A Cheap Queen Size Mattress for the Spare Room
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Of all the sizes out there nowadays the queen size mattress is the best selling for couples and this means it’s also the best size for finding great bargains – all manufacturers make a queen size in their ranges; all retailers stock them; and many people buy them. That means it’s a very competitive area of the market. Indeed, you may have noticed that when online retailers quote a price for a particular mattress model it’s often based on the queen size of the model, as they know what people are hunting for.
The first thing to point out is that not all queen size mattresses are standard – there are some deviations. There is the Olympic (Expanded) queen, which is wider than the standard queen at 66 inches wide × 80 inches long – this is a novelty size only made by Simmons. Then there is the California queen which is slightly longer, at 60 inches wide × 84 inches long (152 × 213 cm) but this is becoming less and less common nowadays.
Most queens you will find out there will be the regular 60 inches wide × 80 inches long (152 × 203 cm). This makes it 6 inches wider and 5 inches longer than a regular full size, so there is a lot of extra room and you will certainly notice a big difference if you are upgrading – just be careful that your bedroom is big enough to handle the increased size; all but the smallest main bedrooms should be fine with a queen but some struggle with a King size mattress.
queens are great for a spare room too, if you want a “couples” mattress there, rather than twins. Unlike all of the larger Kings and California King beds, which may have to be ordered, queen size mattress sets are normally stocked and in plentiful supply because retailers find them in demand. If you search around online between reputable retailers you will find some great bargains – but bear in mind that buying a mattress without having tested it first can be a problem. OK, it’s for the spare room and it may only get occasional use from various visitors, for whom it would be impossible to find a mattress to suit each and every one, but take care to find out exactly what you are getting for your money.
If you are looking for a cheap queen size mattress and are willing to consider alternatives to the conventional innerspring, latex or memory foam mattress sets, it is worth taking a look at the queen size air mattresses and futons, which you will find at specialist sites online. These are especially good solutions if you want a larger spare bed but you don’t want it to take up extra space – such as in a small apartment.