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        With measurements of 72" x 84", a California king mattress stands out as one of the biggest mattress sizes available. Despite having the word "king" in their name, Cal King beds differ from standard king beds in a few key ways. In the buyer’s guide below, we detail everything you need to know about Cal King mattresses.

        But if you are here looking for the best California king mattresses available, Turmerry is the only place you need to look! With our selection of eco-friendly, certified, high-quality latex mattresses, you will be getting some of the best sleep of your life at an affordable price! Read on to find out why Turmerry mattresses are special.

        Organic Latex Mattress

        $899.00$1,299.00

        GOTS Certified Talalay Latex Hybrid Mattress

        $899.00$1,199.00

        Organic Latex Egg Crate Mattress

        $899.00$1,299.00

        PAGE HIGHLIGHTS

        • A California king-size mattress measures 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. It is 4 inches narrower than a regular king mattress, but is also 4 inches longer.
        • A California king-size mattress requires at least 12 by 12 square feet of room space to fit. An average Cal King bed can cost between $1500-$3000. This makes it a less ideal option for those on a budget.
        • California king mattresses are ideal for singles, couples, families, and large rooms. The best California king mattress is a natural latex mattress.

        • Turmerry provides 3 unique California king latex mattress models - The Natural and Organic Latex Mattress, the Latex Hybrid Mattress, and the Latex Egg Crate Mattress.
        • Each Turmerry mattress features perforated organic latex foam at its core, which, along with plenty of other benefits, primarily provides a balance between exquisite comfort and impeccable support.
        • Turmerry provides Free Shipping across the US, a 120 Night Free Trial Period, and a 100% Money Back Guarantee!
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        What Makes Turmerry Mattresses So Special?

        The two essential features that make our mattresses stand out are the latex we use and their eco-friendly nature. While browsing the current mattress industry, you can find a metric ton of synthetic, cheap mattresses that are filled with harmful levels of chemicals. To counter this, we provide our customers with a healthier substitute.

        Organic latex harvesting

        The core material used in our mattresses, i.e., organic latex, is sourced in a sustainable manner that doesn't harm the environment. Moreover, it is made to the highest possible organic standard (≥95% organic), ensuring a healthy bedroom environment for you and your loved ones. We also plant a tree for every mattress purchase you make!

        But the benefits don't end there! We will explore the most sought-after features of our beds in the next section.

        The Benefits of Turmerry California King Mattresses Are Unmatched!

        Besides our California king beds being a must-pick spacious choice for families and couples, here are all the other benefits you're sure to enjoy -

        Strong Support

        Through materials like Dunlop latex foam and pocketed coils, our mattresses provide robust support, ensuring proper spine alignment.

        Latex mattress with lumbar support for relieving pressure

        Soft Contouring

        Experience the wonderful feeling of gentle contouring as our mattresses conform to your body shape, delivering personalized comfort and pressure relief to minimize restlessness.

        Luxury mattress with memory foam feel

        Bouncy Response

        Latex mattresses offer a naturally buoyant feel, allowing you to move freely without feeling trapped, like in memory foam. Additionally, their responsiveness ensures that the mattress adapts to your movements and provides unhindered comfort and support.

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        Affordable Luxury

        We believe that everyone deserves a quality sleep experience without straining their budget. Our California king mattresses offer affordable luxury by combining craftsmanship and premium materials at a reasonable price.

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        Resilient Durability

        Our mattresses are built to withstand long-term regular use. They are capable of maintaining their shape for over a decade under the right conditions, making your investment worth it.

        Best california king mattresses with resilient durability

        Breathable Cooling

        Hot sleepers can embrace cool comfort throughout the night with our mattress's breathable, perforated design. By promoting airflow and heat dissipation, our beds prevent overheating and create a refreshing sleep environment.

        Breathable latex mattress over cooling gel memory foam mattress

        Certified Safety

        Your health is our priority. Rest assured that our mattresses have received certifications from GOLS, GOTS, eco-INSTITUT, and OEKO-TEX, ensuring that they are crafted with green materials adhering to stringent safety standards.

