Welcome to our large box spring bed with bed base Test 2020, where we present all the box spring beds we have tested in detail. We have put together detailed background information for you and also added a summary of customer reviews on the net.
We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you to find the best box spring bed with bed base for you.
You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a box spring bed.
The most important facts in brief
- A box spring bed is a sleeping system in which a sprung base frame (box spring) forms the basis instead of a slatted frame. On top of this is a lower and upper mattress (American model).
- If the box spring bed has a third layer, the mattress topper, then this is the Scandinavian version.
- A box spring bed with bed base has a slightly flatter construction or a higher construction to create additional storage space. Depending on the construction there are different storage systems.
Box spring bed with bed drawer Test: Editors’ favourites
- The best box spring bed with bed box and pocket spring core
- The best box spring bed with bed box and bonell spring core
- The best box spring bed with bed box and foam topper
The best box spring bed with bed box and pocket spring core
This extremely elegant box spring bed offers you an incomparable sleep for a price of about 1000 Euro. The bed is delivered in your desired colour and hardness without having to pay extra for it.
Just as free is the delivery, assembly and even carrying it to your bedroom. The 7-zone pocket spring mattress adapts perfectly to your body due to its high surface elasticity.
The best box spring bed with bed box and bonell spring core
This boxsprin bed offers best sleeping comfort for a price of about 700 Euro. A duvet cover and a headboard are also included. The special Bonell suspension of the mattress ensures a good sleep.
The bed is constructed of 3 different levels to optimize your sleep experience. In addition, the washable cover ensures easy and carefree cleaning.
The best box spring bed with bed box and foam topper
This luxurious box spring bed offers many exciting features for a price of about 650 Euro. Also equipped with a Bonell spring mattress, this mattress provides a comfortable lying sensation.
Customers appreciated the spacious bed drawers, which have a lot of storage space and are extremely space-saving. In addition, this bed consists of two separate mattresses without motion transmission.
Advisor: Questions you should deal with before you buy a box spring bed with bed base
What is a box spring bed with bed frame?
Basically box spring beds can be distinguished as follows:
- The Topper is the difference between the American and Scandinavian version of the box spring bed.
- A box spring bed with bed box is a version with integrated storage space function.
Which features does it still have?
In addition to the main components mentioned above, a box spring bed with bed base usually has the following features:
- bed base
How is a box spring bed with bed frame constructed?
In Germany, the Scandinavian variant (with topper) is particularly widespread.
It is structured as follows:
Sprung base frame (e.g. made of wood, metal) coated with foam or fibre mats – with bed base
bottom mattress (pocket or e.g. Bonell spring mattress)
Top mattress (usually made of spring core)
Topper (latex, cold foam, etc.)
Differences bed drawers:
Which versions of box spring beds with bed frame are available?
Box spring beds with bed frame can be distinguished according to various features. Among other things by the opening mechanism.
So there are e.g.
XXL bed box which takes up the entire lying surface and must be folded up.
Bed drawers that are opened at the foot end.
Bed drawers that are opened at the side.
Box spring beds with integrated drawers in the bed frame.
Individual bed boxes/drawers depending on construction.
What similarities and advantages do these versions of the box spring bed with bed base have?
Advantageous for everyone:
a high degree of lying comfort
a comfortable entrance and lying surface
a large space saving and more storage space due to the integrated bed base
easy operation of the bed drawer function
high design variety possible
How is a box spring bed with bed base assembled?
A box spring bed with bed base requires a secure stand. Therefore it is important that the assembly is carried out exactly according to the enclosed assembly instructions.
Assembly instruction example:
Can I set up the box spring bed with bed base alone or do I need professionals?
Basically, the structure is not very complicated, from bottom to top, so to speak. Mostly the spring core is already built into the wooden box which makes the assembly quite easy.
The biggest challenge is the weight of the individual components (headboard, mattress, etc.). Therefore it makes sense to get support from a second person.
