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Seating & Bed Systems

30 inch Deep Models
Strata 304e
Prince Edward County 30e
TO Sleeper 301e
33 Inch Deep Models
Strata 4e
Strata 5e Custom
Tuxedo 4e
NOVA 3es
Cameo 6e
36 Inch Models
Southampton 6e
Harvard 6e
Markham 6e
39 Inch Deep Models
Burlington 8e
JAVA 10e

Comparing European And North American Sleeper Systems

  • At Kates & Co we offer both the European and Traditional North American Systems
  • The Euro-Lat Bed Mechanism is a system of independent isolated arched wooden slats suspended within a foldable tubular metal frame.
    The slats are insulated from the metal frame to ensure silent operation and prevent squeaking.
    These slats act as independent “leaf springs” similar in concept to the rear suspension of an automobile which provided passengers with a smoother ride.
    The independent nature of these slats further allows for an equalized distribution of pressure against the body providing far Superior Whole Body Support  which may even prove to be health promoting
  • The typical North American Mechanism employs a mattress support system comprised of a hammock-like structure reinforced by transverse support wires and further bolstered by one or more tubular metal bars all suspended within a foldable frame.
    Sofa manufacturers can order these mechanisms to their own specification and costs will vary with how a mechanism is configured.
    A sofa bed production run can save considerably by omitting certain options available from the mechanism manufacturer. “SOME ARE EVEN NON-OBLIGATORY AND UNREGULATED SAFETY OPTIONS).
    There is no guarantee that two North American sofa bed mechanisms were created as equals

    This is one of the many reasons why you will find a such a wide range of pricing in sofa beds.
  • At Kates & Co you can be assured that if you opt for the North American system you will be benefitting from our expertise and getting the right product
  • Our European system sleepers are unique because they can be completely disassembled for ease of access (even through the narrowest of doorways)
    You can be absolutely assured they will be delivered into the room they were intended for.
  • Traditional North American-built sofa beds found elsewhere usually cannot be disassembled and therefore may not fit through tight doorways.
    At Kates & Co we’ve used our expertise in European design technology to re-engineer the North American sofa bed.
    Now if you opt for the North American system most of our models can be disassembled
  • We offer the European System for those seeking an upscale and significant alternative to the traditional North American sofa bed.
  • Many Traditional North American sofa beds develop a “pain-inflicting” sag over time and this is almost impossible to rectify
  • The combination of a standard spring mattress supported by the hammock-like deck often results in uneven lumpiness and poking of the guest with springs or metal bars
  • Although offering the traditional North American Sleeper, ours is a newer and improved design which employs a series of high quality foam mattress options to improve on support
  • Although our North American Sleepers are superior to most you will find elsewhere, we believe the Euro System is indeed a better overall choice.
  • The Euro-Lat Bed Mechanism is a system of independent isolated arced wooden slats suspended within a foldable tubular metal frame.
    The slats are insulated from the metal frame to ensure silent operation and prevent squeaking.
    These slats act as independent “leaf springs” similar in concept to the rear suspension of an automobile which provided passengers with a smoother ride.
    The independent nature of these slats further allows for an equalized distribution of pressure against the body providing far Superior Whole Body Support  which may even prove to be health promoting
  • Design of the positive assisted-motion Euro-Lat System causes the mechanism to help you in extending and retracting the bed.
  • This makes E-Series much easier for people with reduced strength to operate the mechanism without anyone’s assistance.
  • The North American system over time often becomes more laborious to open and close while the European System tends to become easier to operate.
  • Seniors especially find the European wood-slat platform bed mechanisms far easier to operate than the traditional North American pull out.
  • “E-Series” models feature a unique modular construction allowing them to be disassembled for ease of transport or access.
    • The E series is truly modular offering a very wide range of seating elements for both residential and contract applications
    • N series has a more limited range of design options and we therefore are more limited in configurations

European Sleeper Sizes
   Chair Bed Euro-Single
   Love SeatSingle Bed (by special order)
   CONDO Size Double Bed
   Queen Bed

North American Sleeper Sizes
   Chair Bed

   1-1/2 Chair Bed
   Love Seat Single Bed
   Condo Size Double Bed
   Queen Bed
  Day Bed Single Standard or XL

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