King Size vs Queen Bed
A king size bed is wider than a queen size bed. While a queen bed is about 60 inches wide, a king size bed is 76 inches wide. Both are 80 inches in length.
A California King bed is longer but less wide compared to a regular King size bed. The dimensions of a California King bed are 84" length and 72" wide.
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|Cost:||Since a king size bed is larger, it is more expensive and mattresses in this size may also cost more compared to queen beds.||It turns out to be a bit expensive.|
|Usage:||King size beds are usually found in the master bedroom.||Queen beds are generally put in the guest room or smaller master bedrooms.|
|Advantage:||The size of a king size bed allows for greater comfort and space, especially for people who are bigger in size.||It is better suited for two people or for somebody who is tall.|
|Space economy:||A king size bed is fairly large compared to the queen or full sizes.||Queen beds occupy a bit of space, but it is worth it for the comfort.|
|Width per person:||The width available on a king size bed would be 38 inches per person if two people are sharing it.||The width available would be 30” per person if two people are sharing it.|
|Surface area:||6,080 sq. in.||4,800 sq. in.|
|Size:||76" wide, 80" long||Queen bed dimensions: 60" wide, 80" long|
|Frame:||The frame is required to have a centre leg support besides the normal rectangular structure.||The frame is required to have a centre leg support besides the normal rectangular structure.|
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