Mattress Protector Sizes and Dimensions Guide 2022

Mattress Protector Sizes and Dimensions Guide 2022

Written by Dreamcloud Editorial Team

Last Updated on Aug 23, 2022

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    A mattress protector is a waterproof barrier that protects your mattress against spills, stains, dust mites, and other germs. This increases the lifespan of your mattress. This blog will take you through the different mattress protector sizes so that you can choose the right one for your bed.

    Mattress protectors have almost the same dimensions as your mattress. However, it is important to buy a protector that is thick enough to cover your entire mattress. Let us break down different mattress protector sizes for better understanding.

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    Mattress Protector Sizes Chart

    This chart shows all the standard mattress protector sizes.

    Mattress Protector SizeDimensions ( in inches)Dimensions (in centimeters)
    Twin38 inches by 74 inches96 cm by 190 cm approximately
    Twin XL38 inches by 80 inches96 cm by 203 cm approximately
    Full ( Double54 inches by 75 inches 137 cm by 190 cm approximately
    Queen60 inches by 80 inches152 cm by 203 cm approximately
    King76 inches by 80 inches 193 cm by 20-3 cm approximately
    California King72 inches by 84 inches183 cm by 213 cm approximately

    Twin Size Mattress Protector

    Twin mattress protectors measure 38 inches by 74 inches. They are suitable for twin size beds. 

    Twin mattresses are a perfect choice if you have toddlers or teens in your house. Well, they are also a good fit for single adult sleepers.

    Most modern-day apartments have a space crunch. Twin beds are excellent space savers and give a minimalist look to your room.

    Twin XL Size Mattress Protector

    A twin XL size mattress protector measures 38 inches by 80 inches. They are suitable for twin XL beds.

    Twin XL beds are the longer versions of twin beds. If you are exceptionally tall, you can go for a twin XL bed. They are 5 inches longer than twin beds and provide enough legroom. Twin XL beds are a good option for growing teens and college students. Moreover, you may use them for guests as they can accommodate a wider range of people.

    Full/Double Size Mattress Protector

    A full-size mattress protector measures 54 inches by 75 inches. Full mattress protectors go well with double beds.

    Though full-size beds are larger than twin beds, they are not fit for accommodating two sleepers comfortably. Rather, double beds are perfect if you like to spread out in your sleep. However, they can accommodate two sleepers in urgent situations when there is no other option.

    Full-size beds are also great space savers. They hardly occupy any more space than twin beds and are an asset in small apartments.

    Queen Size Mattress Protector

    Queen mattress protectors are 60 inches in width and 80 inches in length. And they can enclose your queen mattress perfectly.

    Queen mattresses are the most popular mattress size among Americans. They are the perfect companion for couples as they can accommodate two sleepers comfortably. You will get enough space to sleep without bumping into your partner.

    What is more, queen beds can fit in larger than average bedrooms without taking up too much space. Thus, you will have enough room for other furniture without making your room look cluttered.

    You can also put a queen bed in your guest room. That will be an excellent arrangement if you have multiple people visiting.

    King Size Mattress Protector

    A king size mattress protector measures 76 inches by 80 inches. It is fit for your king mattress, which is the largest size available in the market.

    King mattresses are for couples looking for some extra space. If both you and your partner like to spread out while sleeping, you can go for a king mattress. Moreover, they can adorn your master bedroom.

    These days, you can also get split king mattresses. They are nothing but a standard king mattress consisting of two parts. 

    Generally, two twin XL mattresses are placed side by side to get a king mattress. That’s because twin XL mattresses measure 38 by 80 inches. So, two twin XL mattresses would make 76 by 80 inches, which is the dimension of a king mattress.

    But, what is the advantage of such an arrangement? It is excellent for couples with different mattress firmness preferences.

    If you have a split king mattress, you will need two separate mattress protectors. Two twin XL mattress protectors would be best for your split king bed.

    California King Size Mattress Protector

    California King mattress protectors measure 72 inches by 84 inches. They are suitable for California King mattresses.

    California king mattresses might seem to be the largest mattress size but they aren’t. They are the tallest mattresses available in the market. California king mattresses are narrower than standard king mattresses and are a few inches taller.

    Thus, they occupy less space and can accommodate taller couples. Though Cal King mattresses are narrower than standard king beds, they have enough space for couples to sleep comfortably.

    You can also find split California king mattresses. They are a perfect choice if you and your partner have different preferences.

    You will, however, face trouble while buying a mattress protector for split California king mattresses. That’s because you will require two separate protectors, and the two halves of a split Cal king bed don’t match any smaller standard mattress size. So, you have to order a special split Cal king mattress protector from the manufacturer.

    Mattress Protector’s Pocket Depth

    Your mattress protector’s pocket depth refers to the width or thickness of the protector. In other words, it denotes how far your mattress can stretch.

    When you are using a mattress protector, it is crucial to know its pocket depth. That’s because sometimes the mattresses are thicker than usual. Or you may have a topper over your mattress. So, the protector should stretch over your mattress without difficulty.

    If your mattress protector is too small, it will put pressure on your mattress, affecting its durability. Moreover, if the protector is too tight for your mattress, it may pop off or even tear. So, it’s crucial to pick a mattress protector with enough pocket depth.

    It’s best to choose a protector that is at least 1 inch thicker than your mattress. So, if your mattress is 10 inches thick, you will need a protector that is at least 11 inches thick.

    Thus, don’t forget to check the thickness of your mattress before buying a mattress protector.

    Final Word

    Now that you know all the mattress protector sizes, you can get one to extend the life of your mattress. And, if you are looking for a new mattress, check out our mattress size dimensions guide  find your perfect fit. You will get all the standard mattress sizes here.

    A Dreamcloud mattress protector can protect your mattress against spills while giving you a luxurious sleep experience. So, why are you still waiting? Enhance the lifespan of your mattress today and get a good night’s sleep.

    This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
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