About Full Mattresses
A full sized mattress is the second smallest regular mattress there is – the first step up from a twin mattress. A full size mattress is generally fit for a single person, especially if they’re a messy sleeper. However, there’s enough room for a second sleeper as well – just don’t expect to get a ton of extra space. These were the norm for married couples a few decades ago when houses were smaller, and are commonly said to be “double the width” of a twin mattress, even though that’s totally inaccurate. But this is why full mattresses are also known as “double mattresses” and “standard mattresses.”
(While a full mattress isn’t double a twin bed, it is double a crib mattress. So that’s why it’s not too great for couples – each partner only gets the space usually given to a baby.)
Full Size Mattress Dimensions
In inches, a full mattress is 54″ x 75″ – a surface area of 4,050 square inches.
In feet, a full mattress is 4.5′ x 6.25′ – a surface area of about 28.1 square feet.
In centimeters, a full mattress is 137.2 cm x 190.5 cm – a surface area of 26,129 sq. cm.
In meters, a full mattress is 1.37 m x 1.91 m – a surface area of 2.61 square meters.
As with most regular mattresses, a full mattress is around 8-13 inches thick, or about 20-33 cm in width.
Full Mattress Size Chart
For those of you who are data-oriented, check out this full sized mattress chart.
More About Full Sized Mattresses
Nowadays, modern adult couples buy queen mattresses, king mattresses, or things even bigger just because their house is that huge and, hey, why not, right? Thus, there’s been some decline in the last half-century in the full mattress’s popularity.
Much like how the twin mattress has an upgrade in the form of the twin XL mattress, the full has it’s own full XL mattress upgrade. Because, hey, again, why not?
While this “double mattress” is not actually double the size of a twin mattress, it IS about double the width of a crib mattress. So, if you were previously sleeping in a crib, it’s safe to say a full mattress will be quite the upgrade for you! Congratulations on your adulthood.
To be honest, there’s not much exciting about full mattresses (compared to the other varieties, which are generally a thrill a minute). But if the measurements work for you and it fits your space and your needs, then more power to you.
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