International Mattress Sizes

Converting US Mattress Sizes to International Sizes

Here’s a little history lesson for you: Did you know that the word “mattress” is derived from the Arabic word “matrah”? Matrah translates into “something thrown down” or “a place where something is thrown down”.

We can thank the Europeans for adapting the Arabic practice of sleeping on cushions on the floor during the Crusades for how far the mattress has come today. They would have never dreamed (pun intended) of memory foams, gels, cooling, or heating options back then, but look at us now!

Alright, enough history for you, let’s get to the meat of this blog! As our international sales increase, so do the amount of questions we get regarding bed sizes. So I thought I would just share the guide that I use to convert international bed sizes to our US bed sizes and sheet options.

Keep in mind, we are a company who proudly handcrafts American sheet sets, but we do have the ability to customize sizes to fit your bed perfectly. Turnaround time may be anywhere from2-3 weeks, but it can be done. Just let us know!

So here is a chart showing every mattress size known to man:

International   Mattress Sizes

Denomination

U.S./Canada inches (cm)

U.K. inches (cm)

E.U.   (Continental) cm (inches)

Asia (Thailand) cm (inches)

Crib / Toddler

27   14 × 5158 in (69 × 131 cm)

27   12 × 55 in  (70 × 140 cm)

Cot/Mini Single (UK: small single; this size is not common in the US)

30 × 70 in (76 × 178 cm)

30 × 69 in (76 ×   175 cm)

UK: small single (small single is used to mean several different sizes)

30 × 75 in (76 × 191 cm)

Modern Cot

30 × 74 in (76 × 188 cm)

Single/Twin (USA: twin)

39 × 75 in (99 × 191 cm)

36 × 75 in (91 × 191 cm)

90 × 190 cm (35 × 75 in)

107 × 198 cm (42 × 78 in)

Single/Twin XL

39 × 80 in (99 × 203 cm)

42 × 75 in (107 × 191 cm)

Double/Full (USA: double)

54 × 75 in (137 ×191 cm)

48 × 75 in (122 × 191 cm)

140 × 190 cm (55 × 75 in)

122 × 198 cm (48 × 78 in)

Double/Full XL (UK: double)

53 × 80 in (135 ×203 cm)

54 × 75 in (137 × 191 cm)

3/4 (Three Quarter)-not commonly found.

Typically for antique/heirloom beds

48.0×73.0–75.0 in   (100× 200 cm)

Queen

60 × 80 in (152 × 203 cm)

160 × 200 cm (63 ×   79 in)

153 × 198 cm (60 × 78 in)

Olympic/Expanded Queen (novelty size)

66 × 80 in (168 × 203 cm)

California Queen (primarily a wood-framed water bed size, becoming obsolete)

60 × 84 in (152 × 213 cm)

King (Eastern King) (UK: King)

76 × 80 in (193 ×   203 cm)

60 × 78 in (152 × 198 cm)

180 × 200 cm (71 × 79 in)

183 × 198 cm (72 × 78 in)

California King Waterbed Insert

70 × 82 in (178 × 208 cm)

California King

72 × 84 in (183 × 213 cm)

Super King (UK: Super King)

72 × 78 in (183 × 198 cm)

Grand King (novelty size)

80 × 98 in (203 × 249 cm)

San Francisco King (novelty size)

84 × 84 in (213 × 213 cm)

Information on this chart was adapted from: http://www.preciousbedding.com/blog/common-mattress-dimensions/.

As always, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you’re having trouble converting our sizes to the name/size in your country. Contact us at info@wickedsheets.com and I’ll be happy to assist you. We know that finding the right size sheet set for your bed will only further enhance your sleeping experience so we’re here to help!

Thanks, friends! Have a wonderful night’s sleep! – A