Super King Mattresses

Best Super King Mattresses UK (2022)

Written by Nicky

Last updated: 19.07.2022

11.5 Min.

Who wouldn't want to sleep like a (super) king? 👑

In the UK, super king mattresses, which measure 180 x 200 cm (6' x 6'6"), are the most common.

But while you may have already decided on the mattress size you want, width and length aren't the only factors you need to consider before making your purchase.

So, in this guide, we'll take you through everything you need to pay attention to before buying your new mattress.

We'll even give you some recommendations for the best super-king mattresses in the UK!

So let's dive straight in 🤿

180 x 200 cm Super King Mattresses

Our top recommendations

Our Favourite

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

The Nectar is a luxurious memory foam mattress suitable for most people and sleeping positions.

This bestselling mattress comes with a revolutionary 365-day trial period and a lifetime warranty.

The Nectar memory foam mattress is one of our favourite mattresses.

It features 3 layers of high-quality, high-density memory foam for optimal spinal alignment, pressure relief, and comfort.

The base layer also has 7 contour zones to enhance its ergonomic design and keep your body in a healthy sleeping position. 📏

This prevents a build-up of tension and allows for orthopaedic support.

Nectar mattress
The Nectar is a medium-firm mattress

The Nectar mattress comes with a breathable cover that enhances airflow to allow for a cool and comfortable sleep. 💨

Unfortunately, the cover is not machine-washable.

We'd suggest using a mattress protector to safeguard your mattress against stains, spills, and bacteria.

The Nectar mattress comes with free delivery & returns, a revolutionary 365-day trial period, and a "forever warranty". 

45% OFF NECTAR MATTRESS£ 384.45  

  Nectar mattress
Composition: Memory foam with a 7-zone cold foam base
Firmness level: Medium-firm
Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
Trial period: 365 days
Guarantee: Lifetime warranty
What makes this mattress special? Exceptionally comfortable for average-weight & lighter sleepers; lifetime warranty & revolutionary one-year sleep trial.
Excellent Quality

Simba Hybrid

The Simba Hybrid mattress is a high-quality pocket sprung mattress with multiple layers of foam.

This award-winning and five-star-rated original mattress by Simba Sleep is a unique hybrid mattress that combines polyfoam, memory foam, high-definition foam, and pocket springs.

The Simba Hybrid is an award-winning hybrid pocket sprung foam mattress by Simba Sleep. 🏆

It features four layers, including:

  • A comfort layer of graphite-infused, open-cell Simbatex foam,
  • A core of up to 2500 Aerocoil mini pocket springs, and
  • Two base support foam layers of Simbe-Pure high-definition foam.

This is a medium-firm mattress that's an excellent choice for a wide range of sleepers, regardless of body size or preferred sleeping position.

Simba Hybrid mattress
The Simba is one of our favourite hybrid mattresses.

The Simba mattress is supportive enough to prevent a build-up of tension, but also soft enough to allow your body to sink in where necessary.

This allows for optimal spinal alignment. 🦴

The Simba Hybrid mattress comes with an antibacterial hypoallergenic cover designed to maximise airflow.

Unfortunately, the cover is not machine-washable - we'd recommend making use of a mattress protector to safeguard your mattress. 🧼

The Simba comes with free delivery, a 1-year risk-free trial period, and a 10-year guarantee. 

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  Simba Hybrid
Composition: Hybrid mattress with foams and mini pocket springs
Firmness level: Medium-firm
Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
Trial period: 1 year
Guarantee: 10 years
What makes this mattress special:  A unique combination of materials; very comfortable for average-weight back and side sleepers; cooling properties

Emma Premium

The Emma Premium is a luxurious hybrid memory foam mattress with extra breathability.

This is Emma's most advanced mattress for exceptional comfort and stability.

The Emma Premium is a soft and comfortable hybrid mattress - and Emma Sleep's most advanced mattress in the UK!

It features multiple layers of high-quality memory foam for pressure relief and full-size pocket springs

The zoned pocket springs allow for optimal hip and shoulder support, resulting in good spinal alignment. 🦴

Emma premium mattress

Springs also allow for increased breathability, making this an excellent choice for hot sleepers. 

