Platform bed vs box spring bed – Info graphic

 Platform bed

A platform bed is a type of a bed frame that has a platform supportive to the surface. Solid platform or slat platform can make it. It is made in such a way that supports the mattress perfectly. It is different from box spring types of foundation or traditional types of foundation. The slats of a platform bed built into the wooden or metal or plastic or composite types of frame. On the other hand,  some platform bed built with a solid wooden platform.

Sometimes you may not found headboard or footboard with platform beds. Nothing to worry, you can yourself make headboard or footboard by collecting some wood and arranging it properly. You can found storage drawer to store something under the bed.

Available platform bed sizes in the market

Types of bed frame

Width in Inches

Length in Inches

Twin

 39

76

Double/ Full

54

74

Queen

60

80

Standard King

72

84

California King

76

80

Common Styles of platform bed

  1. Legless or box-shaped frame style.
  2. Legless or box-shaped frame style with a Recessed interior surface.
  3. Completely flat shaped frame.
  4. Four legs support under the frame.
  5. A platform bed can be with headboard and foot-board, or without headboard and foot-board or with headboard and no foot-board.

Box Spring bed

This type of bed is usually designed for evenly distributing the weight on the mattress. Either wooden or metal frame can construct it. You often can find a box that is surrounded by the bed frame. And For making box spring, 5 to 10 inches spring has to be settled inside the interior box. Coil and other types of material are used to support the bed with mattress.

You can go to:

  • Coil spring beds.
  • Modular grids (with square coils).
  • Semi-flex grid box springs.

To make box spring bed, both box spring and a mattress are required. Usually, box spring bed is not low to the ground. The most common type of mattress you can use with box spring bed is memory foam mattress. You can go for latex mattress also. An innerspring mattress is also suitable for Coil spring beds.

Benefits of box spring bed

It is supportive to the body. You can enjoy your night with this soft bed. Usually sagging of the mattress from the foundation will not happen. Box spring bed is healthier for the body. And it also prolongs the durability of the life of the mattress.  It provides a useful sleeping bed for the people. It also prevents cold air circulation that is come from the base. It offers additional beauty to the room decor.

Mattress and box spring bed sizes

Types of bed frame

Width in Inches

Length in Inches

Twin

38

75

Twin XL

38

80

Double/ Full

53

75

3 Quarter

48

75

Queen

60

80

Standard King

76

80

California King

72

84

Special Tips

  • A box spring will not give you proper support if you fail to choose the right mattress for it.
  • Before going to the market, decide preferable bed Height for you.
  • You can buy Split Box Spring or Standard Box Spring based on your preference. Usually, Cost of Split types of box spring is higher than standard types of box spring.

You will get the detail information about the difference between platform bed and box spring bed by going through our info-graphic below.

Platform bed vs box spring bed - Infographic

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