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Prestige Bed Shops Guide to the Selecting the Perfectly Sized Mattress

If you have spent your time trawling through the different types of mattress, weighing up the pros and cons of the varying options on sale and finally coming to a decision then you may think that your job is now done. Yet there is still the task of choosing the correct mattress size for you. You may be surprised by the amount of choice that is available, we offer a super 7 varying sizes in our Lancashire bed shops.

The Choices

The first thing we need to know when choosing the size of our new mattress is exactly how big the different mattresses are. So, we have a breakdown of all of the mattresses on offer at Prestige Beds:

Small Single 75cm x 190cm 2ft 6in x 6ft 3in

Standard Single 90cm x 190cm 3ft x 6ft 3in

Small Double 120cm x 190cm 4ft x 6ft 3in

Standard Double 135cm x 190cm 4ft 6in x 6ft 3in

King 150cm x 200cm 5ft x 6ft 6in

Super King 180cm x 200cm 6ft x 6ft 6in

Super King Zip n Link 180cm x 200cm 6ft x 6ft 6in

A mattress should generally be at least 4-6 inches longer than the tallest sleeper in the bed, meaning that anything up to a double could be too small for those over 6 foot tall. The most important thing to consider when buying a new mattress is the size of your bedroom. It seems like an obvious statement but it is very important to bring out the tape measure and make sure that your mattress will not only fit but also won’t dominate your bedroom.

Which Size Suits You?

A Super King Mattress will give you a huge amount of sleeping space but will require you have to plenty of room. Another option at this size, the Super King Zip n Link, allows the mattress to be split into two smaller mattresses which, among other benefits, can help you get the thing through the door in the first place! This option can at times be difficult to find as not all bed shops in Manchester will supply Super King Zip n Link mattresses.

If you are a taller person who doesn’t need quite as much extra width then a King Size mattress is a great choice. This will see an end to the annoying tendency for your feet to dangle over the edge your bed and offer you a much better night’s sleep. This offers generous sleeping space but will not dominate your bedroom.

The Double mattress offers each sleeping partner 67cm of sleeping space and is the traditional choice for most mattresses. The Small Double offers many of the same benefits as the Double and is a great option for those with slightly less bedroom space.

The Single and Small Single are great options for children or for guest rooms where space is restricted. It is also important to note that the Single mattresses are of the same length as a Double mattress, meaning that they can still be a great choice for one person.


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