The usual selection of mattress (& bedding) sizes often reads to me like a recitation of the vowels: A, E, I, O, U, & sometimes Y. Where California King equals the “sometimes Y.” Figuring out the basic differences between Twin, Full, Queen, & King isn’t rocket science – the next is bigger than the one before it, right? Except that logic doesn’t quite hold when you pit the “regular” King (also known as the Eastern King) against its western cousin. Given that Cal King typically comes at the very end of the mattress size spectrum (aside from the mondo specialty sized Grand King), it’s easy to assume that it would trump the Eastern King in size. This is only half true. The Cal King comes in at an impressive 84 inches long – 4 inches longer than an Eastern King – making it the perfect choice for taller individuals, especially people over 6 feet. However, this extra length comes at a price. The Cal King is “only” 72 inches wide – 4 to 6 inches narrower than an Eastern King which measures between 76 & 78 inches wide. The Eastern King provides couples with the most individual sleeping space, equivalent to two extra long twin beds pushed together. But for taller people, it might be worth the sacrifice on width to have a bed that allows one to stretch out comfortably. But really, either way you cut it, it’s good to be the king.
Brooke has been a bonafide bedding snob since 2002 & has learned the pleasure of sleeping on truly fabulous sheets. In her spare time she bakes copious amounts of yummy, not-so-good-for-you food; reminisces about how she used to have lots of spare time for reading; & does her best to keep her 3-year old, tiny-dictator-of-a-son away from certain danger.
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So sorry to hear you're disappointed with your bedspread etc. Have you contacted Customer Service for a return? They will be happy to help you, and we will let our Product Manager know about your review.Danielle on: Have your say
Re: King Charles Matelasse Product Disappointment. I've recently received a new bedspread/coverlet/shams for this brand. I've had an old set for 8 years, and they were perfect; real quality. This new set doesn't even begin to compare with what was offered 8 years ago. Quality has been severely downgraded. The new product is flimsy by comparison. The fabric weight is less than 1/2 of the previous product, and the weave is loose, not tight and substantial as the previous product. I would never order this product again, because I know the difference between what you did sell, and what you now sell. I would rather pay more and receive a true substantial, quality product. There's more to this than just superficial looks. Weight, tight weave, etc., mean a lot when you talk quality.Sherry Lundeen on: Have your say