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The Ultimate UK Bed and Mattress Size Guide

The Ultimate UK Bed and Mattress Size Guide

When investing in a new mattress, it’s important to make sure that the length and width matches the designated bed frame. Otherwise, you could be left with a mattress that doesn’t fit. It’s also important to make sure that the mattress and bed size is appropriate for the number of people that will be using it, as well as also fitting comfortably within the room. To make choosing a bed and mattress a little easier, we have created the ultimate size guide.

Bed/MattressSuper kingKingDoubleSmall double (Queen)SingleEuro singleSmall singleToddler
Dimensions (Imperial)6foot 0inch x 6foot 6inch5foot 0inch x 6foot 6inch4foot 6inch x 6foot 3inch4foot 0inch x 6foot 3inch3foot 0inch x 6foot 3inch3foot 0inch x 6foot 6inch2foot 6inch x 6foot 3inch2foot 3inch x 4foot 6inch
Dimensions (Metric)180cm x 200cm150cm x 200cm135cm x 190cm120cm x 190cm90cm x 190cm90cm x 200cm75cm x 190cm70cm x 140cm

Different Bed and Mattress Sizes

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Super King Size Bed and Mattress

Super king beds and mattresses are the largest sizes available and they offer a lot of space, which is why they are ideal for two people. They are popular for anyone who enjoys having a lot of room to spread out when they sleep, as well as families who spend a lot of time relaxing in bed together. Standard super king beds and mattresses are 180cm by 200cm, which is equal to 6ft wide and 6ft 6 inches long.

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King Size Bed and Mattress

Though slightly smaller than super king size beds, king size beds and mattresses are still longer than standard doubles. They are ideal for people who need extra leg room, such as those taller than 190cm. Standard king beds and mattresses are 150cm by 200cm, which is equal to 5ft wide and 6ft 6 inches long.

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Double Bed and Mattress

Double beds and mattresses are ideal for standard bedrooms and rooms where there is limited space. They are the most common sizes and ideal for two adults. Standard double beds and mattresses are 135cm by 190cm, which is equal to 4ft 4 inches wide and 6ft 3 inches long.

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Small Double Bed and Mattress

Small double beds and mattresses can accommodate two adults, but they are better suited to one person at a time. They are a good option for bedrooms that are smaller than average, which is why many have a divan or ottoman base for additional storage purposes. Standard small double beds and mattresses are 120cm by 190cm, which is equal to 4ft wide and 6ft 3 inches long.

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Euro Single Bed and Mattress

Euro single beds and mattresses are longer than standard single beds and mattresses, which makes them a good choice for guest rooms with limited space. They are also commonly used for children’s bedrooms in the form of bunk beds, mid sleepers and high sleepers. Standard Euro single beds and mattresses are 90cm by 200cm, which is equal to 3ft wide and 6ft 6 inches long.

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Single Bed and Mattress

Single beds and mattresses are best for one person due to limited sleeping space. They also work well for children, as they allow for growth without needing to be replaced. Standard single beds and mattresses are 90cm by 190cm, which is equal to 3ft wide and 6ft 3 inches long.

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Small Single Bed and Mattress

Small single beds and mattresses are designed to fit guest beds, as well as narrower bed frames designed for young children. They are good for saving space and for spare rooms, where they won’t be used continuously by an adult. Standard small single beds and mattresses are 75cm by 190cm, which is equal to 2ft 6 inches wide and 6ft 3 inches long.

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Toddler Bed and Mattress

As the name suggests, toddler beds and mattresses are best suited to young children between the ages of one and three. They are commonly used as transition beds, when a child is changing from a cot to a standard single bed. Standard toddler beds and mattresses are 70cm by 140cm, which is equal to 2ft 3 inches wide and 4ft 6 inches long.

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Buying the Correct Mattress Size for a Bed Frame

When you are choosing a mattress, it’s important to take the bed style into account. This is because the dimensions of the bed will differ depending on the style of frame. For example, divan beds without a headboard will have the same dimensions as the recommended mattress. This is because the mattress will sit directly on the frame. However, upholstered bed frame dimensions differ hugely depending on the details, fabric and shape

It’s important to make sure that any new bed fits the room that it’s going to be placed in, which is why knowing the beds and mattresses with larger dimensions is vital. It’s difficult to give the exact dimensions for a double bed, as some will have headboards and footboards which will add to the overall size. You should always buy the mattress size that corresponds to the bed size, as this will ensure a good fit. If you have a double bed frame, you should buy a double mattress. If you have a super king bed frame, you should buy a super king mattress. To make buying a children’s bed easier, all of them come with a recommended mattress size. This will either be a toddler size mattress, single size mattress or Euro single size mattress.