Beds are probably the most used pieces of furniture in any bedroom or even any home! A good bed could be the difference between a great night of peaceful sleep or a disturbed night of restlessness. For this reason, it is important that all bedrooms, whether they are stylish hotel suites or neat hospital rooms, have excellent quality beds. Regular bed frames are great for your bedroom at home but, they might not be the best option for beds that are being used by hundreds of different people every single year. Guests expect their beds to feel supportive and strong and this can be difficult to maintain with regular bed frames, that are not designed to be used commercially. If you do own a guest house, hotel or other commercial property, it may be a good idea to look into making your regular metal bed frames stronger, so that they can provide a high level of support to every guest for years to come. This article will you exactly how to make a metal bed frame more sturdy.
How to make a metal bed frame more sturdy
If you have a few metal bed frames to hand, it is possible to reinforce them yourself so that they will last longer and provide guests with a lot more support. Ideally, it would be best to buy strong iron beds that are specially designed for commercial use, however, reinforcing a metal bed frame yourself will still provide you with an excellent result. Let's take a look at how to make a metal bed frame more sturdy.
Tighten every screw, bolt and pin
This first tip may sound a little obvious, but you would be surprised at how many people completely dismiss this when reinforcing their bed frames. For a strong bed, you need to make sure that all screws, bolts and pins are as tight as they can be. The tighter they are, the less chance there will be of them coming loose with wear and failing to hold the frame together.
To effectively tighten your bed frame, take off any soft furnishings, turn the frame upside down and go over every joint to check for screws, bolts or pins. Take a suitable screwdriver and make sure that each fastening is secured as tightly as it can be. If your bed frame is old, it may be a good idea to invest in some new screws or bolts. With time, screws can become weak and less effective for keeping your bed frame strong.
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A great way to turn a regular bed frame into a super-strong one is to add extra slats in between the metal of the frame. Adding slats will add extra support and take pressure off of the existing frame when weight is applied to the bed. You can buy slats from most hardware stores or online. Before buying any slats, always make sure to measure the width of your bed frame so that you choose the right size.
The best place to add slats is across the platform that holds the mattress. You may already have a few slats screwed onto this area, but you can simply add more into any gaps or replace old, worn slats with newer ones. Metal slats are often a lot more sturdy than wooden ones; if your current frame has wooden slats, it may be a good idea to swap these for metal.
To add slats onto your metal bed frame, you will need to use a drill to add extra holes into your frame so that the new slats can be secured with screws. Make sure that the new slats are the correct size and that they do not stick out compared to the existing slats (as this could make the bed uncomfortable to sleep on). Then, simply place each slat in position and screw them tightly into place.
Replace the support beam
If you look underneath your metal bed frame, you will notice a support beam that is usually placed in the centre of the bed. These support beams are used to stop the centre of the bed from sinking and to provide extra support for the slats. If the support beam becomes weak with wear, it may not provide an adequate level of support and the bed could quickly become unsteady.
The best solution is to replace old support beams with newer ones; you can buy these from most furniture stores or hardware shops. You will also need to buy new legs for the support beam, as these also contribute to the strength of the central support.
Start by detaching your existing support beam and take measurements. This will help you to know exactly what size to buy. If your support beam is made from a weak material, such as low-quality wood, you should consider investing in better quality material for your next beam. Once you have your new support beam, simply line it up with the existing screw holes and fix it into place.
Buying a new bed frame
While reinforcing your existing bed frame is a great way to save money, sometimes it is better to invest your money in a completely new bed frame altogether. If you have noticed that your hotel is going through more beds than necessary, this may be a sign that you need to purchase heavy-duty beds that are specifically designed to withstand commercial use.
Heavy-duty beds are typically made with stronger materials than regular bed frames and will have reinforcements in place to stay strong through years of wear and use. Commercial beds should be able to offer a great level of support to every single guest, even after years of use. This will ensure that guests have the best experience and leave feeling well-rested.
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