Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The latest trend.... a Super King bed, what is it?

As discussed in my first "Welcome" post, my husband and I recently bought a new Super King bed and many of our friends have asked "What is it?" so I thought I would explain this to you.

A Super King bed is the next size up from a King bed and is longer in both length and width. I have found that the measurements of beds and the sizing of bed linen differs from country to country (even New Zealand), so if you think, like I did that you would be able to purchase linen for your bed overseas unfortunately you might have to think again.

Below is a picture of our Super King bed and I have included the measurements in centimetres. 

Our bed has a 10cm pillow top, which is an extra bit of "cushiness" on top of the actual mattress. This brings the overall height of our mattress up from 30cm to 40cm.

We also purchased a matching boxed base with our mattress, also known as an 'ensemble' which provides extra support to our mattress. When choosing between a slatted bed base or boxed base, I think this is personal preference and you should choose whichever is more comfortable for you.

I have also found that a few retailers advertise linen in a "Super King" size however when I read the size guide the linen does not meet the correct measurements. So please be cautious and remember to carefully check the sizing on all linen that you purchase. 

At Super King Australia all of our products come in a standard Super King size to fit your Super King bed. If you have any questions about sizing or linen please feel free to contact me.

Friday, 15 February 2013



My name is Antoinette and I am the Creative Director of an online store called "Super King Australia” (SKA for short, which I will use here in my blog).

My husband and I recently purchased a super king bed and found it really hard to source super king manchester in local stores. So we decided to set up an online business selling predominately super king bedding, throws, blankets and accessories to everyone in Australia.

I only source the finest of products and materials for our range and prefer to support local suppliers if I can. I also like to keep up with the latest trends so our stock will change from season to season (just like clothing).

I have always been interested in fashion design and interiors and (as I get older) am becoming more conscious of my health and well being.  Cooking is also one of my passions and trying our new recipes is one of my favourite things to do.

The picture below is of me sitting on a bed in Dubai, which you can tell is very low to the ground with a tiny mattress and much different to what we are used to today.

I hope I can bring you some interesting facts and some funny life moments along the way.

Thank you for visiting!