The Emma Premium also offers exceptional motion isolation and is a great choice for couples. 💙

It comes with free delivery & returns and a 200-night risk-free trial period.

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  Emma Premium
Composition: Multiple layers of memory foam & full-size pocket springs
Firmness level: Medium-firm
Height: 25 cm (10 inches)
Trial period: 200 nights
Guarantee: 10 years
What makes this mattress special? Exceptional breathability and support

Happy Beds Space 2000 Pocket Spring Pillowtop Mattress

The SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Spring Pillowtop Mattress is an award-winning budget pocket sprung mattress.

This budget mattress features both full-size and mini pocket springs, together with a quilted pillow top and luxurious memory foam for the ultimate comfort and support.

The SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Spring Pillowtop Mattress is a Which? Best Buy mattress by Happy Beds.

HappyBeds SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Spring Pillowtop Mattress

It combines 1200 mini pocket springs and 800 full-size pocket springs with luxurious layers of foam - including memory foam.

Mini pocket springs are more responsive, adapting to your body better and ensuring optimal comfort and support. 🌀

The quilted boxtop layer provides soft contouring and additional comfort.

The mattress is very comfortable to sleep on, but you are likely to experience some transfer of movement.

This is important to remember if you're sharing your bed with a very restless partner! 👩‍❤️‍👨

The mattress has a no-flip design but should be rotated head-to-foot every six weeks.

Four convenient side grips on the (non-removable) mattress cover help you do this more easily. 

The SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Spring Pillowtop Mattress is delivered rolled and vacuum-packed, so it's easy to transport. 

BUY SLEEPSOUL SPACE£ 339.99

  SleepSoul Space 2000 Pocket Spring Mattress
Composition: Pocket springs with memory foam
Firmness level: Medium-firm
Height: 33 cm (12.9 inches)
Trial period: /
Guarantee: 5 years
What makes this mattress special: Award-winning comfort & support at a budget price.

Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress

The Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress is a premium bed-in-a-box hybrid mattress that's available in different degrees of firmness.

This unique mattress combines six layers of materials, including memory foam and full-size pocket springs.

The Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress is the flagship B+W product. 🏅

This premium 6-layer hybrid mattress combines both memory foam and full-size pocket springs for the best in comfort and support.

Brook and wilde lux mattress

Uniquely, the Brook + Wilde mattress is available in different degrees of firmness. 😲

You can choose whether you want a soft, medium, or firm feel.

This makes it a perfect choice for many different types of sleepers.

If you're not satisfied with your firmness level, you can exchange it for a different one.

On the downside, the luxurious mattress cover is not removable or washable. 🛀

We'd recommend buying a waterproof mattress protector to safeguard your mattress!

Brook + Wilde mattresses come with free white-glove delivery, a 100-day trial period, and a 10-year guarantee.

45% OFF B+W LUX / "SAVING45"

  Brook + Wilde Lux mattress
Composition: Memory foam and pocket springs
Firmness level: Soft, medium, and firm options are available
Height: 28 cm (11 inches)
Trial period: 100 nights
Guarantee: 10-year guarantee
What makes this mattress special? Premium quality at a great price; you can choose your desired firmness level.
Premium Choice

DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress is a 5-layered premium mattress that combines memory foam with pocket springs.

This is a high-quality mattress designed for enhanced breathability, comfort, and support. 

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is a premium mattress from the same company that's brought you the Nectar memory foam mattress.

It combines high-quality memory foam with full-size pocket springs (called ActiveEdge coils), each measuring 15 cm (5.9 inches).

DreamCloud luxury hybrid

This is an orthopaedically designed mattress with medium-firm support to help eliminate back, neck, and shoulder pains.

The mattress also offers enhanced breathability to help keep you cool and refreshed all night long. ❄️

It also has low motion transfer and great edge support, making it a great choice for couples.

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress is 28 cm (11 inches) thick and stands out as a key feature in any bedroom. 🏆

The mattress comes with free delivery & returns, a remarkable 365-night risk-free trial period, and a lifetime guarantee.

