King Size Bed Dimensions Cleared Up
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Shopping for a King Size bed? You wouldn’t be the first shopper to get their brand new upgraded mattress home only to find it fitted a little too snugly in the bedroom – meaning that there was no space to walk around it as it stretched from one side of the room to the other! It’s important therefore, to get the standard king size bed dimensions and all the possible variations clear in your head before you buy.
It depends where you buy your king size bed, but in North America and Australia the standard king (sometimes also called as Eastern King) will measure 76 inches wide × 80 inches long. On the west coast of the US there is another common size called the California King which is longer and narrower than the standard king at 72 inches × 84 inches. In the US a standard King may have a king-size box-spring base or two smaller box-springs side by side to support it.
Whichever King model you choose in North America it is going to be 12 to 16 inches wider than the average queen size so take care that your bedroom is large enough to handle the increased size without making it seem cramped.
In the UK and Ireland the King size mattress is around the same size as the North American queen size (there is no queen size in the UK.) It measures around 60 inches in width by 80 inches in length. The wider 72 inches × 84 inches mattress is called the Super King.