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11 Important Questions Answered About The Queen Size Split Boxspring

January 3, 2022
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A lot of people have been asking us about the Split Queen Box Spring. One of the main questions that we don’t answer here though is where can someone purchase one. You can purchase a Split Queen Box Spring solution here.

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  1. Is there such a thing as a split queen box spring or a split queen foundation? Yes, mattress manufacturers make split boxsprings and split foundations.
  2. Where can you find a queen split boxspring? Virtually any mattress store has the availability to or can order the two-piece boxspring.
  3. Split Queen Box Spring Vs. Regular Box SpringDo mattress retailers stock split box springs? Most mattress retailers will need to order one of these for you. They can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to special order.
  4. What are the measurements of a split queen boxspring? Each half of the split queen boxspring or split foundation should measure 30 x 80 for a total width of 60 inches and a total length of 80 inches.
  5. Can a one-piece queen-sized boxspring be cut in half? Yes, it’s your boxspring, so you can do what you want to it. The problem is that you could ruin the support unit and would most definitely void any warranty you might have from the mattress company, not only on the boxspring but the matching mattress.
  6. Why do mattress manufactures make split queen boxsprings and split foundations? Queen boxsprings are specially made in two pieces to fit through low clearance stairways, staircases, and to go around tight turns that a normal one-piece queen box spring could not fit through.
  7. How strong are split queen boxsprings compared to one-piece boxsprings? The truth is that the split queen boxspring will actually be a little stronger due to the extra wood and steel that is needed to build each piece. Other than the previously mentioned overall it is safe to say that there should be very little difference when comparing a one-piece boxspring vs. a two-piece boxspring.
  8. Does queen split boxsprings and foundations come in low profile? Yes, they do. We recommend contacting the dealer for the specific height of the low profile split box spring because this measurement can vary from brand to brand and dealer to dealer.
  9. What is the cost of a split queen boxspring? This can vary between mattress retailers, but it is generally safe to say that $50.00 to $200.00 additional to the cost of a traditional 1-piece queen boxspring is reasonable. This can vary widely due to varied construction between brands.
  10. Can I use a bed skirt or dust ruffle on a split queen boxsprings? Absolutely nothing has changed in width and length dimensions therefore you can continue to use your existing bedding.
  11. Do I need a special supporting steel bed frame for a split queen box foundation or boxspring? Yes, you need to make sure that not only ends of the box spring are properly supported but the middle is supported as well. This will keep the two halves from falling to the floor.

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Split Box Spring Vs. Regular Box Spring

Which Is Better? A Split Box Spring Or A Regular Box Spring?

The purchase of a boxspring is something most people overlook. Today we are going to rundown these two different mattress support systems, but the fact is, even in the mattress business this is boring stuff so bare with us. A boxspring is boring. It just sits there like a foundation its other commonly called name and does 2 important jobs. Job one is to be a support system for the mattress. The second task is to elevate the mattress to a comfy height while simultaneously keeping it from falling through the steel bed frame. So what’s the big deal Split Box Spring vs Regular Box Spring? Is there a difference? Actually, there is and there are a few things you will definitely want to consider before you buy one.

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 Which Base Should You Buy?

  1. You need to consider where you will be putting this mattress set. If you plan to place it in your current home and you have a one piece then of course the best route may be staying with a one piece foundation. You may want to consider your future homes. For those of you who move frequently or know the mattress set may have to go upstairs or downstairs you may want to give some extra thought to the 2 piece split variety. It is important to remember that tight turns, stairways, low over hangs over stairs often create real problems when moving and they may not allow access in solid one piece configurations. In such a case you may end up back out buying yourself a new mattress base at the cost of an entire foundation.
  2. A second reason to consider a two piece split foundation vs. regular foundation is that there is more wood and or steel in the overall construction of the foundation.  This is one of the primary reason king size boxsprings nearly always come in a split design. The added strength from the extra steel and wood make them ideal for people who are heavy, slightly overweight, or just prefer high quality support under their mattress.
  3. 2 piece varieties are very light weight utilizing 2 smaller pieces making them easier to carry and maneuver through the cramped quarters of an apartment our house. Many times one person can handle them by themselves.

What Size Beds Offer Split Boxsprings

  • Split Full 27 X 75 Each Piece
  • Split Queen 30 X 80 Each Piece
  • Split King = 2 Twin extra longs measuring 38 X 80 Each Piece

What Is The Cost Of A Split Box Spring Versus A Regular Box Spring?

  • Remember these costs are just a little bit more at the time of your purchase.
  • Split Full-size foundations or boxsprings usually cost $50.00 more than their one-piece counterparts.
  • Split Queen box springs typically average an extra $50.00 due to the extra building materials and labor.
  • Split King or 2 Twin extra longs are the industry standard there is no additional cost.

Problems With Split Box Springs Vs. Regular Box Springs

Many believe that a hump or ridge develops in the center of the mattress from head to toe due to a split foundation. They also believe that inevitably body impressions or depressions take place on either side of the hump. Not true we actually dedicated an entire article on the subject HERE.

In summation, we don’t believe the only time to buy a split box spring is if you cannot get it into the room.  Superior strength, extra solid support for the mattress, and it a sleeper, and yes the added convenience of the split box spring vs. a regular one-piece box spring for lightweight easy mobility.

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