If you have a king-sized bed frame, you might be confused about what to get between a king and a California king mattress. The difference lies mainly in the size. So let’s take a closer look if a bigger and wider mattress will be able to give you a more dreamy sleep.
Width vs length
This is the only difference between these two mattress sizes. A California king is narrower but longer than a king-size mattress. So the latter will have wider surface area albeit having a shorter legroom.
Which of the two can be a suitable option for you will also be based on your dimensions. Taller people will need legroom where they can comfortably relax without having their feet hanging from the bed. Thus, they will need a mattress that’s a bit longer. So a California king bed bed will be able to provide a more sublime sleep for those who are taller or have longer legs.
The difference between the width of these two mattresses is about 4 inches. The king is 4 inches wider while the California king is 4 inches longer. So these two numbers are what you have to keep in mind when shopping for a mattress to replace your queen-size bed.
The California King mattress can be a more expensive choice
The prices of these two mattress sizes are pretty much the same. But you will find it more challenging to find accessories or bed frames for California king mattresses mattress given that these are not very common. Not a lot of brands offer their mattress in this size.
Often, you have to have your bed frame customized to fit this longer mattress. And finding accessories can also run a tab on your budget, they can be twice as expensive.
What else should you consider?
So we’ve tapped your body dimensions and the cost of accessories. Aside from these, there are other things that you need to consider.
One, who else will share the bed with you? If two people will be sharing the bed, perhaps a wider mattress will be a more comfortable choice. But you also have to gauge it against the need for a longer bed. Nobody wants to sleep on a mattress with their feet or a part of their legs hanging from the bed. So even if a king-sized mattress is a more roomy choice, the leg room is still as important.
A wider bed can also be a better choice if you have little kids co-sleeping with you. You’ll need more space as the little ones toss and turn at night.
Two, you have to measure the space you have in your bedroom. Can it accommodate a longer bed without feeling too cramped? With the additional 4 inches in length, it can mean a lot if you don’t have a large bedroom. So better to take measurements to avoid unpleasant surprises.