Extra Long Beds (XL Beds) – Product Spotligh
Queen and king size beds are available but these won’t fit into smaller spaces. There is a solution though that will allow you to keep the width of a twin or full size bed and provide the longer length you’d find in a queen or king bed. It’s called extra long beds.
Extra long beds (or xl beds) can be explained as taking a twin or full size bed and making it in the length of a queen bed. Normal dimensions of a twin bed would be 39 inches by 75 inches. A twin xl bed would be 39 inches by 80 inches. Normal dimensions of a full bed would be 54 inches by 75 inches. The full xl bed would be 54 inches by 80 inches. Notice that the standard beds when made extra long are gaining 5 inches in length. This may not seem like a lot but it’s the difference between sleeping someone 6 foot 3 inches to sleeping someone 6 foot 8 inches.
What typically happens with extra long sizes is that once you track down the mattress you’ll need to find a bed frame to go with your mattress. XL beds are manufactured by sticking with the standard width construction of the headboard and footboard and bringing in the rail systems used on a queen or king bed with some modification to the slats or foundation used on these sizes. Finding bedding and sheets for extra long sizes has become easier as many department stores have started carrying these special sizes. Often if it isn’t stocked you can easily special order the sizing that you need.
Besides twin extra long and full extra long bed sizes another size exists which is also considered an extra long size and that would be California king size. Cal king beds were created differently than standard king size beds both in width and length. Regular king sizes are 76 inches by 80 inches. California king bed sizes are less wide at 72 inches but the length is longer at 85 inches. This means these beds can sleep someone up to 7 feet tall. This makes cal king beds the best choice for length of bed if you have both the width and length in the room to be able to fit these beds.
In this article we’ve looked at extra long bed sizes in twin and full. These extra long beds provide additional length that allow for the same width but simply make the bed longer allowing sleeping for individuals up to 6 feet 8 inches tall. Besides twin xl and full xl size beds we learned about California king size beds which provide additional length above and beyond a standard king bed but are less wide. These cal king beds can sleep individuals up to 7 feet tall making them the best bed for accommodating taller people. If you’re looking for longer length in a bed the sizes we’ve talked about in this article should be of help in providing a comfortable nights sleep.