45% OFF DREAMCLOUD

  DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid
Composition: Memory foam, pocket springs
Firmness level:  Medium-firm
Height: 28 cm (11 inches)
Trial period: 365 days
Guarantee: Lifetime warranty
What makes this mattress special? Fantastic premium-choice option suitable for most; revolutionary trial period and a lifetime guarantee.

Why choose a super king mattress?

The 180 x 200 cm super king mattress is a luxurious choice.

It's great for couples, but you'll also be comfortable if your small child or dog hops into bed with you. Or cat, hamster, frog, bunny - all pets are welcome in the Sleep Hero world 🐶🐰🐸

If you're looking at the height of your next super-king-size mattress, consider the following:

  • Foam mattresses should have a height of at least 15 cm (5'9").
  • Spring mattresses should have a height of at least 20 cm (7'8").

Let's take a closer look at who would do well with a super king mattress.

Size: 180 x 200 cm
For whom? Singles, couples, couples with a child or pet
Materials used? High-quality materials such as latex, memory foam, cold foam, and springs

A luxurious choice for couples

The 180 x 200 cm super king mattress is a luxurious choice for couples.

This mattress is definitely wide enough to allow both partners to sleep comfortably - and even toss and turn if need be.

Your restless partner definitely won't keep you up at night - provided you have a good mattress with low motion transfer.

Low motion transfer means that the mattress will effectively absorb movements at the point of impact and not allow motion to travel through the mattress.

This is a win if you're sharing your bed with someone!

The super king mattress is also big enough to allow children or pets to hop into bed with you.

You'll all still have enough room to move and be comfortable.

Bring on the family cuddles and popcorn 🍿

An option for bigger builds

If you're of larger build or body size, then the super king mattress is also a good option.

You'll have more than enough space to move, and you can still share your bed with a partner - and sleep comfortably!

Ultimately, a good night's sleep is what it's all about 😄

Great for singles who like their space

No rulebook says singles can't splurge and invest in this luxurious mattress.

It's not necessary, of course, and singles will have more than enough space on the 150 x 200 cm king mattress, but if you have space and the budget available, then splurge away.

UK mattress sizes

Different types of mattress materials

There are hundreds of 180 x 200 cm super king mattresses available, all made from different materials, with different firmness levels, and available at different budgets.

Which super king size mattress, then, is the best one?

There's no definite answer to this - but there definitely is a mattress that's best for you.

We'd advise that you pay attention to the material used, degree of firmness, delivery conditions, and money-back guarantees.

Below you'll find an overview of the different types of mattress materials that can be used for 180 x 200 cm super king mattresses.

Super-king foam mattresses

There are a large variety of foam mattresses available, including pressure-relieving memory foam, cold foam, and geltex or gel foam.

Most high-quality foam mattresses are made of a combination of these and include numerous foam layers.

For example, a mattress may be constructed like this:

  • A top comfort layer of gel foam, which is less heat-retaining than memory foam and provides a comfortable feel.
  • A core of memory foam, which has body-contouring properties, relieves pressure points and provides a cushiony feel.
  • A zoned base layer of cold foam, which is firmer, offers support and provides stability.

A mattress of this construction will have great ortho properties and may be recommended as an orthopaedic choice.

Combining different foam layers will allow a mattress to merge the best properties of all the foams used.

Many of the bed-in-a-box mattresses that we recommend are foam-based mattresses.

If you're not a hot or restless sleeper, we would recommend opting for a super king memory foam mattress.

Pros and cons of foam mattresses

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Suitable for people of all ages.
  • Recommended for all sleeping positions.
  • An orthopaedic choice that can be good for people with back and neck pain.
  • Provides a warmer sleep, which is good for people who easily feel cold at night.
  • Suitable for adjustable slatted bases.
  • Not suitable for people who sweat a lot at night or those who prefer a cooler sleep.
  • Can be difficult to move on and not suitable for restless sleepers.
  • Foams are not natural materials and can release a chemical odour when first unpacked.

