A box spring or box-spring combination always consists of two or three different parts: a box-spring base, a mattress and possibly a mattress topper. Every part has a different lifespan. It is important to know that the lifespan of your box spring or mattress(topper)always depends on several factors such as the quality of the product and how well it is maintained. Discover our mattress maintenance tips here.
When should I replace my box spring?
A box-spring mattress should be replaced every 10 years on average.
Do you use a mattress topper on your mattress? That should last on average 5 to 7 years.
Your box-spring base will last a lot longer, for about 20 to 25 years.
The lifespan of a box spring depends on various factors
How often you have to replace your box spring depends on a number of important factors. These factors also apply to the lifespan of your mattress:
- The quality of the box spring
Because of the choice of materials and the way in which the box spring is made, a cheaper box spring of inferior quality will not last as long as a high-quality box spring.
- Body weight
Your body weight also influences how often the box spring has to be replaced. If you are on the heavier side, your box spring will need to be replaced a little sooner than if you are lighter.
- Degree of use
The extent to which the box spring is used is a decisive factor in its lifespan. A box spring in a guest room or a holiday flat will obviously last much longer than a box spring that is used daily.
Extend the lifespan of your box spring
We would like to give you a few more tips to extend the lifespan of your box spring:
- Keep it dry
We all sweat at night, so a box spring collects a lot of perspiration. It is important to regularly ventilate the bedroom and the bed to remove moisture. Always leave your duvet open in the morning, so don’t make your bed straight away. Leaving the windows open in the bedroom is ideal in dry summer weather, but make sure you never leave them open all day in humid, rainy or foggy weather.
- Do not jump on the bed or sit on the adjustable parts
Jumping on the bed once in a while can be a lot of fun, but unfortunately your box spring disagrees. Jumping on the bed can severely damage the springs and legs of the box spring.
- Beware of direct sunlight
It is best not to place your box spring in direct sunlight, which makes it discolour and wear out more quickly. Do you want to enjoy a box spring that looks like new for as long as possible? Then try to keep your bedroom dark during the day.