If you follow the assembly instructions supplied, assembly should not be a problem. Make sure that the bed is in a safe position and that there is enough distance to the wall. Under the previous question you will find detailed instructions on how to set up the bed.
For whom is a box spring bed with bed frame suitable?
A box spring bed with a bed base is particularly suitable:
for people with small bedrooms and apartments with little storage space.
if you change your duvets or pillows frequently, a bed drawer is very helpful.
as a guest bed because you have quick access to pillows, blankets, etc.
for single bedrooms as well as for couples.
for allergy sufferers, due to the multi-layered base, dust and mites do not easily reach the top layer (topper).
Note: Keep a minimum distance from the wall or roof slope (depending on the construction of the bed base). This allows you to open the bed base easily and guarantees good ventilation.
What accessories are available for box spring beds with bed base?
To customize your bedroom you can purchase various accessories for your box spring bed with bed base. There are different articles, for example:
seat cube or bed bench
What alternatives are there to box spring beds with bed frame?
When it comes to choosing the right bed, sleeping comfort should be the main consideration. A box spring bed with a bed base is at the front of the range here. Three examples of comparable alternatives are:
Possible alternatives to the box spring bed with bed box:
Furthermore there are of course other bed variants such as
- Classic bed with mattress and slatted frame
However, these are not comparable to a box spring bed with bed frame.
How do I properly care for box spring beds with bed frame?
Regular care is especially important for box spring beds with a bed base.
Depending on the material of which the bed base is made, a complete air and liquid exchange of your bed can be hindered.
Here you can help by a constant and good ventilation. With proper and regular care your box spring bed with bed base will stay as new for a long time.
Decision: What types of box spring beds with bed base are available and which one is the right one for you
Basically one can distinguish between two different types of box spring beds with bed frame:
- Box spring beds with bed drawers over the entire lying surface
- Box spring beds with integrated bed drawers
What are box spring beds with boxes over the entire lying surface and what are the advantages and disadvantages of box spring beds with boxes over the entire lying surface
With this type of box spring bed with bed box, the storage space corresponds to the entire lying surface and offers a lot of space. There are different opening possibilities. You can open it over the foot end lengthwise, or over the side. If your bed has a certain size (over 1.60 metres wide), it often consists of two mattresses with separate bed drawers.
Very large storage space over the entire surface
Suitable for small rooms (no pull-out)
With two mattresses you can lift bed drawers separately
Must be ventilated very regularly
Requires more space at height (when opening up)
Not so suitable for very small persons (high entrance)
What are box spring beds with integrated bed boxes and what are the advantages and disadvantages of box spring beds with integrated bed boxes
There are two different options for box spring beds with integrated bed drawers. Either it is one:
- Bed base in the form of a continuous drawer at the foot end
- or around it there are two pull-out drawers on the bed side.
With the large continuous drawer you have to consider that it needs a little more space when you pull it out.
Also suitable for apartments with pitched roofs
Easy cleaning of the drawers (removal)
Slightly less storage space
Not ideal for narrow rooms (extract)
Purchase criteria: Based on these factors you can compare and rate box spring beds with bed base
In the following we would like to show you the factors you can use to evaluate box spring beds with bed base. This will make it easier for you to decide whether a particular box spring bed with bed base is suitable for you or not.
In summary, these are:
- Suspension system
- Mattress selection
- Bed drawer variant
- Bed drawer opening system
- Storage space
The slat base system (box spring) ensures optimal sleep. Boxspring beds with bed base have a spring core above the bed base. This provides the special suspension. With high-quality beds you can individually determine which spring mattress you prefer. This depends, among other things, on your body weight. You can choose between the following spring systems:
Which mattress combination suits you depends on several factors, for example
- which sleep type you are (side, back or belly sleeper)
- how hard you like your mattress.
- Double mattress or two single mattresses
With box spring beds it is also important that the upper and lower mattresses fit together perfectly.
Tip: A continuous top mattress is only recommended if both partners have approximately the same weight and similar sleeping habits. Otherwise, you are certainly better off with two single mattresses.
