-Profile Twin||74 in. x 38 in. x 5 in.|
|Low-Profile Full||74 in. x 53 in. x 4 in.|
|Low-Profile Queen||79 in. x 59.5 in. x 4 in.|
|Low-Profile King||79 in. x 75 in. x 4 in.|
Box Spring Types
- Traditional Standard Box Spring: A box spring is a support on which you put a mattress. A traditional box spring has a frame that can be made of wood or metal.
- Low-Profile Box Spring: The low-profile box spring is lower than 7 inches, which is the common height for box springs.
- Ultra-low Box Spring: These are the thinnest and are usually a bunkie board made for all sizes of mattresses.
- All-in-One Box Spring: This type is a foundation with no springs, but it has a frame and legs.
How to get the right size box spring
Measure Your Mattress
Box springs are sized just like regular mattresses and are available in twin, double, queen, king, and California king sizes. You will want your box spring to be fit with your regular mattress.
|Bed Size||Mattress Dimensions|
|Twin||39 inches x 75 inches|
|Full||54 inches x 75 inches|
|Queen||60 inches x 80 inches|
|King||78 inches x 80 inches|
Know Your Desired Bed Height
A benefit of a box spring is the added height to your bed. However, this means you need to consider the total height of both the box spring and mattress. The two most common box spring heights are a standard 9-inch box spring and a low-profile 5-inch box spring. If your mattress is already at the desired height, look for a low-profile box spring. How tall your box spring also depends on your medical conditions, such as the bad back, arthritis, etc.
Split Box Spring or Standard Box Spring
A standard box spring comes as one whole piece, and a split box spring comes in two sections to make up the size of your mattress. This decision should depend on your bedroom space and mattress size.
Match with Your Bed Frame
Although a bed frame is unnecessary when using a box spring mattress, your box spring mattress can also rest on the floor. But if you need a bed frame, it’s vital to make sure that your bed frame is sturdy and will provide a tight fit with the box spring.