There are many rules and regulations associated with operating a homeless shelter, from building code requirements, to the need for on-site security, to maximum capacity for the space. When it comes to the bedding provided for guests, facilities need to make sure the frames and mattresses chosen meet standards for safety and stability.
Most of these rules can be chalked up to common sense, but it never hurts to go the extra mile when choosing bedding designed to accommodate a rotating roster of guests. Safety and cleanliness are of the utmost concern, as is the ability to situate multiple guests in small spaces. This is why industrial-strength, metal bunk beds are an ideal choice for homeless shelter beds, thanks to the efficiency, safety, and comfort they provide.
Save Space and Money with the Right Homeless Shelter Beds
With industrial-strength metal bunk beds, your facility can maximize space, minimize cost, and still provide ample bedding for numerous guests. Whereas a small bedroom could accommodate maybe two or three twin beds, making for very cramped quarters and leaving little floor space for other furnishings, you could accommodate 1-2 bunk beds and double your sleeping capacity while maintaining enough space to move around.
If ceilings are high enough (10 feet or higher) you could even install triple bunk beds to increase the number of people who fit in a single room. Even if you have larger rooms, you definitely want to optimize to use available space wisely, as well as save money over purchasing individual bed frames, headboards, and more. Plus, you can always add heavy-duty underbed storage boxes. Wheels make them easy to glide under beds, breathable wire mesh allows airflow to prevent odors, and each box can be padlocked for security purposes.
Comfortable, Durable, and Safe Bunk Beds
When you opt for industrial-strength bunk beds, you’ll get all the strength and security of metal frame construction, including full adult size platforms with metal mesh panels and six box section cross members to accommodate fully grown guests. Double bunk beds can support up to 500 pounds per bunk, while triple bunks can support up to 400 pounds per platform.
Guard rails ensure that no one will roll out of a bunk in the night. Used by facilities from fire departments to university dorms, these bunks offer the height of durability, comfort, and safety you want for homeless shelter beds.
Resistant to Bed Bugs, Moisture, Mold, and More
In addition to offering durable construction, metal bunk bed frames feature tubes that are welded on all four sides, helping to eliminate the potential for bug beds and other pests to take up residence or for moisture to invade. The addition of waterproof foam mattresses further minimizes the threat of pests, as well as common allergens. Mattress covers are easy to clean with a damp cloth and can also be tossed in the washing machine between guests.
The high turnover seen at homeless shelters and the variety of guests seeking accommodation can make it difficult for facilitators to provide safe, comfortable, and efficient sleeping arrangements. With industrial strength metal bunk beds, homeless shelters can meet all of these goals while maximizing space and minimizing cost.
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