Best for: Natural latex mattresses, memory foam mattresses & innersprings
A foundation is usually made of wood and is meant to act as a sturdy support for a wide variety of mattresses, including natural latex, memory foam, and innersprings.
It also gives your mattress some added height. Added height makes it easier to get in and out of bed, and it also has an aesthetic factor that some desire.
Savvy Rest’s foundation includes slats of pine covered in our Savvy Rest organic casing. It’s great for those who have a Savvy Rest mattress and want a uniform look.
Choose between a standard height (9"), or a lower profile (5").
Foundations can properly support any type of mattress because of their rigidness. However, if you choose a natural latex mattress, make sure the slats are no less than two inches apart to ensure proper air flow since latex needs to breathe.
Best for: Innersprings
A box spring is made of either wood or metal and is designed to support innerspring mattresses. It is not nearly as sturdy as a slatted foundation or platform bed, and is not recommended for either natural latex or memory foam mattresses due to lack of durability.
While box springs are often the cheapest option, they aren’t ideal unless you have a typical innerspring mattress.