What do two single beds make? King Size?

Two Single Beds Pushed Together

How many times have you gone to a hotel and you see there is two single beds pushed together? It amazes me how often i see it. What exactly does joining together two divans bases, two mattresses, or mix and matching different beds make?.

It happens a lot in hotels when they want to make the most of single and double beds not in use. Or a quick fix to give a customer a king size bed when they don’t have one. I can understand why because this allows flexibility with configuring rooms.

A common question is, do two twin beds equal a king size?

Lets take a look at Standard UK Bed Sizes:

Bed Type Centimetres Inches Feet
Small Single 75 x 190 30 x 75 2.5 x 6.3
Single 90 x 190 36 x 75 3 x 6.3
Queen 120 x 190 48 x 75 4 x 6.3
Double 135 x 190 54 x 75 4.5 x 6.3
King 150 x 200 60 x 78 5 x 6.6
Super King 180 x 200 71 x 78 6 x 6.6

We can see that King and Super King bed sizes are 10cm longer than all other sizes. No smaller beds can be configured to account for this extra length.

This means a Super King bed mattress will be overhanging twin single beds by 10 cms.

Do two Single Beds make a Double Bed?

As we can see. A double bed size is 135x190cm only 45cm more than a single bed. Joining two single beds would be 45cms larger than a double bed.

Benefits of Super King Beds


They’re Ideal for Tall People

First things first; Super Kings are bigger than two singles linked together. A super king size bed’s dimensions is roughly four inches longer than a single bed, so taller couples may want to take that into consideration. So, for the sake of comfort and stretching you can chalk one up to the Super Kings.

They’re Rather Stylish

There are also style points to consider. Many single beds adhere to a bare bones design, focusing more on the function than the form. Super kings, however, are largely considered to be the crème de la crème of beds, so it makes sense that a little more focus goes onto their appearance.

It’s this spotlight on the sublime that results in absolutely divine bedframes, finished with headboards that blend into any home, from tastefully decorated to absolutely regal.

They Can Provide Added Storage

Finally, there are the enriching alternatives to keep in mind. Storage options, such as ottoman beds that lift up to reveal loads of storage space beneath the base are seldom available with single beds, yet they’re more or less commonplace for Super Kings.

Here at Happy Beds, we have super king’s with drawers embedded in their sides, beds with built-in phone chargers and LED lights, and of course, the luxury of beds with TVs situated within the footend.

So, you’ve got a lot to consider if you’re leaning towards the side of the super kings, but what about the Singles?

Benefits of Joining Two Single Beds Together

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Super Kings certainly seem, well, super, but combining two singles does have its benefits.

You May Be Able to Save Money

In some cases, two singles can be cheaper, – especially if you’re simply linking two compactable beds together that you already own, but there’s more to it than just adhering to a budget.

You Can Easily Move Them

For starters, moving single beds is much simpler than moving a cumbersome double bed, not to mention super kings, which makes joining two single beds together a much more viable option for smaller homes that don’t offer the luxury of maneuvering a big bed around a tight corner or up some narrow stairs.

You and Your Partner Can Choose Different Mattresses

Another advantage of the single beds option is comfort; comfort for two separate sleepers. Since there’ll be two single beds, there will be a need for two single mattresses, as opposed to one big one for a super king. This means that partners of a different weight can get their own separate mattresses that best suits them, whether it’s firmer for orthopaedic purposes or softer and more comfortable.

How do you join two singles?

There are several products out there which allow single beds to be joined together. The main connectors are foam or fabric bridges which fill the gap between the bed to allow more of a seamless feel between the beds. Take a look at single bed joiners on Pinterest to gain some ideas.



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