I found myself referring to a rather useful buyers guide from Tesco Direct on mattresses and not only does it give you the measurements on each of the bed sizes it also gives you a guide on what each size would ideally be used for AND the different types of mattresses that are around.
I would love a super king-size bed again. We used to have one a few years ago but when we moved we really didn't have the room for it so we downsized, but what I didn't miss was turning the mattress! At least with our current one I can do this one on my own, but a super king really is a two man job!
To turn that big old beaut I would have to grab the ends, shimmy it up against me, raise it up above me and then fold it in half (yep a big no no in the mattress world). This involved me bending over WITH the mattress, sometimes that took a couple of attempts..... I couldn't just flip it over due to lack of space plus it would just flick back on itself (and me!). So once folded in half I would rock it slightly, balance across it and flick the bottom out - usually sending me flying in the processes!!
So with that being said, I'd go for a mattress you don't need to turn if I ever went big again - I am liking the sound of the non-turn pillow top!
Do you have any stories on turning your mattress or is it just me that finds the difficulty route?
I was right by the way.... my bed is king size :-)