We get this question all the time: “What is the difference between king and California king?” Both king (aka Eastern king) and California king (aka Cal king) are square beds, with the California King being longer. The dimensions of king mattress are typically 76”x80”. Certain mattress manufacturers can vary in dimensions. A king bed can easily accommodate 2 adults for a great night’s sleep. If you are a bit taller, a California king bed will suite you and another person perfectly. The dimensions of a California king mattress are generally 76”x84”. California king beds are typically a little bit more in price but can be the same price. Of course you will want to measure your room to see if you can accommodate a king or California king bed. The biggest mistake when buying a bed is not measuring before making your final purchase. Another thing to consider in choosing either a king or California king bed is that since king beds are more common, it is usually easier to find bedding for them. There are still a lot of companies that provide California king bedding, it just isn’t as prevalent as king bedding. So, should I buy a king or California king? Keep these things in mind before making your bed purchase and you will not go wrong. Here are the facts on king beds/mattresses: -Square bed -Sheets will fit this mattress any way you put them on -Easier to find sheets online/in stores than Cal king Here are the facts on California king beds/mattresses: -Longer bed than king -Great for taller people -Sheets only fit one way on mattress At GreatFurnitureDeal.com we want our customers to be able to choose a bed or mattress easily and quickly. We have mattress options ready for you to choose from on every bed purchase! If there is anything we can do to make this process easier please let us know. We are here to answer your questions Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM MST. Call 1-800-970-5889 for assistance.