Super-king latex mattresses

While technically a latex mattress is also a foam mattress, its properties are a little different.

In contrast to memory foam, for example, latex foam offers a much cooler sleep and is easier to move around on.

This makes it a great choice for couples and restless sleepers.

Natural latex mattresses are also a great environmentally-friendly choice.

Natural and organic mattresses may be more expensive, but they don't contain any harmful chemicals and are often sustainably sourced.

Also, a mattress with natural fillings is a hypoallergenic choice that's great for people prone to allergies.

Latex mattresses are generally quite a bit more expensive than other foam mattresses.

Pros and cons of latex mattresses

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Great for people who like to sleep on their side.
  • Good for people who easily feel cold at night.
  • Suitable for adjustable bed bases.
  • Reduce back and neck pain.
  • Ideal for restless sleepers.
  • Can be an environmentally responsible choice if opting for natural latex.
  • Not suitable for people who sweat a lot at night.
  • The mattress must be regularly cleaned and rotated.
  • Latex mattresses are. more expensive - but also much more durable.

Innerspring mattresses

Innerspring mattresses, in general, are characterised by their firmness, stability, and great breathability.

Springs create natural ventilation channels, allowing for enhanced airflow.

This allows for an overall cooler sleep, which works well for heavy sweaters.

Spring mattresses are well-suited to people of larger size, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers.

However, there are many inferior coil mattresses available, which should be avoided.

Instead, we would recommend going for pocket sprung mattresses, where springs are individually wrapped.

This enhances point elasticity, minimises motion transfer, and allows for great comfort.

Pocket sprung mattresses are also much more durable.

You'll also commonly find springs in hybrid mattresses.

These combine high-quality foams and springs to offer the best of both - great comfort, stability, support, and breathability.

Pros and cons of spring mattresses

Advantages Disadvantages
  • Ideal for people who like firmer mattresses or heavier-weight people.
  • Great for people who sleep on their stomach or back.
  • Good for people who prefer a cooler sleep or those who sweat heavily at night.
  • Ideal for restless sleepers.
  • Great for bargain hunters.
  • Not suitable for those who feel cold easily, prefer a softer mattress, or pure side sleepers.
  • Can't be placed on adjustable slatted frames.
  • Older and inferior models tend to form dents.

Criteria to consider before purchasing a 180 x 200 cm super king mattress

Investing in a new mattress isn't always an easy task.

You want to make sure that you're investing in a high-quality product.

Here are some key criteria to look out for before purchasing your new 180 x 200 cm super king mattress.

Quality & density of the materials

As you've discovered, there are many different mattress materials available.

Some are cheaper. Some are more expensive.

One way to determine whether or not the mattress you're considering is of high quality is to look at the density of the foams used - or, in the case of springs, the number of springs in the mattress.

The higher the density, the more durable the mattress is and the longer its lifespan.

You can use the below table as a rough guide:

Density (in kg/m³) The expected lifespan of the mattress
Up to 25 Up to 2 years
30 Up to 3 years
35 5 - 6 years
40 6 - 8 years
50 - 60 10 years or longer

Stability, support, and firmness

Your mattress doesn't need to be firm to offer the right amount of stability and support.

A soft mattress, like the Emma Original, for example, still offers amazing support.

It all depends on the combination of materials.

Regardless of which material you go for, your mattress must be able to offer sufficient stability and support to keep your body in a healthy alignment while you sleep.

This is particularly important for side sleepers: Your hips and shoulders need to sink in a little more deeply while the rest of your body remains well-supported.

This will allow for optimal spinal alignment and is crucial to prevent lower back pain and stiffness.

Mattress firmness, in contrast, is largely a matter of personal preference.

That said, factors like age, body weight, and preferred sleeping position do play a role.

In general, heavier-weight people and back sleepers will require a firmer mattress and side sleepers, and lighter-weight people will require a softer or medium-firm mattress.

Firmness can be difficult to ascertain, so we've created a Sleep Hero firmness scale to help you.

Spinal alignment

Risk-free trial periods

No matter what pesky sales assistants may tell you, there is no way to know whether a mattress is right for you simply by lying on it for a few minutes.

