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Which side goes up on a box spring?

Last Updated: 29th March, 2021

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Lift up the mattress and lay it face up on top of the box spring. The edges of the mattress should be mostly flush with the top edges of the box spring. The mattress may slide a little on the box spring during normal use; this is normal.

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Also, which side of the box spring goes down?

All box springs will have a side that is more finished than the other. The finished side is often softer or smoother and that is your top. Another way to tell is the top side will be more solid and flat, and the bottom will be more open.

Similarly, should you rotate your box spring? If a mattress requires a box spring, it is recommended that people rotate it every 6 months to help with wear.

Besides, which side of the mattress goes up?

The design varies by manufacturer; some feature a thin memory foam layer stitched atop other materials, while others look the same on top and bottom. If unsure, press your hand into the foam; the side that conforms to the shape the most, and slowly, is the top.

Does it matter what box spring you use?

Unless your bed frame still uses slats for support, you do not need a box spring, according to Orders. Box springs were first invented to help absorb shock since mattresses themselves were so much thinner back then. Nowadays, all box springs really do is just raise the profile of your bed.

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Does a box spring make a bed more comfortable?

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Do you need a box spring for a metal frame?

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What's the point of Box Springs?

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Where do you put a box spring?

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What's inside a box spring?

A box spring is a wooden support that lifts your mattress off the ground, keeping it and you away from dust and cold air. Inside the box spring, there's a system of large, gauge wire coils or metal rods that functions as the mattress support system.

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Is a foundation the same as a box spring?

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Can you flip a one sided mattress?

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Can you sleep on a memory foam topper the first night?

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Do double sided mattresses last longer?

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Which side of a memory foam mattress do you sleep on?

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Can I flip over a pillow top mattress?

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When should u Replace your mattress?

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How do I know if my box spring is bad?

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  3. If you can see any bending or damage to the steel grid.
  4. If the steel springs are more than 10 years old they're probably starting to wear out.