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Date: 2016-11-22 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baratron.livejournal.com
The husband and I have a British superking bed, 180 cm wide (or nominally 6 foot) and 200 cm long. It's the size of two singles, and about right for two people who like to spread out. You could fit three adults in it, or two adults plus a large dog, or two adults plus some small children, but it would be a tight fit.

The boyfriend decided to go one better and bought an American king-size bed. Wikipedia claims it's 76" × 80" (193 cm × 203 cm). An extra 13 cm shouldn't make that much difference, but his bed is actually enormous. Definitely big enough for three adults. The two of us plus the friend who helped put the bed together all lay in it together to talk to the husband on Skype, and there was so much space that we didn't even touch.

However, the sheets for the American king-size bed are ridiculously ungainly. So huge that he has no choice but to take them to the laundrette, since you can barely fit one of them at a time into his silly American top-loading washing machine. Whereas we can wash 2 sheets or a sheet plus a duvet cover in our British front-loading washing machine.

There also exists something called a Texas king, which is apparently 80" × 98" (203 cm × 249 cm). Average height people could turn the bed around and lie in it sideways, and therefore fit four adults into the bed.

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