        Certified latex mattress set for a good night's sleep

        Strong Warranty

        We stand behind the quality of our mattresses and offer a robust 10 to 20-year warranty, protecting you against a variety of issues.

        Strong warranty for luxury firm model mattresses

        Trustworthy Trial Period

        Your satisfaction matters to us. Experience the comfort of our California King mattresses in your own home with our trustworthy 120-night trial period. If you're not completely satisfied, we'll work with you to find the perfect solution!

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        Three Unique California King Mattress Models to Choose From!

        With our collection of all-foam and spring-type beds, you're sure to find one that suits your sleep best!

        1. Cal King Natural and Organic Latex Mattress

        Natural and Organic Latex Mattress

        The Natural and Organic Latex Mattress features Dunlop latex foam layers of various densities. These layers are imbued with the goodness of natural New Zealand wool and wrapped up in a breathable organic cotton cover. This all-foam bed is plush, contouring, and easy to assemble.

        Plus, you can customize its height (8", 10", 12") and firmness levels (soft, medium, firm, extra-firm).

        1. Cal King Latex Hybrid Mattress

        Latex Hybrid Mattress

        Our Latex Hybrid Mattress presents you with the goodness of all-foam and spring-type beds, all in a single mattress! Eight inches of individually wrapped coils are topped with two inches of Talalay latex comfort layers, providing a medium soft/medium firm feel that favors every sleeper type.

        1. Cal King Egg Crate Mattress

        Egg Crate Mattress

        The Egg Crate Mattress has a similar construction to our Natural and Organic Latex Mattress. However, aside from being stacked with three layers of Dunlop latex foam, the Egg Crate Mattress is also imparted with a layer of egg-crate latex foam on top. The up-and-down design of this convoluted foam enhances the amount of body contouring, pressure relief, and bed sore relief you get.

        California King Mattress - Buyer's Guide

        Understanding California king mattresses

        California king mattresses, also known as Western king mattresses, are 72 inches wide and 84 inches long. The Cal King mattress size is more common on the West Coast of the United States, hence the name "California King."

        california king size mattress dimensions

        A Cal King mattress is 4 inches narrower than a standard king mattress (76" x 80") but compensates for it by being 4 inches longer. This additional length is aimed at tall people, especially those taller than 6' 6", who want a bed for more than two.

        Since Cal King beds use almost the same amount of materials that a standard king bed uses, the cost difference between the two is minimal. Most mattress companies offer quality Cal King beds at a price of around $1500-$3000. The recommended room space for a California king mattress is 12 x 12 square footage or more.

        Does a California king bed suit you?

        Cal King mattresses have as many advantages as they do disadvantages. Examine the pros and cons listed below to see if the criteria apply to you.

        • Pros

        Spacious Size: Though 4 inches narrower than a king, Cal King beds are still one of the widest and longest bed sizes available. They are much bigger than queen beds and offer ample space for tall individuals, singles, couples, and families (of three).

        Larger than queen mattress with multiple firmness options

        Unrestricted movement: The extra space offered by Cal King beds lets sleepers stretch their limbs without hitting whoever is sleeping beside them. It also allows sleepers to move around freely and find the right sleeping position for a comfy sleep.

        Moving around on a comfortable bed

        Aesthetic appeal: Cal King beds can enhance the visual appeal of a bedroom, especially if the room has high ceilings or spacious dimensions. Those looking to make a statement can create a grand and luxurious atmosphere.

        Difference between a king and california king room size
        • Cons

        Size limitations: While the extra length is beneficial for taller individuals, the width of a Cal King bed is slightly narrower compared to a standard king bed. If the bed is shared by a family, the reduced width may limit the amount of space available for each person.

        Size limitations of california king beds

        Higher Cost: As Cal King beds require more materials for manufacturing, they can be more expensive than other bed sizes. Moreover, bedding accessories such as sheets, duvets, and bed frames specific to Cal King sizes can be pricier compared to standard sizes. The higher prices, thus, make a California king bed inaccessible to budget shoppers.