It can take the body up to 30 days to get used to a new mattress.

This means that you need to give yourself the chance to really experience the mattress and see if it's right for you.

Most bed-in-a-box mattresses purchased online offer a risk-free trial period, which gives you the chance to try out the mattress in the comfort of your own home.

And if you're not happy?

Simply return it for a full refund 🥳

Eve Premium hybrid mattress delivery

Eve Premium Hybrid mattress

Sharing your super king bed with a partner

Of course, it's entirely likely that you and your partner want different types of mattresses.

What if you want a soft mattress and your partner wants a firm mattress?

What if you easily feel cold at night, but your partner is a very heavy sweater?

This can definitely create tension.

Sleep, after all, is vitally important and should not be compromised on.

But there are solutions.

Customisable mattresses

Customisable mattresses are becoming more and more popular.

Here, you can set individual preferences for each half of the mattress.

So, for example, your side of the mattress may be soft, but your partner's side may be firm. Or your side of the mattress may be made of memory foam, but your partner's side will feature latex foam.

This way, you'll both get exactly what you want.

Combining two single mattresses

You can also purchase two 90 x 190 cm single mattresses and place these next to each other.

This is a good option if you and your partner differ greatly in size and body shape and require two completely different firmness levels.

You can also easily bridge the gap between the two mattresses by investing in a bed bridge or a mattress topper.

That said, purchasing two smaller mattresses will end up costing you approximately 30% more than simply purchasing a standard super king size mattress.

Affordable super king mattresses

180 x 200 cm super king mattresses can be quite expensive.

They are very large, after all.

But, if you're investing in a mattress of this size, then it really is worth focusing on the actual investment part of it.

A high-quality mattress with high-density foams is likely to last you a very long time.

You're looking at up to 10 years or more for a good mattress.

In the long-term, it definitely is worth spending a little bit more time, effort, and money in making your choice.

But, this does not mean you need to invest in a superbly expensive brand like Tempur.

Many high-quality brands are available at good prices 💵

And you can get even better prices by applying discounts and coupon codes.

The biggest online mattress brands - like Eve, Emma, and Nectar - all offer regular promotions, where you can save up to 50%.

You'll find all the current promotions on our discounts page.

All you need to do is apply the coupon code upon checkout and, voila, instant savings!

Can I get super king mattress toppers?

Yes, there are mattress toppers available in the super king size.

Mattress toppers are a great option if your bed is a little too firm and you want to enhance comfort 😴

We've recommended a few of our favourites below.

Super king bed frames

Of course, if you're investing in a super king mattress, you'll also need to purchase a super-king-size bed frame.

There are no right or wrongs when it comes to bed frames, and your super king mattress will do well on a divan base, ottoman bed, or slatted bed frame.

You'll find our top recommendations below.

Conclusion

In general, 180 x 200 cm super king mattresses will be suitable for most sleepers.

There are many different models available but remember that each mattress has its own particularities, advantages, and disadvantages.

When choosing your 180 x 200 cm super king mattress, we recommend that you consider quality over price.

You’re planning on keeping your mattress for numerous years - up to a decade - and it is better to invest in a higher-quality model.

All of the super king mattresses we've recommended are good choices.

Frequently asked questions:

  • What is a super king size mattress?


    A super king-size mattress is one of the most commonly available mattress sizes in the UK. 

    Super-king mattresses have dimensions of 180 x 200 cm (6' x 6'6").

  • Should I use a super king mattress protector?


    Yes, we always recommend using a mattress protector to extend the lifespan of your mattress.

    A waterproof mattress protector will protect your mattress against spills, stains, dirt, and bacteria.

  • What other mattress sizes are available in the UK?


    The most common mattress sizes in the UK include:

    • Single mattresses: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
    • Small double mattresses: 120 x 190 cm (4' x 6'3")
    • Double mattresses: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
    • King mattresses: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
    • Super-king mattresses: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)
    • Emperor mattresses: 200 x 200 cm (6’6” x 6’6”)

    Some brands will also have custom sizes available.

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