A foundation is a wooden frame with slats, but it is covered with fabric and similar in appearance to box springs.
Actually, these organic solid wood slatted foundations act very differently from box springs. Foundations are designed to simply support mattresses.
The Organic solid wood slatted foundation can be used with or without a bed frame, offering more options for the person who is concerned about space. Foundations can be placed directly on the floor or braced on the four corners to offer decorating options or space-reduction options.
Organic solid wood slatted foundations are becoming a very popular choice for modern shoppers since coil mattresses are slowly being replaced by foam and memory foam, which require support rather than weight absorption.
This type of bed structure provides a lot of support to mattresses, so if you really think your platform bed is not enough for your heavy mattress, you could definitely consider getting a foundation.
Organic solid wood slatted Foundations are normally recommended to be used with latex mattresses or dense, flexible mattresses like memory foam (like one of our favorites, the Loom & Leaf) than need a sturdy surface.
Standard heights of foundations range from 7 to 9 inches, but with Green Cradle, you can find lower profiles as well.
As a recommendation traditional bed frames (which usually have a fewer number of slats than platform beds and therefore poor weight distribution) you will need a box spring or foundation below the mattress for weight absorption.
Benefits of a Foundation
The benefits linked with a foundation are quite similar to those of a spring base model in providing additional support for the mattress and acting as shock absorbers from sudden abnormal movement.
A foundation can increase the height of your bed with the added benefit of adjustable height.
Whereas a box is usually the size or slightly bigger than the mattress, the lack of slats in a foundation offers adjustable levels of height to best suit individual needs.
The tighter fit of a foundation will reduce the amount of jostling, allowing your mattress to maintain its shape over a longer period of time.
The solid construction of the foundation can help distribute the weight of the sleeper evenly over the surface, reducing sags and gaps in the material of the mattress.
They are also less expensive to manufacture resulting in a lower cost to the consumer.
Foundations can support a wider variety of mattresses, from the innerspring coil to latex and even airbeds. The solid shape will support any mattress because the material won’t sag in between slats and will break down with time evenly, increasing the life of your mattress.
Organic Solid Wood Slatted Foundation Features