Bambillo NZ

Bed Sizes & Mattress Dimensions in New Zealand

Overview

You sleep for about a third of your life. Choosing the right bed matters, and selecting the correct size is key. Often people don’t give much thought to their bed for years, but what you need can change over time with your lifestyle and living situation. There may be a partner to consider, kids, or a dog. Your mattress should be replaced at least every 10 years, although foam and latex mattresses can last longer.  If you’re thinking about buying a new mattress or bed, take a few minutes to read this helpful quick guide. For years of better sleep, it’s worth the effort.  

History of bed sizes in New Zealand 

Originally created for Queen Elizabeth I, the queen bed size gained popularity in the 1950s as people got taller, becoming the mattress of choice in New Zealand for many years. More than half of New Zealander’s sleep on a queen size mattress, while double beds account for less than 5% of sales. Today, bedrooms have become a second living area for many, a place to relax and watch TV with their partners. People are opting for larger master bedrooms and larger beds, with the king, super king and California king sizes increasing in popularity. For couples, having some extra space in bed can help them both get a better night’s sleep.

Link between UK, AU and NZ bed sizing 

Standard bed sizes and names vary between countries. Standard UK sizes include a small single and a small double, while their king size is closer to the Australian queen size and the super king almost the same as a regular Australian king. New Zealand bed names and sizing are virtually identical to their Australian counterparts, with the exception of the kings – New Zealand king dimensions are 165cm x 203cm (59in x 80in) and while the super king is 183cm x 203cm (72in X 80in) both smaller than the Australian king size beds of the same names.

Table of standard NZ bed sizes

Mattress size

Metric

Imperial

Single

92 x 188 cm

3’0” x 6’2”

King single

107 x 203 cm

3’6” x 6’8”

Double

135 x 188 cm

4’6” x 6’2”

Queen

153 x 203 cm

5’0” x 6’8”

King

165 x 203 cm

5’ 6” x 6’8”

Super King

183 x 203 cm

6’0” x 6’8”

California King

203 x 203 cm

6’8” x 6’8”

 

What bed size is best for me?

When choosing a bed size, you need to consider the size of the room, who will be sleeping in the bed and how much space is required for comfort. Buying a bed is a long-term investment in your wellbeing. Our guide below provides some helpful tips for choosing a bed to meet your needs, including dimensions and lifestyle considerations.

Single

92 cm x 188 cm                

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A single bed is best for a single person, preferably a child or adult of small stature. Ideal for compact areas, single beds leave space for other things.

King Single

107 cm x 203 cm

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A longer, roomier version of the single, the King Single is a great choice for teenagers and adults. Ideal for guest rooms to provide comfort without sacrificing space.

Double 

135 cm x 188 cm

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Though the name suggests a bed made for two, the double is a bit on the small size for most couples. Great for teenagers or single adults.

Queen 

153 cm x 203 cm

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Still the most popular bed around, the queen is the favoured choice of couples. It’s big enough for two regular-sized adults to co-sleep in comfort.

King

165 cm x 203 cm

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A king size bed gives extra space for sleeping and relaxation. Ideal for couples who find smaller beds too close for comfort, or for families where kids or pets share their parent’s bed. Great for lounging on in front of the TV.

Super King 

183 cm x 203 cm

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The super king is a great choice for taller or bigger people, or couples who want lots of space. The vast dimensions create a visual impact, making a master bedroom look intriguing and glamorous.

California King

203 x 203 cm

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Originally designed for celebrity mansions in Los Angeles, these beds have true superstar appeal. A party size bed providing the ultimate in luxury.

Bambillo adjustable massage bed dimensions

Here are the measurements which all our bed products are made to.

Bambillo & Perfect Fit Bed bases:

The base is a heavy-duty construction with attractive fabric-finished bed sides (creamy-beige in colour). There are 5 models available:

Size Centimetres (cm) Feet & Inches
Single 91 X 203 cm 3 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
King single 107 x 203 cm 3.5 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
Queen 152 x 203 cm 5 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
Split queen
two sides – total width
152 x 203 cm 5 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
Split king
two sides – total width
182 x 203 cm 6 feet x approx. 6.5 feet

Bambillo & Perfect Fit Bed mattresses:

The mattress is hypoallergenic & antibacterial. There are 5 models available:

Size Centimetres (cm) Feet & Inches
Single 91 x 203 cm 3 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
King single 107 x 203 cm 3.5 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
Queen 152 x 203 cm 5 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
Split queen
two sides
152 x 203 cm
 individually 76 x 203 cm
5 feet x approx. 6.5 feet
Split king
two sides
182 x 203 cm
individually 91 x 203 cm
6 feet x approx. 6.5 feet