Nope! The SleepNest Platform Bed is designed to support your mattress without a foundation or box spring. The slatted, rail design provides a durable, flat, and uniform surface for your mattress.Traditionally, hotels would use a foundation/box spring and a bed base/frame to support a mattress. A platform bed combines the two units into one stylish and clean design. This new unit must be able to withstand constant use and provide reliable support otherwise the guest sleep experience will suffer. The SleepNest Platform Bed has been tested to support up to 3,000lbs and passed mattress support requirements.