How to Take Care of a Box Spring Mattress

Here are some tips to help you better care of your mattress box spring. You should vacuum and rotate your mattress at least twice a year. If your mattress has a felt cover, use a mattress protector. Change your bedsheets at least once a week and wash or dry clean the felt cover frequently. Avoid eating in bed – crumbs tend to collect and create a breeding ground for bacteria. To protect your mattress, use an organic mattress protector.

Proper foundation:

Before purchasing a box spring mattress, you need to know what kind of foundation you want. Most foundations follow a standard sizing rule. Here’s a guide to choosing the right one for your needs. The type of foundation you buy will also affect the warranty for the mattress. The next thing to consider is the size of your mattress. The smallest box spring mattress is usually two inches longer than the largest.

Vacuuming twice a year:

Cleaning the box spring of your mattress is crucial for its health. Dust mites and bedbugs can live in the box spring, so it’s important to vacuum it regularly. If you’re unsure what to do with the box spring, here are some tips to keep it clean and free of allergens. Vacuum it every time you flip it over or notice a soiled spot.


If you want to increase the life of your box spring mattress, try rotating it every quarter. You can set a reminder to rotate the mattress each quarter, so you never forget. A twin-sized mattress can be rotated independently, but larger ones may require assistance. Whether it’s a twin-size or full-size bed, make sure you’ve prepared the room for this task. Remove any bedding from the bed before turning it to prevent any injuries.

Using a mattress protector:

There are many reasons to use a mattress protector. These covers are often waterproof and are made of the same material as surgical gowns. They are also certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation and the Bed Bug Protection Institute. Unlike typical covers, these feature a zipper with “bug lock” reinforcement that prevents bedbugs from penetrating the cover. They come in a variety of styles, from fitted to encasement.