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Berkeley Ergonomics Suspension Foundation & box spring options

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11 Oct 2019 17:01 #1 by aladrieth
Hi,
Is it still not possible to start a new thread? I would like to ask about buying box springs, please. In particular, I am wondering if anyone can give a review for the Berkeley Ergonomics Suspension Foundation sold by Calgary's Mattress and Sleep Company.

I have a decades old coil mattress and box spring set. The mattress continues to serve me well, but the box spring is rapidly falling apart. Part of one side is caving in. Unfortunately, I am having trouble finding proper box springs, as opposed to solid foundations. The only true box springs I've found are well out of my price range.

I am disabled, so I spend most of my time in bed. I need something that will offer good support, but also help continue to extend the life of my mattress. From what I've read so far, modern solid foundations aren't going to do that for me. Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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11 Oct 2019 19:06 - 11 Oct 2019 19:44 #2 by Phoenix
Hi aladrieth.

And welcome to our Mattress Forum! :)

Sorry to hear about your box spring foundation failing ... I'd be curious to know why you think that solid foundations would not work for you? What type of mattress do you sleep on as this is an integral part of how the entire sleeping system serves you. "Box springs" are more important than many people realize as depending on the type they act as shock absorbers (have some give in working with the mattress instead of against it).

As far as solutions go I'd start with the manufacturer of the mattress you currently own and ask for their recommendation for warranty reasons. Was your mattress part of a sleeping system with a flexible slat foundation or with a "box spring" or with solid wood slats (most of them are)? The "box spring" terminology may be misleading as it comes from far back in the "old days" when they truly were springs used under a mattress. Some manufacturers design their mattresses to be used over a flexible or tension adjustable slated foundation which is an active and important part of the complete sleeping system (although again this is usually with thinner mattresses). This type of foundation is more commonly found in Europe so you are correct that you'd have fewer options available. What is your budget range? And finally ... Canada or US?

We'll be moving your post shortly to it's dedicated thread. Hopefully, someone who has had some experience with the Berkeley Ergonomics Suspension Foundation will chime in. I am not sure if you had a look through the Foundation thread here but this is a good place to start your research ... specifically, post #3  linked to in that thread.

Phoenix

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17 Oct 2019 21:03 #3 by aladrieth
Hi Phoenix,
Thanks for getting back to me! I missed the Foundations thread in my forum search, so I will definitely give it a read.

My current mattress and box spring are both from Serta, but so old a warranty no longer applies. The box spring is the real deal, made with coil springs. I think the mattress may have springs in it, too.

I am in Calgary, Canada, and I'm looking for something not too expensive. The Berkeley Ergonomics one is $600, and I think that's about my limit.

Cheers,
Aladrieth

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21 Oct 2019 13:23 - 21 Oct 2019 13:27 #4 by Sensei
Hey Aladrieth,

Thanks for your question to Phoenix:) . Did you say what size your Serta mattress and box spring are?

My current mattress and box spring are both from Serta, but so old a warranty no longer applies. The box spring is the real deal, made with coil springs. I think the mattress may have springs in it, too.


Would you consider a foundation from MFC? They offer two models, a standard box spring that fits inside a metal frame or a free standing box spring that sits on top of 5" high wooden legs, both with a hardwood frame, full length center support and 3/4" thick x 4-1/4" wide slats. A queen free-standing box spring is around $539, which is well within the price range of $600 you mentioned. You can check out their foundations here . They are online shopping only but are Trusted Members on our forum, you can ask them questions from our site here . Good luck foundation shopping and let us know what choice you make.

Thanks,
Sensei

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Last edit: 21 Oct 2019 13:27 by Sensei. Reason: to update subject name from "How to post a question" to the topic name "Berkeley Ergonomics Suspension Foundation & box spring

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