Box spring or slatted base? These are the differences


Looking for a new bed, but still hesitate between a box spring or a bed with a slatted base? In this blog we explain the most important differences for you, so you can make an appropriate choice. Sleep comfort guaranteed!

The difference between a box spring and a slatted base

Most people think that a box spring a complete bed, but that's not the case. A box spring is only the bottom on which a mattress will be left. This mattress ultimately determines the lying comfort.

However, it is important to keep in mind that the bottom of a box spring also affects your lying comfort. An advantage of a box spring is that the mattress is always flat. You roll as a result, if it's good, not easily out of bed.

The plain of a box spring can also be a disadvantage, some people like to lie on a less flat and more flexible mattress. On a slatted base there is often a thinner mattress than on a box spring and can therefore move more with you. So think about what's best for you.

Good quality is important for good sleep

For both box springs and slatted bases, there is a lot of difference in quality between the different types of. Not every slatted base is the same, for example, and this also applies to box jumping bottoms. To make sure which soil suits you, it is best to ask for expert advice. At Wiegers XL you are always welcome for a chat and a cup of coffee.

Difference in sound

Another difference between box springs and slatted bases is in the sound the bed makes. Because box springs are more stable and are generally made of more solid material, make them sound less than a slatted base. This can be an advantage when you sleep light and wake up quickly from sound.

Difference in entry height of a box spring and a slatted base

Box springs are naturally higher than a slatted base. In addition, the thick mattress on top of a box spring ensures a high entry height than a slatted base. Such a high entry height ensures that getting out of bed in the morning is a lot smoother. Especially for seniors this is very suitable.

If you are not otherwise used to, then a slatted base can suit you perfectly. A preference for a certain entry level is very variable per user. So find out what you like. This is fine by testing as much as possible in the store.

Difference in price

A final and certainly not insignificant difference is in the price of the two bottoms. Box springs are generally more expensive than slatted bases. This often has to do with the amount of material used and the mattress that will be on the box spring.

The benefits of a box spring and a slatted base

Below we have reassembled the advantages of a box spring versus the benefits of a slatted base. This allows you to make a well-considered choice between the two options.

Advantages boxspring

  • Doesn't make much noise
  • High entry height, what in- and getting out just a little easier.
  • Has a luxurious look
  • Lies comfortable and sturdy
  • The box spring itself is completely closed, which makes it very hygienic.
  • You can choose between a flat or electric box spring for even more comfort.

Advantages slatted base

  • Often just a little cheaper than a box spring
  • The cot can be tailored to the rest of the bedroom furniture
  • The mattress can also ventilate well at the bottom
  • The slats can be easily removed from the bed frame to clean, for example,.

Doubt the choice between a box spring and slatted base?

Ultimately, the choice of a box spring or slatted base is a very personal choice. There are several factors to consider, such as the entry level mentioned above, the sound and price.

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