Basics on Specialty Mattress Sizes

Basics on Specialty Mattress Sizes

When it comes to a comfortable mattress, different people need different sizes. Some individuals might be just fine with a twin or full option, while couples often need a king or queen size for both partners to sleep comfortably.

In some cases, people have a need for specialty size mattresses. At 2 Brothers Mattress, while we know this can be a tough area given the way major manufacturers work, we’re here to help if we can. Here are some basics to know.

Major Manufacturers

When it comes to the major national mattress manufacturers, specialty sizes outside the standard designations can be tough to find in some cases. Most major brands don’t make these – they buy their coil systems from outside third parties, meaning these kinds of customizable sizes generally aren’t practical within their business models.

What this means, then, is that if you’re in the market here, you often have to use smaller manufacturers that fabricate their own coil systems.

Common Special Size Requests

There are a few common specialty size requests in the mattress world:

  • Short queen: This refers to a mattress that’s 60” wide by 75” long – this is in comparison to a standard queen, which is 60” wide but 80” long. These kinds of mattresses are often used in smaller areas like campers or RVs, and these are one option that can be found at many manufacturers.
  • Hi-Riser: This is an older bed frame type that requires a very thin 30” by 75” mattress type. These mattresses are very difficult to find today, as are these bed frames in many cases. Certain special orders might be possible.
  • Round mattress: Ikea makes one of these, but there are questions about the quality. Otherwise, you may have to look for smaller manufacturers. Also, these options will only ever be for foam, never an innerspring mattress.

Changing Foam Mattress Size Yourself

In some cases, the simples way to make the changes you need to a mattress is to do it yourself. Any foam mattress can be cut using a knife or saw, and while we don’t necessarily recommend this, it’s often the only choice some folks have. If you have a legitimate reason why you need a given size mattress and can’t find any other options, this can be a good makeshift choice.

For more on specialty mattresses, or to learn about any of our mattress sales, speak to the pros at 2 Brothers Mattress today.