The Difference Between King Vs California Vs Super King Size Bed

CEO Khai Intela
Your bed is more than just a piece of furniture. It's where you spend a significant portion of your life, resting and rejuvenating. So, it's essential to invest in a bed that provides comfort and...

Your bed is more than just a piece of furniture. It's where you spend a significant portion of your life, resting and rejuvenating. So, it's essential to invest in a bed that provides comfort and quality sleep. Size plays a crucial role in ensuring maximum comfort, and that's where the options of King, California King, and Super King size beds come in. In this article, we'll explore the differences between these three sizes and help you choose the perfect bed for your needs.

King Size

The King Size bed, also known as the Eastern King, is the largest standard size available. In Singapore, it measures 182cm x 190cm (76 inches wide and 80 inches long). To put it into perspective, it's equivalent to two twin beds placed side by side. This size fits best in larger master bedrooms, measuring no smaller than 396cm x 396cm.

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Pros

The King Size bed offers ample room for two sleepers. It's perfect for couples who love to snuggle together or fur parents who like to nap with their pets. It also comes with a split king option, which is ideal for couples who want to be close to their partners while enjoying their preferred sleep positions.

In terms of availability, you won't have trouble finding King Size beds in Singapore. It's a standard size, meaning most bed companies offer it. This also makes it easier to find suitable bed sheets without the need for custom-made options.

Cons

While a King Size bed has many advantages, it also comes with a few drawbacks. Due to its large size and weight, shifting and moving the bed can be challenging, especially when changing bed sheets or moving houses. Additionally, if you're taller than 1.83m, the bed's length may not be sufficient, and your feet may dangle off the bed.

California King Size

The California King Size bed, also known as the Western King, measures 183cm x 213cm (72 inches wide and 84 inches long). If you're a tall sleeper and deciding between a King or California King, the Cal King is the better option. It offers an extra four inches in length, allowing for more comfortable stretching. However, it's slightly narrower than the King Size, providing less surface area.

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Pros

The extra length of the California King Size bed makes it ideal for tall sleepers. It's also a great fit for long and narrow master bedrooms, measuring 3.6m x 4.3m. Additionally, it comes with a split option equivalent to two twin XL mattresses pushed together, providing flexibility for individual preferences.

Cons

The California King Size bed is bulkier and heavier than other options, making it difficult to move. It may not be the best choice if you're on a limited budget, as finding bed accessories like fitted sheets and bed frames can be more challenging due to their less widespread availability.

Super King Size

The Super King Size bed has mattress dimensions of 200cm x 200cm. It is slightly thinner and shorter compared to the King Size bed, making it an excellent option for smaller bedrooms that still require extra sleeping space.

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Pros

The Super King Size bed in Singapore consists of two standard single mattresses placed together. This size offers enough room for two sleepers and children to cuddle comfortably.

Cons

While the Super King Size bed provides ample sleeping space, it requires a bedroom with dimensions of at least 3.65m x 3.65m to ensure adequate room space. It is often custom-made, which means it can be rarer and pricier compared to other bed sizes. Additionally, finding bed sheets for this size can be tiresome, as they need to be specially made.

Super King fitted sheet Featuring Weavve's TENCEL™ Super King Fitted Sheet Set in Cloud White

How to Choose Among King Sized Beds vs California King Beds vs Super King Size Beds

With multiple options available, choosing the right bed can be confusing. Here are a few factors to consider before making your purchase:

Room Size

Before getting a large bed, consider the dimensions of your bedroom and entryway. Ensure that there is enough space for the bed, allowing at least 61cm of space between the bed and the walls to avoid a cramped feeling.

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Personal Preferences

Consider your personal sleep preferences and those of your partner. If one of you tends to snore or toss and turn, opting for a larger bed can provide distance and extra elbow and legroom.

Bedding Accessories

Keep in mind that certain mattress protectors, sheet sets, and flat sheets may not be readily available for all mattress sizes. Custom-made bedding accessories may be required, especially for rare bed sizes like the Super King.

When buying sheets, ensure they fit the dimensions of your mattress, including any mattress toppers. Be aware that different stores may have slightly varying dimensions, so consult a bed sheet size chart before making a purchase.

Discover Weavve's Bedding Collection

At Weavve, we offer bedding collections that cater to various bed sizes, including King, California King, and Super King. Our sheet dimensions are aligned to Australian sizes, slightly larger than Singapore standard sizes, and can accommodate bigger beds.

TENCEL™ Lyocell Bed Sheets

Our TENCEL™ Lyocell bed sheets are made from 100% Lenzing TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers sourced from sustainable eucalyptus forests. These sheets are cool to the touch, silky soft, and extremely breathable, temperature-regulating, and absorbent.

Weavve’s Lyocell Classic Set in Midnight Blue Featuring Weavve’s Lyocell Classic Set in Midnight Blue

Cotton Sateen Bed Sheets

Our cotton sateen bed sheets are made from 100% extra-long staple cotton threads, giving them a buttery-soft and supple feel against the skin. The four-over-one weave method gives these sheets a subtle luster.

Weavve’s Cotton Classic Set in Sandshell Featuring Weavve’s Cotton Classic Set in Sandshell

Weavve’s Lyocell Waterproof Mattress Protector

Protect your mattress with our TENCEL™ Lyocell waterproof mattress protector. It's soft, breathable, waterproof, and allergen-proof, ensuring your mattress stays in top shape for a long time.

Featuring Weavve’s Lyocell Waterproof Mattress Protector

Choosing the right bed size is essential for a good night's sleep. Consider the factors mentioned above and explore Weavve's bedding collection to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and preferences.

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