When you think of bunk beds, perhaps you remember a childhood scenario when you and a sibling shared a room and a set of bunk beds. Perhaps you think back to college and the bunk beds in your dorm room. Or you may think of experiences traveling and staying in hostels, where bunk beds are a staple.
One of the things that may cross your mind is whether or not bunk beds are safe for adults. The short answer to this is yes, bunk beds are safe for adults, but it also depends on the quality of the bunk beds and weight rating.
Are bunk beds safe for adults?
Yes, certain bunk beds are safe for adults. It’s important to invest in the right kind of bunk bed if you’re looking to outfit a hostel or provide accommodations for your employees. People come in all shapes and sizes. The bunk beds you choose should be able to accommodate a heavier person as well as all the lighter ones.
Look for bunk beds that are designed for 500 pounds. Usually, these are industrial-strength, metal bunk beds. Some designs also aim to accommodate the tall as well as the heavy. Consider investing in bunk beds that are as long as they are strong so that your tall guests or employees will get a quality night’s sleep as well.
The other detail to look for is a sturdy ladder. There’s nothing worse than trying to climb into an upper bunk of a bunk bed and feeling like the ladder is about to give way. Look for a ladder that is made of durable material, and has a sturdy base at the bottom.
The biggest difference between a bunk bed for children and a bunk bed for adults is that a bunk bed for adults can support the weight of a full-grown person. ESS’ high quality bunk beds for adults are outfitted with sturdy cross members, industrial strength metal mesh panels, and welded tubes on all four sides that are strong enough to support up to 500 pounds, and sometimes even more depending on the model.
How can I ensure safety?
There are all sorts of regulations that come along with bed manufacturing, especially bunk bed manufacturing. Make sure that your chosen beds comply with safety standards. These will ensure that your bunk beds are safe for adults.
In both the United States and the United Kingdom, there are safety standards surrounding the strength of the bunk beds, but there are also standards involving entrapment hazards. The safest bunk beds for adults comply with entrapment hazard standards, which ensures that an adult will easily be able to escape the bed during an emergency situation.
Look for a warranty
The safest bunk beds will comply with safety standards, and they will also carry a structural warranty. This is the last thing you should be looking for when you research the safest bunk beds for adults. The best bunk bed manufacturers for businesses or institutions comply with safety standards and also have structural warranties.
ESS Universal creates excellent, industrial strength bunk beds for adults, and the company provides a three-year structural warranty as well. We guarantee that you’ll be happy with your choice when you purchase our strong, comfortable bunk beds, and want you to be happy in the years to come as well.
ESS Universal Bunk Beds
- Dallas Single Over Single Bunk Bed – Arguably the toughest adult bunk bed on the market, featuring all tubes welded on all four sides stopping insects from entering the metal bunk bed frame; essentially making ESS bunk beds bed bug proof. The Dallas Single Over Single Bunk Bed, used around the globe, is the go-to choice for camps, university dorms, missions/shelters, employee housing, fire departments, law enforcement, government, and more.
- Dallas Single Over Double Bunk Bed – Is your organization family-friendly? The Dallas Single over Double Bunk Bed allows you to cater to adults with children. Your guests and children can sleep in one room without having to sleep on the floor.
- Dallas Triple Bunk Bed – This is one of the strongest triple-tier bunk beds in the world. Standing only slightly taller than our Dallas Single over Single, at 87 inches, the Dallas Triple allows you to increase your occupancy by 50 percent!
- Missouri Detachable Single over Single Bunk Bed – ESS brings perhaps the strongest and most stable Detachable Bunk Bed on the market. Here we combine the ultimate superiority in strength, with the ability to detach and create two single beds. The frames’ foot boards and end boards are even thicker than our Dallas Single over Single bunk bed. These additional strength-building features make this bunk bed the sturdiest option in our line-up. A great option if you’re looking for metal bunk beds that can be separated into single beds.
ESS Universal manufactures and supplies high-quality, cost-effective commercial grade furniture products. View our entire line of commercial furniture products including our popular waterproof foam mattress for institutional use, single metal bed frames, single over single bunk beds, single over double bunk beds, and triple bunk beds.