AmazonBasics Smart Box Spring Bed Foundation

Last updated date: August 28, 2020

DWYM Score
9.3

AmazonBasics Smart Box Spring Bed Foundation

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Overall Take

This foundation feels like a box spring but has the benefit of steel construction. The unit needs no tools to put together and can be folded up easily when it's time to move. It can be fitted to any number of platforms. In our analysis of 16 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics AmazonBasics Smart Box Spring Bed Foundation placed 3rd when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 28, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bed Foundation for a detailed review of all the top bed foundations.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
2,353 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Tool free effortless assembly, 5 inch king size box spring and has a 1 year limited warranty.
- SuperComfySleep.com
Comes with a number of bed platform choices, and a thick 2 piece fabric cover with a zipper. It also has a durable construction.
- DTOPLIST
What experts didn't like
Too short if not using anything beneath it and putting a cover with a zipper can be tricky.
- SuperComfySleep.com
Very heavy.
- DTOPLIST

From The Manufacturer

Every good night’s sleep starts with a good foundation. Enjoy sturdy, reliable support for any same-size mattress with this box spring mattress foundation from AmazonBasics. Like a traditional box spring, the foundation offers support. Even more, though, it combines durable steel construction with perfectly spaced horizontal slats for exceptional strength, longevity, and performance. For placement under a same-size mattress. Durable steel frame and horizontal slats provide sturdy, reliable support for any same-size mattress. 2-piece fabric top and bottom covers zip securely together for full coverage. Cover is removable for spot cleaning.

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An Overview On Bed Foundations

Once we move into a house, the first thing we do in the bedroom is usually to plop that mattress on the floor. But that house doesn’t feel like a home until you’ve assembled the bed foundation and put that mattress in its proper place. Chances are, you’ll sleep better too.

That’s because a good bed foundation does a lot more than just make your mattress appear presentable. In many cases, that foundation has just as much to do with your comfort as the mattress does.

The first thing you’ll need to know is what a bed foundation is. It’s important to note that it is not a box spring, technically speaking. A box spring sits between the mattress and the bed frame, and the springs embedded inside of it provide an extra, subtle touch of bounce to the bed. Many modern box springs don’t have the actual springs inside but are constructed in such a way that the bed still has a bit of “give” underneath. Unfortunately, box springs can be harmful to the memory foam mattresses that are in common use today, so check the specs on your mattress if you plan on getting one. They can even invalidate your warranty in some cases.

A bed foundation is a more sturdy solution, made of either wood or metal in a variety of configurations. A basic metal frame has a series of slats that are meant to support the bed, and still need to be set inside a frame.

A platform bed is an all-in-one setup that incorporates the foundation right into the frame. It may have slats or just a long, flat surface that you set the mattress on directly. One big advantage here (aside from the lack of extra parts) is the height. Many platform beds are higher up off the ground and can rest either on legs or a solid base. These latter models might even incorporate slide-out drawers underneath so you can better organize your things, but you can expect the price to be a bit higher (and the assembly time to be longer).

The best bed foundations will provide a lot of stability and maybe a bit of bounce if your mattress calls for it, but they have many other benefits. Keeping your mattress off the ground protects it from mold and dirt that can accumulate under any large object that sits on a floor for too long. It can even make your bed cooler, especially in the case of memory foam mattresses that need a bit of airflow underneath.

And of course, their looks are important. Your bed is the centerpiece of your bedroom, after all.

DWYM Fun Fact

Mattresses can be made of just about anything softer than the bare ground, so in that sense, they’ve been around for as long as humans have been sleeping on leaves and grass mounds. But the first people to lift their beds up off the ground were the ancient Egyptians, who constructed raised bed frames with ornate animal feet for pharaohs and other royalty. Raised beds were especially practical in those days and in that region of the world, where snakes might be likely to snuggle up with a body for warmth during the cold desert nights.

The Bed Foundation Buying Guide

We all know your bed should be up off the ground, but exactly how high up should it be? When buying a bed foundation, consider your own height. Standard bed heights range from a foot and a half to two feet. The ideal level should allow you to sit on the edge of the mattress and rest your feet on the floor with your legs at a 90-degree angle.