Q&A From the Editors: The Value of Box Springs

As the mattress foundation trends move more toward bed bases, we wanted to highlight a few manufacturers that continue to offer true box springs. From quality support to long-lasting durability, today’s box springs provide unique benefits to the consumer, making them a valuable option on the retail floor.

WHAT IS THE VALUE YOU SEE IN YOUR BOX SPRING? AND HOW DOES IT WORK WITH THE MATTRESS TO CREATE AN OVERALL SLEEP SYSTEM?

Bob NaboicheckReal coil box springs are not made the same way that they were many years ago. Today’s box spring has become firmer and more durable to improve a mattress’ lifespan and provide extra support. While some manufacturers have replaced quality materials with soft wood and cardboard, we know that coil and steel systems are essential. We have always believed that box springs play an integral role in a sleep system because they are designed to take the abuse of the mattress and act like a shock absorber.”

— BOB NABOICHECK, PRESIDENT OF GOLD BOND MATTRESS COMPANY

Bill HammerFor over 120 years, Shifman has been committed to manufacturing the finest handmade mattresses and box springs and has attained extraordinary customer satisfaction. I believe that a good night’s sleep begins with the mattress but it is only as good as the support beneath it. Shifman’s eight-way, hand-tied box springs add a tremendous amount of comfort and support to the mattress. The hourglass-shaped upholstery coils conform to the natural contours of the body maximizing comfort and absorbing the body’s weight for the ultimate sleeping experience.The combination of an innerspring mattress handmade with natural materials and a true coil boxspring offers long-lasting comfort and exceptional value.”

— BILL HAMMER, PRESIDENT OFSHIFMAN MATTRESSES

Neal GriggAt Scott & DuVal, we offer three different box springs: Cross Helical Wire Tied Furniture Coil, Foam Encased Marshall Coil, and Foam Encased Open End Coil. The most unique of these is by far the Furniture Coil box spring—no one else is doing these. It seems everyone has taken to abandoning springs under a mattress, but no one has abandoned springs under sofas, and that is the basic idea behind these. The Furniture Coil box spring is unique in that it offers increased strength, durability and life span as these units are designed to take the abuse of being sat on daily in a living room setting. In general, to understand the importance of a box spring, all you have to do is put one hand between the mattress and box spring or foundation and apply a slight pressure with the other hand. With a standard foundation the resistance immediately pushes back, but with a box spring, the coil unit allows for the transfer of energy giving a more subtle, gentle transfer.”

— NEAL GRIGG, FOUNDER/CEO OF CAROLINA MATTRESS GUILD AND SCOTT & DUVAL

Visit goldbondmattresses.com, shifmanmattresses.com, and carolinamattressguild.com

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