Full vs Queen Mattresses: Which is Right For You?

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Choosing the right mattress for your home is not a decision that should be taken lightly. And there are a lot of factors to consider, including the firmness, material, cost, and size.

When thinking about the size of a mattress, you will want to factor in the size of the room it will be in, as well as if one person or two will be sleeping on it each night. Two of the most common sizes are Full and Queen. While they might seem too close in size to make a difference, the dimensions are actually significant and the size of the mattress can make a difference in your sleep quality.

The surface area of a Full mattress – sometimes called a Double – is smaller than a Queen mattress. Here are the dimensions of each:

Full Mattress

Length: 75”
Width: 54”
Total Surface Area: 3,975 sq inches

Queen Mattress

Length: 80”
Width: 60”
Total Surface Area: 4,800 sq inches


Queen mattresses are sold more often than Full mattresses, but both have their place. Here’s what you need to know about both…

Full Mattresses

Full mattresses are a great mattress choice for many people. We often see people purchase a Full mattress if they sleep alone. It is plenty of space for one person, and for those who want more space in their bedrooms, a Full mattress might be the perfect one. In newer apartments, homes, and condos, the square footage of bedrooms has gotten smaller, and if the room needs to include a dresser or other furniture like nightstands (don’t forget about the bed frame!), a Full size mattress is great.

Another demographic who often sleep on a Full mattress is younger people transitioning from a Single bed. For example, a college student moving out on their own for the first time, or a teenager who has outgrown their single bed. Full mattresses are also an excellent choice for seniors who might be sleeping alone.

For couples, two smaller people could potentially sleep well together on a Full sized mattress – depending on their body size and how they prefer to sleep at night.

One benefit of Full sized mattresses is that they cost less than Queen sized mattresses. In today’s economy, this might be a motivating factor if a person is choosing between the two sizes.

Queen Mattresses

More often than not, couples will opt for a Queen sized mattress. The extra room allows for two people to have some extra space to themselves and potentially sleep more comfortably. Single people also often opt for Queen sized mattresses, especially if the bedroom allows for the size to fit comfortably. It’s simply nice to have the extra space to be able to stretch out in.

Many people come into our store in Parksville simply looking to replace their mattress and not their bed frame or any other accessories like bedding. If that’s the case, then the size of these accessories will determine the size of the mattress.

It is important to note that because they are larger in size and therefore require more materials in construction, Queen mattresses will cost more than Full mattresses. If cost is a factor in the purchase, then it’s best to come into our Parksville store and talk to our sales associates about which mattress is the best option for you.

Other Options

These days, there are many mattresses to choose from, not only in size but materials as well. Huge advancements have been made in terms of quality and design, making it really exciting to shop for a new mattress.

Other options are in the sizes available to consumers. In addition to Full mattresses and Queen mattresses, there is also Queen XL, Full XL, Olympic Queen, California Queen, King, and California King. In other words, there is the perfect sized mattress out there waiting for you.

It is our passion at our bed and mattress store in Parksville to help people get the sleep they deserve. And we know that starts with the right mattress. We have an amazing selection of mattresses in all sizes and materials, from soft to firm, and our staff knows their stuff. If you are looking to fall asleep faster and wake up feeling rested, pay us a visit – you will be glad you did!