When purchasing bunk beds for a home, consumers might look for features like child safety or aesthetic embellishments.
This type of furniture doesn’t necessarily need to be robust enough to accommodate an adult or serve a rotating lineup of guests. It’s often meant to serve the needs of small children until they outgrow it.
Commercial grade bunk beds are another story.
When you’re looking for bed frames that will support the weight of students living in dorms, firemen working long shifts at their stations, travelers staying in hostels, or anyone seeking rest in a shelter situation, just for example, you need sturdy products that are going to provide a safe and comfortable place to sleep.
In addition, these beds must hold up to the wear and tear of constant use.
How can you find commercial bunk beds that fit the bill? The place to start is with BIFMA, the Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association.
A long-time member of ANSI (the American National Standards Institute), BIFMA follows strict standards and practices concerning the assessment of commercial grade furniture, ensuring that the products they approve meet safety and performance standards.
If you want to select commercial grade bunk beds that meet the highest standards, you need to look for a company and products that are compliant with BIFMA.
Still, it’s a good idea to understand what, exactly, makes bunk beds “commercial” grade. Here are a few qualities you’ll want to look for.
Heavy Duty Strength & Durability
When it comes to features that make bunk beds commercial grade, the first thing to look for is strength and durability.
The frames from ESS Universal deliver a comfortable sleeping experience night after night, month after month, and year after year thanks to commercial grade design that is meant to stand the test of time, as well as the wear and tear of frequent use.
Industrial strength materials, including welded metal tubing and mesh panels supported by six box section cross members, ensure that each bed platform safely supports up to 500 pounds of weight, and the lack of traditional springs eliminates the noisy squeaking that other types of beds produce.
With platforms that are 80 inches long, even tall guests or employees will find commercial grade bunk beds from ESS Universal comfortable and accommodating.
Guard rails connecting the head and foot boards add rigidity, and a ladder with comfort steps helps to transfer weight to the floor for enhanced strength and stability.
These are the features that separate commercial bunk beds from consumer products.
Products That are Resistant to Wear
Commercial grade bunk beds need to last.
While families buying bunk beds are probably planning to replace them as kids outgrow their childhood furniture, facilities like dorms, camps, and hostels need bed frames that offer lasting performance and continue to look attractive despite frequent and ongoing use.
ESS Universal bunk beds are designed to be resistant to water and pests (like bed bugs) thanks to commercial grade steel tubes that are welded on all four sides.
These products are also resistant to UV fading, so no matter what color you choose, they will remain vibrant for years.
Businesses seeking lasting products will appreciate the durable features of commercial grade bunk beds.
Whether you’re supplying sleeping accommodations for consumer guests or employees, safety is always the highest concern.
Not only do you want to provide a safe and comfortable sleeping environment for guests, but you naturally want to avoid liability whenever possible.
Commercial bunk beds must meet the highest standards for safety, including compliance with US and UK entrapment hazard standards.
The last thing businesses need is a complex set of assembly instructions that require a team of engineers to get through.
ESS Universal bunk beds can be quickly and easily assembled for your convenience and peace of mind.
In most cases, assembly can be completed in less than 20 minutes with minimal tools.
Commercial Bunk Beds with Warranties
How can you trust a company that offers no warranty for their products?
When purchasing commercial grade bunk beds, warranties are a must to protect your business.
ESS Universal bunk beds come with a 3-year structural warranty, ensuring that you get the value you expect and deserve from commercial grade products.
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.