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Where Can I Buy Bunk Beds

To help you wrap your head around what to consider when looking for the best space-saving bunk beds, we spoke to a couple of designers with real-life experience. Before we dig into the best bunk beds for kids, here are a few things to keep in mind.

where can i buy bunk beds

For many parents, bunk beds are a valuable space-saver. These stackable beds sleep two or three children at once, making them ideal for little ones who share a bedroom. Adults can use bunk beds, as well. They are particularly common in dorm rooms and overnight hostels.

You should make a few considerations when choosing a mattress for your bunk bed. Most of these beds can accommodate twin, twin XL, and/or full size mattresses, but larger sizes will be too wide and long to fit within the bunks. Low-profile mattresses are often ideal, as well. Mattresses that are too thick are often too heavy for bunk beds, and these models can also pose safety concerns on upper bunks.

The Nectar Mattress is an all-foam bed with a well-rounded design that should feel comfortable to a wide range of children. It has a lighter weight than hybrid and latex beds, making it a good fit for top bunks, and the price is competitive compared to other foam models on the market.

Many mattresses are specifically designed for children but the Saatva Youth takes kid-friendly beds to the next level. This reversible innerspring features two distinct sleep surfaces, each one intended for sleepers in a certain age range. One side is equipped with a waterproof barrier and a water-resistant finish, along with a comfort layer of zoned polyfoam that provides reinforcement and cradling for targeted support. This surface is best suited to kids between the ages of 3 and 7. The other side has a firmer polyfoam layer geared toward children in the range of 8 to 12 years.

The Saatva Youth is available in twin, twin XL, and full sizes, making it compatible with virtually any bunk bed made today. The mattress measures 10 inches thick, so getting in and out of bed should be relatively easy for most children.

Saatva offers free White Glove delivery anywhere in the contiguous U.S. This service includes scheduled delivery date and time, full assembly in a room of your choice, and removal of your old mattress and/or box spring. Your purchase also comes with a 365-night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty that covers structural defects.

The cover is infused with phase change material to capture and release body heat on contact, resulting in a sleep surface that always feels cool even during warmer or more humid times of the year. A base layer of high-density polyfoam stabilizes the mattress and prevents your child from sinking too much. Weighing between 30 and 40 pounds depending on the selected size, the Puffin is lightweight and easy to move between bunks as needed.

The support core contains individually pocketed coils. The latex and coils make the mattress feel quite responsive, which is a perk for children who prefer bouncier beds. The coils generate plenty of airflow, the latex is ventilated to promote extra circulation near the surface, and the wool has moisture-wicking properties. Together, these materials allow the mattress to sleep exceptionally cool.

Avocado recommends the mattress for children who weigh less than 115 pounds. The 7-inch profile complies with current safety standards for bunk bed mattress height. You can also choose between twin, twin XL, or full sizes, making the mattress compatible with virtually any bunk bed on the market today.

The foam is partially composed of plant-based BioFoam, which is engineered to run cooler than traditional foam. Children who tend to overheat on foam beds will sleep cooler on this model. The bed has an overall medium firm (6) feel that should feel cushioned enough for kids who enjoy plushness but firm enough to support the body and keep the lower back from sinking in excessively. Lighter and low-profile beds are well suited to top bunks for safety reasons, so the 6-inch profile on the Juniper makes it a good fit for bunk beds.

Bunk beds are subject to federal laws outlined in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and other pieces of legislation. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), federal bunk bed requirements include the following:

The CPSC also lists requirements for bunk bed ends, entrapment prevention, and materials used to construct the bed. We encourage you to read all CPSC bunk bed requirements, and please make sure the bunk bed you buy meets all of the federally mandated criteria.

Mattress durability should be a major consideration, but you may not need a mattress with an exceptionally long lifespan for your bunk bed. Children often outgrow their mattresses during their pre-teen and teenage years. By the time they hit junior high or high school, they may be too tall for a twin or full size bunk bed mattress. In these cases, buying a cheaper mattress with a shorter lifespan for the bunk bed may be more cost-effective than paying top dollar for a very durable model.

Many siblings also stop sharing bedrooms when they reach these ages. Most bunks can be disassembled into single beds, allowing your child to keep using the same mattress after they no longer sleep in the bunk. If your child does not undergo any major growth spurts, they may be able to use the same mattress for the remainder of their childhood.

