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? What is the difference between the Deluxe, Elite and Premium SmartBase? Do I need a box spring with a Zinus platform bed frame? Do I need a box spring with a Zinus Smartbase? What is the weight limit for a Zinus bed frame?