A bed isn’t just a bed, it’s the place where we spend a third
of our lives. The wrong kind of bed prevents you from getting the rest
you need, which has real impacts on your health and the quality of your
waking life. Always do your research and know
what kind of bed you need for yourself and your partner. Read on and compare box springs, foundations,
and platform beds.

Box Springs

The box that’s referred to in box springs is the wooden platform
that your mattress rests on. The springs help absorb the weight that’s
put on the mattress, as well as distribute it across the platform. The
top part of the mattress has a skid-resistant fabric, while the bottom
of the mattress incorporates a dust barrier to protect your indoor air
quality and your respiratory system. Be careful when putting a latex mattress
on a box spring, as the mattress could sag over time.


A foundation bed looks a lot like a box spring bed because it’s made
of wood and has slats. This kind of bed focuses on supporting the mattress
rather than absorbing and distributing shock and weight, so in this sense
it’s much different than a box spring. This is because foam and
memory foam mattresses, which are becoming increasingly popular, are in
more need of support. A foundation bed is a good choice for a heavy mattress,
especially if the mattress is flexible or made of latex.

Platform Beds

Many modern mattresses don’t use coils, so they need a firm horizontal
surface for support. Platform beds meet the description, and they work
particularly well with memory foam and latex mattresses. These beds are
typically low to the ground and may come in a variety of different sizes
and slat widths.

No matter what kind of
bedroom furniture in San Francisco you need, call Mancini’s Sleepworld at (800) 647-5337.
You can also check out our website or come into one of our showrooms and
take a closer look at our Kluft, Sealy, and Serta products.