With all the bunks currently on the market that claim the title of quality bunk beds, a close look is needed if those bunk beds are required in a commercial environment. A commercial quality bunk bed is so very different from a domestic quality bunk bed; this can be determined in the design as well as the raw materials used to produce a product that can be truly called a hostel bunk bed or indeed a commercial quality bunk bed.
So what makes a commercial quality bunk bed so different from a domestic quality bunk bed? Most metal bunk beds manufactured are aimed at the domestic household, very few bunk beds on the market can be considered as a hostel bunk bed. The thickness of steel in a metal domestic bunk bed is thinner than that of a commercial hostel bunk bed, usually the metal thickness in a domestic bunk bed is a mere .8 of a millimetre wheas a commercial quality bunk bed is a massive 1.2 to 1.5mm thickness, this can be shown in the sheer weight of the commercial quality bunk bed which is typically twice the weight of a domestic quality bunk bed. Why is thicker metal important? when the metal is thicker, the heat from the welding allows the two metals to fuse together better, the heat produced from a welding machine allows the weld to fuse without melting away the actual steel, this produces a stronger more durable joint on the quality bunk bed. The first breakage on any metal bunk bed is the welds, using thicker steel avoids this, only a true contract metal bunk bed should be used as a hostel bunk bed which makes perfect economic sense.
whenever you choose a hostel bunk bed, always look for square tube rather than round as basic engineering physics shows that square tubing with flat sides has far superior strength than a quality bunk bed made with round tubing. another point to look out for is the cross members on each sleeping platform of the hostel bunk bed, always ensure you choose a quality bunk bed that has at least 4 intermediate cross bearers which will support the weight of the occupier without sagging or bending in the middle. Again square tubing with a metal mesh is the strongest way for a hostel bunk bed.
in many hostels using quality bunk beds you will find that the safety rails which surround the metal bunk bed are bent downwards, this is normally caused by the metal thickness and a design which is for domestic quality bunk beds only. With different users on a regular basis, a hostel or holiday camp should really use the correct quality bunk bed.