BED MATTRESS POCKET DEPTH & SHEETS/ SEALY,SIMMONS,SERTA

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BEFORE YOU BUY: MEASURING MATTRESS POCKET DEPTH IS CRUCIAL AND CAN SAVE YOU THOUSANDS IN FUTURE SHEET SET AND FINE LINENS PURCHASES!

Before you buy a new Bed Mattress it's essential to know the Pocket Depth/Height of the Mattress you're purchasing. Most consumers are not aware that the finest Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets and Fine Linens are not cut to the same Mattress Dimensions of their purchase. Striving to meet consumers' desire for what they believe to be 'bigger and better,' the major Mattress manufacturers including Sealy, Simmons and Serta have created deeper and deeper Luxury Bed Mattresses. These types of Mattresses are called Deep Pocket or Ultra-Deep Pocket, many of which additionally include built-in Pillowtop Toppers. Whenever possible, it's best to know your dimensions before making your new Mattress purchase.

The extra inch or two won't affect your comfort, but it can make it impossible to purchase excellent Bed Linens. The finest Bed Linens, which include Luxury Italian Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets, individual Bed Sheets and even Luxury Blankets, such as 100% Pure Cashmere, are typically designed to fit up to 17-inch Deep Mattresses. This 17"-inch height standard is true for Bed Sizes including California King (aka Cal King or Western King), traditional King Size (aka Eastern King) and Queen Size Mattresses. Olympic Queen Mattresses, Dual King Mattresses, Full Size and Twin Size Mattresses are exempt from this height consideration as Fine Italian Sheets and Duvets are not often created for such sizes. 

Read below to Learn How to Properly Measure Bed Mattresses. If you're just purchasing, or considering a New Mattress Purchase, don't be shy: take a tape measure into the retail store and Measure the Mattress Depth/Height that you're considering for purchase. Remember that the finest Egyptian Cotton Bed Sheets Sets and Fine Linens are typically not available for non-standard Bed Mattress sizes or extremely Deep Pockets exceeding 17" inches. In the rare instances where 18" to 20" Italian Sheets are available, keep in mind that you'll pay in the range of $200-$300 additional, typically, for the extra 1-3" of Pocket Depth. Use the Guide below to Learn About Measuring Mattress Depth, and ask yourself whether that extra inch or two is really worth it.

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HOW TO PROPERLY MEASURE YOUR BED MATTRESS POCKET DEPTH:

I Want my New Egyptian Cotton Sheets Set to Fit Properly: How Do I Correctly & Accurately Measure Bed Mattress Pocket Depth/Height for Cal King, King or Queen Bed Mattress Sizes?

It's important to know your Bed Mattress Depth in order to ensure proper fit of your new Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Duvet Comforter Cover Set or new Bedding investment. As simple as grabbing the closest ruler or measuring tape, two minutes of your time will save you hundreds, and the stress, of ordering an incorrect Sheet Set or Duvet Set.

Don't simply assume that just any Sheets or Fine Linens will fit your specific Mattress Pocket Depth. Know your Mattress Pocket Depth before purchasing New Bed Linens and, whenever possible, consider purchasing a Luxury Mattress less than 17" in total Pocket Depth. 

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Most U.S. Bed Mattresses for Cal King, King, or Queen Mattress Sizes range between 10" to 17" in Pocket Depth. Good Egyptian Cotton Sheets Sets and Luxury Bed Linens are typically designed to to easily, and properly, fit this range. Be aware that some Bed Mattress manufacturers do create a range of additional Luxury depths that are not standard. Purchasing a non-standard Mattress Depth can create major problems for customers trying to shop for new Sheets, Fine Bed Linens, Blankets, Coverlets, Comforter Sets or New Bedding of any type.

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Extra-Deep Pillowtop Mattress Sizes that exceed standard Luxury sizes include depths such as 18" inches, 20" inches or above, and rare sizes up to 21" or 22" inches. Whenever purchasing a new Mattress, keep in mind that this choice and purchase will dictate the Bed Sheets that you are able to purchase and use in the future. When possible, make your life easier by considering Mattress sizes no larger than 17" inches in total Pocket Depth.

 

WHAT IF I PURCHASE A MATTRESS LARGER THAN 17.5"-INCHES IN DEPTH?

The best Luxury Egyptian Cotton Sheets Sets that are cut larger than a 17" Pocket Depth are few and far between in terms of availability, with very limited choices, and typically available in mainly solids with extremely neutral tones. Additionally, Italian Sheet Sets, considered the finest Egyptian Cotton Sheets available, are not usually woven in depths larger than the 17-17.5" inch Pocket Depth range. Know in advance that purchasing a Bed Mattress exceeding these depths will limit your choices in the category of Fine Linens and Sheeting purchases.

Keep in mind that this is also true for future purchases of Blankets, Comforters, Coverlet Sets, Duvet Sets, other Fine Linens and Bedding purchases. Mattresses beyond 17" inches depth do require additional coverage in order to achieve proper hang and drape. Ultra-Deep Mattresses make Bedding extremely difficult, if not virtually impossible, to find. If your Queen Size, King Size or Cal King Size Mattress exceeds 18" inches in Pocket Depth, please visit our Store for more information regarding Cashmere and Wool Blanket availability to the U.S. for Ultra-Deep Mattresses up to 20" inches or 22" inches in Depth.

