In 2016, three full semi-trucks showed up at SPD HQ with 300 twin size mattresses and box springs, and another two delivery trucks with all the bed frames and bedding. Volunteers from , KIRO Radio, and Sleep Train assisted in the two days of logistics prior to the day of distribution as well as on the day of the event.
Whatever your budget, your new mattress represents an investment in comfort and the look and feel of your home. Protecting your investment by selecting a new mattress and box spring set represents a proven long term strategy that brings the longevity you are seeking in your new bed. Another great way to improve the longevity of your new mattress? The Mattress Warehouse lineup of mattress protectors also helps protect the investment you’re making in a new mattress.
The box spring was so universally used up until recently that the term “box spring” won’t die, even though the technology virtually has. Like “hanging up” the phone, the term has survived even though it is no longer relevant in the literal sense. Although a small minority of companies still produce or refurbish legitimate box springs, mattress and bed technology has largely evolved past the need for them. Most foam, latex, and no-flip innerspring mattresses are now designed with an all-inclusive design that requires only a stable, flat surface beneath it. This can be a foundation, a platform bed, or even the floor! Box springs were designed as part of a team, to work with two-sided inner spring mattress to provide a firm, bottom layer of springs that would work and move with the softer, more responsive springs of the mattress. But modern mattress combine a firm, supportive core with a softer, conforming top layer to achieve the same effect in a single, contained unit. This has made mattresses thicker, and also eliminated the need to flip them since they are built differently from the bottom up than the top down. It has also eliminated the purpose of a separate box spring unit, being replaced by a foundation or platform bed design which usually uses wooden slats directly beneath the mattress. The primary function of a foundation, which is essentially a solid box of wood with metal supports, is to mimic the size and shape of a box spring without the actual springs. The purpose of this it to retain the height of a bed-box spring-mattress setup instead of just using a bed-mattress setup that will likely be significantly lower to the floor. Replace the old mattress and box spring with a new mattress and foundation for a comparable height.