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Double Mattress with Boxspring, Base, & Bed Frame: A Comprehensive Guide

Double Mattress with Boxspring, Base, and Bed Frame: A Comprehensive Guide


If you’re in the market for a new bed setup, you’re likely considering various options for your double mattress. Among these options, you’ll find three popular choices: double mattresses with box springs, bases, or bed frames. But how do you decide which one is best for you? In this article, we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option to help you make an informed decision.

Types of Double Mattresses

Before examining the specifics of each bed setup, it’s essential to briefly discuss the different types of double mattresses available, while highlighting the superiority of 100% natural latex mattresses:


Innerspring mattresses comprise metal coils that offer support and bounce. Although they are known for their durability, affordability, and breathability, they can be prone to sagging and may not provide the same level of pressure relief as other mattress types.

Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses conform to your body shape, delivering pressure relief and excellent motion isolation. However, they can be more expensive than innerspring mattresses and are notorious for retaining heat, which can lead to an uncomfortable sleeping experience for some people.


Latex mattresses can be made from natural or synthetic rubber, providing a combination of support, bounce, and pressure relief. While they are generally more expensive than other types of mattresses, 100% natural latex mattresses stand out for their durability, eco-friendliness, and superior comfort. These mattresses are hypoallergenic, mold and dust mite resistant, and provide optimal support and pressure relief, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a high-quality, environmentally-friendly option.


Hybrid mattresses merge the benefits of innerspring and memory foam or latex mattresses. They typically feature a coil support system and layers of foam or latex for added comfort. However, they may still inherit some of the disadvantages of innerspring and memory foam mattresses, such as sagging or heat retention, and may not be as eco-friendly as 100% natural latex mattresses.

Double Mattress with Boxspring

A box spring is a supportive foundation made of a wooden frame and metal coils or springs.


  1. Improved mattress support: Box springs offer strong, even support for your mattress, extending its life and preventing sagging.
  2. Easier to get in and out of bed: The added height provided by a box spring makes it easier to enter and exit your bed, especially for those with mobility issues.
  3. Better air circulation: Box springs elevate your mattress, allowing for better airflow and preventing mold and mildew growth.


  1. Bulky: Box springs can be bulky and difficult to move, making them less ideal for those who frequently rearrange their bedroom or move homes.
  2. Limited styles: Box springs typically have a simple design and may not be as visually appealing as other options.

Double Mattress with Base

A base, also known as a platform bed or foundation, is a solid or slatted surface that supports your mattress without the need for a box spring.


  1. Sleek, modern design: Bases come in various styles and materials, allowing for a more personalized and stylish look.
  2. Space-saving: Some bases feature built-in storage, providing extra space for belongings.
  3. Cost-effective: Bases can be more affordable than box springs since they don’t require the additional purchase of a box spring.
  1. Compatibility: Bases are compatible with most mattress types, including memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses.


  1. Less edge support: Some mattress bases may not provide as much edge support as box springs, which could lead to sagging over time.
  2. Lower height: Bases typically have a lower profile than box springs, which may make it more challenging for some people to get in and out of bed.

Double Mattress with Bed Frame

A bed frame is a metal or wooden structure that supports your mattress and includes a headboard, footboard, and side rails.

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  1. Aesthetically pleasing: Bed frames come in a wide variety of styles and materials, making it easy to find one that complements your bedroom decor.
  2. Additional support: Many bed frames include centre support bars or slats that provide extra stability and help prevent mattress sagging.
  3. Versatile: Bed frames can be used with or without a box spring or base, depending on your preferences and the type of mattress you have.


  1. Assembly required: Bed frames often require assembly, which can be time-consuming and challenging for some people.
  2. Additional costs: If you choose a bed frame that requires a box spring or base, you’ll need to factor in the additional cost of purchasing one.

Choosing the Right Option for You

Factors to Consider

When deciding between a double mattress with a box spring, base, or bed frame, consider the following factors:

  1. Your mattress type: Certain mattress types, such as memory foam and latex, may not be compatible with box springs and may require a solid or slatted base.
  2. Aesthetic preferences: Think about the style and appearance you want for your bedroom when choosing between a box spring, base, or bed frame.
  3. Budget: Consider your budget and the overall cost of each option, including the price of the mattress and any required additional purchases.
  4. Mobility and ease of use: If you have mobility issues or difficulty getting in and out of bed, a higher option like a box spring may be more suitable.
  5. Storage needs: If you require extra storage, a base with built-in storage compartments could be the ideal choice.

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Ultimately, the best option for your double mattress will depend on your personal preferences, needs, and budget. By considering the advantages and disadvantages of box springs, bases, and bed frames, as well as the factors that matter most to you, you can make an informed decision and create a comfortable, stylish, and supportive sleep environment.


Can I use a memory foam mattress with a box spring?

Memory foam mattresses generally require a solid or slatted base for proper support. Using a box spring with a memory foam mattress can lead to uneven support and reduced mattress longevity.

Do I need a box spring if I have a bed frame?

This depends on the type of bed frame and mattress you have. Some bed frames are designed to be used with a box spring, while others have built-in support systems that make a box spring unnecessary.

How do I know if my mattress needs a box spring or a base?

Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific mattress. In general, innerspring mattresses work well with box springs, while memory foam and latex mattresses require a solid or slatted base.

Can I use a double mattress with an adjustable base?

Yes, many double mattresses are compatible with adjustable bases. Check with the mattress manufacturer to ensure your specific mattress is suitable for an adjustable base before making a purchase.

How do I choose the right height for my bed setup?

Consider your personal preferences and mobility needs when selecting the height of your bed. If you have difficulty getting in and out of bed, a higher option, such as a box spring, may be more suitable. Additionally, the overall height of your bed will be influenced by the thickness of your mattress, so factor that in when making your decision.

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Dr Lawrence Woods DC

Dr Lawrence Woods DC


My goal is to create the highest quality ergonomic office chairs and accessories for unmatched comfort.

With 30 years of spinal healthcare experience in Ireland as a chiropractor, I learned the value of high-quality sitting for living a happy and healthy life.

I have a Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West and I am NBCE Physiotherapy certified.


About Me

Dr Lawrence Woods

My name Dr Lawrence Woods DC and I have been designing mattresses, pillows, chairs and seat cushions for over 20 years. As a chiropractor, my goal has always focused on improving the health of my patients by optimizing how they sleep and sit. My designs have been nominated for numerous awards and I continue to be at the forefront of this industry, helping people get the best night’s sleep possible. I have a Chiropractic Degree from Life Chiropractic College West, I am NBCE Physiotherapy certified and an OSHAcadenmy certified ergonomist.


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