What defines bariatric?
If you are a person of size we don’t have to tell you how today’s furniture holds up and performs – or rather under performs – during daily usage. People as light as 250 pounds using steel bed frames are no exception. Mainstream public of average weight rules the market place and manufacturers build these underperforming frames for the masses. You are about to learn about one of the strongest mattress support systems available, a bariatric bed frame.
Bariatric is often a word used to describe everything from surgery to reduce a person’s size and weight to the products and services to support and care for people who are larger in size. There are many terms used to describe obesity itself, bariatric and obese are two of the common terms used in the medical profession. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the technical measurement of obesity. For example, early obesity is 30 while 34 is considered severe obesity, class 1 or severe obesity which is 35 to 39; and class 2 I s 40 – 45 anything above that is considered class 3.
What is a bariatric bed frame?
A bariatric bed frame is a frame that can support more overall weight than the typical metal bed frame found in ordinary mattress and furniture stores. STL Beds is in a unique position having sold waterbeds for over 26 years. We must be able to supply our customers with a steel support system that is able to hold the extreme weights applied from softside waterbeds. Heavy duty bed frames such as these must support soft side water beds that often weigh in excess of 1100 lbs. before adding the rest of the bed and the combined weight of an adult couple.
What are the different types of bariatric bed frames?
- Bed frames that stand alone or can be attached to a headboard
- Other strong frame systems are those that can attach to both a headboard and footboard
- Center support systems that can strengthen and shore up an existing bed
What is the cost of a bariatric bed frame or bariatric center support?
Sizes are available in twin, full, queen, king, and California King and pricing depending on size can start as low as 97.00 with free shipping and about the same for center supports.