Floor standing headboards provide a strong and sturdy base to a bed frame. A popular choice for hotels and B&Bs, as well as hostels and student accommodation, floor standing headboards not only deliver as bold statement pieces but can give extra support to hospital and care home beds and mattresses.
Being a heavy-duty headboard, floor-standing models offers the utmost support, making them ideal for heavier individuals or restless sleepers who may suffer from disabilities and health conditions such as autism and dementia. If you've been asking, 'what is a floor standing headboard?', find out all you need to know here and discover Reinforced Beds' range of floor standing headboards to find the right style for you.
What is a floor standing headboard?
As the name suggests, a floor standing headboard is a separate headboard unit that stands directly on the floor behind the bed frame. They are independent of the bed but can also be attached to the divan base like strutted headboards, using the same fixtures.
What are the benefits of a floor standing headboard?
When they are fixed directly to the divan base, floor standing headboards are considered to offer superior stability and keep the bed as structurally sound as possible for a relaxing sleep.
Due to being more weighted than strutted headboard models, floor standing headboards are suitable for heavy-duty beds and mattresses. As such, they're designed to be particularly useful in hospitals, care homes or for sleepers with health conditions and/or disabilities in need of a more durable frame.
Floor standing headboards are also an eye-catching choice for decor and can provide an aesthetic fixing point in the bedroom. They can be made in a variety of styles and materials to specifically suit your tastes.
To ensure you get a correctly-sized floor standing headboard for your bed frame, we advise that you order your frame and headboard at the same time, to guarantee complete coordination in size, fabric and design. You can view our full range of beds and mattresses on our website, and compare the dimensions available.
You can also choose from a variety of styles for floor standing headboards from our full range, often in the same materials and finishes as strutted headboards. Whether you're looking for the perfect headboard to tie together your bedroom, or need to order contract headboards for your commercial property, we can help you.
Product: Chelsea Floor Standing Headboard
How do you attach a floor standing headboard?
Floor standing headboards are strong and sturdy in design, so they can stand freely without needing to be mounted to a wall or directly to a bed frame. However, you can attach a floor standing headboard to a divan base for extra security should you choose. Floor standing headboards usually have slots for attaching, but may come without the required attachment hardware, which will need to be purchased separately.
Floor standing headboards are always sold separately from the frame, so ensure your headboard fits the proportions of your bed if you would like to attach it.
To attach a floor standing headboard to a divan base, first find the fixing points in the bed frame. If you can't locate them, you may be able to feel for them through the fabric. New beds normally have stickers that indicate the location of the fixing points. Once found, screw correctly-sized bolts through the slots at the bottom of the headboard and into the bed. Tighten the bolts, and your floor standing headboard is now securely attached and stable.
What is the best height for a floor standing headboard?
Compared to a strutted headboard, floor standing headboards will be longer in height, due to their structural need to extend to the floor. The dimensions of a floor standing headboard are usually double to their strutted counterparts. Our range of floor standing models varies in width to suit your frame size, often standing at an average between 120 - 140cm in height.
Which bed frames suit a floor standing headboard?
Floor standing headboards possess a larger than life presence and often work to balance out the bigger frame of a king-size bed. However, you can purchase floor standing headboards for all size bed frames, even down to a small single. We offer floor standing headboards in small single, single, small double, double, king and super king sizes.
Which materials are most suitable for a floor standing headboard?
The sky's the limit when it comes to design for a floor standing headboard. We offer traditional upholstered headboards, suitable for commercial use in hotels, hostels and student accommodation. Our Howarth model is a contract headboard in a modest, padded design, with a wide choice in fabric colour to match your interior design.
To add some elegance to care home beds and mattresses, the Fresia model boasts a curved top, a pleasant selection in colours and patterns, and is source 5 medium hazard certified, to ensure safety for your residents.
If you're looking for a free-standing headboard that's a little more outside the box, we offer stylish, modern designs guaranteed to add a pop of colour to your bedroom. The minimalist chic of our Lilac headboard can be modified with a sleek faux leather or soft velvet finish for a contemporary twist.
Purchasing a new free-standing headboard and bed frame requires careful consideration. At Reinforced Beds, we offer personalised customer service to ensure you make the right investment for your home or business. We offer free delivery, a heavy-duty guarantee with all our products, and trade prices for commercial customers.
As a family-run online retailer, we have a genuine passion and desire to provide the very best in beds for you, with a focus on helping those with extra needs and requirements. Contact us today to see how we can help you, or browse our website for our full selection of headboards, beds and mattresses.