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Be aware that Specialty Sizes of Bed Mattresses, including what is known as the Olympic Queen Simmons Mattress and the Dual King Sizes are not standard, and that the Mattress manufacturer should be contacted regarding where to find appropriate Bedding to fit these sizes. The same is true for other major manufacturers and models such as Serta, Sealy, Sleep Number, Duxiana and others.

For non-standard Bed Mattress sizes you'll pay far more for Sheets, Blankets and Bed Linens, while having far less selection. Whenever possible, stay with standard Bed Sizes including King, Queen or California King Beds. Be aware that Luxury Bed Linens, including Egyptian Cotton Sheets or Italian Fine Linens, are simply not an option for Twin or Full Mattress/Bed Sizes due to cost of weaving and manufacture.

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DO PILLOW TOPPERS AND PADDED MATTRESS PADS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY MATTRESS POCKET DEPTH?

The Bedding accessories you use with your Mattress can make a big difference in total Pocket Depth and must be included in your total calculation.

SO, JUST HOW DO I MEASURE MY BED MATTRESS POCKET DEPTH?

Actual measurement is quick and simple, an essential step if you are anything but absolutely positive as to your Mattress Depth Size. Position yourself at the corner of your bed, placing the end of the ruler vertically at the corner, with ruler end beginning at the Box Spring or Platform where the Mattress begins. The corner is the easiest location for accurate measurement. Never attempt to measure your Bed Mattress on any side, as the measurement will never be accurate at any location other than the actual Corner. Be absolutely sure to include any Mattress Topper or plush Mattress Pad you may be using, or that you intend to use in the future. Many people are not aware that Matress Toppers, including Tempur-pedic or Baffled Mattress Pads can add up to 2" additional in vertical height or depth, and must be taken into account to ensure proper fit of your New Sheets, Duvet Cover, Blanket or Bedding.

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WHERE DO I FIND POCKET DEPTH LISTED BY THE MANUFACTURER WHEN I'M PURCHASING A NEW SHEET SET OR BEDDING?

The Pocket Depth of the Sheet Set you are purchasing should be clearly listed in the textual description. Never purchase new Sheets or Bed Linens without knowing the Pocket Depth for which it is created-it's like purchasing a new car without knowing how many miles to the gallon the car gets. Know that Sheet Sets and Bed Linens including Blankets and even Duvet Covers are designed for a specific range of Pocket Depth. Ordering an incorrect Pocket Depth range will result in poor or non-existent fit, and worse frustration. Too short of Pocket Depth means you won't be able to get the corners to stay on, while excessively large pockets will result in corner cupping or wrinkling Fitted Sheets.

You may use any Sheet Set in our Store as an example of how Pocket Depth should be clearly listed: when purchasing a new Egyptian Cotton Sheet Set, there should be a maximum Pocket Depth number clearly listed in inches. The maximum number is the most important figure, as Sheet Sets are always designed to fit Standard Mattresses of at least ten inches. Know the Maximum Pocket Depth number, and your actual Mattress Depth, before you purchase your new Sheets, Blankets or Bedding.

Your Bed Mattress must be equal to, or less than the depth listed, to ensure proper fit. While many Sheet Sets are designed to fit nearly all Mattresses Depth ranges, Mattresses exceeding/larger than 17-17.5" inches in depth are considered Extra-Deep or Ultra-Deep Pillowtop Mattresses and require Specialty Deep Pocket Fitted Sheet/Sheet Set.

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SPECIAL CATEGORIES: WHAT ABOUT INFLATABLE OR SELF-INFLATING MATTRESSES? CAN I USE STANDARD KING, QUEEN, FULL OR TWIN SHEETS SETS AND BED LINENS WITH MY SELF-INFLATING MATTRESS?

For Inflatable or Self-Inflating Mattresses and any Bedding purchase, most every Inflatable Mattress manufacturer typically uses non-standard dimensions length/width dimensions. Rarely, Pocket Depth can be an issue with Inflatable Mattresses however most are standard Pocket Depth Sizes. So how does this affect you? Non-standard length/width dimensions means you won't be able to use standard Sheets or Bed Linens with your Inflatable Bed. This is true for both Inflatable Beds for the Home, Sports or Camping. For ease, keep in mind that standard-sizes Inflatable, Sport or Camping Mattresses will allow you to easily use traditional Bed Linens for King, Queen, Full or Twin Mattress Sizes. The Inflatable Bed Manufacturers who are currently excellent with creating Mattresses capable of using King, Queen, Full or Twin Sheets, Blankets and Bed Linens include the brands of Aerobed and Coleman. All Aerobed Mattresses currently manufactured do fit height/width measurements for using standard Bed Linens. Nearly all Aerobed Mattresses also fit standard Pocket Depths of Fitted Sheets for Bed Linens, with rare exception. Check the Aerobed specifications for Pocket Depth of your Mattress to ensure fit. Coleman also currently manufactures standard height/width measurements for Queen Size and Twin Size Mattresses for its Sport and Camping Inflatable Mattresses. For other manufacturers, check the specifications before you purchase new Sheets as most are non-standard.

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