Box Spring/ Low Profile foundation/ Bunkie board foundation

Modified on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 at 02:40 PM

bunkie board low profile

When purchasing a bed what size box spring should be used? Remember, when purchasing a bed the slats are not enough to support the mattress. You will always need to use a M.O.O.D. base or appropriate foundation to support the mattress and avoid sagging of the mattress.

A standard box spring is going to be 9" thick and suitable for most all bed purchases. The only times you do not use this is on the following.

When purchasing a bed with storage drawers under the rails.
When a platform bed is purchased.
When using a M.O.O.D. base.

A bunkie board is going to be a thin foundation that is 1" thick and used in the cases below.

When a bunk-bed is using a standard mattress and not a bunkie mattress.
Used on a storage or platform bed.
Used on low profile beds with a thick mattress.

A low profile box spring is thicker version of the bunkie board at 4" thick and is used in the same scenarios as a bunkie board.

Was this article helpful?

That’s Great!

Thank you for your feedback

Sorry! We couldn't be helpful

Thank you for your feedback

Let us know how can we improve this article!

Select atleast one of the reasons

Feedback sent

We appreciate your effort and will try to fix the article