Ordering a Mattress for an Antique Bed
Do you have an awesome antique bed but the mattress is old and worn out? Antique frames are not always suited to the standard sizes, but we have a solution. We've made it so you can order a mattress in the exact dimensions you need for your antique bed.
Many antique beds were custom-made, which means they used mattresses in non-standard sizes. They tended to be smaller, the 3/4 size being the most common. Although some of the older bed frames will fit your standard Twin, Full, Queen, or King sized mattress, that's usually a lucky exception.
Here at US-Mattress, we have many bed sizes covered, even custom mattresses for antique beds. The options you see here are models that can be ordered by the inch. So whether you need something smaller than a Twin, larger than a King, or somewhere between, we've got you covered. We can have it crafted for you by a trusted name brand company with the quality of comfort you deserve.
Just because you have an antique bed, doesn't mean you should be sleeping on an antique mattress. Choose from a range of comforts, from firm to very soft. Then, select the dimensions you want and any other add-ons you might need. We'll have the mattress made just for you and shipped to your doorstep free of charge.
Be sure to measure and re-measure your antique bed frame, its current mattress, and the box spring. Custom-made mattresses are non-refundable, so you'll want to be extra sure before ordering.
Enjoy the aesthetics of your antique bed with the comfort of a brand new mattress. There are a number of custom mattress makers, but US-Mattress has the best prices available anywhere!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What size are antique beds?
Antique beds are often different sizes than the standard sizes we use today, and the dimensions vary. They're usually smaller than the beds we're used to. A common size is the 3/4 bed, which is 48 inches by 75 inches. That's narrower than a full bed, which is 54 inches wide. You'll want to carefully measure the frame before ordering a mattress for an antique bed.
Q. Why are antique beds so high?
Antique beds are frequently built higher off the ground, which was done to avoid cold drafts. It's a smart solution, because cold air usually sinks while hotter air rises. If you want a lower bed height, you can get a low-profile box spring to bring it down a couple of inches.
Q. Do antique beds need box springs?
Usually, an antique bed will require a box spring. Many modern beds provide enough support without a box spring, but older beds usually do not. Again, a standard box spring could add too much height, so you may want to use a low-profile box spring.