When considering the best bunk bed mattress, you may be looking for something your children can sleep in or a contract bed for commercial use. Adult-sized bunk beds are typically used in settings like:
- Care homes
- Hotels/bed and breakfast
- Boarding schools
When considering the mattresses to buy, you need to think about who is going to be using the bed and what experience they need. What type of filling works for a bunk bed mattress? Do you need to have removable, washable covers? Is it necessary to avoid the chemicals that might be used in foam production, opting instead for natural fillings like cotton or wool?
You also need to think about the cost. Generally speaking, you get what you pay for, so you want to get the best quality you can afford while taking into account the needs of the bed's users. Safety is also a consideration with bunk beds as the top of the mattress should be at least 16cm below the top of the side rails to ensure no one rolls out of the bed. And, of course, BS 7177 flammability standards should be met.
To discover the best bunk bed mattress for your needs, read on.
Best all-round: Bunk Bed Pocket Mattress
This bunk bed mattress is available as a single or small single, perfect for adult or children's bunk beds. The design incorporates 1000 individual pocket springs for outstanding support and durability. This is important for children, hotel guests, care home residents and more because good posture during sleep promotes good health.
The mattress has a special BugShield® treatment that offers excellent bug protection and is guaranteed to be safe for your skin. It is traditionally tufted and works for a range of private and commercial environments. It meets the relevant fire safety regulations and is a heavy-duty product so be sure that the bed it goes on can accommodate the weight plus the weight of the user.
As with many pocket sprung mattresses, users may feel more pressure on the hardest areas of the body than they would with a foam mattress. This can be problematic for people with back or joint issues. But we still feel it is the best all-round mattress because of the support and comfort it does offer, along with its superb quality and exceptional durability.
Product: Bunk Bed Pocket Mattress
Best for comfort: Bunk Bed Memory Mattress
This memory foam mattress is also available as a single or small single, emphasising its design for bunk beds. It has a solid foam core topped with 2cm of high-density memory foam, ensuring the support and durability it offers are very good. The memory foam used is extremely supportive and adjusts to the contours of the body for maximum comfort. It contains sanitised fabric which resists dust mites and is naturally hypoallergenic.
You can remove the cover so that it can be cleaned easily - this is very helpful for young children or in settings like care homes. The overall depth is 15cm, so it is ideal for most bunk beds, and the tension is quite firm to ensure maximum support as well as durability.
The main disadvantage of memory foam is that it isn't the most breathable, so you may feel hot at night in warmer weather. It is also quite heavy and its durability doesn't really measure up to the pocket-sprung alternative. A very comfortable and high-quality mattress for the right users.
Best for contract use: Bunk Bed Contract Mattress
If you are seeking the best bunk bed mattress for contract purposes, this is the way to go. It comes in the necessary sizes for child and adult bunk beds and incorporates a 13.5-gauge coiled spring system for superb support and durability. The integrated shallow spring system keeps the height down at 5.5", so it is ideal for use on most bunk beds.
The mattress is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a range of commercial environments with medium tension to accommodate the maximum number of preferences. It is fully tested to BS 7177 fire regulations and is traditionally tufted.
Essentially, it offers the ideal combination of practicality, comfort and durability. This is exactly what you need from a contract mattress, so it is the best choice when you need something for bunk beds in commercial environments.
The benefits of the choosing the best bunk bed mattresses
Bunk beds are a very efficient use of space, essentially doubling the number of people that can sleep in a room. In doing so, they also provide the users with some private space even in a shared environment. When used for children, they can teach life lessons about sharing and being considerate of the needs of others, but they are not just for kids.
It is for you to judge whether a bunk bed is the right option for your needs. You can explore our full range of bunk beds and mattresses here to see what's available. Our products are heavy-duty and durable, but we make no sacrifices on the aesthetics so our bunk beds will look fantastic in any setting.
Our products are bespoke and made-to-measure, so you can be sure you will get exactly what you need when you settle on the style you want. Whether you prioritise comfort, durability or all-around performance, we have bunk bed mattresses to meet your needs.
Product: Heavy Duty Bunk Bed
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Buying mattresses for bunk beds in any environment is a big decision and one that should not be taken lightly. We hope this guide offers some insight into what you need to think about and the options available.