Along with a mattress, a box spring can be an investment you want to make last. A box spring can provide support and even further comfort as the base for your mattress. While box springs often do not wear out as quickly as mattresses, there are several ways that you can extend the life of your box spring to make the most of your purchase.
The easiest way to extend the life of your box spring is to rotate it when you rotate your mattress. A box spring receives localized pressure from your body just like a mattress does, and over time that takes a toll on the supports of the box spring. By rotating the box spring in the opposite same manner that you rotate the mattress, you can ensure a longer life span.
Often times the box spring makes start to squeak or creak as you move around at night. Simple placement corrections can often fix this. Check that the mattress is exactly centered on the frame or box spring. You want to aim from proper weight distribution. Make sure your frame does not have screws or bolts rubbing against the box spring. This can cause rips and tears in fabric, or over time wear down the wooden frame.
It is always tempting to replace the whole set when buying a new mattress, but resist the urge. As long as the new mattress and old box spring match in size and shape, you can cover the box spring with a dust ruffle. Unlike a mattress, the box spring will last longer and resist wear for years. It is just the foundation for the bed, so if it is still sturdy and you can add a dust ruffle, you don’t need to worry about buying a new one.
Investing in and maintaining your box spring can help you get a good night's sleep every night.