        Higher cost of a cal king mattress type

        Limited availability: Cal King beds are not as widely available as standard king beds. This can make it more challenging to find suitable bedding, mattresses, or bed frames for your California king bed.

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        Space requirements: The larger dimensions of a Cal King bed necessitate a room with ample space of 12 x 12 square feet or more. Cal King beds in smaller bedrooms can mess with the aesthetics as well as reduce the amount of space available for walking and furniture placement.

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        Factors to consider when buying a California king mattress

        To get your money's worth when buying a California king mattress, look out for these important factors -

        • Mattress materials and construction

        Mattress materials and construction

        The materials used to construct a mattress determine most of the benefits you receive, such as cushioning, contouring, support, cooling, etc. Latex, memory foam, and pocket spring coils are currently some of the best materials employed by many mattresses.

        Besides material, there is the construction of the mattress itself. A mattress can either be all-foam or spring-type. All-foam mattresses make use of only foam layers and usually provide a plush surface that is noiseless and motion-isolating. A spring mattress type consists of a coil support core surrounded/topped by a comfort layer.

        • Certifications

        Certification logos

        Mattress certifications exist to assure consumers about a certain mattress' quality and safety. CertiPUR-US-certified memory foam, GOLS-certified organic latex, and GOTS-certified organic cotton are a few of the many certified materials you can find in a mattress. These certifications ensure that you get a product that isn't cheap and filled with toxic levels of chemicals.

        • Firmness levels

        Firmness levels

        Before hitting "buy now" on a new mattress, you'll usually encounter the option to customize a few of its aspects. Mattress firmness is one such aspect. It refers to how soft or strong you want your mattress to feel beneath you. Essentially, it impacts the comfort and support you get from a mattress.

        A soft mattress provides sufficient cushioning for side sleepers weighing below 130 lbs. A medium-firm mattress offers a balance of comfort and support for combination sleepers weighing between 130-230 lbs. And a firm mattress provides the best support for back and stomach sleepers above 230 lbs.

        • Height/Thickness

        Height and thickness

        Another customizable aspect of a mattress is its height, sometimes referred to as its thickness. Mattress height usually comes between 8 and 14 inches, of which 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch are popular options. Along with factoring into your overall bed's height, mattress height can also determine the level of comfort and support you get.

        As a general rule of thumb, the heavier you weigh, the thicker your mattress should be. Heavy sleepers above 230 lbs will need all the spine support they can muster, and a 12 or 14-inch bed is best equipped to provide that. On the other hand, lightweight and average-weight sleepers may only require an 8 or 10-inch bed.

        • Motion isolation and edge support

        Motion isolation and edge support

        A mattress with motion isolation ensures minimal motion transfer from one end of the bed to the other. If you or your sleep partner wake up at the slightest environmental change, then movement can be a huge issue. Mattresses like latex and memory foam are great at isolating motion for calmer sleep.

        Edge support refers to the support you get at the edges of your bed, preventing you from falling off it. For those of us who tend to sit or sleep at the bed's edge, falling off is a risk that can lead to injuries. A mattress with reinforced edges will prevent this issue and maximize the sleeping surface for you.

        • Cooling features

        Cooling features

        Sleeping hot can induce a state of discomfort for certain sleepers. Mattresses with breathable materials, construction, and/or cooling gel infusions can counter this issue. A natural latex mattress and a gel memory foam mattress are two popular options when it comes to cooling. Natural latex has an open-cell structure and is often perforated for better airflow. A gel memory foam mattress is imbued with cooling gel for improved cooling.

        Traditional memory foam mattresses, on the other hand, are a bad choice if you desire cooling. Though they relieve pressure well, they have a tendency to trap and offset excess heat when you lie atop them. If you prefer spring-type beds over all-foam, then you'd be happy to know that hybrid and innerspring mattresses have an open construction that allows for good airflow.

