Bed Sizes Canada: The Ultimate Guide to Bed, Mattress and Sheet Sizes
Mattress Dimensions

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Besides the feel, mattress size significantly impacts your selection. Choosing the right mattress size is essential for restful sleep. Your bedroom's dimensions and budget play pivotal roles in determining the best bed size. In this guide, we'll explore various mattress dimensions and suggest ideal room sizes for each. While many prefer the Queen mattress (60ā€ x 80ā€), others might choose the smaller Full size (54ā€ x 75ā€) or the spacious King (76ā€ x 80ā€)


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1. Standard Mattress Sizes

Mattress SizeDimensions in InchesDimensions in Centimeters
California King72" X 84"183 X 213.5cm
King76" X 80"193 X 203.5cm
Olympic Queen66" X 80"167 X 203.5cm
Queen60" X 80"152 X 203.5cm
Full XL54" X 80"137 X 203.5cm
Full54" X 75"134.5 X 190.5cm
Twin XL38" X 80"96.5 X 203.5cm
Twin38" X 75"96.5 X 188.0cm
Small Single30" X 75"76.2 X 190.5cm
Crib27.25" X 51"69.2 X 129.5cm

2. Bedroom Size Consideration

a. Standard Mattress Sizes:

California King Size Bed

Dimensions: 72 inches by 84 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 12 feet by 12 feet


The California king bed, ideal for taller individuals and families, offers a spacious length but is narrower than a standard king, with options like the split design for adjustable frames. This mattress size caters to diverse comfort preferences, making it a top choice for those seeking space and adaptability.

King Size Bed

Dimensions: 76 inches by 80 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 12 feet by 12 feet


The king size bed, wider than the California King but shorter, offers ample space for families and co-sleeping, standing as the broadest standard mattress size. With options like the split king, some brands allow couples to customize it with two Twin XL mattresses side-by-side, catering to individual preferences and adjustable bed compatibility.

Queen Size Bed

Dimensions: 60 inches by 80 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 10 feet by 10 feet


The queen size mattress, ideal for couples or singles desiring more room, is the most prevalent standard size, fitting seamlessly into most rooms and accommodating multiple sleepers.

Full Size Bed

Dimensions: 54 inches by 75 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 9 feet 6 inches by 10 feet 6 inches


A full-size mattress is ideal for individual sleepers, offering ample space without overcrowding a room. While it might not be the top choice for couples, it's perfect as a spacious single bed or a handy spare.

Twin XL Bed

Dimensions: 38 inches by 80 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 9 feet 6 inches by 10 feet 6 inches


The twin XL mattress, being 5 inches longer than its standard counterpart, is favored by taller folks. Affordable and space-efficient, it's an ideal spare bed for unexpected guests.

Twin Size Bed

Dimensions: 38 inches by 75 inches

Minimum recommended room size: 7 feet by 10 feet

The twin size mattress, the smallest standard size, is prevalent and suits children and teens during their growth phases. While it might not be optimal for adults, its compact size is perfect for smaller rooms and bunk beds.

b. Other Mattress Sizes:

Olympic Queen Size Bed



Dimensions: 66 inches by 80 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 10 feet by 10 feet


The Olympic queen size offers more room than a standard queen without reaching the dimensions of a king. Ideal for spaces too small for a king, it's commonly used in RVs, camper trailers, and mobile homes.

Full XL Size Bed

Dimensions: 54 inches by 80 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 9 feet 6 inches by 10 feet 6 inches


The full XL size is 5 inches longer than a standard full, catering to taller solo sleepers. While it's suitable for guest rooms, many hosts opt for a queen size to comfortably fit couples.

Small Single Size Bed

Dimensions: 30 inches by 75 inches



Minimum recommended room size: 7 feet by 10 feet


Single and twin mattresses share identical dimensions, but the term "twin" is more prevalent today. If you're considering a single bed, a twin will serve the purpose.

Crib Size Bed

Dimensions: 27.25 inches by 51 inches

A crib mattress measures around 6 feet by 4 feet and is designed exclusively for cribs. Its standard size is federally regulated for safety, ensuring ease in finding fitting sheets if the mattress meets current standards. Crib mattresses shouldn't exceed 6 inches in thickness and should provide a firm surface to support an infant.

3. How Many People Can Fit on the bed?

When choosing a mattress size, consider the following:

1. Know the dimensions of your current bed to avoid mistakenly buying the same size when upgrading.


2. If relocating, measure your new bedroom to ensure the mattress fits comfortably without crowding the space.


3. Consider the sleepers: a Double is suitable for an individual, but for couples, kids, or pets, a Queen or even a King might be preferable, space permitting.

4. Mattress FAQ

1. California King vs. King:

The California king is 4 inches longer, while the king is 4 inches wider.


2. Are there other mattress sizes?

Yes, like the Alaskan king, Texas king, and Wyoming king. They're larger than standard sizes and less common in stores.


3. Twin vs. Single Mattress:

Singles are smaller, ideal for toddlers. Twins suit toddlers to teenagers.


4. Can two people fit on a full-size mattress?

It varies based on individual size and sleep habits. For larger or restless sleepers, it might be tight.


5. Full Size vs. Double Beds:

They're identical, measuring 54 by 75 inches. The term "double" suggests it's twice a twin's size, but it's slightly bigger.


6. Two Twin Beds Equal?

Two twin beds don't make a king. However, two twin XLs do, though they're 5 inches shorter in length.


7. Largest Mattress Size:

The Alaskan king, measuring 9 by 9 feet, dwarfs the standard king's 6 by 7 feet.


8. Most Popular Size:

The queen. Ideal for couples and spacious for singles.


Final Thoughts:

The right mattress size enhances comfort. It's essential to balance bed size, room aesthetics, and budget for the best sleep experience.