King Size vs. Queen Bed

King Size
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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King Size

Queen Bed

Width 193 cm (76") 60"
Length 203 cm (80") 80"
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.
Surface area 6,080 sq. in. 4,800 sq. in.
Frame The frame is required to have a centre leg support besides the normal rectangular structure. The frame for a queen bed is required to have a center leg support besides the normal rectangular structure.
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.
Size 76" wide, 80" long Queen bed dimensions: 60" wide, 80" long

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