Types of Bed Frames

There are a range of different types of bed frames that serve different purposes.

Zip & Link Beds

Zip & Link Beds

Zip and link beds are dual-purpose and can switch between two single beds or one, large bed. The two single beds are attached by a linking bar at the base of the beds, and sturdy zippers on the mattresses.

Because the two mattresses of the bed are completely independent of each other, ‘roll together’ is eliminated. Zip and link beds are ideal for hotels and guest houses as the bed can be easily adapted to suit guests requirements. 

Last Updated: 24/01/2014

Folding Beds

Folding Beds

Folding beds are a versatile space-saving solution. They are beds that fold completely in half so they can be stored or hidden away when not in use.

It is often assumed that folding beds offer less quality and support, but that is not necessarily true. Folding beds can come with deep foam or full sprung mattresses ensuring comfort is not sacrificed.

Last Updated: 23/01/2014

Rollaway/Guest Beds

Rollaway/Guest Beds

Rollaway/guest beds are normal bed frames, with an additional frame and mattress stored underneath, which can be easily pulled out and used when housing visitors.

Last Updated: 23/01/2014

Bunk Beds

Bunk Beds

A bunk bed is a type of bed where beds are stacked on top of one another, to save space. Made from either wood or metal, a ladder is used to gain access to the top bed (called the top bunk).

Bunk beds are often used in children’s rooms, but adult bunk beds are also a popular space-saving solution. The top bunk must be lined with safety rails to prevent the user from falling and injuring themselves.

A loft bed (see Beds with Storage below) is similar to a bunk bed. There is one elevated bed but without the lower bunk. This space is used for storage and other furniture.

Last Updated: 23/01/2014

Sofa Beds

Sofa Beds

Sofa beds are dual-purpose beds that can also be used as seating.

Some sofa beds have a rigid structure, where the arms and back remain fixed into position. Others can be completely folded to create more a traditional bed design. Neither design affects the size or comfort of the bed, which is determined by the type of mattress used.

Sofa beds are not to be mistaken for futons, which are traditional japanese beds where the mattress IS the seating. Sofa beds have a mattress folded and hidden beneath its seating cushions.

Last Updated: 24/01/2014

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