UK AND IRELAND'S FAVOURITE 'BIG' BED SIZE

Super king beds are now the third most popular bed size in the UK, and the most popular of the 'big beds'...

For couples that enjoy a bit more space whilst sleeping, this might be the perfect choice!

Of course, the increase in size comes with a higher price. But can you really put a price on high quality sleep if it helps you perform, look and feel your best?

 

SUPER KING BED KEY QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION

 
What size is a super king bed?
How big is a super king bed?
How wide is a super king bed?
How long is a super king bed?
Is a super king bed right for me?
Other super king bed considerations?
Ethical Bedding super king dimensions

WHAT SIZE IS A SUPER KING BED?

Well, bed sizes vary depending where in the world you are...

But let's stick a little closer to home and just consider super king size beds in the UK and Ireland.

 

The standard size for a super king bed in the UK and Ireland...

 

In cm:

180cm x 200cm

 

In feet:

6' x 6'6"

HOW BIG IS A SUPER KING BED?

Well that's kind of subjective, depending on your perspective of size...

A super king size bed has ample space for two adults to sleep in. In fact, you could quite easily fit three adults in a super king bed (no, don't let your mind go there)!

The 180cm width allows for 90cm per person, which is what you would get with a standard single!

90cm is the width of super king pillowcases (90cm x 50cm), meaning that for your pillows to be a good fit for the bed you will need to get the larger pillowcases and pillows.

Super king size beds have are growing in popularity for those that want a little more space and the comfort it offers.

HOW WIDE IS A SUPER KING BED?

As per the above, a standard UK and Ireland super king bed is 180cm wide (6 feet).

More than enough space for even the largest couple.

HOW LONG IS A SUPER KING BED?

As per the above, a standard UK and Ireland super king bed is 200cm long (6 feet 6 inches).

The 95% percentile height for a male in the UK is 6' 1", which would leave 5".

You have to go up to the 98% percentile to breach the 6' 3" of a super king bed, so if you're one of the 2% then maybe consider a super king size!

IS A SUPER KING BED RIGHT FOR ME?

Super king #beds sit in third position behind 'king size' and 'double' for couples sharing a bed. Rarely the preferred choice for solo sleepers, unless you are going full on starfish...

Only if you are taller than 6' 3" and are finding that a super king or an emperor #bed is too small, should you look for something bespoke. It'll be a lot more expensive to buy the bed itself, but also to dress in high quality bed sheets.

OTHER SUPER KING BED CONSIDERATIONS?

Not so fast though... Before replacing your current double bed or king size bed with a super king, make sure that you have sufficient space in your bedroom. They're BIG!

A bed which is too big in a small room looks a bit odd and doesn't make good use of the space. Conversely, small beds in large rooms can sometimes feel lost and look out of place - so if you have a huge bedroom then maybe consider the super king.

Around 30-35% of your bedroom should be taken up by your bed. For a super king bed, this would mean a bedroom size of around 5.5m x 6m which a wonderfully large bedroom.

Pssst... Keep in mind any other bedroom furniture you need to fit into the room before going bigger!

A walking space of at least 70-80cm around your bed or to the nearest wall, window or bedroom furniture. A standard corridor width in the UK is 90cm, so this should be enough to move around your bedroom freely without it feeling like an assault course! 

ETHICAL BEDDING SUPER KING DIMENSIONS

Unfortunately, we don't yet make beds or mattresses... BUT stay tuned for our pillows and duvets which will be launching later on in 2021!

However, we can help you dress your super king bed with perfectly fitting and incredibly comfortable organic bedding. Always check our size charts before purchasing and note that all our fitted sheets are 34cm (13 inches) deep, meaning that they fit 99% of beds snugly with our super strong elastic.

Bed Sheets

Product Size Duvet Cover Fitted Sheet Flat Sheet

Double

200 x 200cm

79 x 79"

140 x 190cm

55 x 75"

230 x 275cm

91 x 108"

King

225 x 220cm

89 x 87"

150 x 200cm

59 x 79"

275 x 275cm

108 x 108"

Super King

260 x 220cm

102 x 87"

180 x 200cm

71 x 79"

305 x 275cm

120 x 108"

Emperor

290 x 235cm

114 x 87"

200 x 200cm

79 x 79"

320 x 290cm

126 x 114"

Pillowcases

Pillowcase Style Pillowcase Size

Regular Pillowcase

(Included with all Fitted Sheet and Duvet Cover sets)

50 x 75cm

20 x 30"

Super King Pillowcase

(Not included in bedding sets)

50 x 90cm

20 x 36"

Large Square Pillowcase

(Not included in bedding sets)

65 x 65cm

26 x 26"