Most mattresses here in the UK come in the standard single, double, king and superking sizes, the emperor and extra long single versions are becoming more and more popular too. Even electric beds now have been transformed into really deep mattress sizes and finding the right sheet for them is not as easy as you would think. Even the manufacturers of fitted sheets do not make it easy for us! They quote the mattress dimensions in centimetres but more often than not they quote the depth or the thickness of the mattress in plain old inches. If they are confused of which measurements they should be using, how are we expected to know what to do?
So what is the most important factor to consider, well the depth is crucial, if it is too short when you move in bed the material will just ruck up the side wall of your mattress, not only is this unsightly and a right royal pain, it means that the material will bunch under you when you move and can lead to you waking up feeling wrapped up in the sheet. On the flip side of this, if you have too much material to tuck under the same thing can happen, this depends on the weight of your mattress. A good quality heavy mattress can trap the extra material so it gathers and stays in place. So it is always best to find a fitted sheet depth within a few inches of the thickness of your mattress, also don’t forget to add extra if you have a mattress topper and/or a mattress protector.
We've come up with a step-by-step guide to help you measure your mattress properly. So grab your measuring tape and let's get to it.
Try to buy fitted sheets that have more depth than your mattress to ensure it tucks under well and fits your bed properly. As soon as you have your new fitted sheet in hand, you're ready to place it on your bed! If you want the perfect fit, you may want to use some of our top tips for ensuring your bed sheet fits correctly.
I hope that we have got you covered with the information above but if you still would like some more information or recommendations from our extensive range of sheets, please do not hesitate to get in touch as we are more than happy to help you find the best solution.