        • Durability and lifespan

        Durability and lifespan

        California king-size beds aren't cheap. Investing in one can be a costly affair, making it imperative that you choose one that can last a while. Don't go for cheap mattresses from obscure retailers. Look for a California king mattress that uses certified quality materials like organic latex or memory foam. And make sure to go over the brand's reputation and customer reviews as well.

        • Price range and budget considerations

        Price range and budget considerations

        On average, a good quality California king-size mattress costs between $1500-$3000. They usually have similar prices to regular king mattresses. Cheaper versions of the California Kings may start at $800-$900. Mid-range Cal Kings cost around $1300-$1900. Higher quality Cal Kings will be costlier and priced at around $2000-$3000.

        When you're seeking a California king bed, we'd recommend looking for one between $1500 and $2000. This price range can net you a mid- to high-quality Cal King bed at a reasonable price. If you're seeking something cheaper, then a queen-size mattress may be ideal. However, note that it can only fit two people at a time.

        • Sleeping positions and health conditions

        Sleeping positions and Health conditions

        Side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers all require a certain level of comfort and support to sustain their respective sleep positions. Side sleepers need a soft, contouring mattress for their sides, but it should also prevent sinkage that could lead to spinal misalignment. Back and stomach sleepers require a medium firm or firm mattress that provides greater support for the spine.

        Besides sleep position, you must also consider any health conditions you have, such as pain, pregnancy, allergies, etc. Find a mattress that doesn't flare up any conditions you have. This can include looking for a mattress material that you aren't allergic to, that doesn't worsen your pain, and that supports your body weight.

        Additional considerations for a California king mattress

        In order to turn your mattress into a full-fledged bed of luxurious sleep, there are a few additional considerations you must keep in mind. These include -

        • Bed frames and foundations

        Bed frames and foundations

        A standard king bed frame will not accommodate a California king bed. Thus, you need to find a California king bed frame that can fit its dimensions. A strong base beneath your mattress ensures extra support for you and durability for the mattress. Furthermore, we recommend going for a mattress foundation over a box spring, as it provides a stable surface that doesn't negatively affect the mattress's qualities.

        • Mattress accessories

        Mattress accessories

        Bedding accessories like pillows, mattress toppers, protector covers, duvets, bed sheets, blankets, comforters, etc., can make your California king-size mattress much more comfortable to sleep in. They enhance the support, cushioning, and coziness you receive while also reducing the wear and tear on your bed.

        • Warranty and return policies

        Warranty and return policies

        With a good warranty and favorable return policy, you can better trust the longevity of the product you get. Mattresses usually come with a 5 to 20-year warranty period, depending on the type you get. Ensure that the warranty covers a wide range of topics related to mattress defects. Furthermore, go over the return policy and make sure it is clear and concise.

        • Customer reviews and ratings

        Customer reviews and ratings

        Browsing reviews and ratings left by customers will give you a good indication of how your purchase will go. A higher rating with satisfied reviews means you have a trustworthy mattress/brand in your hands. Conversely, it's best to avoid mattresses/brands with lower ratings and dissatisfied customers.

        A little thing to note - due to its unique size, finding bedding and accessories specifically designed for California king mattresses might be more challenging than for standard sizes. However, as the years go by, retailers are beginning to offer a better range of bedding options for California king mattresses.

        Types of California king-size mattresses

        California king-size mattresses come in a variety of types to cater to different needs and body types. Here are some common options you'll find -

        1. Innerspring Mattress

        Innerspring mattress construction

        Innerspring mattresses have a support system made of steel coils, which are wrapped in a thin layer of cushioning. They have been around for a long time, offering an old-fashioned firm feel that best suits back and stomach sleepers. With the good support and bounce they offer, innersprings are a popular choice among those who prefer a traditional mattress experience.

