King Size Bed Size – King Size Mattress Dimensions
Whether you’re upgrading to a king size bed or treating yourself to a new comfy king size mattress, it’s important to know what size you’ll be buying.
Unfortunately, there aren’t universal measurements for mattresses. A king size bed size can vary between manufacturers and even by the region of the world you live in.
To help make things clearer, we’re going to give you a few examples of common king sizes bed sizes in countries around the world.
King Size Bed Size in UK & Ireland
In the UK and Ireland, there is no officially standard king size bed size. However, the most common king size mattress size you will find is 150 cm x 200 cm.
Be aware though, that this size can vary between manufacturers. Also, legally manufacturers in the UK and Ireland are allowed a tolerance of +/- 2 cm of any quoted measurements. This means that your king size mattress could vary by up to 2 cm in width, depth and length.
Although these tolerances are in place, you are unlikely to notice any variations in the functionality of your mattress as a direct result of this.
European King Size Bed Dimensions
The size of a king size bed can change depending on which country in Europe you are looking at. However, there are a few common sizes found around the continent. In Northern Europe especially, a common measurement for an extra-wide bed is 200 cm x 200 cm.
In Portugal, a king size bed often measures 180 cm x 190 cm but is also available in 195 cm and 200 cm width.
It should also be noted that not all countries use the term king size to describe larger beds. For example, France has a variety of common double bed sizes with the largest of these measuring 180 cm x 200 cm.
Italy has a similar size for their beds a “letto matrimoniale” (or a matrimoniale bed) also measures 180 cm x 190 cm.
The same applies to Switzerland who even have double beds which measure 200 cm x 200 cm.
King Size Beds in America
America has a lot of different bed sizes. It could even be argued that there are too many. With bed size names such as Twin XXL, Expanded Queen, Alberta King and Antique Single, it’s easy enough to get confused.
What’s more, America is one of only 3 countries in the world to use the imperial measuring system as opposed to the metric system. This means that mattresses are measured in inches, not centimetres; which can produce some uneven results when converted.
The most common king size bed size In North America is 76 x 79.5 inches which converts to 193 cm x 202 cm.
King Size Mattress Dimensions in Other Countries
Need some more examples? Let’s fire off some quick common measurements for other countries around the world.
- Australia – 183 x 203 cm.
- New Zealand – 165 x 203 cm.
- South Africa – 183 x 188 cm.
- India – 183 x 198 cm.
- Indonesia – 180 x 200 cm.
- Japan – 194 x 195 cm.
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