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King Size Bed

King size beds or king size mattresses are available in two sizes known as a California King and an Eastern King beds and they have different dimensions.

The largest sized beds available are king-sized beds.

The general rule of thumb when buying a bed is to purchase the biggest bed that can fit into the bedroom space. The largest possible bed gives those sleeping on it the most amount of room possible to move without disturbing others. Choosing a bed size involves more than the width. Ideally, the bed should be at least 3 or 4 inches longer than the tallest sleeper.

king size bed is the best choice for couples that want their maximum personal sleeping space. It’s also the best bet for family time when children may pop into bed – or if the pets in your house are allowed access.

How to choose a King Bed

Before making the decision to buy a king bed, it’s important to measure your bedroom space as well as any stairwells, hallways, and doorways that will be used to get the king mattress to the bedroom. Not all living spaces can accommodate a king size bed.  If you have any doubt, it’s a good idea to use a tape measure to check your room dimensions.  Make sure to also consider the frame, box springs and any headboards or foot boards. The room should have at least a few feet of space in front of the bed, and enough space around each side for comfortable movement.

How big is a king size mattress?

A King versus California King bed.  Once you have determined that there’s enough space, decide on which King bed is right for you.  There are two main types of king beds.

Eastern King Bed

An ordinary King mattress is also know as a Standard king or Eastern King Bed is 76″ wide x 80″ long.

California King Bed

A more popular type of mattress is the “California King”, which is slightly narrower and longer at 72″ x 84″.  California king beds, also referred to as Western Kings, are more popular on the West Coast of the United States.

The dimensions of king size mattresses were sized according to an average man height of 5 feet 10 inches and average women height of  5’ 4 ½”.  The other consideration of a king size bed is the master bedroom size  which needs to be around 14 x 14 feet to accommodate a king size bed.

King Size Bed Box Springs

King sized bed box springs are just two separate twin box springs which makes it much move and install this bed, especially if you need to get upstairs or around tight corners.

What are the pros to owning a California King size mattress?

A Cal King bed mattress is roomy in width for 2 adults and it is the longest standard bed available at about 84″, and is ample for most taller people.

If you want a little more room to the side, choose an Eastern King.  Extra width can mean a lot to sleepers. Two people can have considerable space with a king or “Eastern/standard king” mattress, which can help with a good night of sleep.

If there is enough room for a king size mattress, it is the mattress of choice for households with its maximum personal sleeping space.  If you’re going to purchase a new mattresses and you have the space, it will probably be worth it to buy a king size bed.