A mattress is a long-term investment that gets used every day, so people should do some research before making a purchase. For a latex mattress, the foundation is just as important as the mattress itself. Adequate support provides additional comfort and stability while extending the mattress’s lifespan. These four foundations are all solid choices for latex mattresses.
Latex mattresses require the additional support of a solid foundation, and box springs are a popular, affordable choice. Breathability is also critical for latex. The box spring should have slats between two and three inches apart to promote air flow. However, if the distance between the slats exceeds three inches, the mattress can stretch, weaken, and sag.
Wood Platform Bed
Platform beds combine the bed frame and mattress support into one piece. No box spring or other additional support is necessary. Solid wood is a popular choice for platform beds because of its quality, durability, and style. The support should have slats for breathability if used with a latex mattress. However, options are available with and without slats to support a variety of mattresses, from traditional innerspring mattresses to mattress toppers.
Metal Platform Bed
Another type of bed that delivers adequate support for latex and other types of mattresses is the metal platform bed. Much like wood, metal platform beds are both frames and supports. Their horizontal or vertical steel support bars can often support more weight than other frames. In general, metal platform beds are affordable and built to last.
Adjustable bases have bed frames can be customized to provide the ideal position for sleeping, reading, or watching TV. The flexibility of latex mattresses makes them perfect for adjustable beds because they contour with ease to meet individual preferences. Depending on the brand and functionality, adjustable beds may be more expensive than other options, but a good night’s sleep is worth it.
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Latex mattresses offer numerous benefits, including improved comfort and support, that contribute to deep, restful sleep. At Buis Mattress, we offer bench-made latex mattresses and a variety of frames to go with them, as well as high-quality furniture for your home. To check out our unique products, stop by our showroom in Holland, MI.