In DIY 10 we now want to talk about box springs and how they are the basis that mattresses rest on beds. We have them of different types and sizes, so we have to choose well so that later we have our guaranteed rest.
Although normally when we buy a bed or mattress, we usually get a bedspring adequate, the truth is that sometimes we have to change that because maybe it was broken and we just haven’t found the one that best meets our needs.
How to choose the right box spring
- A box spring remains a support, a support for our mattress, so we must say that we must choose one whose size corresponds to that of our bed and which also allows our rest, even if it must be said that on the market we will find different styles depending on how they are available or how they are made.
- Most box springs support any type of mattress, whether for example springs or memory foamAlthough sometimes it is better to go for the one that has multiple blades and allows more flexibility and rest in the long run.
Types of box springs:
- Slatted bases: The vast majority of box springs are made of metal, also called multilayers, and thanks to these, they are resistant and also allow our back and our body in general to rest well.
- We need to assess the type of slats that the box spring we buy will have, the most recommended being treated beech slats. The connection studs between the leaves and the frame should be reclining and rubber or hytrel.
- Wooden bases: Wooden box springs have a better aesthetic and a longer duration. In addition, they lack static charges.
- Metal bed bases: Metal box springs are lighter and cheaper. On the contrary, it is a less aesthetic and less durable product.
- Spring beds: It must be said that box springs were the most used years ago, but the truth is that their use has been neglected because this type of box spring ends up deforming in the area of the central springs causing a lot of back pain.
On the other hand, it should be added that depending on the size of the mattress we buy, they will support a certain weight since, for example, the mattresses of single beds, for beds between 67 cm and 105 cm wide , will support a maximum weight of 120 kilos.
For beds 135 or 150 cm wide, the total weight of the occupants of the bed will be 180 kg. Finally, in twin bedsprings, made up of two bodies from 67 cm to 105 cm, they must not exceed 120 kg. weight in each of the mattress bodies.
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