A mattress without a box spring can be used on beds where no box spring is not necessary, like a platform bed.
Mattress and Standard Boxspring
This is the most frequently used combination. Standard Box Springs are usually at a height of 8 to 9 inches.
Mattress and a Low Profile Standard Box Spring
At a height of 4.5 to 5.5. inches this box spring can make your bed a bit easier to get into.
Mattress and a Standard Split Box Spring
This foundation, at a height of 8 to 9 inches, is often used when a bit of maneuvering is necessary for a Queen size mattress. All King and California King mattresses use a split box spring.
Mattress and a Low Profile Split Box Spring
If you need to bring your Queen or King mattress down a few inches, this box spring at 4.5 to 5.5 inches is for you.