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Are You a King or a Queen? Your Quick Guide to Mattress Sizes

March 23, 2021 Beds and Mattresses
 South African bed sizes explained - single to super-king  South African bed sizes explained - single to super-king

At Bed King, beds and mattresses are a way of life for the members of our team. As with any industry, the terminology that underpins our business has become second nature - when we speak about doubles, kings, queens and super-kings, we know exactly what is up, but we sometimes forget that this is not the case for our valued clients who only buy a bed about once every five to ten years. 

This is why we thought it would be a good idea to share a quick run-down on the most popular bed sizes so you can have a handy reference when you want to upgrade your mattress. Here goes!

Single Bed

A single bed and mattress are approximately 90cm wide and 190cm long. In imperial dimensions, this is the equivalent of 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. As the name suggests, it is ideal for one person. These beds are also sometimes called 'twin' because it works well to place two in a room for siblings, or rooms where people may share a space, but not necessarily a bed (e.g. a boarding house, hotel room for sharing singles, etc.).

Three-Quarter Bed

A three-quarter bed is a mid-sized bed that offers that perfect balance of a little more sleeping space without taking up too much floor space. In sunny SA, a standard three-quarter bed is on average 16cm wider than a standard single bed, which means it measures around 107cm by 188cm. We also stock extra-length three-quarter beds, which are 107cm by 200cm. 

Double Bed

A double bed is ideal for guest rooms or master bedrooms in smaller homes and apartments. The South African standard for a double bed is 137cm by 188cm, with extra-length double beds measuring 137cm by 200cm. 

Queen Bed

Queen-size beds are normally around 152.5cm by 203.5cm or 60" by 80" in Imperial measurements. This is the gold standard when it comes to something lush and roomy that still won't crowd an average-sized bedroom space. 

King Bed

The standard king size bed measures 183cm by 188cm, and we also offer extra-length king-size beds that measure 183cm by 200cm. If you want roomy comfort, this is the kind of bed that offers it in spades. 

Super-King Bed

Want to opt-in on the roomiest of them all? The lavishly-sized super-king bed comes in a whopping 2m x 2m, which means you can stretch out in style. 

There you have it - the short and sweet rundown on bed and mattress sizes offered at Bed King. Check back soon for more insider info that will pave the way for excellent sleeping surface selections. In the meantime, remember to book a slot to come to visit us in-store so we can show you the amazing results our Comfort Solutions Lab® can achieve! It is one of the simplest ways to choose a bed ever

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