Super Size King Beds

Apr 23 09:09 2010 Tony Shepard Print This Article

The perfect sized bed for the perfect nights sleep.

Super Size King Beds are larger than the standard king sized bed,Guest Posting and are designed for people who want or need more space than your standard giant mattress is going to offer. Some people are too tall for most of the beds on the market, while couples with one partner who moves and thrashes all night might want a much wider bed, to avoid having to sleep in two beds or two rooms. In those cases, the "Super King" bed size becomes an option.

Super size king beds are the largest standard size mattress manufactured, though you can find novelty beds and custom designers who build bigger bed frames and mattresses. Searching for a super size king bed can be a little confusing, because there are several bed sizes in the category of "beds bigger than king sized".

King Mattresses Sizes - United Kingdom Beds

The main source of confusion when king size and super-size beds are discussed is the fact that UK and US bed sizes are different. In fact, the British bed sizes are much smaller, on average, than the dimensions of their American counterparts. I'm sure it has to do with more living space, or worse eating habits, or a combination of both, in the United States. Whatever the case, Americans assume that bigger is better.

The king size bed dimensions in the United Kingdom are 60" by 78", while the Super King Bed is 72 inches by 78 inches. Five feet across tends to be plenty big for most people's needs, but for those who are sleeping double and want plenty of space, the American beds are going to be more spacious.

King Size Bed Dimensions - American Beds

The dimensions of a standard sized king mattress is 76" by 80". Another name for this size bed you'll see used at times is an "Eastern King" or "U.S. King".

Super Size Bed Dimensions - American Beds

There is no "super size" king bed by that specific name in the United States, though there are two mattress sizes that fill that role: the California King and the "Grand King". I'll cover each of these in discussing the super size king beds of the U.S.

California King Beds - The dimensions on a super size king mattress is 72" by 84". You'll hear this bed size referred to as the "California King", "Western King", "West Coast King", "WC King" or "Cal King".

Grand King Beds - The seldom-seen "Grand King" is a novelty bed produced by the "Select Comfort" air bed firm. If you want the giant sized mattress to shame them all, find a Select Comfort dealer which offers Grand Size King Beds.

Bed Size - Metric Converter

Those searching for bed sizes with metric measurements are going to find an entirely different set of numbers, which are measured in centimeters (noted as "cm" below). To make your search for the right bed size easier, I've added a table below that's an easy guide to bed sizes. Just print off the list below, so you'll know exactly which metric size corresponds with our old-fashioned American bed measurements.

King Size United Kingdom - 60" x 78" - 152 x 198 cm
King Size United States - 76" x 80" - 193 x 203 cm
Super King UK - 72" x 78" - 182 x 198 cm
Super King US - 72" x 84" - 183 x 213 cm
Grand King US - 80" x 98" - 203 x 249 cm

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