Mattress Foundations

When buying a memory foam mattress it is a good idea to also buy a memory foam mattress foundation.  Unlike spring mattresses, memory foam beds do not need a box spring underneath them.  They do however need a good foundation to support them when sleeping.

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Memory Foam Mattress Foundation

When looking to buy a memory foam mattress foundation you will notice they are typically of similar design.  Overall they are pretty basic and take little to no work to setup.  My wife and I have purchased four mattress foundations over the years for our foam beds.  Three of the four are the same style, just different sizes to fit king and full sized beds.  The fourth style we bought is a step up visually for us.

Below are reviews of the mattress foundations that my wife and I own.

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Memory Foam Mattress Foundation

A basic memory foam mattress foundation. It doesn't get much easier than this.

A basic memory foam mattress foundation. It doesn’t get much easier than this.

As far as mattress foundations go, this is one of the most basic there is out on the market.  We own three of these, one for our first king size memory foam mattress, and two for our full size mattresses.

  • Frame stands 14 inches off the floor
  • Steel frame structure, strong and durable
  • 44 lbs
  • Worry free five year limited warranty
  • No tools required for assembly, sets up in just a couple minutes
  • Completely replaces bed box springs and frames
  • Provides 13 inches of clearance space under your bed for out of site storage needs.
  • With head board bracket set (extra purchase) you can attach headboards.
Great for storing items underneath! Plenty of space for storage containers that keeps things organized. My wife and I use a skirt that hangs around the frame to conceal anything we store under our bed.

Great for storing items underneath! Plenty of space for storage containers that keeps things organized. My wife and I use a skirt that hangs around the frame to conceal anything we store under our bed.

One of the things my wife and I love about this particular memory foam mattress foundation is that it’s quiet.  When we first purchased a foam bed and the Zinus foundation we were concerned when setting it up that it might squeak and wiggle.  It doesn’t.  Not at all.  It really is solid in its construction.  About once or twice a year when we rotate our mattresses I check the foundation connection point and tighten them if needed.  To be honest I don’t recall even needing to really tighten them when I did my checks.  The initial setup was enough.

Two frames come together on one box.

Two frames come together on one box.

The Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Memory Foam Mattress Foundation is as easy as it gets when looking for a base support for a memory foam bed.  All three of the ones we have, which we have had for several years now, work great.  All have held up well.  There is really nothing you need to do with them after setup.  Perhaps just check the connection points once a year.  But like I mentioned above I do it more for peace of mind than anything.  I have not ever had to actually re-tighten anything.

The two frames get placed side by side and then attached with simple bolts and nuts. Assembles in just a few minutes!

The two frames get placed side by side and then attached with simple bolts and nuts. Assembles in just a few minutes!

These foundations are big sellers wherever you find them.  It’s hard to argue with the kind of consumer support out there for this particular product.  If looking to get a good base foundation for your memory foam mattress, check it out below and learn more.

The above memory foam mattress foundation is for a Queen size bed.  Zinus has this very foundation available in the various mattress sizes.  Price does vary depending on mattress size.  The above bases have worked great for my wife and I, and have no complaints at all in their use over the years.

The brackets to attach a headboard to this frame are sold separately.  You can find them by clicking the link below.  We do not have any headboards attached to these frames, so I am unable to provide feedback on them.

 

Zinus Delux Faux Leather Upholstered Bed Foundation, King Size

This is the most recent bed foundation my wife and I have purchased.  We got it back in 2016 and it is certainly a visual step up from the basic frame foundation reviewed above.

Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Memory Foam Mattress Foundation.

Zinus Deluxe Faux Leather Memory Foam Mattress Foundation.

Sometimes it hard to imagine what a piece of furniture accessory will look like once setup in a room, but my wife and I had high hopes for this foundation for our bed.  We wanted to ‘dress’ things up in our master bedroom.  This did the trick.

  • Modern and clean styling with strong mattress support
  • 102 lbs
  • Worry free five year limited warranty
  • Assembly is required, took me about forty minutes
  • Completely replaces bed box springs and frames
  • Clearance space under the trim is 7.7 inches for storing items under the bed
Everything to assemble the foundation comes zipper sealed inside the head board.

Everything to assemble the foundation comes zipper sealed inside the head board.

Of course there was some assembly needed with this bed foundation.  Everything came packed inside the zipper lined headboard exactly as seen in the Zinus picture above.  Overall assembly was not that intensive.  It took my wife and I about 40 minutes to put everything together.

The wood slats that came with it are solid and durable.  The center and side support pieces that the wood rests on is metal, as it should be.  The fake padded leather feels pretty darn good, and looks great.  Upon setup it looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture than what it really is.  You get a lot of bang for your buck on this one.  It certainly is a step up from the basic foundation frame.  Zinus makes other foundations similar to this, but they are lighter in color and consist of upholstered material.  We thought about going that route, but this faux leather works better visually with our dark dressers.  So far no complaints or issues with our purchase.  It’s quiet, solid, stable, and looks good in our master bedroom.

This foundation adds an upgraded look over the basic metal base foundations.

This foundation adds an upgraded look over the basic metal base foundations.

If looking for a step up from the basic memory foam mattress foundation be sure to give this a look.  With most things from ordering online I like to pay attention to the reviews of people who have already ordered and have the product.  People are more prone to complain about something in a review than they are to take time to write a good review.  So when I see lots of positive reviews on a product I take notice and feel better about ordering something unseen.

Check it out for yourself before buying by clicking the link below.

 

Memory Foam Mattress Foundation – Conclusion

There really are a lot of various bed foundation out there that are great for use with memory foam mattresses.  They can also be used to eliminate the need for a box spring in spring loaded mattresses.  Hopefully you will find something that catches your eye and appeases your wallet.  As a frugal consumer I look for nice things that are affordable.

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If you have any comments or questions on the foundations above please feel free to ask in the comment section below, and share on your social media.

Thanks,

TD

 

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