Selecting Bunk Bed MattressesBy Kara Harris · July 27, 2015
Countryside's Guide to Selecting Bunk Bed Mattresses
Now that you've ordered your bunk bed, loft bed or storage bed, your only remaining concern is the mattress you select. This is particularly important for the top bunk -- it is recommended that the top of the safety rail be at least 4-5 inches above the top of the mattress.
Bunkie boards can be placed on the wooden slats of the bunk bed for additional mattress support but are not required. Box spring mattresses are not to be used with bunk beds due to height restrictions. If you decide to use a bunkie board, the total combined height of board and mattress should be no more than 13 inches.
A space-saving solution for a shared bedroom, most bunk beds vertically stack two twin-sized beds. At Countryside, you'll find a variety of bunk beds that can be customized in your selected wood and stain.