Click here for UK mattress sizes and for an interactive bed sizes and dimensions chart to find the right size for you. The following mattress sizes guide gives you the exact measurements for English and UK mattresses. Online retailers like Bed Star don’t have any overheads like the high street retailers so you can get the best deal important unless you have unlimited budget! The choices that are available online are often better than that of the high street retailers as web only shops can operate from a warehouse and stock greater ranges of brands and sizes. To see other retailers who operate online in England and the UK check out our online mattress shops or to browse cheap mattresses with free delivery click here.
For standard mattress sizes UK check the below chart which lists all the standard regulation English and UK mattress sizes that apply to foam, divan ans sprung mattresses along with the measurements in a handy guide for use when you are choosing bed mattresses. If you are looking to purchase an IKEA mattress and are worried it might not fit the dimensions of your bed check out the IKEA mattress sizes guide to work out the scale of the mattress widths and mattress lengths. If you are looking for bed sizes I’m afraid there isn’t a chart for this as there isn’t a standard for bed sizes they are all bespoke as I explain in my bed sizes page.
Beds and mattresses for tall people
Checking out the right length of mattress is especially important if you are tall. If you are under 6ft 6 inches then the standard larger size mattresses should be adequate to accommodate your longer body. If you are very tall however and more than 6 ft 6 inches then the best option would be to consider a custom bespoke mattress and bed to make sure its comfortable enough. That is unless you don’t mind sleeping diagonally or with your feet hanging off the bed. You will find that the standard UK mattress dimensions show here will be to small to accommodate your body. Obviously upgrading the mattress will mean upgrading the bed frame too. Be careful if you intend on getting a bed with a footboard or a headboard as these will often mean the difference between a bed fitting your body length and not. If you go for a custom bed remember you will need to get custom bedding too that means custom fitted sheets and covers.
Bed mattress sizes chart:
Here are all the bed mattress sizes in inches and feet as well as centimetres lengths and scales in a mattress sizes chart. This chart detailing mattress sizes from smallest to biggest will enable you to run a mattress size comparison before choosing the best mattress for you whether its in feet and inches or CM:
|Bed Mattress Type||Bed Mattress Sizes (in UK Cm)||Nearest equivalent in feet & inches|
|Small Single||Width 75 x Length 190 cm||Width 2’6” x Length 6’3”|
|Single||Width 90 x Length 190 cm||Width 3’0” x Length 6’3”|
|Small Double (Queen)||Width 120 x Length 190 cm||Width 4’0” x Length 6’3”|
|Double||Width 135 x Length 190 cm||Width 4’6” x Length 6’3”|
|King-size||Width 150 x Length 200 cm||Width 5’0” x Length 6’6”|
|Super King-size||Width 180 x Length 200 cm||Width 6’0” x Length 6’6”|
To see how the different sizes compare have a look at the following picture which shows each mattress side by side so you can make a comparison:
To ensure that you get the comfort and a good nights sleep you are looking for check the sizes and consider your body length before purchasing. Make sure its long enough for your height and wide enough to accommodate whomever is sleeping in the bed. Obviously your bedroom dimensions will also come into play but bear in mind that the bed itself will determine the space required not the mattress unless of course you intend to just use a standard box bed base. Standard bed sizes charts don’t exist as their are no standards for the bed. If you are using a standard box base then the size of the bed will be the same as the mattress.
If you are looking for IKEA mattress sizes check this IKEA mattress sizes chart. Many retailers will go much bigger than the king size and even super super king size mentioned above. Be warned that the king size bed dimensions will be significantly larger with certain retailers taking up a lot of space in your bedroom. Getting an extra long or full size mattress that will fit you might mean you need to get it custom made. There are retailers that will make both custom dimension beds and mattresses. If you are concerned with a hotel mattress size I would recommend checking with the hotel manager before you book or your feet might be hanging of the end of the bed!
Children grow up fast so its best to provide something that they can grow into. There is little point in buying a small kids mattress when they will grow out of it increasing the price of the bed and mattress long term.
Standard UK bed dimensions chart
The above chart shows the standard mattress sizes and dimensions for bed mattress sizes in England and the UK. This will serve as a measurement guide if you intend to buy your mattress in Britain. This is not a UK bed sizes chart, bed size guide, bed dimensions chart or bed size scale as there is no standardisation and beds come in varying sizes. If you are looking for a bed size guide, bed sizes in feet and inches or bed sizes in cm I would suggest checking out the bed in person with a tape measure to check that there isn’t any feature of the bed frame that requires more space. Some retailers will stock odd sizes using an odd European dimension or other special measurements. Be sure to clarify with the stockist before you purchase.
Mattress size conversion
The list above shows metric and non metric mattress sizes. US still use a non metric mattress scale so If you are looking for a mattress size converter to do a U.S. to UK mattress sizes conversion here is how to calculate:
One inch equals 2.54 centimetres
One foot equals 30.48 centimetres
One meter equals 39.37 inches
All mattress brands in the UK will follow the above conventions so when you are buying consult this first get your measurements before you buy your mattress.
Mattress sizes guide located at: www.thebedguide.com/mattresses/sizes/uk/