Bed sizes are labelled differently in the United Kingdom. The United States queen is referred to as a king in the UK and it is two inches shorter.
The UK equivalent to the US king is referred to as a super king and is again two inches shorter compared to a king in the United States.
The UK king, which measures 150 by 200 centimetres is the ultimate choice for comfort for couples. It is what you need to eliminate tossing and turning when sleeping with a partner.
A UK king alleviates restless legs, improves blood flow, eases breathing, and allows a couple to sleep in proper positions without interfering with each other’s sleep.
But there are too many options on the market. This can be confusing because individual brands have emerged with unique marketing tactics that can mislead you.
We have done the assessment on your behalf, and the following are the products that we believe you and your partner are looking for.
Top 5 Best King Size Mattresses on the UK Market
Evergreen Web UK King Size Mattress
Sleep bigger, sleep better on the Evergreen Web UK King Size Mattress. The bed is accompanied by a pair of free memory foam pillows.
The unique design of this bed will hardly sag in the middle. This mattress will not easily have uneven surface support or decreased edge support.
The polyurethane foam used adjusts to your every movement faster than conventional foams. The foam is designed to resist continuing body imprints while delivering optimal cooling.
Unlike traditional foam that features CFC, Evergreen Web uses water foam. This material is free of harmful chemicals and it is temperature sensitive.
The unique temperature sensitivity of water foam allows the bed to adjust to your body weight and heat. The bed offers more moulding comfort through the night.
The Evergreen Web king size bed selectively displaces pressure along the length of your body. This helps to relieve the pain that is usually associated with pressure points.
The mattress is made of non-toxic materials, making it friendly for both you and the environment. It also comes rolled and vacuum packed for easy transport in your house.
- Temperature sensitive water foam responds to body weight and heat
- Offers moulding comfort that alleviates all pressure points
- Allows for proper spinal alignment to relieve and prevent back pain
- Water foam is properly aerated, allowing you to sleep cooler
- White hypoallergenic cover has a massage effect
- Does not have a fixing for headboard
Simba UK King Hybrid Mattress
The Simba UK King Hybrid Mattress is built to survive the most rigorous testing. It is the ultimate choice for a good night’s sleep.
This bed is made up of a combination of modern foams and micro pocket springs, hence the name hybrid.
Just beneath the top cover is a specially engineered material that contains natural cooling particles, which help to keep you cool during sleep.
The main comfort layers consist of latex, micro sized pocket springs and memory foam. Its high-density foam gives the bed good support as well as stability.
The patented springs are innovatively shaped to provide hugging comfort. Therefore, it does not matter what style you sleep, Simba supports from all angles.
The Simba Hybrid mattress is very comfortable and has a rather luxurious feel to it; perhaps the best plush bed in a box we have ever tested.
Once you get settled, the mattress spring system provides good support for your body and spine. It offers moulding comfort, making it ideal for a bad back.
- Supportive pocket springs that keep your spine properly aligned
- Cooling comfort layer that moulds to your body
- Responsive memory foam that relieves all pressure points
- Conical shaped springs help minimise motion transfer
- Edge to edge support provides you with a wider sleeping surface
- Takes a little bit of time to regain its shape after unboxing
Emma Original King Size Mattress
The Emma Original King Size Mattress provides you with a unique combination of breathable memory foam layers that provide long-lasting support.
The bed comes with an elastic top cover that is made of climate regulating fibre. The cover features 3D mesh for superior air circulation.
Beneath the cover is a layer of Airgocell foam that is point elastic and breathable. The point elasticity of the foam minimises motion transfer when sleeping with a partner.
The visco-elastic foam in between the layers does a great job of distributing pressure optimally. The unique pressure relief allows you to sleep in different styles without discomfort.
The base of the mattress is made of supportive HRX material that delivers counter pressure. Basically, the bottom layer provides comprehensive support for all sleeping positions.
The firmness of this bed may differ from one person to another. It might be a little bit on the firmer side for light people and on the softer side for heavy people.
- Offers maximum body adaptability for lasting support
- Zonal support that improves pressure distribution
- Elastic top cover that is thermal and climate regulating
- Point elasticity helps to minimise motion transfer
- Supportive HRX material offers comprehensive support for bad back
- Possible to arrive with a damaged box
Simpur Relax Luxury Memory Foam Mattress
The Simpur Relax Luxury Memory Foam Mattress is an ultra-dense foam bed that comes with unique and amazing features.
The design of the Simpur is refined and sleek. The soft topside cover has this comfortable texture that feels like a million little pillows weaved together.
The cover is also quilted and highly breathable. It has amazing temperature regulating properties that ensure you sleep cool through the night.
The high density bio natural memory foam creates an eleven zoned support system that allows for proper spinal alignment and pressure relief.
The mattress conforms to every curve of your body. You feel that support under each joint. It is like sleeping on a cloud.
What’s really impressive about this king size bed is its ability to reduce motion transfer. Point elasticity of the foam layers minimises tossing and turning.
