Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation

Zinus 14 Inch Smart Base comes in 7 different sizes.

You can even get a Deluxe version for almost all of sizes, expect the Narrow Twin and California King.

Also you can get a bed skirt exactly made for this model, in 6 different sizes.

It is very light. Once person can carry the frame. To set it up it takes only 10 minutes, and no tools required. Suggestion is to use ¼ inch lock washer in order to make more secure the wing nuts.

Basically the entire assembly process consists of unfolding 2 halves and put 2 screws to hold the halves together. Once fixed, it can be moved as one piece. The frame is very simple and legs are kind of hidden or rather recessed, so you won`t stub your toe.

Maybe you don`t have your perfect day and you ain`t feeling like setting some metal stuff up.

Well, you can postpone it a bit or maybe just check some YouTube videos of how the product is build up.

If you choose this model as your primary bed for your bed room, it is recommended to get a headboard as well. The universal brackets costs something below $10.

Otherwise, if you want to use the bed only for guests, you do not really need the headboard. The folding/unfolding process is much easier then.

The Standard model is not really recommend for plus size people. If you are by any chance in this weight class, then we strongly suggest to go for the Deluxe model. It has reinforced firmness and locking system.

After some period of time the firmness of bed can get weaker. We are talking here about the Standard model. Also it can get bit noisy, but most likely it is matter of the fact that bolts loosening over time. Just spend few minutes to tighten them again and you should be fine.

There is a slightly chance that one of the wire might bent and crack. From time to time look underneath the mattress to check that out – you don`t want that the broken wire make a hole in your mattress.

What can be also bit of annoying is the mattress tends to slip around. Therefore it is worth to invest in a non-slip pads.anti slip mattress pad


Although the supporting parts could be thicker, the bed is absolutely worth the price.

Down below you can have a look at the different sizes and dimensions.

Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase


NARROW TWIN75" (190.50 cm)30" (76.2 cm)14" (35.56 cm)20 lb (9.07 kg)
TWIN75" (190.50 cm)39" (99.06 cm)14" (35.56 cm)24.8 lb (11.25 kg)
TWIN XL80" (203.20 cm) 39" (99.06 cm)14" (35.56 cm)26.8 lb (12.16 kg)
FULL 75" (190.50 cm)54" (137.16 cm)14" (35.56 cm)37 lb (16.78 kg)
QUEEN 80" (203.20 cm) 60" (149.86 cm)14" (35.56 cm)39 lb (17.83 kg)
KING 80" (203.20 cm) 76" (193.04 cm)14" (35.56 cm)44.5 lb (20.18 kg)
CA0LIFORNIA KING 84" (213.36 cm)75"(190.50 cm)14" (35.56 cm)44.4 lb (20.14 kg)


Are you still looking for a light metal mattress support which is sturdy, easy to set up and under 100 bucks ?

Well this might be just perfect solution for you.

Zinus 14 Inch Smart Base Pros & Cons


  • 14″ Frame provides a nice storage underneath with 13″ clearance.
  • Very easy to assemble without any additional tools and also do to the light weight, easy to carry.
  • Good deal for money


  • Slightly squeaking may occur. Just make sure all bolts are tightened.
  • Mattress tends to slight around. Should that be an issue, it is recommended to put the non slip pads between mattress and frame.

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