Whilst our primary aim is to help you choose the right mattress brand and type for you, getting the mattress dimensions right is equally important. The fear of getting the measurements wrong and having to re-order and send back can be stressful and time consuming.
Here at The Mattress Reviewer, we understand that shopping for a mattress is a daunting task – with so many brands of mattress, lengths, widths and types to choose from, it’s very hard.
That’s why we compiled this handy mattress size guide below to ensure you choose the right size for you – so that you have one less thing to worry about. Try checking out some of our mattress reviews once you have your mattress dimensions recorded.
UK SINGLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
A UK single size mattress is 90 x 190cm, and the smallest mattress size most companies offer. The UK single mattress is recommended for young children and teenagers, as well as for adults living in a studio apartment or similar.
The standard single mattress size is 90 x 190cm, as is normal for the UK single. Consequently, it will fit snugly onto a single bed frame. Indeed, each mattress, single size or otherwise, works with all types of bed bases (or the floor) and is ready to go straight out the box.
The UK single mattress is ideal for young children and teenagers.
EU SINGLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
At 10cm longer than the UK single, the EU single mattress size is 90 x 200cm – making it perfect for taller children or adults with small living spaces (and who don’t have room for a wider bed).
The European single mattress size is 90 x 200cm, as is typical for the euro single. The 90 x 200cm mattress will fit well on most single bed frames. Indeed, each mattress, EU single size or otherwise, works with all types of bed bases (or the floor) – and is ready to go straight out the box.
PETIT DOUBLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The petit double memory foam mattress is 90 x 180cm, and is the smallest double bed available. The petit double mattress is a great for teenagers, or larger children.
The petit double mattress size is 90 x 180cm. The 90 x 180 mattress will fit well on most single bed frames, and also the majority of double bed frames. Indeed, each mattress, petit double size or otherwise, works with all types of bed bases.
The petit double mattress is great for teenagers or young adults.
SMALL DOUBLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The small double memory foam mattress is 120 x 190cm, and is therefore the baby of double beds. The small double mattress measurements make it a great starting point for young adults or professionals living alone, or with a small bedroom.
The most comfortable small double mattress in the world.
The small double mattress size is 120 x 190cm – as is standard for the small double mattress. The mattress will fit well on most double bed frames. Indeed, each mattress, small double size or otherwise, works with all types of bed bases (or the floor) and is ready to go straight out the box.
The small double mattress is usually used by young adults or professionals.
UK DOUBLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The UK double mattress is 135 by 190cm, making it 15cm wider than the small double. It’s ideal for couples as well as guest rooms, as it provides good space for two, and more than ample space for one individual.
The UK double mattress size is 135 x 190cm – as is normal. As a result, the mattress will fit nicely on most double bed frames. Indeed, each mattress, UK double size or otherwise, works with all types of bed bases (or the floor) and is ready to go straight out the box.
The UK double mattress would provide ample space for one individual, and good space for two.
EU DOUBLE MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The largest double mattress measurements available, the EU double mattress (often called a ‘continental double’) has dimensions of 140 x 200cm. At 20cm wider than a small double, the EU double mattress offers good space for couples who move around a lot in bed.
The European double mattress size is 140 x 200cm – meaning it’s 5cm wider than a UK double. As a result, the ‘continental double’ mattress as it’s often known, will fit on a lot of double bed frames. However, it is worth checking if the bed frame would be able to support the extra 5cm of width of the euro double mattress.
The EU double mattress measurements offers a good amount of space for couples.
UK KING MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The most popular mattress size in the UK, the UK king size mattress is ideal for couples who share their bed with children or pets. King size mattress dimensions are 150cm x 200cm, so the room needs to be relatively spacious to comfortably accommodate it.
The UK king size mattress dimensions are 150 x 200cm – typical for the size. The mattress will fit on the vast majority of king size bed frames, but, as ever, it’s best to measure the bed frame out first before purchasing.
The UK king mattress is perfect for couples who share their bed with children or pets.
EU KING MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The EU king size memory foam mattress is the largest king size mattress on offer, at 160cm by 200cm. The generous width afforded the EU king mattress means it is ideal for taller individuals and couples, or those who are highly active in their sleep. To comfortably fit an EU King mattress, the recommended bedroom size is at least 305 x 305cm (10 x 10 foot).
The European king size mattress dimensions are 160 x 200cm – affording it 10cm more width than the UK king mattress. Subsequently, whilst the European king mattress will fit on the vast majority of king size bed frames, it may not fit on all – so best to check the size of your bed frame prior to purchasing.
The EU king mattress would be great for taller couples, or those who are extremely active in their sleep.
SUPERKING MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
Slightly wider than an EU king, the Superking mattress is ideal for taller couples who prefer longer mattress dimensions and like a bit of extra space in bed. The dimensions are 180 x 200cm, so it is a full 20cm wider than an EU king.
The super king mattress size is 180 x 200cm – meaning it is a full 20cm more width than the European king size mattress. You may need to purchase a specific super king bed frame for your mattress to fit on due to the extra width.
The superking mattress is an ideal size for taller couples who like a bit of extra space in their bed.
EMPEROR MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The second biggest mattress offered by most companies in the memory foam mattress space is the emperor mattress. With dimensions of 200 x 200cm, the mattress can fit very tall individuals and couples in, whilst still leaving room for pets and children to join as well. Due to the mammoth size of the emperor mattress, the recommended bedroom size is for it to be at least 365 x 365cm (12 x 12 foot).
The emperor mattress size is 200 x 200cm. Considerably larger than a UK king (50cm wider in fact), the emperor mattress is suitable for tall individuals and couples. Indeed, you may need to purchase an emperor size specific bed frame for your mattress to fit on due to its size.
The emperor mattress is a great choice for tall couples who also share their bed with children and pets.
7 FOOT x 7 FOOT MATTRESS DIMENSIONS
The biggest mattress produced by companies (unless on request) is the 7 foot x 7 foot mattress. At 215 x 215cm, the mattress can fit extremely tall individuals and couples in, and still leave plenty of space for large pets and numerous children as well. Due to the enormous size of the mattress, the suggested bedroom size is for it to be at least 395 x 395cm (13 x 13 foot).
The largest mattress size offered by most mattress in a box companies, the 7 foot x 7 foot mattress, is equivalent to 215 x 215cm in metric terms. Often offered only as a made to measure bed, and widely known as the biggest bed size on the market, the 7 foot x 7 foot bed is a full 15cm wider and longer than the emperor. You will need a made to measure bed frame for the mattress.
The 7 foot x 7 foot mattress is great for those who like an exceptional amount of room in their sleep, and often have children or pets accompanying them as well.
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