Do Zinus box springs need to be used on a bed with wooden slats? Updated June 12, 2019 16:44 This is a box spring. It can go over wooden slats or a traditional bed frame with no slats. Related articles Will my mattress sit on top of the bed frame or inside the frame? Do I need a box spring with a Zinus platform bed frame? What is the weight limit for a Zinus bed frame? What is the difference between the Deluxe, Elite and Premium SmartBase? Do I need a box spring with a Zinus Smartbase?