A fantastic space-saving bed option for children’s bedrooms, our range of bunk beds with mattresses feature everything from toddler beds to luxury three-tier bunk beds. When it comes to choosing a mattress for a bunk bed, our expert guide will point you in the right direction.
With everything from pocket sprung mattress to memory foam bunk bed mattresses for sale, your little ones will rest peacefully on a comfortable sleeper, whichever bunk they favour. Suitable for little girl and boys’ beds, you can choose the best bunk bed mattress size for the needs of the user, ranging from small single to a queen size bunk bed mattress. With offerings from the very best brands, such as Bedmaster and Silentnight, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the pinnacle of mattress quality when you shop with us.
Do Bunk Beds Need A Special Mattress?
Making the most out of the vertical space in a bedroom, the best children’s bunk beds have a special place in the hearts of many youngsters. Contrary to popular belief, there’s not necessarily any need for a specialist bunk bed mattress.
Depending on the children’s bed in question, correctly sized conventional mattresses will do the trick. However, to make the most out of a bunk bed foam mattress, there are factors to consider which illuminate the differences between bunk bed mattresses and traditional mattresses.
What Is The Difference Between A Bunk Bed Mattress And A Regular Mattress?
There are different considerations to make when applying an everyday mattress for a bunk bed. Namely, mattress thickness. Bunk beds for children feature safety rails on the top bunk, preventing the child from rolling out of bed in their sleep, causing injury. It’s imperative that you match the mattress to your bunk bed size and take care to ensure that its thickness and height doesn’t exceed that of the safety rail.
Finding the most comfortable bunk bed mattress for a toddler or kid is a balancing act, as the padding offered by thicker bed bases can create a soft sleeping environment. Always put safety first when choosing cheap bunk bed mattresses and select a suitable thickness.
You can be more flexible with a bottom bunk mattress if safety recommendations are adhered to. Our affordable bunk bed mattress range is packed with the safest bunk beds for children. Choose from our high quality range and improve the quality of your little one’s sleep.
How Deep Should A Bunk Bed Mattress Be?
While weight limits and ages should also be considered, as a middle ground and general rule of thumb, 6-inch-thick bunk bed mattresses are the standard. This may differ on a bed for a toddler or teenager, as their needs will be slightly different due to weight and height.
Top bunk mattresses should never exceed 7 inches unless the bunk bed safety rails are much taller than usual. This doesn’t mean there’s any need to limit your kids to a thin bunk bed mattress, however, as our comprehensive range features a full roster of thicknesses to suit all age groups.
How Much Is A Bunk Bed Mattress?
There’s no need for an elevated price when it comes to buying a mattress for a bunk bed. Our budget bunk bed mattresses range between £100 and £220 and have the requisite quality to last for years of regular use.
With the savings you make when shopping with us, why not add a comfortable and luxurious pillow, duvet or mattress protector to your kids bunk bed mattress to create the most relaxing sleeping environment for their big dreams to flourish.
Can Adults Sleep In Bunk Beds?
Why let the children have all the fun? Bunk beds for adults have increased in prominence, particularly in areas which are low on space. Double-decker beds don’t eat away at your floor space, making the ideal sleeping solution where space is at a premium.
Similarly, our range of small double size bunk bed mattress and single bunk bed mattresses can be used by adults. If you’re looking for a bunk bed mattress for hostels, dorms and other shared accommodation, our double-decker bed mattress bring premium levels of comfort with a low-end price tag.
Safety Guidelines For Bunk Beds
- Children under six years of age are not allowed to sleep in bunk beds
- The top safety barrier and the structure which connects to it cannot be greater than 75mm
- Children should not climb up bunk beds or use them as a climbing frame
- Only one child should use the top bunk at a time
- It is best to place bunk beds on a cushioned or carpeted floor in case of falls
What are the British Standards of Safety for bunk beds?
Bunk beds sold in the UK must meet British Safety Standards. These regulations include:
- Bunk beds must be solid in construction
- Bunk beds cannot have sharp corners or edges
- The mattress must securely fit the bed frame
- Slats underneath the mattress cannot be closer than 7.5 cm apart
- The upper bunk must have guard rails protecting both sides. There also needs to be a 300mm gap for access
- Bunk beds must meet strict regulations about gaps in the construction, to stop children falling between rail and mattress, or getting stuck
- The ladder to the top bunk must be firmly fixed to the bed
- Ladder rungs should be a minimum of 3cm wide and 20cm apart
Shop Our Cheap Bunk Bed Mattress Sale
Whether you’re upgrading your bunk bed with mattress included or looking for a brand-new mattress for a double-decker bed, our cheap mattresses have everything you need for a comfortable sleep. Suitable for children and adults alike, buying a bunk bed mattress with MattressNextDay guarantees unbeatable quality.
Each of our hand-crafted mattresses come with a 12 month guarantee as a minimum, with an additional 5-year warranty on certain models. Buy a mattress now and get sleeping on it tomorrow with our nationwide next day mattress delivery service.