All kinds of facilities can benefit from the use of institutional metal bunk beds, from hotels and hostels, to camps and dorms, to fire stations and employee housing. Such facilities require furnishings that are robust enough to provide comfort and safety for adult-size guests and workers, but that also offer space-saving features. Heavy-duty bunk beds are an ideal solution.
Before you make your purchase, however, you need to make sure you’re buying the best bunk beds for your facility. Will they provide the features needed to ensure safety and comfort for your guests or employees? Will they fit in your facilities? Here are a few things to consider when seeking the best institutional bunk beds for your facility.
Necessary Features for Institutional Bunk Beds
When it comes to purchasing institutional bunk beds for adult usage, there are several important features to look for, especially since comfort and safety are your top concerns. Heavy-duty bunk beds must be safe – you don’t want them collapsing. You should look for products that meet BIFMA (Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) standards for commercial grade furniture.
Any bunk beds you choose should come with a structural warranty and each platform should support up to 500 pounds thanks to heavy-duty metal framework, industrial-strength wire mesh panels, and ample box section cross members for added support. Guard rails add support and are a needed safety precaution to prevent accidents like rolling off the top bunk.
Products that feature metal tubes welded on all sides are preferable because they help to prevent pest infestations, such as bed bugs. You might also want to look for bed frames that are easy to assemble, since you may rearrange and add or remove furniture depending on needed capacity.
Sizing Options for Institutional Metal Bunk Beds
When it comes to accommodating adult guests, sizing of institutional metal bunk beds is an important consideration. Bunk beds must not only safely support the weight of an adult sleeper, but must also be long and wide enough to account for full adult body sizes.
Bunk beds provide an excellent means of saving space while accommodating multiple guests, but that doesn’t mean you should skimp on sizing at the cost of comfort. Make sure bed frames are sized to accommodate an average adult and then consider whether you might want options like single over double bunks designed for couples or guests that like to spread out when they sleep. You could also consider triple-decker options if you have ample height but limited square footage.
Guests can’t sleep on a metal bed frame, which is why you should add institutional foam mattresses that feature waterproof and pest-resistant properties. High-density foam that conforms to the body and features hypoallergenic materials and cooling construction will ensure a good night’s rest for every guest.
You should also consider extras like rolling, under-bed storage lockers. Heavy-duty wire construction provides a great way for guests to store belongings and prevent dangerous and unsightly clutter. With the proper bunk beds and accessories for your facility, you’ll save space, reduce clutter, and provide a safe and comfortable night of sleep for guests or employees.
Taking a Look at Some of ESS’ Institutional Bunk Beds
Our Dallas Single Over Double Bunk Bed offers remarkable convenience without sacrificing an ounce of structural integrity. It features commercial-strength steel tubing with six box section cross members and heavy metal mesh panels. The sturdy single over double bunk bed frame is bed bug resistant, and custom colors are available.
For more information & photos: Dallas Single Over Double Bunk Bed
Each platform in our Missouri Single over Single bunk bed is rated at 600 lbs. 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 sturdy single over single bunk bed the sturdiest option in our line-up.
For more information & photos: Missouri Single over Single Bunk Bed
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. Each platform holds up to 500 lbs, supported by 6 box section cross members and a heavy-duty wire mesh.
For more information & photos: Dallas Single over Single Bunk Bed
The Dallas Triple is supported by six box section cross members with metal mesh panels. Each platform holds up to 400 lbs. This ultra-durable sturdy triple bunk bed is a great option for those wanting to maximize floor space, in your bunkhouses, camps, hostels, and homes with large families.
For more information & photos: Dallas Triple Bunk Bed
ESS brings perhaps the strongest and most sturdy detachable bunk bed on the market. Here we combine the ultimate superiority in strength, with the ability to detach and create two single beds. Each bunk bed in this series features a sleek, modern aesthetic with squared ends.
For more information & photos: Missouri Detachable Single over Single Bunk Bed
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.