All the raw materials used are OEKO-TEX, CETEM, and ISO 9001 certified. This simply means it is free of harmful substances.
- Softcover has a superior texture and thermal regulation
- Zoned support offers proper spinal alignment
- Bio natural memory foam provides superior pressure relief
- Point elasticity helps to minimise tossing and turning
- It is free of harmful substances and it is environmentally friendly
- It may be a little bit firmer for some sleepers
LV Life King Size Bamboo Fibre Mattress
If you want bamboo comfort with dual protection, you should look no further than the LV Life King Size Bamboo Fibre Mattress.
The bed is made of natural, organic, and sustainable materials that are anti-bacterial, anti-mites, mildew proof, and skin friendly.
The bamboo fibres have superior air permeability as well as instant sweat absorption. This allows you to sleep cooler, especially if you are a hot sleeper.
Over one thousand industrial strength individually pocketed springs make up the nine zoned base support of the bed.
The core is intended to provide targeted relief for pressure points while providing decreased motion transfer between you and your sleep partner.
The distinctive memory foam design is engineered to evenly distribute your body weight and heat. This helps to alleviate pressure points and improve body contouring.
The high density foam base adds durability to the bed while strengthening the separately covered coils as they compress, improving the life of your mattress.
- Features natural and sustainable materials that are skin friendly
- Bamboo fibres are air permeable and breathable
- Pocketed springs offer targeted pressure relief and decreased motion transfer
- Nine zoned support system reduces the noise of coil collision
- Comes with 100 no risk night trial for user satisfaction
- Comfort layer is a little bit thinner
King Size Mattress: Buying Guide
Space is very important when sleeping, which is usually inadequate when sleeping with a partner on a limited surface.
So, the simplest solution for couples in the UK is to buy a UK king mattress. But the size alone will do you no good. You have to consider the built-in features of the mattress.
What is the perfect sleep experience? How do you quantify comfort? The answers to these two questions depend entirely on the mattress design you choose.
These are the most popular beds in today’s UK market. Modern day foam beds are favoured by most people in the United Kingdom because of the advancements that have been made.
Unlike before, the contemporary types of memory foam have been improved in design and functionality.
Most people used to complain that traditional foams were hot and uncomfortable, but that is not the case anymore.
Newer types of memory foams have emerged, such as convoluted or egg crate foam and gel infused memory foam.
The main focus of most memory foam bed manufacturers is contouring support, moulding comfort, pressure relief and cooling.
In fact, the aforementioned factors are what should guide you in your search for a memory foam mattress.
You want a UK king memory foam bed that will not sink too deep, but just offer the ideal contouring to relieve pressure points.
You want a bed that has point elasticity. This will ensure you and your partner don’t toss and turn the whole night due to discomfort.
But most important you want a foam mattress that features exceptional cooling properties, which starts with the topside cover all the way to the core of the bed.
Latex beds are exceptional when you and your partner are seeking for buoyant support and adaptability.
Latex is naturally elastic and resilient, which makes these beds excellent for adjustable bases. The resilience of latex makes it highly durable and long lasting.
A latex mattress contours to every part of your body, providing exceptional support. This ensures you experience no pressure points.
The natural elasticity of latex also helps to eliminate motion transfer. A turning and tossing partner won’t interfere with your sleep.
The ultimate choice for a UK king mattress is the hybrid design. This offers you the benefits of both worlds. Hybrid UK king beds are favoured for their spring feel.
A hybrid bed usually contains individually wrapped spring coils and layers of memory foam and/or latex. The comfort of this design depends mostly on the comfort layers.
The individually encased springs are known to offer targeted support and promote proper spinal alignment. These combinations of features are invaluable for back pain sufferers.
The thickness and Edge Support
A concern that may not be immediately obvious when choosing a quality UK king size mattress is usually the thickness.
When various thicknesses of a mattress of the same density are compressed by the same load, the indentation of sleep surface increases with the mattress thickness.
This implies that a thicker mattress will contour with your body curves perfectly, supporting your vertebral column effectively while eliminating pressure points.
Normally, stress transfers in a thick bed easily compared to a thin bed. Therefore, a thick bed has a superior response to weight, which guarantees longer service life.
One of the highlights of any good king size mattress is an edge to edge support without which you have a limited sleeping surface.
A quality king mattress should not only reduce motion transfer but should also be able to provide targeted support at the edge.
Good edge support also makes it easier for you and your partner to get into and out of bed easily without sinking too deep at the edge.
You don’t have to squeeze in a UK double, you can improve your sleeping experience by upgrading to a UK king mattress.
What is most important is the design of the bed. The most popular UK king mattress designs are hybrid (consisting of pocket springs) and memory foam. You can still consider latex/air beds.
For maximum support, contouring, pressure relief, comfort and durability. We advise you to consider a thick mattress with a superior indentation load deflection.
You should also go for brands with a reputation of producing high performing king mattresses, such as Evergreen Web, Simpur, Emma and Simba.
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