Dear Snooze Guru,
I’m getting ready to purchase a new mattress. Do I really need to purchase a foundation too? I don’t have a fancy bed or anything, and I’m planning on just putting the mattress right on the floor. Doesn’t the floor take the place of the foundation?
-David from East Lansing, MI
Thank you for writing. Your mattress should always be supported by a foundation, unless the mattress lies on top of a platform bed. Foundations not only add height to a sleep set, but they act like a shock absorber for the mattress. If you just lie your mattress directly on the floor, the components will wear out more quickly than they will if the mattress lies on top of a foundation. The following video from one of our mattress experts, Jed, has more helpful information about the importance of a foundation.
The Snooze Guru