Things You Need To Know Before Buying a Box Spring
It is understandable to be confused when you are buying a mattress or a box spring for your mattress. It is very tempting to look at the price, and settle for the cheapest one that best meets your budget. Similarly, the marketing terms used by the sales staff can turn out to be very overwhelming. What size do I need? Do I absolutely have to buy a new box spring for my new mattress? These and so many other questions may be running through your mind.
If you are out in the market to buy a new box spring, here are some practical tips you may need to keep in mind:
- Know what size you require. The size of box spring required depends on the size of the bed frame, which in turn dictates the size of your mattress. Using a full size box spring, for example, on a king or queen size bed may mean that you are not receiving an adequate level of support. If your box spring is too large for your mattress, this can even result in slippages and accidents, and therefore injuries.
- Learn about the construction involved. It is important that you do your own research regarding the different kinds of mattresses and box springs and learn the meanings of terms such as coils and foam. Get a basic understanding of terms such as “full size box spring”, which will help you understand what the salesperson pitching you a mattress is telling you.
- Don’t shop online. You need to sample the mattress and box spring before you actually spend money on it, so that you know how it will feel under you. In addition, many manufacturers use different terms to describe the same thing, so it is best to visit the outlet and get a feel for the mattress on your own.
- Don’t hesitate to shop around. It is very difficult to figure out what kind of mattress would make your body comfortable and which wouldn’t unless you test out a few of them – which is impossible online.
- Don’t balk at the price tag. A mattress and box spring are long term purchases, and you will get a good fifteen to twenty years of usage out of them if you take care of them. A cheap mattress that is not designed according to your body type will cause a great deal of discomfort and what you end up saving on the mattress may be spent in pain management bills.
- Read the fine print. Go through the terms of the warranty with a very fine-toothed comb. Find out what can void the warranty and learn how to claim the warranty in case of any issue.
- Involve someone else in the decision. If you will be sharing the bed with someone else, get their input on the mattress and box spring also.
Ask your doctor. If you are facing any orthopedic issue, it would be best to consult your doctor for the best kind of mattress to sleep on. He or she will help you find the best mattress and box spring to support your condition.