I get some strange requests from customers – an odd size for an RV, a mattress with a notch out of it for one reason or another, even round mattress sets. What is possible, and what’s not?
With all of the mattress manufacturers out there, really anything is possible. Many companies will custom make a special size mattress for you, but they will definitely charge you accordingly.
Special Size Mattresses from National Manufacturers
You’re pretty much out of luck if you want a recognizable name on your special size mattress. Most of the major brands (Sealy, Simmons, Serta, etc.) do not make custom sizes. A lot of it has to do with the coil systems, since most companies buy their coil systems from a third party. If you’re in the market for an odd size, you are limited to smaller manufacturers that can fabricate their own coil systems.
Special Mattress Sizes
The most frequently requested size is a Short Queen. These mattresses are 60″ x 75″, and are common in RVs and campers. All of our King Koil mattresses come in a short queen size, for only $100 more than the regular queen size. These mattresses are special order, and may take an extra week for shipment, but are a great option if you need a Short Queen.
If you have an older hi riser that used 30″ x 75″ mattresses, they are now pretty much obsolete. Some models from King Koil can be made into 30″ wide beds, give us a call to find out which ones. These are special order, and are usually priced about $50 more than a twin size.
Desire a round mattress? Before I ask why, let’s talk about availability. I know that Ikea makes one, but other than that, you’d better start looking around at local small manufacturers. And forget about an innerspring bed, it’s going to have to be foam. And before you go crazy looking for your dream round bed, remember that your feet will probably hang off the end at some point, and you’re going to have to basically make your own sheets. That’s just crazy talk.
How to get a special size mattress for less?
The simplest way is to make it yourself – or really, change an existing size to the size and shape that you want. You can do this with any foam mattress. Just take the cover off, and use an electric knife, electric saw, or other cutting implement to shape it into your ideal mattress size. Do we really recommend this? Only if you have no other choice, and don’t mind not having a warranty on your bed, and basically doing irreparable damage to it. But it is an option…
There are some sizes that are considered “odd”, that are readily available: Twin XL, Full XL, and California King. If it’s a space issue, think about going one size smaller (such as a full xl instead of a short queen). All of our brands come in most of these other sizes.
So good luck with your special size mattress search, and remember that you can always call us to see if we can work a miracle for you at 855-377-6669.