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Everything You Need to Know About the Texas King Mattress

Updated: Jan 13, 2023



They say everything’s bigger in Texas. We know one thing: that’s definitely true when it comes to mattresses. We’re talking about the Texas King. It’s much larger than the sought-after California King, and it holds its own against other massive beds. As far as the oversized custom mattresses go, the Texas king is the most unique, with dimensions that are, honestly, kind of strange.


At Custom Mattress Factory, we place a high priority on sleep. Not just ours — yours, too. Your mattress plays an essential part in getting a good night’s rest. To that end, we’ve created several guides on the types of mattresses available to you. The best thing about us, though? Is our guides are barely the beginning of the types of custom beds we make. Whatever size, shape, thickness or purpose you need for your custom mattress – we can make it. Like a hexagon or a cut corner. Round beds and beds for horse trailers. Seriously – anything. But in this guide, we’ll look at the Texas King bed. You’ll learn its dimensions, its advantages, who it’s suitable for, and how it stacks up against other oversized mattresses.


What is a Texas King Mattress?


The Texas king mattress is an extra-long mattress designed with tall people in mind. It is one of the longest beds you can buy, and it’s pretty wide, too. At 98 inches long and 80 inches wide, it’s more of a rectangular shape than the Wyoming or the Alaska king bed. And if you’re wondering why it’s named after Texas? Well, Texas is the second largest state in the US, and the Texas king is the second largest of the oversized mattresses.


How Does the Texas King Compare to Other Mattresses?


Twins, fulls, queens, and kings are all common; you can find all of these standard sizes in mattress stores everywhere, and so you can easily find linens for these size mattresses everywhere, too. Even the California king isn’t super hard to track down. But mattresses larger than California kings aren’t seen as often, so fewer people understand how they compare to each other. On top of that, the oversize mattresses don’t always grow successively in width and length the way the standard sizes do. One oversize bed may be wider than another, yet shorter.


As for the Texas king, its dimensions are 6.6x8.16 feet, or 80x98 inches. It’s a bit narrower than some of its massive mattress counterparts (although it’s still quite wide), but it’s longer than everything but the gigantic Alaskan king, the biggest of all the oversized/family mattresses.


1. The King Mattress Dimensions: 6.3'x6.6' or 76”x80”

Compared to the Texas King: 4 inches narrower, and 1⅔ feet shorter

Kings — which are meant to offer plenty of room for two people — are luxurious. But they pale in comparison to any of the “location king” beds. The Texas king is a couple of inches wider than a king and provides close to two extra feet in length.


The one advantage kings have is they’re more flexible in terms of the necessary room size to accommodate it. You only need about 12x12 feet to fit a king, whereas a Texas king bed would need space in one direction for the length. Most people recommend a room that’s at least 12x14 feet.


2. The California King Mattress Dimensions: 6'x7' or 72”x84”

Compared to the Texas King: Just over half a foot narrower and just over a foot shorter

California kings are well known for their massive size. However, they technically occupy fewer square feet than kings. California kings chop four inches off the king’s width and add it to their length, making them an excellent choice for tall people or for people who want a large bed in a narrower space.


Texas kings beat out Californias in both length and width. If you have the bedroom space and you’re taller than seven feet — or if you have a pet or child that enjoys curling up with you — then a Texas King might work better.


3. The Wyoming King Mattress Dimensions: 7'x7' or 84”x84”

Compared to the Texas King: ⅓ of a foot wider, but just over a foot shorter

The Wyoming king is the exact length of the California king but adds another foot to its width. This extra room makes it an excellent choice for people who like to curl up at night with pets or have their children sleep in the bed with them.


Once again, however, the Wyoming king might not be comfortable if you’re taller than seven feet. Texas Kings might be the better choice if you’re tall and prioritize your legroom.


4. The Alaska King Mattress Dimensions: 9'x9' or 108”x108”

Compared to the Texas King: 2⅓ feet wider, and 10 inches longer

The Alaska king mattress is one of the largest oversized beds at a whopping 9x9 feet. That’s the size of some peoples’ bedrooms. It can fit up to four adults — or two adults and several children/pets — comfortably.


Of course, you need the bedroom space to fit this mammoth of a mattress. People who need a long bed but don’t have an Alaska king-sized bedroom will do well with a Texas king, which is long enough to accommodate any human being.


Who is the Texas King King Mattress Good For?


The Texas king is definitely the longest of the extra-long mattresses. Consequently, these giant mattresses are excellent for tall people. You’ll no longer have to deal with your feet or legs hanging off the bed. Not to mention there’s some extra space at the end of the bed for extra blankets or maybe a couple pets.


Since a Texas king isn’t nearly as wide as an Alaskan king bed, it’s a great solution for people who want extra room in bed but don’t have the space to accommodate the massive Alaskan. The Texas king is also less expensive.


People Who Will Love a Texas King Bed


If you’re one of the following, you’ll love a Texas King bed:

● Tall people

● People with large rooms that are extra-long one way

● People who sleep with pets or children in their bed


Finding Your New Texas King Bed


Considering a Texas king mattress to add some luxury to your bedroom? Perhaps you’re tall and need to stretch out your legs. Or maybe you have a furry companion that enjoys curling up at your feet when you sleep. In either case, this extra-long mattress will provide you the extra bed length you need.


The problem with Texas kings — like other oversized mattresses — is they’re hard to find through mainstream mattress manufacturers. California Kings tend to be the largest beds you’ll find through traditional means.


That’s what Custom Mattress Factory is here for. We’ll customize you a Texas king mattress to your exact needs. After all, you deserve ample room for a great night’s sleep. Not to mention that we can make the beautiful high thread count cotton linens you’ll need for this behemoth of a mattress.


Reach out to our team today to learn more about our custom, USA-made mattresses. We’re happy to help!


Call us for details and pricing at 1-800-979-1924.

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