How to choose the correct double sized mattress
Standard double mattress: the first of 3 sizes perfect for couples, a double mattress gives each of you space to sleep comfortably. There are a huge array of bedframes, divans and bases available to fit a double mattress size, allowing you to match comfort with style. The equivalent metric measurements of the traditional 4’6 double are 135cm x 190cm. Great for people of average height, but if you are more than 190 cm tall, more space is likely to equal better sleep. We recommend you also take a look at kings and super kings before you finally decide…
Small double mattress: this useful size may suit 1 person who likes a bit more room, or be a cosy fit for 2 average size people who want to make the most of the space in a narrower bedroom. Sometimes referred to as a ‘4ft mattress’ the small double measures 120cm x 190cm. Where space is at a premium this might just be the right size when teamed with a bed base incorporating storage. For growing teenagers who need a bit more space, this could be a temporary solution before they fly the nest.
Long small double mattress: measuring 120cm x 200 cm, we are pleased to offer this size for people who have a non-standard continental bedframe, or a small double adjustable bed with a single handset. It is important that you measure carefully before ordering to make sure this is the correct size. Long small double mattresses are made to order and take a while to come. We don't want you to be disappointed when it arrives!
Long double mattress: if you are considering buying or already own a non-standard continental bedframe, or a double adjustable bed with a single handset, this special size mattress might be just what you need to go with it. Again it is important that you measure carefully before ordering to make sure this is the correct size. Long double mattresses are made to order and take a while to come. We don't want you to be disappointed when it arrives!
More hints and tips
To be sure you select the correct size, view our Mattress and Bed Size Guide.
For enhanced sleep quality it is important to support your mattress with the right kind of bed base. For tips and information, view our guide to Choosing the Right Bed Base.
If this is the right sized mattress for you, now match it to the perfect sized double bed base.