It’s probably been many moons since you bought your last mattress. So before you start shopping for a new one, it’s a smart idea to educate yourself on the basics and some of the latest and greatest features. So welcome to Night School! It’s your “crash” course on the important comfort styles, technologies and care instructions you should consider when shopping for a new mattress.
A box spring
is an important component of a mattress. Besides providing support, it can also help increase the longevity of your mattress. So be sure to use the specific box spring intended for your mattress. Mattresses and box springs are designed to work together, and mismatching may cause comfort and quality issues.
Low-Profile Split Box-Spring
Low-Profile Box Springs: Approximately three to four inches shorter than a standard size box spring, a low-profile box spring allows you to position your mattress closer to the floor. Some people like low-profile box springs because they make it easier to get in and out of bed, while others just prefer the way a lower-sitting bed looks.
Split Box Springs: Because of their substantial size, king mattresses include two split box springs instead of one larger box spring. They're easier to maneuver down tight hallways, through narrow doorways and up steps. Split box springs are also available in a low-profile design and as an option for many queen mattresses.