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California King vs King Size Mattress

For those of us who like to sprawl off in our beds and relax after a long day, we no doubt dream of doing so in a nice big bed, perhaps a king-sized bed. Many may go even further to choose a California King. What though is the difference between a king-sized bed and a California king?

Many people are of the mistaken view that California kings are bigger than standard king beds, however, the main difference is actually in the width and length. California kings are longer and narrower than a standard king. A king bed is 76 inches by 80 inches, and a California king bed is 72 inches by 84. As a result, tall sleepers or couples with narrower master bedrooms often choose California kings.

A King Size Bed

Normal king-size beds are the largest mattress size on the market and they cover a total surface space of 6,080 square inches. This bed size is perfect for larger master bedrooms at least 12 feet by 10 feet. Some of the advantages of a king-sized bed are that couples who like to stretch out can do so comfortable while it also provides room for children who may wish to share the bed with their parents occasionally. It is great for large bedrooms and is generally widely available.

California King

A California king mattress measures 72 inches by 84 inches and is identical to two twin extra-large mattresses put together. This mattress size is also great for couples, especially for individuals over 6 feet tall. Since the California king mattress is narrower than a king-size, it may have room to fit 1 to 2 small children in addition to two adults. It is especially great for couples who like to be closer together and comes in the option of split California king for couples with differing sleep preferences. It is also great for large bedrooms.

There are not many great differences between a king-size bed and a California king. The choice comes down to the size of your bedroom and the preference of the couple who may have to share it.

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