California King Sheets-What To Know Before You Buy

California King Sheets-What To Know Before You Buy


Finding bed sheets can be tricky right? You have to figure out what size you need like King or California King sheets. Then you have to find the right material like nice breathable cotton or silky smooth silk. And the choices don’t even stop there, there are different colors, organic or non organic, and even thread counts.

King size bed

I wish I could say I could offer you one simple answer for all of these questions. But honestly each bed and each person has their very own needs. So instead my plan is to help in deciding what works best for you. Show you the ins and outs, help you to unfold what you may need and want.

For this particular post I would like to help you figure out some information surrounding the California king sheets. Now these can be very tricky sheets to search for and unfortunately you are going to pay a bit more than you would for a twin sized sheet set. But I am sure you will better understand why by the end of the article.

So let’s see what I can help you with! One thing I noticed as I was looking through frequent questions was the difference between King and California King, not only the size difference but if the sheets would be interchangeable. So how about I explain that one a little better for you.

I also seen that there were several people asking if buying a Calfornia King would be better than buying a regular King. To help answer this how about we compare the 2 and give you some pointers, make it an easier choice for you.

Another thing that I noticed was people were wondering what kind of California King sheets are available. Like they were asking about the colors, thread counts, and different fabrics. I have found some great answers for this as well to share with you. Any of these questions sound like something you would like to know more about? I have some great answers if so.

Inch tape measure

What Is The Size Difference?

Before I started this bedding site, I have to be honest, I really didn’t know some things I thought I knew. Like I always though a California King was bigger all the way around than a King bed. I guess you could say, little did I know. On the other hand, as it seems I am not the only one in the crowd that had this way of thinking.

You see as I was looking for information to bring you on California King sheets, one thing I saw a lot of people asking was this very same question. So I thought it might be nice to share with you what I have found.

Although, it would seem that the California King is much larger than a King, the actual answer is yes and no. Huh? Here let me explain this. Okay so yes a California King bed is longer than the standard King bet, however it is not nearly as wide as the King bed is.

Actually the California King is slightly wider than a Queen size bed, but not as wide as the King size bed. With this being said the extra space is actually in the length of the bed.

You see the California king bed was more designed for tall people, especially over 6 foot. This way when tall people go to crawl into bed, their feet are not hanging off the end. Which simply allow for them to completely stretch out and be comfortable while sleeping.

For those of you who are curious, a California King bed is typically 4 inches longer than the standard King bed. Now you ready for the crazy part? Well where did they take those extra 4 inches from? They took them from the width! So what you have with a California king bed is it is 4 inches longer than the standard King, but it lacks 4 inches in with when compared to the standard King. Crazy right!

Do you now see why I said yes and no? Okay so now we got that cleared up a lot of people were asking whether a King size or a California Size would be a better buy. Let’s go ahead and explore some points between the 2 that way you can decide!

Boxing gloves

King VS. California King!

Have you been out searching for a new bed and not quite sure which size to get, but you have narrowed it down to a King size or a California King size? And now you are stuck not knowing which one is the better of the 2 options? Well I can’t tell you which one to get, however, I can give you some pointers that might just help you out in your decision-making process. So how about we just go ahead and compare some things to take into consideration!

  1. One major thing to take into consideration is the size of your room. If you have a longer room but it is not nearly as wide, then a California King would be probably your better fit. But if your room is more wide than it is long, well then you may have a struggle to get a California King size bed to fit.
  2. Another big factor to take into play is sheets and bedding. California King size sheets and bedding are typically a little harder and going to be a tiny bit more expensive than King size sheets and bedding would be.
  3. Comfort can also play a big role in this matter as well. What I mean is if you are short like me either of these would be great. However, if you are one of the few lucky people who get to be tall especially 6 foot or above, on a standard King size bed you may have to curl and scrunch up to fit all the way on the bed. But on a California King size bed you can have the comfort of fully stretching out without having your feet drape over the end. (Unless you are really tall of course)
  4. The price of the bed itself is also something to take into consideration. I know this sounds kind of strange, but the fact is the specially make these beds so they are going to be a little higher in price as well.
  5. Other tiny things to consider is say your family size. You know if you have kids or pets, somehow they always seem to end up in bed with you. And if your kids or animals are like mine was when they were growing up the sprawled out like starfish and took up the whole bed. So if this is your situation, I think you would benefit better with a King size bed, simply it is wider and who knows, that may give 1/4 inch more room before being shoved off the edge!

As you can see at first it may seem like there is not much difference between a King size and a California King size bed, however, there are some really important key factors that can come into play. And I simply want to make sure you know some things that may come into play when trying to decide which bed size to go with.

Now just on the off chance let’s say you choose the California King size bed. But now you have even more questions when it comes to sheets for this size of bed. As you can see from the points I made above it can be important also to know what you are getting into here as well. So for my next part I want to help you with that as well.

question marks

California King Sheets-What Can You Get?

Another great question I found a lot of inquiring minds wanted to know was, since the California King sheets are so much harder to find does it limit your choices in things like color, thread count, and even in different fabric? And honestly I have to say I agree. These are also types of questions I would be asking for myself. So I did some looking around for you.

And here is what I have found, Yes you can purchase California King size sheets an array of colors. You also have a fair pick of different fabric anything from 100% cool and comfy cotton all the way up to the thick and fuzzy flannel style. There is also a huge assortment of different thread counts available. And just depending on where you are getting your sheets from you may even have the option between organic or non organic.

Now it used to not be this way. I am talking about pre-internet internet business days. You used to be limited to what stores were close by or you could even drive a distance for and then maybe you would get lucky. However, now days since there is a vast amount of different stores on the internet, this has opened up a whole new world of possibilities.

Now if you are not one to shop on the internet, I am going to go ahead and warn you, you may very well still be stuck with a limited selection. Although, many stores are moving towards making and carrying more items like these so California King sheets in a variety may already be available for you locally, if not it is probably not too far behind.

In the meantime I have several stores available on this site that do offer sheets. And so far all of them have some California King sheets. Some of them though are a limited choice. However, if you want to take a glance on my other posts about sheets I am sure you will see there is a lot of places to choose from.

HelpWhat Else Can I Help You With?

I simply wanted to make this post to help you answer any questions you have about California King sheets, bedding and the about the bed size itself. I hope your question was in this mix and that I was able to answer. I know it can be very frustrating to try to decide on something especially when you don’t have all the information on hand. And all too often there is a lot of information to figure out. I tried to cut out some work for you.

But by all means, if you still have a question that I didn’t answer for you, please feel free to let me know. I will be more than happy to help you in any way I possibly can. That is what I am here for, is to help you.

Okay So Now You Are Ready To Start Looking Right?

Click On The Bed Below To Explore Options!

Elegant bedroom

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post. Please feel free to let me know what you think below in my comment box. I love to hear other peoples ideas and opinion, and yes even questions.

Thank you so much for coming by to visit! I hope to hear from you soon.

And have a wonderful day!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.*