When you’re buying a new mattress, don’t assume you have to invest in a matching box spring or foundation support in order for your new bed to work properly. Your old support is likely just fine in supporting your new bed. And if a salesperson suggests that not using the matching box spring will void the warranty, challenge them: Industry insiders say if you have problems with your mattress, they will honor your existing warranty. And while you’re at it, consider buying a bed frame that does not need a box spring. These are called platform-style beds, and they come with a built-in foundation support. They are modern, stylish and have a lower profile, too.
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