settling in period for a new mattress

yvonnehall asked 3rd October 2017

Does a new 5 foot mattress normally arrive measuring only 4 ft 8 inches, on the understanding that it will “spread” or “settle” after a few months to become 5 feet?

1 answer

Lee Lelant Staff answered 1 year ago

Hi Yvonnehall,

Thank you for your question.

A standard King Size mattress measures 4ft 6″ x 6ft 3″ (152cm x 198cm).

This can differ ever so slightly with an industry tolerance of 2cm short or 2cm extra in the width or length.

On top of that, a natural fibre filled mattress will settle over time and it will “flatten” slightly filling out a bit more.

I hope that this has answered your question fully but if you do have any further queries then please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0161 413 2009.

Kind Regards, Lee.