California King and King. What's the Difference?

December 08, 2018

California King and King. What's the Difference?


It's really very simple.  It has nothing to do with who or where the mattresses are made.  The difference in the two sizes comes down to just the dimensions.  A King mattress is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long.  A California King mattress is 72” wide and 84” long.   At 76” wide the King size mattress is wider than a California King mattress.  When it comes to length, the California King is longer than the King with an extra 4 inches for a full length of 84”.   

Now that we know the difference between the two, which one is best for you?  Does it even matter what size mattress you get?  Most people will have a personal preference; however, there are certain factors that you may want to consider when making your decision.  


For someone who is very tall who wants a little more leg room, the California King may be a better choice.  On the other hand someone of an average height that wants room to roll around may prefer the regular King size mattress instead.


narrow bed


The size of the bedroom may also play a roll in your decision.  Since any king size bed is going to take up space, a California King may be a better option for a narrow bedroom allowing you to keep a little extra space around the bed.   


California King mattresses are not as wide as a regular King so the down side is you will lose some elbow room.   Even though it is a little more narrow than the king there is still plenty of room for two people so If you love cuddling getting a California King may be the perfect excuse.   


Shopping for bedding for a regular king-size mattress is a lot easier and a little less expensive.  Most retail stores will carry bedding and accessories for a regular King size mattress and have more options.  That doesn’t mean that it’s hard to find sheets for the California King.  KinderSuite offers a line of bamboo sheets in our online catalog that fits the California King mattress.  You can view collection by clicking on link below.


Which of these two sizes is a better fit for you?  Did you find the information provided to be helpful?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.





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