Most off-the-shelf bunks feature a ladder that cannot be detached (i.e., is integrated). Know that many bunk beds can be ordered or assembled to whichever side you prefer, but not all, so check before you order. Bunks that have the ladder positioned on the short end leave the entire lower bunk open, which can be especially nice for adults and creates a more minimalist look. Angled ladders are less common than a straight ladder. They are slightly easier to climb, especially since they ideally should have a safety rail.

A good choice for rooms with low ceilings or for younger kids who might be intimidated by a taller bunk. The disadvantage is that getting into the lower bunk can be hard for adults. Gil points out two more advantages: You can kiss your child goodnight while standing on the floor and they are easier to make.

An L-shaped bunk offers a few advantages. They take up less floor space than two single beds, and in three-bunk models, you can fit in three kids without extra-high ceilings. However, you lose some of your space savings when you opt for an L over a traditional twin-over-twin.

While most themed bunk beds are kitschy, one type of pretend-play bunk is open-ended enough to grow with children: house-shaped beds. This one from Pottery Barn Kids is sturdy and could work in many style homes.

The ideal thickness for a bunk bed mattress, specifically for the upper bunk, is about six or seven inches. A low mattress height will maximize the efficacy of the safety rail and increase the available headroom, while still being thick enough to provide comfort and support. Naturally, if your bed has higher guard rails, you can enjoy a thicker mattress.

Sharing a bunk bed can be tricky, especially if the top sleeper is a tosser and turner on a creaky mattress. Again, for the top bunk especially, consider an all-foam mattress to reduce nighttime disturbances.

The elegant Perch twin-sized bunk bed is the perfect centerpiece for any child's room. Its compact footprint leaves plenty of room for play and additional furnishings. The versatile Perch easily separates into a twin-sized loft bed and a standalone lower twin bed, giving many configuration options.

Made to Order: Our beds are Made in the USA and Made to Order, which means that we can easily customize it to meet your space, storage and budget needs. We can design your bed to fit any ceiling height and mattress thickness. Beds are solid wood, very sturdy with 1,000 lbs. of weight capacity. Beds are designed following the Consumer Products Safety Commission Specifications for Safety and Stability. Beds are unassembled, unfinished, hand sanded and ready for finishing or may be left unfinished. Mattress is not included.

Build & Ship Schedule: We custom build each bed when we receive your order. Our current Build Time is 2-3 weeks for Standard Orders and 1 week for Rush Orders. Once shipped, FedEx Delivery transit time is 1-6 days depending on your State. From November through January, orders take a little longer as our beds are very popular Gifts for youth, teen and college students. Please keep the above schedule in mind when placing your order. If you need help on selecting your bed, please see our Gift Guide or give us a call.

FAQ: Do you sell through other furniture stores or websites? No. We don't have any other retail locations and only sell though this website or phone orders to 607-739-2331. Please note that if you see pictures of our beds for sale on another website, it is either a used bed or a copy scam where other websites are copying our pictures, text and instructions from our website and are selling a cheap imitation of our beds. We are not affiliated with any other website or company.About Us American Bed CompanyAmerican Bed CompanyCollegeBedLofts.comWelcome and thank you for visiting our web site. Selling online since 2002 we are just one of a few woodshops still building custom loft and bunk beds in the USA. We Custom Build Ready-To-Assemble, unfinished solid wood Loft Beds, Bunk Beds and Low Platform Beds for Youth, Teen, College Students and Adults. We handcraft each bed to your exact specifications so we can make it fit any ceiling height, mattress thickness and room size. Beds are free-standing, heavy duty, solid wood, unfinished, hand sanded and ready for finishing by the customer, or may be left unfinished. All photos on our website of finished beds were provided by our customers.

All of our beds with the Youth Safety Rails follow the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) Loft Bed Bunk Bed Safety Guidelines. If a tall loft or bunk bed is going to be used by anyone under 13 years of age, the Youth Safety Rails must be selected to follow the CPSC Guidelines. We also specialize in designing custom and unique beds. If you have an idea or something you have seen elsewhere, please contact us with your ideas. 041b061a72


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