Which one better? Bed Frames vs Foundation Bases

Ever wonder what’s better for your new favorite mattress? Is a bed frame better? Or a foundation base better?

Today I will break down the pros and cons for both of them.

Bed Frames

Our King size Divine Plus mattress with vintage hardwood bed frame
Our King size Divine Plus mattress with vintage hardwood bed frame (Divine Plus mattress)
Our Queen size Divine mattress on a stylish grey bed frame


Bed Frames also referred to as platform beds. It often comes with head and footboard, with many wooden slats running from side to side, which is preferably no more than 8cm apart. When using a platform bed, your sleep surface will often be lower to the ground that it would be on a foundation base.

Bed Frames are very common in the market and they are easy to find too.


  1. They look good in the room! There are tons of styles and options in the market to suit your preference.
  2. You will have a bedhead to lean on for reading.
  3. Easier to transport, they can be taken apart in pieces when moving.
  4. Some bed frames have storage option e.g extra drawers


  1. They required assembling and also required dissembling for moving
  2. Weight distribution tend to be less effective comparing to the foundation base
  3. Difficult to change your bedding. Mattresses sometimes could sit into the bed frame. If you have a heavy mattress, it makes it difficult to lift the mattress and change your sheets and linens.
  4. Difficult to move once it is assembled

Foundation Base


Our Queen Elegance mattress on foundation base (Elegance mattress)
Our Divine Queen mattress on a foundation base (Divine Plus mattress)

A foundation base usually referred to as an ensemble.

It is a “box” but provides a flat, rigid surface.

A foundation base is typically made out of wood, with many wooden slats running from side to side like a platform bed.

A foundation base is recommended for Full Latex mattresses or Full memory foam mattresses.

Unlike spring mattresses which somewhat derive some flexibility from its box springs, Latex mattresses and Memory foam mattresses must have a sturdy and flat surface to rest on.


  1. Your bed will be higher. If you have bad knees and struggle to push yourself out of bed, this will make it a lot easier
  2. It gives your mattress a more sturdy foundation and absorbs shock from abnormal movements
  3. Take less room in the room (ideal for minimalists or individuals who required more walking space around the bed)
  4. Easy to transport, required no assembling or disassembling so you and your mate can just carry it out of the room
  5. Even weight distribution reduces mattress sag, improving the lifespan of your mattress
  6. Cost-effective, they are generally cheaper than a bed frame


  1. They are less stylish than platform beds. The design is more boring. It is a “box” under the mattress
  2. Foundations could be too firm as it does not allow any give in the material
  3. Might cost more to transport as it can be bulky and heavy at times



So which one is better? A Bed Frame or a foundation Base?

Well, the only person who can truly decide is you.

We will have different preferences and needs so you might prefer this and others prefer that.

Always check with a trusted consultant while choosing your new mattress and bed.

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