European bed sizes are getting more and more popular here in the UK, Bedlinen Direct stock an excellent range of 160cm x 200cm bedding.
Continental mattress sizes up to a few years ago could be found in a handful of department stores but the introduction of Euro 160cm x 200cm king size beds nearly 10 years ago started a modern day trend to standardise the European bedding market.
Since beds and bedding was introduced in the UK we had 4 main mattress sizes, single, double, king and the largest size we had was the super king size.
Continental and UK bedding sizes
Some of the continental sizes fit right in between these UK beds and finding good quality sheets and duvet covers to meet this demand was going to be hard. Continue reading 160cm x 200cm Bedding→
These continental size sheets are becoming increasingly popular as more stores like IKEA sell beds and mattresses made to standard measurements more found in mainland Europe.
Getting good quality fitted sheets and a mattress protector to fit these beds is very hard and trying to find high thread count cotton sheets is even harder.
For electric beds with adjustable mattresses we recommend fitted sheets that have the elastic all the way round, this way they stay firmly attached to the mattress when you raise it to read or watch television.
Normal fitted sheets which are elasticated in the four corners look untidy and need attention when you lower the bed for sleeping. They will still work but aesthetically they are not as pleasing.
What we offer
Our range of Coolmax and Jersey European size fitted sheets measure 90cm x 200cm with small box depths, they are great for adjustable memory beds and are machine washable for even more usability.
We stock a good selection of European size fitted sheets including the extra long single fitted sheets and the European king size 160cm x 200cm fitted sheets.
If you want even better quality and money is not your deciding factor then we make to order the awesome quality from Peter Reed.
Made from the finest Egyptian cotton yarns and woven to high thread counts like 400 and 540 threads per square inch you can be assured that you are buying the best fitted sheets you can. They will make any size fitted sheets with the box depth you require including the following European fitted sheets:
Peter Reed will also make any size box pleat valance, pillowcase or duvet cover you need. Email us your exact requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply with our best quotation within 24 hours.
You can also contact us by telephone for more information on 0161 818 8100 and speak to an adviser who will talk you though all the different thread count and embroidery options Peter Reed offer.
Protecting your mattress further
We did mention briefly about mattress protection, one thing about these European mattresses is that they can be very expensive. Protect your investment with a good quality mattress protector and your bed will last you for many years to come.
Check out our Coolmax mattress protectors, they are fully machine washable and are great for memory-foam mattresses as they help you stay much cooler at night than standard cotton mattress protectors and stop any stains or drinks from staining the mattress padding.