Queen size bed, the name spells royalty and gives a majestic feel. But do you know the history behind this imperial name? Well, the Simmons Company in 1958 launched a new bed with dimensions of 60 inches by 80 inches. They called it a bed 'fit for queens', thus, giving rise to the name 'Queen Size Bed'. Many couples opt for queen sized beds as they find it more 'roomy' and can have space of their own. There are different dimensions of queen size beds, and you need to take that into consideration before buying one.
Types of Queen Size Beds
California Queen Size Bed
The dimensions of this bed is similar to the dimensions of a standard bed. This bed is also called the Queen XL or extra long, as it has extra 4 inches added to the length instead of the normal 80 inches. This extra length is suitable for tall people and the only problem with this bed is difficulty in finding the right size bed sheets.
Olympic Queen Size Bed
This bed is 6 inches wider in size than the standard queen size bed. Also known as the expanded queen, it has a width of 66 inches instead of 60 inches and similar in length at 80 inches. These beds too pose a difficulty in finding the correct size bed sheets.
Split Queen Size Bed
The split queen bed is called so, as you require two separate mattresses for this bed. The size of each mattress is 30 x 80 inches. These are equal to the standard queen size, and you can use standard bed sheets. The split queen, also called super queen, is an ideal, as it is easy to move and carry up or down a narrow staircase or sharp corners.
Dimensions of Queen Size Bed
The dimensions of a queen size bed makes it perfect for small to mid size master bedrooms and guest rooms.
|Dimensions of Queen Size Bed||Dimensions in Inches||Dimensions in Feet||Dimensions in cm|
|Standard Queen Size Bed Dimensions||60" x 80"||5' 0" x 8"||152.4 cm x 203.2 cm|
|California Queen Size Bed||60" x 84"||5' 0" x 7' 0"||152.4 cm x 213.4 cm|
|Olympic Queen Size Bed||66" x 80"||5' 6" x 6' 8"||162.6 cm x 203.2 cm|
|Split Queen||30" x 80"||2' 6" x ' 8"||76.2 cm x 203.2 cm|
How to Choose Right Queen Size Beds
When choosing a queen size bed, keep in mind the thickness of your mattresses. This makes a difference as if the pocket-size are not deep enough the bed sheets will slip off the mattress at one or more corners. The pocket depth should be around 6 inches to 16 inches and many manufactures offer pockets that are 22 inches deep so that the sheets can be easily kept in place. You should also make sure that the bed sheets have a high tread count of 200 to 500 range. You should choose Egyptian and Pima cotton as they are the best and cotton is breathable and draws the moisture away from your body. Wrinkle resistant polycottons are moderately priced as compared to cotton.
Queen size beds are popular among young couples and the most favorite choice of newly weds. The beds are longer than other beds and do not take up space like king size beds.