This support is optional and belongs to the Scandinavian model of the box spring bed. It provides even more comfort and closes the gap between individual mattresses. A topper protects the top mattress from mites and wear and tear. It is removable and washable.
The Topper is available for every demand and in different materials:
For Topper you need special fitted sheets for different heights. So you should know the height of your Topper before you buy it.
Bed drawer variant
Whether you decide on a box spring bed with integrated drawer system or a box spring bed with a bed box over the entire lying surface. Among other things, your living situation is important.
How high is the room, how much space do you have available. Are you interested in a single bed or a double box spring bed. And last but not least in which direction you can open the box. Then you will decide which of the two options is right for you.
Bed drawer opening system
Depending on which system you have chosen, there are different ways of opening the bed base. Below are two popular and current opening systems using the example of a bed base across the entire lying surface:
Box spring beds with bed box offer on the one hand a comfortable sleeping place and on the other hand additional storage space. This is especially an advantage when there is little or no room for a wardrobe in the bedroom. The bed drawers, integrated or as drawers under the lying surface, offer different amounts of storage space depending on the model.
There you can store bed linen, blankets, pillows etc. comfortably and always ready to hand. With a box spring bed with bed box you make the most of the space in your bedroom. This is a big advantage especially in small rooms. In this respect the available storage space is an important purchase criterion for a box spring bed with bed box.
Trivia: Worth knowing facts about the Th
The box spring bed originally comes from America and was invented there in the 19th century. Background of the development were the unhygienic conditions of that time. They wanted a comfortable bed that had a certain distance to the floor.
In Germany and some European countries, however, the slatted frame became established in the 1950s. In Scandinavia, for example, box spring beds became popular. There, over time, they developed into their own variant with a further comfortable layer, the Topper.
Here you can find more facts and information about the box spring bed with bed base.
Differences: Real and fake box spring beds
The term “box spring bed” is not protected. A real box spring bed always has a spring box, not a hollow box. A real box spring bed with a bed box is therefore usually somewhat higher.
Differences: Spring mattresses
An alternative is the cold foam mattress as the upper mattress. It is very point elastic and stores heat. Ideal for people who are constantly cold. However, as it has no springing, it is not a typical box spring mattress.
Differences Hardness grades
Mattresses for box spring beds are basically divided into four degrees of hardness (H):
- H1 very soft
H4 very strong
Four tips from practice
Before you decide on a model you should consider the following tips:
- Choose the most practical version of the bed base for you (side, bottom, etc.)
Think about which construction is suitable for you (with or without topper).
Check which type of mattress and degree of firmness is suitable for you.
Choose the type of material, the design that suits you best (textile, leather, etc.)
Further sources and literature
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Table of Contents
- 1 The most important facts in brief
- 2 Box spring bed with bed drawer Test: Editors’ favourites
- 3 Advisor: Questions you should deal with before you buy a box spring bed with bed base
- 3.1 What is a box spring bed with bed frame?
- 3.2 How is a box spring bed with bed frame constructed?
- 3.3 Which versions of box spring beds with bed frame are available?
- 3.4 What similarities and advantages do these versions of the box spring bed with bed base have?
- 3.5 How is a box spring bed with bed base assembled?
- 3.6 For whom is a box spring bed with bed frame suitable?
- 3.7 What accessories are available for box spring beds with bed base?
- 3.8 What alternatives are there to box spring beds with bed frame?
- 3.9 How do I properly care for box spring beds with bed frame?
- 4 Decision: What types of box spring beds with bed base are available and which one is the right one for you
- 4.1 What are box spring beds with boxes over the entire lying surface and what are the advantages and disadvantages of box spring beds with boxes over the entire lying surface
- 4.2 What are box spring beds with integrated bed boxes and what are the advantages and disadvantages of box spring beds with integrated bed boxes
- 5 Purchase criteria: Based on these factors you can compare and rate box spring beds with bed base
- 6 Trivia: Worth knowing facts about the Th
- 7 Further sources and literature