HOTEL BEDS DESIGN
THE HISTORY OF THE BED:
The oldest known “bed” in the world according to the national geographic was discovered in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa before 77000 years back. The bed was around 12 inches thick and a whopping 22 square feet, it consisted of layers of plant material gathered into mats. Then, the wealthier citizens of ancient Rome slept on raised beds of metal, with woven metal support. Bed then in future period became an opportunity to show off status. Typically the beds made of heavy wood were raised high of the floor, sometimes they were made so high that a step stool was required to reach. These beds were too expensive.
During the 18th century, beds became simpler in style, they were surrounded by heavy curtions . Beds were still usually made of wood, metal bedframes started becoming popular. During the period of 18th century iron bed frames were also been seen. Iron was a great way to deter and eliminate bugs that borrowed into wooden bed frames. In 20th century the invention of the box spring arises which made sleeping surfaces more stable and less lumpy.
How was the bed earlier –
In the early centuries bedding was usually a mixture of cotton flat sheets, fur from deer and bears and other wild animals and heavy woven fabrics.
How the beds are now-
Now a day’s bed linen is a key part of the hotel experience and with significant advances in technology high quality and comfort is expected as a matter of course.
SO WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT HOTEL BED EXPERIENCE?
A perfect night sleep for the customer is probably the most important thing which a hotel can offer. This is the main thing what the guests experience and remembers.
- The bed must breathe during the day and the housekeeping circulates fresh air.
- Hotel beds have to withstand hard use, they have to look good and feel good.
- Mattresses on the bed should be turned and replaced frequently as they do not last forever.
- Contract quality mattress toppers with good filling can add little extra comfort.
- Hotel beds should withstand hard use, they have to look good and feel good.
WHAT CAN A HOTEL BED BE USED FOR-?
A bed is a piece of furniture which is used as a place to sleep, relax or engage in other activities. Most modern beds consist of a soft cushioned mattress on a bed frame, the mattress resting is either on a solid base, wood slats or a sprung base. Beds are available in many sizes, which ranges from infant-sized bassinets, to small bed for adult or a single person, to large queen and king-size bed designed for two people.
Most of the beds are single mattresses on a fixed frame, other types of beds such as the Murphy beds, which folds into a wall, the sofa bed, which folds out of a sofa and the bunk bed which provides two mattresses on two tiers as well as ladder to get to the upper tier.
TYPES OF BEDS:
- ADJUSTABLE BED-
An adjustable bed is a bed that can be adjusted to a number of different positions. Most hospital beds are adjustable, so that a patient can relax well. People do also have beds in their private home. Also some adjustable beds are designed for couples where one partner is lying flat to sleep while the other partner head and shoulders are elevated to read or watch television.
- AIR BED-
An air bed uses an air-inflated mattress, connected to an electric air pump and have variable, firmness controls. It can be rolled up and packed, is used for travelling or for temporary guest use.
A bassinet is a bed specifically for newborns.
- BOX BED-
A box bed is a bed having the form of a large box with wooden roof, sides and ends , opening in front with two shutter or sliding panels.
- BRASS BED-
A brass bed has a brass frame constructed. A brass plated bed is a cheaper bed of iron with a thin covering of brass, and the iron is exposed.
- BUNK BED-
A bunk bed is two or more beds one a top the other. Bunk beds are used for children in private homes. Bunk beds are used for adults in military barracks. Bunk beds are used for children and teens in summer camps.
- LOFT BED-
A loft bed is similar to a bunk bed, except there is no lower bunk.
- CAPTAINS BED-
A captain bed is a platform bed with drawers and storage compartment built in underneath.
- CAMP BED-
A camp bed is a simple, temporary, portable bed which is used by campers and armies. Cots are also used to provide a sleeping surface for homeless people during disasters, floods.
- CANOPY BED-
A canopy bed is similar to a four-poster bed, are dropped with cloth, sometimes completely encloses the bed.
- CURTAINED BED-
A curtained bed is a luxury bed with curtains.
- DAY BED-
A day bed is a couch that is used as a seat by day and as abed by night. It has pop up trundle which is used as bed in the night.
A futon is a traditional style of Japanese bed using a mattress on a wooden frame.
- FOUR POSTER BED-
A four poster bed is a bed with four posts, one in each corner, that support a tester.
A hammock is a suspended piece of fabric, used on ships and in some homes.
- HOSPITAL BED-
Hospital beds are typically adjustable, so that the head or feet can be raised or lowered.
- INFANT BED-
An infant bed is a small bed specifically for babies and infants.
- IRON BED-
An iron bed is constructed of iron and steel. Iron beds were developed in 1850.
Manjaa is a traditional Punjabi bed made of tied ropes bordered by a wooden frame.
- MURPHY BED-
A Murphy bed or a wall bed is a bed that can fold up into a wall or cabinet to save space.
- SOFA BED-
It is a folding bed that is stored inside a sofa.
- ROPE BED-
Rope bed is a pre-modern bed whose wooden frame includes crossing ropes which support the down filled single mattress.
- TODDLER BED-
A toddler bed is a small bed for young children.
- VIBRATING BED-
Vibrating bed is a modern bed which vibrates by use of an off-centre motor.
- WATER BED-
I t is a flexible plastic mattress full of water.
Bed frames are also known as bed steads, are made of wood or metal. The frame is made up of head, foot and side rails. For larger frames the bed frames also includes a center support rail. TYPES OF FRAMES-
- Platform- typically used without a box spring.
- Captain- has drawers lower the frame to make use of the space between the floor and the bed frame.
- Waterbed- a heavy duty frame built specifically to support the weight of the water in the mattress.
Headboards and footboards can be of wood or metal. They can be stained, painted or covered in fabric or leather.
Bed rails are made of wood or metal and are attached to a headboard and footboard.
Bed rails and frames are often attached to the bed post using knock down fittings. A knock down fitting enables the bed to be easily dismantled for removal.
Primary knock-down fittings for bed rails are as follows-
- Pin-and-hook fastener
- Plate-and-hook fastener
TIPS ON CHOOSING THE HOTEL BEDS:
- VISIT A ONLINE HOTEL BED STORE-
Visit a store that allows us to try different styles, shapes and designs to ensure you to find a good bed.
- DON’T JUST LOOK AT IT, LIE ON IT-
All are different and one bed isn’t made for everybody. So always try a bed before buying it.
- CHOOSE A BED TOGETHER-
Choose a good bed when both are sharing the bed and make sure it’s big a nd comfort enough for both of you.
- CHOOSE A GOOD BED FOR YOUR BACK-
- A good bed should respect the size, shape and specific needs of the sleeper. An adjustable bed should be chosen when you have back pain as it will be more comfortable.
- KNOW YOUR BUDGET-
While choosing a bed, make sure the bedding doesn’t just fit your bedroom and taste but also falls within the budget.
- MATERIAL USED-
Beds are made from many different materials-brass, wood, Iron, stainless steel or cane. It ends by what we prefer.
- INVEST IN QUALITY-
Always look for a bed that is worth the price tag.
- MAKE SURE IT LOOKS GOOD AS WELL AS FEELS GOOD-
If you want a stylish bed which really adds a character to a room, headboards are must. Choose from metal or wooden headboards in a variety of great designs.
- GIVE YOURSELF ROOM TO SPREAD OUT-
If you a big reasonable size bedroom and your partner is always taking up all the space in the bed then try to invest in king size beds.
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Keeping the above mentioned tips in the mind, you can make the right selection of bed according to the color, design, type and the space. We keep in mind the need of customer and manufacture the beds at pocket-friendly cost.