Do Two Twins Make A King? ? Secret Behind King Mattresses
Posted by triumphhcg on March 8th, 2016
This might be surprising but basically two twin beds pushed together do make a King and the pros in mattress industry do call them a short king. There are many confusions doing rounds about how the make shift bed really is all about. Here are few of the interesting facts FYI.
A standard mattress size for Eastern King size bed is 76x80. When you put two twin size box springs beneath you get 38x75. Now try putting 80 inch king mattress on two 75 inch twin box springs and you will find that it is in fact 5 inches shorter than the king mattress which leaves the 80 inches mattress hanging at the ends of these box springs by 5 inches absolutely unsupported.
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Do two twin extra longs make a king?
Yes, mattress companies use two twin extra large box springs that measure 38x80 and place the 76x80 king sized mattress on them. The confusing part is when you place 2 twin mattresses side by side. They are of the same width as the usual king size bed. However, many insist on pushing the two twins to resemble a king. But when you buy king size sheets from retail stores you will find that the fitted sheet does not fit and leaving you short of 5 inches.
Now you may have read that two twin box springs will fit a Cal King that measures 72x84. This is not true because many companies specifically manufacture 36x84 box springs for the Cal King that uses two to perfectly sit in the EL (extra long) mattress.
So what happens when you combine the twins?
Go for it! If you like to push them together and make a short king, just do it. But as far as my knowledge goes, there is no bedding accessories made to fit so here is a quick solution. Purchase two thin sheets, one king flat sheet and 2 king pillow cases separately and voila...you can push the beds together.
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