January 24, 2012
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We are often asked, “What’s the difference between the Supreme Steel and Elite Aluminum hardware kits?” While it may appear that the two systems look the same and it is hard to see a visible difference, do not be mistaken there is a difference. Choosing the best system for you depends on what you are using the bed for.
To help choose which system will work best, ask yourself the following question: “Am I going to be using this bed on an everyday basis or just once and while?” Deciding if this is for everyday or occasional use will go a long way in helping you know which system will work best for your needs. Everyday users should choose the Elite Aluminum system. The lighter aluminum frame wears easier on the mechanism as the bed is being lifted up and down each day. For occasional use, such as a spare bedroom, the Supreme Steel is the ideal system. The Supreme Steel is an excellent balance between strength and cost efficiency.
The main difference between the two systems is the material used for the frame and stiffeners. Both systems use the same mechanism and leg system, which is the core ingredient to our Murphy Beds; but the Elite’s frame and stiffener is made from aluminum and Supreme’s frame and stiffeners are made from steel. Because aluminum is lightweight, the frame is manufactured thicker than the steel frame increasing the overall strength. Aesthetically the systems look very similar minus a few minor differences, but overall only the trained eye would really be able to tell the two apart.
A final note to add about the differences is the warrantees. The Elite Aluminum has a Lifetime warranty, while the Supreme Steel has a 25 year warranty.