As with building a house, the importance of the foundation is very important.
Bed Bases / foundations offers the stability the mattress needs to give trouble free support for the duration of the mattress’ life.
Manufacturers generally recommend buying a mattress with its accompanying base, but that need not be absolutely necessary.
There are no secrets to a bed base.. it’s simply a matter of getting the correct type of foundation for your specific type of mattress.
Foam mattresses require Slatted Bases. Foam mattresses need extra help in heat dispersion, hence the need for a slatted base. These can be in the form of matching base sets, (the base that is sold with the foam mattress) or wooden frames / bases with slatted support.
Innerspring / Bonnell spring mattresses are generally fine to use on any type of foundation, be it slatted or solid bases. Important to remember that if you are using a slatted base with innerspring mattress, that the gaps between the slats are not too wide… we recommend a gap smaller than the size of a fist.
Pocket Spring / Individual Coil mattresses require solid foundations. Most normal upholstered bases would be fine for a pocket spring mattress. If however you have a bed frame with slatted foundation, we recommend you either replace the base or put down a solid board (hardboard , chipboard etc.) on top of the slats