What is the difference between a King size and a California King size mattress?

What is the difference between a King size and a California King size mattress? (Video Transcript)

One of the most common questions that we get here in the sales department is gonna be the difference between a king size and a california king size and it is just basic dimensions. A king size which is also known as eastern king to some people is gonna be the widest mattress at 76 inches wide by 80 inches long. A california king size is gonna be 72 inches wide by 84 long making it the longest possible mattress, but it is 4 inches narrower. If you're 6 feet 2 inch or over, you'll probably gonna want the extra length to make sure you're feet aren't hanging off the bed which is gonna be the california king size. But if you have kids or dogs that like to sleep with you at night, like i do? You're definitely gonna want the extra width of a regular king. Linen compatibility will be one of the concerns with switching sizes if you're going form a regular king up to a california king, you're gonna need to get linens because the widths and the lengths are different and vice versa going from a california king down to a regular king. Feel free to give us a call with any other questions. Our number is 1-800-455-1052.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.
comments powered by Disqus

Our Most Popular Articles

mattress size info

Mattress Size Information

Compare mattress sizes and decide which is best for you. King, California King, Queen, Full, Twin XL, Twin, Crib, read summaries on them all.
sleeping on side mattress

Best Type of Mattress For a Side Sleeper

If you're a side sleeper, then it's important that you choose the right mattress. Otherwise, you may find yourself tossing and turning through the night and waking with aches and pains.
best pillow top mattress

Best Pillowtop/Euro Top Mattress

Our mattress experts have hand selected the best pillow top and euro top mattresses in our collection.
recharge by beautyrest

About Beautyrest Recharge

Beautyrest created the Recharge series by not just considering the way customers will sleep on the mattresses, but also how that sleep will affect the way they spend their waking hours.