Zinus Shawn Metal SmartBase Box Spring

Last updated date: September 9, 2020

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Zinus Shawn Metal SmartBase Box Spring

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In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Zinus Zinus Shawn Metal SmartBase Box Spring placed 5th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
52,913 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The overall steel framework will always provide a stable base for your mattress and is sturdy enough to carry substantial amounts of weight.
- The Beast Product
With the steel frames and wire, the bed frame has a wide slat plus recessed legs, which offer adequate support and stability needed.
- Easy Get Product
Tons of under bed storage, easy to assemble and disassemble, frame keeps things quiet, super affordable price point
- Business Insider
Another bonus with this platform steel slat frame and box spring combination (14 inches tall) is that it provides ample room for additional storage underneath the mattress.
- Citrus Sleep
Leg caps to protect floor form scuffing
- Sleepedia
It didn’t squeak, it didn’t creak, and the mattress stayed exactly where I put it—there are these sticky strips included with the package (essentially giant pieces of nonstick tape) that ensure your mattress won’t slide around, but so far I haven’t needed them.
- Oh So Savvy Mom
To prevent the chances of any accidents, the corners are rounded so any collisions will be softer.
- The Sleep Judge
It’s so supportive that one reviewer says it helped them revive an old mattress.
- New York Mag
This bed frame from Zinus is lightweight and easy to assemble. It’s compatible with SmartBase brackets for those who wish to use the frame with a headboard.
- The Consumer Guide
What experts didn't like
Extra purchase required for installation of the headboard.
- The Beast Product
Some mattresses may slip, no clear indication of how much weight it can hold
- Business Insider
Better suited for memory foam mattresses
- Sleepedia
The finished product isn’t incredibly attractive.
- Oh So Savvy Mom
Too much movement can damage the steel bars
- The Sleep Judge

From The Manufacturer

The Next Generation Bed Frame - The SmartBase Mattress Foundation by Zinus. The SmartBase eliminates the need for a box spring as your memory foam, spring or latex mattress should be placed directly on the SmartBase. Uniquely designed for optimum support and durability the strong steel mattress support has multiple points of contact with the floor for stability and prevents mattress sagging, increasing mattress life. The SmartBase bed frame is 14 inches high with 13 inches of clearance under the frame for valuable under-bed storage space. With plastic caps to protect your floors and an innovative folding design to allow for easy storage, the SmartBase is well designed for ease of use. 5-year limited warranty.

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