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What Type Of Bed Base Should My Memory Foam Mattress Be On?

24-06-2011

Some memory foam beds come with a specific base, while others come separately. If you are buying separately then you need to be really careful as there are some bed bases that are no good for memory foam mattresses and need to be avoided at all costs.

First up, memory foam mattresses should not be used in conjunction with box spring base, for two reasons. The first is that they are uneven and a memory foam mattress should never be placed on an uneven surface. This is because the memory foam will shape itself to the uneven surface, losing its integrity. Also, there is no pressure relief, as with a box spring foundation, the pressure relieving properties of the foam are change.

The best base for a memory foam mattress is a hard, flat surface or slat base. You want something that will not interfere with the memory foam properties. Therefore, you need something that is even, otherwise it will ruin the mattress’s properties. If using on a slatted bed base, please ensure the gaps between the slats are no wider than 2 - 3 inches.

Remember, having the right base is important for the comfort, support and longevity of your memory foam mattress.

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