Box Springs and Platform Beds
Do you need box springs for a platform bed? The answer simply is NO.
A platform bed, also known as a cabin bed, is a bed the base of which consists of a raised, level, usually rectangular horizontal solid frame, often with a section consisting of rows of flexible wooden slats or latticed structure meant to support just a mattress. This platform provides adequate, flexible support and ventilation for a mattress by itself, eliminating the need for a box-spring or a second mattress as a foundation.
Platform bed mattresses typically have cotton as their main ingredient and they all need slatted bed frames or futon frames. This also applies with no flat wood or use of your futon mattress on the floor. If you do lay your futon mattress on a box spring or the floor, mold will surely occur inside your mattress. Also your futon mattress will get very heavy from moisture not being released, leaving your futon mattress left with moisture soaking in the cotton and breaking your cotton fibers decreasing the lifespan of your mattress.
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