Mattresses and box springs are the base and foundation of any bed. Some are firm while others are plush. Box springs have different heights to help make the bed rise as high or low as needed. Mattresses can be the most important purchasing decision for the bed. You want to buy a mattress with the goal of having it last for a long time. The average lifespan for a mattress can be for over ten years. With that in mind, you want to make sure you can do everything possible to protect your mattresses. Luckily, there are many products available to help prolong the life of your mattress. Two of these products are mattress encasements and mattress protectors. While both are similar, this blog will help to educate you about the differences and help you decide which is best for your mattress needs.