Measuring Up

When it comes to purchasing your new bed, nothing should get in the way of you creating the perfect sleeping space, you first need to know how big you can go.

We believe that there is not much point buying a luxury super king size bed with a comfortable mattress, only to find it will not fit in your bedroom. That is why it is important to measure up first. We supply all measurements on our website, so before ordering a mattress or bed please check the dimensions of internal and external access points including doors, corridors, stairs and corners.

Check all dimensions against your desired mattress to ensure access is possible, making sure there is enough height and diagonal depth to accommodate your mattress’s entry and that there is plenty of room to manoeuvre around corners. Check that furniture and fixed obstacles such as radiators will not cause a problem.

Here is a basic chart to the UK standard mattress and divan bed sizes to help you make the most of your bedroom.

Bed Size Feet & Inches Inches Centimetres
Small Single 2’6” x 6’3” 29.5” x 75” 75cm x 190cm
Single 3’ x 6’3” 36” x 75” 90cm x 190cm
Small Double 4’ x 6’3” 48” x 75” 120cm x 190cm
Double 4’6” x 6’3” 54” x 75” 135cm x 190cm
King 5’ x 6’6” 60” x 78” 150cm x 200cm
Super King 6’ x 6’6” 71” x 78” 180cm x 200cm


Please Note:

  • Metric and Imperial sizes are not exact equivalents
  • There can be a tolerance of (+/-) 0.8ins with all quoted measurements

Divan Bed Measuring Guide

When purchasing a divan bed with storage drawers you will require at least 55cm of space, to fully open the drawers.

All drawers are approx. 53cm in depth and 22cm in height. The width of the drawer will vary depending on your choice of mini (continental), standard, or large End drawer.


Check Your Home

Using the bed’s widest dimensions, please check it will fit comfortably through all of your doorways, hallways and up any stairs without damaging paintwork.

For health and safety reasons it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the route to the bedroom is clear of all objects including stair gates, ornaments and picture frames, and that the items purchased will fit through the stairways and doorways, if not the goods will be left in the hallway and no refunds will be given.

Even if your staircase or doorways are not big enough, we can offer you some options.


Option 1

Zip and Link Beds and Mattresses

Zip and link beds allows you to easily split both the mattress and divan base in two so that it can be delivered to the bedroom of your choice without any problem.

Sturdy zippers are situated at the top and bottom of the mattress to enable the mattress to be joined together securely and safely. (Please note: This is not possible with firm Edged (encapsulated mattresses).


Option 2

Rolled up/boxed mattresses

Rolled up mattresses are gently compressed, vacuum-sealed and smartly packaged, making it a breeze to get into your bedroom. Simply unwrap it and it will expand to its full size and will be ready to sleep on within a couple of hours.

At the Bed Centre Grimsby we offer memory foam, pocket sprung and pocket sprung memory mattresses in all sizes from Single all the way up to Super King size.