Super King Size Mattress
At The Bed Warehouse Direct we make it our job to find your perfect super king size mattress. As the most important component to a great nights sleep it's essential to find the right mattress for your individual body shape and weight distribution and preferred comfort level.
What size is a super king size mattress?
A super king size mattress is 180cm wide and 200cm long. In imperial measurements that's 6'0" wide and 6'6" long. It's a highly desirable size, especially for couples because each partner gets so much space to call their own. One of the biggest causes of poor sleep is partner disturbance. With a super king size mattress each person can sleep undisturbed by their other half. Unfortunately many bedrooms, especially in modern UK homes were never designed to accomodate such large beds so please check you have the room. Other common mattress sizes are of course available.
Small single mattress 75cm x 190cm 2'6" x 6'3"
Single Mattress 90cm x 190cm 3'0" x 6'3"
Three Quarter Mattress 120cm x 190cm 4'0" x 6'3"
Double Mattress 135cm x 190cm 4'6" x 6'3"
King Size Mattress 150cm x 200cm 5'0" x 6'6"
Super King Size Mattress 180cm x 200cm 6'0" x 6'6"
What's the best type of super king size mattress?
Super king size mattresses can be made from traditional materials using traditional manufacturing techniques or more modern materials using newly developed and automated techniques. Quite often though a mix of old and new creates some of the best king size mattresses. Below is a list of each mattress type along with a short overview and a link to the relevant section on our website.
Open Coil Super King Size Mattress. Made from linked steel coil springs. Each spring is connected to the springs around it with each mattress finished with an edge of thicker gauge steel. Although a range of firmness can be achieved with this construction we feel it best suits firmer mattresses sometimes known as super king size orthopaedic mattresses. These orthopaedic mattresses have often been associated as being better for bad backs although this isn't always true.
Pocket Spring Super King Size Mattress. Made from individually fabric encased steel springs, each spring is effectively independent of the springs around it. This allows the springs free movement and creates a super king size mattress that adapts and responds to the individual sleeper. This ensures responsive comfort without a loss of support, no matter the body shape of the sleeper.
Memory Foam Super King Size Mattress. Made from layers of various types of foam glued together to create a very responsive level of comfort without pressure points. Some users of super king size memory foam mattresses complain of being too hot or that they had difficulty moving during the night. Modern memory foam mattresses address these concerns by using layers of cooling foam or extra springy latex based foams.
Hybrid Super King Size Mattress. Often a combination of traditional spring mattress manufacture and newer memory foam technologies hybrid mattresses achieve a best of both worlds scenario and create some of our most favourite super king size mattresses.
What's the best type of super king size mattress for my sleeping position?
Front sleeper. If you sleep on your front then it's important to avoid a too soft mattress and look for a firm super king size mattress. Too much "give" and your hips will sink too far often leading to lower back ache. Front sleeping is often a sub-concious response to an already damaged lower back condition but if possible front sleeping should be avoided.
Back sleeper. If you sleep on your back then a medium super king size mattress is desirable. The mattress again should be firm enough to keep you straight at the hips but soft enough to accomodate the curve of your bum.
Side sleeper. A side sleeper requires the most responsiveness from their mattress. Both the hips and shoulders need to be allowed to sink in whilst the waist requires support. A medium to soft super king size mattress is often the answer depending on body shape.
How much does a super king size mattress cost ?
We always recommend spending as much as you can afford on a new super king size mattress. It's a luxurious size so push the boat out. After all, the physical and mental health benefits of a great nights sleep year after year can't be counted in pounds and pence. However, it doesn't have to cost the earth.
Assuming a new super king size mattress lasts around 8 years with 2 people sleeping on it even a higher range super king size mattress from £600 would be costing each sleeper from as little as 10 pence per night.
A mid range super king size mattress costing between £300 and £600 would work out at between 5 pence and 10 pence per sleeper per night.
And if you were to buy a cheap super king size mattress for less than £300 that could be as low as just 4 pence per night per person.
How do I choose a super king size mattress?
Firstly, ascertain a desired comfort level that suits both yourself and your partner. Think about what you liked about your existng super king size mattress when it was new. Or what you'd like to change about it now that it's old. It often helps to think about a holiday where you both slept particularly well and recreate the feel of that mattress.
Secondly, be aware of how your own body shape and weight will impact your choice. The product descriptions and firmness guides are based on average body shapes. A mattress will feel very different to a six stone person than it will to a sixteen stone person.
Fourthly, please feel free to call on our extensive knowledge and expertise. Call us free on 0800 049 0800. (9.30 - 5.00) Or send us an email here and we'll call you back. All of our advisors are the same people you'd meet in-store and have over one hundred years of experience between them. No pushy sales techniques just friendly, honest and highly skilled advice.
Do I need a new super king size bed base?
Check your existing bed base. It needs to be super king size, flat and level and where sprung of equal firmness across the whole surface. Any weakness in your super king size bed base will very quickly result in a fault in your new mattress. If your bed base looks good then listen out for any creaks and groans as this can indicate a fault. If you decide that you do need a new bed base then consider these potential solutions.
Super King Size Bed Frame. No offence to other bed bases out there but a super king size bed frame can really add a touch of style to your bedroom. Whether it be retro WOW, vintage chic, or subtle contemporary we have hundreds of bed frames waiting to become the centre-piece of your bedroom.
Super King Size Ottoman Storage Base. For many people, modern houses fail to offer enough storage space. Utilising the space beneath your mattress is a no-brainer and we have a fantastic selection of super king size ottoman bases with lift up storage for you to choose from.
Super King Size Divan Base. For many a sturdy, long lasting mattress support is the priority. And divan bases provide just that. A super king size timber framework covered in fabric gives a substantial but inexpensive platform for your mattress. Plus you can choose your colour of fabric and add handy storage drawers.
Super king size headboards can be added to divan bases and divan ottoman bases to increase the visual attraction of what can be quite functional pieces of furniture. All things considered a super king size divan ottoman base with a beautiful headboard made in a fabric to compliment your bedroom creates a stylish, practical and ultra strong support for your new mattress.