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Bed Sizes

FloBeds can make your mattress Just Right. That goes not only for the firmness, which can be one of 13 firmnesses for each half of the bed, but for the size. Get the comfort you need for the space you have. We make any size custom mattress.

Dimensions of Common Bed Sizes

As found at wikipedia (with slight corrections)

Standard sizes

Bed Sizes Mattress Dimensions
Standard US sizes

 

Modern manufacturing conventions have resulted in a limited number of standard sizes of commercial bedding for mattresses and box springs. They vary by country of origin.

Mattress size (width × length)
N. America Australia UK / Ireland Europe / Latin America
Twin / single 39 in × 75 in
99 cm × 191 cm
36 in × 75 in
91 cm × 191 cm
35 in × 79 in
90 cm × 200 cm
Full / double 54 in × 75 in
137 cm × 191 cm
55 in × 79 in
140 cm × 200 cm
(US/Aus) queen
(UK/Ire) king
60 in × 80 in
152 cm × 203 cm
60 in × 78 in
152 cm × 198 cm
63 in × 79 in
160 cm × 200 cm
(US/Aus) king
(UK/Ire) super king
76 in × 80 in
193 cm × 203 cm
(California king
72 in × 84 in
180 cm × 210 cm)
72 in × 80 in
183 cm × 203 cm
72 in × 78 in
183 cm × 198 cm
71 in × 79 in
180 cm × 200 cm

The sizes in the UK and Ireland, other than the double, vary compared to the US sizes, being generally smaller. The US queen corresponds to UK king, and king to super king. The European or continental basic sizes are similar to the UK but have a set length of 200 centimetres. The terms queen, king and super king are not used in continental Europe, and double refers to 140 cm or any higher width. Instead of these US/UK denominations, the bed width is given in centimetres.

These dimensions are for the mattress—the actual bed frame will be a little bigger in order to fully encompass and support the mattress. The thickness of the mattress may vary considerably.

US sizes

Twin extra long 
39 in × 80 in (99 cm × 203 cm)
This size is popular in college dormitories.
Three quarter 
48 in × 75 in (122 cm × 190 cm) often (47-48) in × 72 in. sizing varies.
This size is considered obsolete by the major manufacturers.
Super single 
48 in × 84 in (122 cm × 213 cm)
Full extra long 
54 in × 80 in
Olympic queen 
66 in × 80 in (168 cm × 203 cm) a novelty size by Simmons
California queen 
60 in × 84 in (152 cm × 213 cm)
Eastern king 
76 in × 80 in (193 cm × 203 cm)
An alternative name for a US king
California king 
72 in × 84 in (183 cm × 213 cm)
A common size on the west coast of the US, also called a western king, West Coast king, Cal king, or WC king.
If you have any information on the origin of the California King (Cal King) Mattress size, please contact:
davet@flobeds.com

Other UK sizes

Most UK bed sizes are available in various lengths between 75 and 87 inches (190–220 cm) in 3-inch (7.6 cm) increments

Small single 
30 in (76 cm) wide
Standard single 
36 in (91 cm) wide
Prince aka small double or three quarter 
48 in (120 cm) wide
Queen aka standard double 
54 in (140 cm) wide
King 
60 in (150 cm) wide
Super king 
72 in (180 cm) wide
Eastern king 
78 in (200 cm) wide
Emperor 
84 in (210 cm) wide
Caesar 
96 in (240 cm) wide

Other European sizes

Modern continental Europe practice is to refer to a bed by explicit width or size ("80 cm bed" or "80 × 200 cm bed"). Other sizes found include:

Extra small single 
75 cm × 200 cm (30 in × 79 in)
Small single 
80 cm × 200 cm (31 in × 79 in)
Large single 
100 cm × 200 cm (39 in × 79 in)

In France, Spain and Mexico, the length of older beds is sometimes 190 centimetres instead of 200.

In Italy, beds are classified by width:

Una piazza or Singolo 
80–90 cm (31–35 in) wide
Una piazza e mezza
120 cm (47 in) wide
Piazza francese
140 cm (55 in) wide
Due piazze or Matrimoniale
160–180 cm (63–71 in) wide
Tre piazze or Osimano
200–400 cm (79–157 in) wide

Most mattress sizes in the Netherlands are also available in extra long, meaning 220 cm instead of 200 cm.

In the Scandinavian countries, standards vary from one country to another. In Norway, these sizes are used:

Small single
75 cm × 200 cm (30 in × 79 in)
Single
90 cm × 200 cm (35 in × 79 in)
Large single
120 cm × 200 cm (47 in × 79 in)
King
150 cm × 200 cm (60 in × 79 in — equal to two small single mattresses)
Queen
180 cm × 200 cm (71 in × 79 in — equal to two single mattresses)

Beds/mattresses are often available also in extra long (220 cm or 87 in length). Some older beds are only 190 cm (75 in) long, while antique beds often are even shorter (since they in older times often slept in a reclined position rather than the close to supine position which is common today, and also, on average, people are taller now than they used to be).

Other Australian sizes

Single extra long 
92 cm × 203 cm (36 in × 80 in)
King single 
106 cm × 203 cm (41 in × 80 in)

Other New Zealand sizes

The following bed sizes are available in New Zealand:

Long single 
90 cm × 203 cm (35 in × 80 in)
King single 
105 cm × 203 cm (41 in × 80 in)
Long double 
135 cm × 203 cm (53 in × 80 in)
Queen 
152 cm × 203 cm (60 in × 80 in)
King 
165 cm × 203 cm (65 in × 80 in)
Super king 
180 cm × 203 cm (71 in × 80 in)
Californian king 
200 cm × 203 cm (79 in × 80 in)

 

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