        1. Hybrid Mattress

        Hybrid mattress construction

        Hybrid mattresses blend the best of both worlds by combining spring coils and foam layers. It's usually pocketed coils arranged as the support core, atop which comes a thick layer of latex or memory foam. Since most hybrids use better quality materials than innersprings, they provide a better balance of support, pressure relief, and motion isolation, aiming to satisfy a wide range of sleepers.

        1. Latex Mattress

        Latex mattress construction

        Latex mattresses are made from natural, synthetic, or blended latex foam. Natural latex isn't riddled with lots of chemicals, making it the best option of the three. They offer a balance between responsive support and exquisite body contouring. Moreover, they are highly durable and breathable. If you prefer an eco-friendly, bouncy, supportive surface that cushions your pressure points and doesn't trap heat, then latex mattresses can be a good fit.

        1. Memory Foam Mattress

        High density memory foam mattress construction

        Memory foam mattresses are constructed using viscoelastic memory foam that molds to your body shape. They provide excellent pressure relief, motion isolation, and contouring comfort. If you enjoy a plush and cradling sleep surface, memory foam mattresses are worth considering. Do, however, note that traditional and proprietary memory foam can retain heat, offer reduced bounce, and off-gas VOCs.

        1. Gel Memory Foam Mattress

        Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress construction

        Gel memory foam mattresses merge the classic design of traditional memory foam with the cooling benefits of gel infusion. Like standard memory foam mattresses, they consist of layered memory foam encased in a cover. The distinguishing feature is the incorporation of cooling gel particles within the memory foam layers. This addition effectively regulates temperature by dispersing body heat and preventing the mattress from getting too warm during sleep.

        1. Air Mattress

        Air mattress construction

        Airbeds feature customizable air chambers as their support core, allowing you to easily adjust firmness according to your preference. Inflation can be automated with built-in pumps and remotes or done manually using hand pumps. They're ideal for those seeking a portable, temporary mattress with personalized firmness and support.

        Is a California king-size mattress better than other mattress sizes?

        • Against a Twin, Twin XL, and Full mattress

        Cal King vs Twin Twin XL and Full mattress dimensions

        Speaking in terms of the space provided and the number of people that can be accommodated, Cal king-size beds are far superior to twin (38" x 75"), twin XL (38" x 80"), and full-size (54" x 75") beds. Cal king-size beds can also accommodate taller individuals above 6 feet, way better than a twin XL can.

        However, regarding affordability and the space required, Cal king beds do not fare well against these mattress sizes. Cal King-size beds are priced on the higher end, and they also require quite a lot of bedroom space to ensure they aren't cramped.

        • Against a Queen mattress

        Cal King vs Queen mattress dimensions

        Queen mattresses (60" x 80") are 4 inches shorter and 12 inches narrower than a Cal king mattress. This makes them budget-friendly for couples, single parents, pet owners, and those who don't need space for more than two people. Cal king mattresses, although costlier, provide a much wider and longer space for couples and families to sleep in.

        • Against a King mattress

        California king vs King mattress dimensions

        A king mattress (76" x 80") is 4 inches shorter than a cal king mattress but compensates for it by being 4 inches wider. This extra width offered by king beds provides much more space to spread out. It can even be used to accommodate an extra child/pet.

        California king and standard king mattress sizes are usually priced the same by most mattress retailers. And even though a California king bed is narrower, it can still comfortably fit a family of three.

        What is the best California king mattress?

        Sharing our experience on the matter, we would suggest a natural latex mattress as the best California king mattress. The combination of comfort and support makes them suitable for almost every type of sleeper and sleeping position.

        Natural latex mattress

        But it doesn't end there. Natural latex has an open-celled structure, allowing for unrestricted airflow that leads to a cooling mattress surface. Hot sleepers will find latex beds ideal for their needs.

        Natural latex also excels when it comes to isolating motion transfer, providing edge support, being noiseless, and offering a healthy sleep environment. Add in the resilient durability of natural latex, and you have a sag-free mattress with a lifespan of 10-20 years when maintained properly.

        Should you buy your California king mattress online or in-store?

