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How do I tell if a bed requires a box spring, foundation, or a bunkie board for a mattress?

All mattresses should be placed on some type of foundation to preserve the structural integrity of the mattress, as well as the manufacturer warranty. However, some beds and situations may require different types of foundation. Use this guide to determine what type of foundation is required.


✔️ Required/Can be used
❌ Cannot use
✳️ May be used when necessary to lower overall mattress height
⚠️ Can be used to significantly lower height, but should only be done when advised

Updated on: 10/12/2020

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