With convenient consumerism on the rise, it’s understandable why zip and link beds have become more and more popular. Some of you may not have heard of a zip and link bed before, but it could very well be something that could come in handy in your home. That’s why we’ve compiled the top questions we get asked about zip and link beds, and we’re going to answer them for you…
Let’s start easy then, what even is a zip and link bed?
It’s not totally self-explanatory but there is a clue in its name. Fundamentally they’re two separate mattresses that can be joined together with a zip to create one larger mattress. These zips are usually placed near the base and top of the mattresses to ensure they’re extra secure.
Where can zip and link beds be used?
Wherever you want – you can use it as your own mattress, use them for children’s beds or for a spare room. They’re a great option for a spare room because if you have guests round to stay, it doesn’t matter if they’re a couple or not. If they aren’t a couple, the bed can simply be unzipped and they can be separated.
What sizes are available?
At Mattressman, we stock 5’0” king size and 6’0” super king size zip and link mattresses. When they are broken down, the king size is comprised of two 2’6” x 6’6” beds, not much bigger than a small single mattress size. As for the super king, it’s comprised of two 3’0” x 6’6” beds, which is a little bigger than a standard single mattress again.
What are the benefits of using zip and link beds?
There are several benefits to using a zip and link bed, one of those being particularly beneficial if you share a bed with a partner. This is because each half of the bed is separate, so you can move independently from one another and the other won’t feel a thing! Mirroring the properties of a pocket sprung mattress, there will also be no ‘roll-together’ due to this too.
‘Will I be able to feel the zip?’
Zips are conveniently placed on the sides of the mattresses where they both meet, so you won’t be disturbed by an uncomfortable zip awkwardly placed on the surface. At the end of the day, mattresses are designed with comfort in mind.
How do zip and link mattresses work with bed frames?
Zip and link mattresses can have a slightly larger size, and this is due to there being two separate mattresses that have extra upholstery around the edges. A king size zip and lock mattress may not be able to fit onto a standard king size frame as it could be too small. Therefore, it may be worth getting a frame that’s slightly bigger than the mattress itself to ensure that you’ll be able to squeeze it in.
To curve around this issue entirely, you could find investing in a divan bed for a zip and lock mattress as the most practical option. If the divan is split into two halves lengthways, you would only need to unzip the mattresses to reveal two separate beds. Easy, right? This would save you from moving two mattresses onto separate bed frames.
What about headboards?
If you’ve thought about going down the divan route, it’s important that you think about the headboard. You can get one headboard, however, it will have to be removed every time you want to separate the beds. Certainly, it’s more practical to have two individual headboards, but you need to keep the design in mind if going to do this. After all, you don’t want two headboards to look like they don’t go together.
So there you have it! If you didn’t know anything about zip and link beds before, then we hope you’re clued up now. And if you were looking to have some questions answered, we hope that we did that for you! What do you think of zip and link beds? Do you have one already? Let us know in the comments below…