It seems that many people have trouble choosing the size of the fitted sheet when purchasing a bed or replacing bed sheets. Here, we will tell you how to choose the size of the fitted sheet, the size, and how to measure it. If you choose the correct size bedsheets, you won't have to worry about the size not fitting after you buy it. Above all, the sheets are set neatly so that you can sleep comfortably and comfortably.
Table of contents
- How to choose the fitted sheet size
- How to choose the size, how to measure
- Measure 3 actual dimensions of the bed mattress
- Determine the width, length, and gusset size of the fitted sheet from the actual size of the bed
- Choose sheets
- Questions and answers about how to measure size Q and A
How to choose fitted sheet size
The important thing to keep in mind when choosing a fitted sheet size is that the size of the fitted sheet should not be chosen just by the name of the size of the bed. The size name is the size name such as single, semi-double, and double. Choose your fitted sheet size based on your bed mattress's actual width, length, and thickness.
The reason is that even with the same size name, the actual size of the mattress may differ depending on the bed manufacturer. For example, even if the mattress is labels as queen size, depending on the manufacturer, the actual width of the bed mattress maybe 160cm, 170cm, or 150cm. The maximum difference is 20 cm.
How to choose a fitted sheet, how to measure
Below are instructions on how to choose your fitted sheet size.
1. Measure 3 actual dimensions of the bed mattress
- Measure the width of the mattress
- Measure the length of the mattress
- Measure the thickness of the mattress
- First, measure the above three points.
Points to note when measuring the thickness of a mattress
On the bed mattress
- Thick bed pad
- Mattress topper, mattress pad
- Health mattresses
If you use multiple layers, measure the thickness, including the layered bed and mattress pads. For example, Airweave, famous as a mattress topper and mattress pad, is 6cm thick for the standard type and 3.5cm for the thin type. Be sure to measure the height and thickness of the bed mattress and airweave together before choosing fitted sheets.
Why is it important to measure the thickness of your mattress?
Among the above three points, it is important to measure the thickness of the bed mattress. This is because bed mattresses range in thickness from about 8cm for thin mattresses to about 40cm for thick mattresses. If you choose a fitted sheet that doesn't fit the thickness of your mattress, it won't wrap around the mattress and will roll up or come off. For example, if you are using a thick mattress with a thickness of 40 cm, and you purchase a extra deep fitted sheet 40cm that is generally sold without checking the thickness, you may end up halfway up the side of the bed mattress (the mattress The sheet only covers the middle of the thickness).
Sheets may shift and come off during use. It will be a situation that doesn't play the role of sheets. Many standard fitted sheets that are commonly sold are made based on the thickness of the bed mattress of, about 15 cm to 20 cm. If you use a bed mattress with a thickness of 25 cm or more, please measure the thickness carefully before choosing a 25cm deep fitted sheet that fits your size.
2. Determine the width, length, and gusset of the fitted sheet from the actual size of the bed
Next, figure out the width, length, and gusset size of the fitted sheet from the actual size of the bed.
Fitted sheet width
= Same as the actual width of the mat, or about +3-5cm
Fitted sheet length
= Same as the actual length of the mat, or about +4 to 5 cm
Fitted sheet gusset
= Actual thickness of mat + 6cm to 10cm (at least 5cm is required, plus 10cm is safe)
The width, length, and gusset of the fitted sheet will be the size of the fitted sheet suitable for your bed mat.
3. Choose sheets
Based on the numbers you've researched, choose a fitted sheet that's just the right size for your bed.
- Choose from bed size.
- Choose your mattress thickness.
- Choose from fabric type
Questions about sizing
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about how to measure your mattress. Please help us.
- The middle of the mattress is bulging. Where should I measure?
- How should I measure for double mats?
- I am using a mattress topper. How should I measure it?
- Do you measure the thickness with the bed pad on it?
1. The middle of the mattress is bulging. Where should I measure?
Q: "My mattress is bulging in the middle. Where should I measure?"
A: The center of the surface of the mattress may bulge softly due to the mattress roll (hard cotton, urethane, wool, feathers placed on the coil). In most cases, the swelling is soft. In that case, please measure the height of the part you want to swell at the end.
2. How do I measure a double-cushion mattress?
Q: "How should I measure a double cushion mattress?"
A: This is how to measure the thickness of a double cushion type bed where the bed mattress is divided into a bottom and a top. Measure the thickness of the top (upper) mattress on which the fitted sheet will be hung. If you want to wrap the top and bottom mattresses in a single fitted sheet, measure the thickness from the top of the top and bottom to the bottom of the bottom mattress. The thickness is more than 50 cm.
They are not sold in commercial size.
3. I am using a mattress topper. How should I measure it?
Q: "I'm using a mattress topper; how should I measure it?"
A: This measurement is for a bed with a thick mattress topper on top of the mattress. Place the mattress topper on top of the mattress and measure the combined thickness of the two.
4. Do you measure the thickness with the bed pad on it?
Q: "Do you measure the thickness with the bed pad?"
A: If the bed pad is 1-2 cm or less than 1 cm, you can only measure the bed mattress's thickness. It is okay not to include the thickness of the bed pad. If the thickness of the bed pad is 3 cm or more, or if you are using a low-resilience or high-resilience material with a thickness of 2 cm or more, please measure the thickness of the bed pad and mattress. Once you know the thickness of your bed's mattress, choose a fitted sheet that's just the right size for your bed.