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6ft Super King Zip and Link Beds

The Clever and Practical Coll Zip & Link Bed with removable cover, covered in House Weave Light Grey

We can help with 6ft super king beds that zip and link together with some very smart headboard options to boot!

Here are a few things that will be of interest to you as you shop for zip and link beds, headboards and mattresses.

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Zip and Link Solutions
Show Stopping Headboards for Suites
All About Maintenance
Supplying Your Own Material
Adding a Super King Zip and Link Mattresses
Custom, Bespoke or Made to Measure Designs
Suitable Fabrics

 

How does a 6ft Super King Zip and Link Bed work?

Nowadays, with a very good quality base, the only thing required is to zip the mattress together and everything should stay in place.

Glides fitted to the base of the two bed halves mean that they can be moved when needed but do not ‘roll away’ like traditional castors can.

Super King Zip And Link Beds

Flexible sleeping arrangements can boost occupancy and provide your customers with options.  Turn a Super King room into a twin and back again conveniently by shopping our range of Super king Jersey Divans.  The 6ft zip and link Jersey Divan Bed Base is designed to work with two single 3ft headboards.  Each headboard is fixed to its own half of the divan so that it moves with the base.

Square or straight edge headboards work best for this arrangement as can be seen here with the use of Two Single Jura Headboards, together, and apart:

Using two single Jura Headboards on a zip and link bed

Using two Jura Headboards as one zip and link bed.

Similarly, if you wish to create more of an impact you can opt for an oversized, floor standing headboard that allows for two halves of the Super King Jersey Divan to split.  However, this time, the headboard stays put creating a small gap between the beds, each with their own half of the headboard.

Floor standing Emperor Jura Headboard with zip and link two piece Super king Jersey Divan and Mattress Set

Floor standing Emperor Jura Headboard with zip and link two piece Super king Jersey Divan and Mattress Set split to give two 3ft single beds.

 

Headboards for super king zip and link beds

Here are our tried and tested recommendations for which of our single 3ft headboards will work for a 6ft super king zip and link bed:

Jura – As pictured, a modern blend of a contemporary panelled and shallow buttoned centre with bordered edge

Mull – A striking shallow buttoned, boxed and piped headboard with crisp edges.

Easdale – A stunning deep buttoned centre with border surround.

Harris – Simple, with optional removable cover and smart piped edges.

Arran – Simple and chic with crisp edges, available in three heights.

For a BED designed to do this, with the added advantage of removable cover and optional storage drawers, our Coll Bed is a best seller:

A brilliant super king zip & link bed combination. Removable headboard covers & easy linking or separation options make the Coll perfect for guest rooms.

The Coll bed features 2 single 3ft headboards and 2 single 3ft divan bases that zip together to make a 6ft super king. The platform divan base is offered with either no drawers, 4 standard drawers or 4 continental drawers.

Opt for the continental drawers if you would like access with a bedside table. The continental drawers provide a clearance of 58cm from the headend.

Also offered with either chrome or black glides, and square or rounded adjoining corners. Opt for rounded corners if you will be sometimes using the bases as twin beds.

The headboards are available Self Piped or Contrast Piped in House Cotton Natural.

The Coll bed can be upholstered in over 150 fabrics or your own in sizes King, Super King and Emperor when pushed together. Here are some recent examples of customer choices for their Coll Beds:

 

Easy Maintenance


There are a number of ways to extend your headboards and beds usable life span from the obvious wear and tear that hotel life inflicts.

Your beds must be tough and safe but also attractive and inviting.

Ease of cleaning for housekeeping must be a consideration, as is the ability to send the headboards or their covers for cleaning, or repair/maintenance.

Removable Cover Headboards

We have two removable cover options on headboards;  The Harris and the Caldey.  The Coll Bed also has a removable cover system for a complete bed solution.

Easy Care Fabrics

For fabrics with built in easy care technology, we run a number of contract fabrics for you to select from.  Simply tell us your colour palette and type of material (leather, wool, velvet etc) and we will send you some free samples that fit the bill.  Some ranges that we carry are pre-treated with Fibreguard or Aquaclean technology.

Please contact us on admin@theheadboardworkshop.co.uk and let us know what we can send you to look at.

Fabric Protector

For just £25 per headboard, we can apply a water based solution to your finished headboard in our workshop that will stop oil or water based spills from penetrating the fabric fibres, lessening the immediate effect of any mishaps!

Show Stopping Headboards for memorable Suites.

If you’re looking to create a memorable first impression of your spare rooms or holiday let, then a headboard is an almost instant way to add wow factor. We have many designs of headboard that show off a beautiful fabric.

One such headboard is the Eigg. The Eigg headboard is a dramatic, high headboard that benefits from a larger patterned fabric to provide a visual feast for the eyes.

Here are some examples of the Eigg Headboard:

 

Similarly, The Samson Headboard is a firm favourite for being playful with material designs:


Supplying Your Own Material

You’ll notice that some of the above headboard and bed images feature fabric that we don’t run on our website!  We do accept Customers Own Material (COM) for upholstery.

However, there are some important factors to consider when wishing to send us your own material.

The most crucial of which is making it comply with commercial fire regulations.  As a fixed upholstery item, a headboard or bed must adhere to strict legislation.  Any material you send us must comply to Crib 5.  This can be achieved in number of ways:

  1. Send us pre-treated material.  This is by far the easiest and our suppliers have a vast range of fabrics that are crib 5 compliant in a huge array of colours and designs.  For samples, please contact us and chat through your style wish list and we can find something for you that will fit the bill.
  2. Using an FR Interliner.  Where material is made of 75% or more natural fibres (cotton, linen etc), an interliner can be used under the main fabric in order to ensure compliance.
  3.  Sending Material for Third Party Treatment.  Where your material is under 75% natural fibre (ie, 100% polyester), it can be set away to be treated.  This process involves back coating the material in an FR substance and can add to the lead time of your items by 10 to 14 days.
  4. Send us an inherently Fire Retardant Fabric.  There are some materials that do not need treating, for example, pure 100% wool.  Wool can be extremely expensive and luxurious but does have the added advantage of not requiring treatment due to its natural fire retardant properties.

Custom, Bespoke and Made to Measure Designs

As we manufacture everything ourselves, onsite, in our workshop, we are able to provide a complete design solution for your hotel rooms.  This can be implementing a simple change on the height or width of an existing design of headboard or bed, or, tailor making a new design from your drawings.

Cut outs for sockets, reading lights, switches and USB charging points can be expertly incorporated into your headboard.

Fully upholstered walls can be made and provided with spare panels to switch out in the event of damage or staining.  If you can imagine it, we can build it for you.

Adding a 6 ft Zip and Link Mattress

At The Headboard Workshop, we can provide you with a one stop solution, providing high quality mattresses (both one piece and zip and linked) to arrive alongside your new beds.

We recommend the Super King Sark Mattress with Zip.  

It has traditional hand stitched handles that may increase ease of moving the beds apart by giving them a tug.

IMPORTANT ADVICE: Some people opt to buy 2 single divan bed bases and a super king mattress.  Single divan bed bases usually measure 180 cm long and a super king; 200cm.  therefore, they are NOT compatible.  We will make sure that the bed bases and the mattresses are suitable for one another when you place your order.