What’s the difference between a British and European mattress?

European mattresses can be different to English mattresses!

You’re in those post-summer holiday blues, and everything seems a little grey. The weather’s not as nice, you’re not on a beach; and even your bed doesn’t seem the same! This isn’t just your holiday nostalgia talking- it turns out that there really is a differences between English mattresses and European mattresses, with those from the continent being made to larger dimensions than their English counterparts.
The good news is, The Odd Mattress Company can help bring that holiday feeling of extra space home. Our bespoke mattresses can be made to any size or shape, letting you enjoy European dimensions in the comfort of your own bedroom. The subtle sizing differences between English and European mattresses have been collated here in this guide from The Odd Mattress Company. 

European mattresses vs British mattresses: What’s the difference?

As the table below shows, European mattresses tend to have an edge over British mattresses being normally 200cm in length and of slightly increased width. European mattresses are not built to UK specifications, which is why people may choose to have a bespoke bed frame made to fit their European mattress. Here at The Odd Mattress Company, we can create a bespoke bed base to fit your European mattress, and craft it perfectly to the dimensions required. 

Single Mattress

UK: 3’0” x 6’3” (90cm x 190cm)

EU: 100cm x 200cm 

Double Mattress:

UK: 4’6” x 6’3” (135cm x 190cm)

EU: 140 x 200cm

King Size Mattress:

UK: 6’0” x 6’6” (150cm x 200)

EU: 160 x 200cm

The extra space provided by European mattresses can be conducive to a better quality of sleep, as you have more room to move. If you share your mattress with a partner these extra cm can mean your bed feels less crowded and hot. Increasing the personal bed space you enjoy over the course of an evening has a positive impact on the quality of your sleep and how you feel the next day.

Where can I get a European-style mattress in the UK?

More recently we have seen an increasing number of UK based customers making enquires for European sized mattresses. A possible reason for this is a decision by certain furniture manufacturers of purposely create bed frames to a European size, knowing customers will struggle to find a mattress to fit apart from those produced by the same company. This trick intends to limit consumer choice, luckily, here at The Odd Mattress Company, we can produce bespoke mattresses to any dimensions required, and European dimensions are no exception! 

So don’t worry if you’ve picked up a beautiful bed frame – at, say, a certain Swedish furniture manufacturer, or have imported a decorative French rattan bed and don’t have the perfect mattress to fit – simply call The Odd Mattress company to create your bespoke European-style mattress! 

At The Odd Mattress Company, we craft all of our mattresses from natural fillings, like horse hair, lambswool, and cashmere. You can be sure that the finest natural materials are being used when your mattress is made for you, by us. 

Perhaps your European-style bed frame needs a European mattress to fit perfectly, or maybe you now can’t sleep without those extra cm offered by the European sized mattress from your holiday – whatever your reasons for wanting a European mattress, The Odd Mattress Company can provide it. Get in touch with our team today and we’ll be happy to help you create your perfect European-style mattress.