        Each shopping avenue provides its own set of pros and cons. Let's go over these first and then decide -

        • Buying Online

        Online mattress shopping offers unparalleled convenience, allowing you to explore and purchase from the comfort of your home. The wide variety of brands, models, and price points online provides a broad spectrum of options, often at competitive prices due to lower overhead costs. Access to reviews and ratings aids in informed decision-making. However, the inability to physically test the mattress before purchase and the potential challenges of returning or exchanging products are notable drawbacks.

        • Buying In-Store

        Shopping in-store provides the tangible advantage of physically testing mattresses for comfort, support, and overall feel. Knowledgeable retail staff can offer personalized recommendations based on your unique needs, facilitating an informed decision. Immediate access to the mattress without delivery waits is another benefit. However, limited selection, potentially higher prices, and the inconvenience of travel and store visits are among the downsides.

        • Final Verdict

        Ultimately, the decision between online and in-store purchases hinges on personal preferences and priorities. Online shopping caters to those valuing convenience, variety, and potential cost savings, while in-store shopping appeals to those who prioritize the physical experience, expert guidance, and immediate availability. Combining both approaches, such as testing in-store and then purchasing online, allows you to leverage the advantages of both platforms.

        California King Mattress FAQs

        1. Is a California King mattress bigger than a King?

        Length-wise, a California king mattress is 4 inches bigger than a regular king. Width-wise, a California king mattress is 4 inches smaller than a regular king.

        1. How much bigger is a California King than a King?

        A California King bed is 4 inches longer and 4 inches narrower than a standard King bed. While standard King mattresses measure 76 inches wide by 80 inches long, California King mattresses measure 72 inches wide by 84 inches long.

        1. Is there a bigger bed than a California King?

        Yes, the Wyoming King bed, Texas King bed, and Alaskan King bed are all larger than a California King bed. The Wyoming King measures 84 inches by 84 inches. The Texas King measures 80 inches by 98 inches. The Alaskan King measures 108 inches by 108 inches.

        1. What's the biggest bed you can buy?

        The Alaskan King is the biggest bed you can buy. It measures 108 inches by 108 inches, making it the largest standard-sized bed available.

        1. What is an Alaska King bed?

        The Alaska King bed is the largest bed available on the market, with an expansive 108 inches in width and 108 inches in length. It is the perfect bed size to accommodate more than four sleepers comfortably. But it can also cost a lot and take up more room than standard-sized beds, making it a luxury mattress type for most consumers.

        1. How expensive is a California King mattress?

        A good quality California king mattress can cost you between $1500 and $3000. Lower-end Cal King beds can start at $800-$900, while mid-range Cal King mattresses can start at $1200-$1300.

        1. How much should I pay for a Cal King mattress?

        You can expect to pay around $1500 to $2000 for a good quality Cal King mattress.

        1. Should you buy your king mattress online or in-store?

        Consider testing mattresses in-store before making an online purchase to experience the benefits of both. Online shopping can provide benefits like greater discounts, more choice, convenience, free shipping, and free white glove delivery. Make sure to buy from reputable retailers like Turmerry, Avocado Green Mattress, Tempur Pedic, Brooklyn Bedding, etc., for quality products and excellent service.

        1. What size mattress topper is ideal for a mattress?

        The mattress topper size should match the mattress size. So, Twin mattress toppers for twin mattresses, Twin XL mattress toppers for twin XL mattresses, Full mattress toppers for full mattresses, Queen mattress toppers for queen mattresses, King mattress toppers for king mattresses, and California king mattress toppers for California king mattresses.

        1. Is a euro-top or pillow-top mattress better than a regular mattress?

        A euro-top/pillow-top mattress usually contains a quilted euro top or pillow top, which is essentially extra padding that works to improve the cushioning of the mattress. If you're seeking more comfort, a euro-top/pillow-top mattress could definitely help out. This can be appealing to those seeking a softer feel. However, it's worth noting that these types of mattresses might be harder to maintain over time compared to regular mattresses. The added padding may compress or wear down, affecting the overall comfort and support.

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