UK Standard Mattress Sizes
It can be a little confusing to understand just what are the standard bed sizes in the UK? Doing a quick trawl through some furniture websites and there are different names and terms allocated to the different sizes so no wonder there is a bit of confusion! Hopefully the table of sizes below and the notes will make things clearer.
Bespoke mattress and bed sizes
However there is absolutely nothing to stop you having a bespoke bed size, we at AKD Furniture can supply any size. For example it is not always easy to find a small double bed (4ft wide) and even more difficult to find extra long beds for tall people. We can offer the solution of a 7ft long bed or longer if required!
|Single||Small Double||Double||King||Super King|
|Mattress Size (ft)||3′ x 6′ 3″||4′ x 6′ 3″||4′ 6″ x 6′ 3″||5′ x 6′ 6″||6′ x 6′ 6″|
|Mattress Size (cm)||90 x 190||122 x 190||137 x 190||152 x 198||183 x 198|
First important thing to note is that bed sizes are described in terms of their mattress size. The actual overall size of the bed is invariably larger depending on the depth of the head and footboard and so on. Typically divan beds are the exact same width as the mattress they hold.
What are UK Queen-size and King-size beds?
Much of the mis-understanding comes from the term ‘queen’ size bed and how this fits into the UK bed sizes. The term ‘queen’ is what a 5′ bed is called in America. This term has crept into the UK I guess because it actually seems to a more logical way of classifying bed sizes. That is double, queen and then king seems to have a natural progression.
King in America is equivalent to our super king. For all the worldwide bed sizes check out this link – BED SIZES
If in doubt its always best to order your bed stating the actual mattress size required. This will ensure your mattress will fit! Its also worth exploring the overall size of the bed especially if you are tight for space. For example the sleigh beds scrolled head and footboard adds about 6 inches to length of the bed!