What’s the difference between a British and European mattress?

by | Jul 6, 2022 | News / Blog

European mattresses tend to have an edge over British mattresses being normally 200cm in length and of slightly increased width. European mattresses are not built to UK specifications, which is why people may choose to have a bespoke bed frame made to fit their European mattress. Typically, European size mattresses are generally slightly bigger than their UK counterpart. For that little extra room to roll about in, European-size mattresses are ideal. But why are they bigger? Why can’t all mattresses sizes be the same size? Before you get too confused, allow us to explain why.


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Bed frames in the UK and Europe are sized differently, which means that mattresses will also have a slightly different size. Naturally, a mattress needs to fit its bed frame. Otherwise, you’ll be in for a very uncomfortable night’s sleep or you’ll be recreating the fairytale of the Princess and the Pea. European size mattresses for example will be made to measure the size of a European bed frame and vice versa.

Mattresses sold in the UK and Ireland for example are mostly constructed using metric dimensions. The UK and Ireland have a few main mattress sizes; namely single, double, king and super king.  A standard double sized mattress in the UK and Ireland measures 135cm x 190cm (53″ x 75″). In continental Europe however, a standard double sized mattress will measure 140cm x 200cm (55″ x 79″). This may not seem like a lot, but a mattress that is too big or too small for your bed frame could potentially cause negative effects on the quality of your sleep.

Purchase European size mattresses and UK size mattresses

Here at Cyprus Mattresses, we recognise the ever-increasing demand for European-size mattresses and UK-size mattresses. Our aim is to ensure that our customers are able to purchase the mattresses size they wish, whatever they may be accustomed to. That’s exactly why our mattresses are available in a wide range of sizes to suit all of our customers. Through a combination of only the finest materials alongside an extensive selection of mattress sizes to choose from; the best night’s sleep is merely a few clicks away.

A helping hand

Just like with shoes and clothing, mattress sizes vary from country to country. So when you’re shopping online for the best mattresses, you really have to be careful you don’t buy the wrong one.  Our friendly team at Cyprus Mattresses are on hand to help guide you in the right direction and ensure you order a mattress that is the perfect size for your bed frame.

All our mattresses will be manufactured in the UK, following regulations in manufacturing with high Standards on Fire Retardancy. We carefully vacuum-packed all of our matresses for ease of delivery and boxed them for transport protection from the UK to your chosen location. We offer a complete Door-to-Door service with our carriers and keep you updated throughout the journey.

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