What Should You Know About Buying a Twin XL Mattress?
Other factors such as frame size, room layout, and movability can affect your purchase of a twin XL mattress.
Bedding and Bed Frame Sizes
Because twin XL mattresses are slightly less common than other standard sizes, there are fewer bedding options designed to fit them. Prints and patterns geared toward children are usually the easiest to find. If you’re looking for adult options, late summer and early fall are often the best times to look, since that’s when bedding compatible with college dorm beds tends to go on sale.
While there are limited bed frames built specifically for the twin XL mattress size, you can still find options to suit most styles and budgets.
Doorways, Hallways, and Room Size
It’s important to carefully measure the space where you plan to use your twin XL mattress to ensure it will fit through doorways, hallways, and stairways. Selecting a mattress that comes rolled and compressed in a box can make it easier to maneuver a mattress through tight spaces. Keep in mind, though, that once it’s removed and fully expanded, the mattress may be difficult to remove.
Mattress Weight, Mattress Type, and Movability
Twin XL mattresses can weigh anywhere from about 44 to 65 pounds. While it’s possible to move a twin XL mattress on your own, it’s generally a good idea to enlist another person to help. Boxed mattresses are easier to maneuver, as are innerspring mattresses, which are lighter and hold their shape better. All-foam and all-latex mattresses can be floppy and heavy, making them trickier to handle. If you choose one of these mattress types, you may need several other people to help you move it once it’s unboxed.