King Linen-You Have Questions? I Have Answers!

King Linen-You Have Questions? I Have Answers!


On a general rule of thumb, we the public really don’t just sit around discussing bed sheets like we would our favorite apple pie recipe. And I understand, I mean it really isn’t that interesting of a topic to say the least. However, because of this we generally end up with some questions about our bed linens.

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Most of us are going to turn to the ever so helpful internet for these answers. With that being said, I have gone looking for some different issues people have been asking about when it comes to King linen and bedding for King size beds. I sorted through what seemed to the most popular questions and discussion topics and brought them here on one post for you.

So if you happen to be one of those people out there searching this vast internet space for answers on things like, what are the normal measurements for King linen, I have answers! I also seen many people were confused if King linen and California King linen were interchangeable.

Others were saying they were having problems with their sheets not fitting. There also seemed to be some issues with Duvets, Quilts, and Comforters not covering the whole King size bed.

Now if you are one of these people wondering about some of these issues, you will be pleased to know you can find all of these answers on this one single post. I want to help make not only your search easier, but, I also want to make sure you have all the knowledge you need before setting off on that treacherous shopping spree to find the perfect match you are looking for. So stick around for some amazing and helpful information!

Measurements For King Linen

Before you set out on that crazy hair pulling shopping spree, I urge you take a couple of minutes to learn a few things that could be very helpful. And in learning them I am sure your shopping spree with become more of a breeze. One of the first things I would like to discuss with you is the measurements of King linen. This way you are not having to go in guessing what size you need.

So King size beds are one of the bigger beds. (If you happen to have one, I am jealous) Many people like these for their spacious room. Plenty of room to sprawl and roll or if you happen to have kids, animals, or even a significant other that does the starfish while sleeping, these beds are made for you.

But, that may leave you to how do I know what is the right size for King linen? Well I got a great answer for you. Okay so we are going to look at the standard King size bed. What do I mean by standard? I mean where it is just a normal King size, not the extra thick mattresses, or not even a King size mattress with a mattress pad. So just the standard King sized mattress.

Now for the standard King size mattress you are going to want to look for King linen with the sizes as follows.

    • Fitted Sheets-70″ x80″.
    • Flat Shetts-110″ x114″.
    • Duvets and Quilts-90″ x 102″.
    • Comforters-112″ x 106″.

These are just for the basic standard King size beds. If you happen to have a little extra padding or mattress topper, I will get to other options for these a bit further down this post, so go ahead and keep on reading.

For now though I know one other frequent question I have seen a ton is, can the King linen and the California King size intermix? See my answer for this one next.


Difference in King and California king

One very common, but outstanding, question I keep seeing is if the King linen would interchangeable with the California King? I have to say I have found a couple of answers that say yes this is possible. But it is also very tricky and most likely you would still be ending up with the corners of the sheet sliding up from the edge of your bed.

However, if you would like to give it a try what you would need to do is take your sheets and turn them sideways. The reason is the King bed is 4 inches wider while the Cali King bed is 4 inches longer. So yes if you turn your King size fitted sheet sideways it will make it long enough to fit on the Cali King size bed.

You can also do this with the Cali King fitted sheets. However, like I mentioned before, you still will most likely be having to fight with the sheets springing up off the edges. So in this case this is the reason I suggest you stick to buying sheets made specifically for your bed. It will help save you the fight later.

Your Sheets Still Don’t Fit!

Believe or not, there was a few people who did also mention they went and bought King linen for their King size bed and after getting home and trying to put them on they wouldn’t fit! Who would have thought right? What is the reason for this?

Well I can’t say I have all the answers for this one. However, the most common reason this could happen is standard King linen will not fit right over an extra thick mattress or a mattress that you have added a mattress pad or topper to.

You see when you do this it does change the dimensions of the bed itself. So this is something you need to take into consideration when buying your sheets. If you have purchased an extra thick mattress for that extra comfort, you will need to be looking and deep pocket King linen. Also, adding a mattress pad will add extra thickness (which I know we all will love) but it does mean changing your sheet size as well.

Now if this is not the case for you and you just have the standard King size without the mattress pad, you may want to check your measurements. If this is not the problem I would definitely be getting a hold of the manufacture, simply put they may have made an error in their production.

I am sure there may be other reasons (very rare) but these are going to be your most common ones you want to check out first. But, what if you are also having problems with your comforter, duvet, or even quilt? Go ahead and stick around I will be letting you know how to solve this problem next!

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Troubles With Your Blankets Not Fitting?

Alright, so now you have the same problem with your comforters, duvets, and quilts! They just barely cover your bed or even if they are a little short. Well it could very well be the same issues you have with your sheets!

You see if you have the extra thick mattress or the mattress topper it adds to your bed. And simply put the standard King size blankets are just not going to do the job. So how do you fix it?

Great question! And here is a great and simple answer for you. If you have chosen to go this route with the extra thick mattress or mattress topper, you will need to look for what is called oversized King, comforters, duvets, or quilts.

See these were designed to be a bit wider and longer so they can fit better over the thicker mattress. This way your whole bed is completely covered with a little extra draping down the sides, to provide a much neater and cleaner look.

From my experience not all stores will have these up for grabs. However, I do know that The Company Store is one of the place who do produce these. And since it is a quality store I would highly recommend looking there as one of the options.

Now a couple of other places are places like JC Penny’s and Walmart. If you prefer those stores I am sure you can also find some great deals. Just make sure you are checking the quality first. I wouldn’t want you wasting your money on something that is going to fall apart very shortly.

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So Many Questions-Let Me Help!

As humans, we are always so full of different questions. And I have to say I take pleasure in trying to help you answer each one of these when it comes to bedding. Let’s face it buying the right sheet requires knowing what you need along with what would work best for your situation. So I hope I was helpful in answering some of your questions about King linen.

And if not I would love to hear your questions. I will always do my best to get answers for you! I really want to help you not only make shopping easier but also make sure you get the best quality products.

The Place I Recommend For Great Quality King Linen Is The Company Store!

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I am very glad that you got a chance to come by and visit my site. I am excited to hear your thoughts and questions. If you would like to leave me a comment I will be happy to get back with you.

Thank you again. And as always have a wonderful day!





2 Replies on “King Linen-You Have Questions? I Have Answers!

  1. Hello,
    I found your post interesting and informative, I also am jealous of anyone who owns a king size bed. In fact I am still stuck sleeping in my little single bed, I find it extremely difficult to find mattresses, sheets and blankets to my liking for my single bed and one day I am going to splurge and purchase me a king size bed only right now I don’t have the space or money for one.


    1. Hi Jeff. Always a pleasure to hear from you. I wish I had a king size bed as well. But in the mean time I do have other articles on here for full sized beds as well. It would be nice though to have the extra sprawling room no doubt. But if you get to the point if you need help with your single size bedding let me know I would be glad to help you out with that.
      Thank you so much for coming by I am glad you enjoyed my post. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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