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Best Emperor Bed Size Mattress 2020

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An emperor bed size mattress is possibly the largest standard size mattress available in the UK. Emperor beds offer the most space and are often associated with luxurious living. As many mattress companies are focusing on scaling up they have dropped this giant-size as only a limited number of households have emperor beds. This has made finding an emperor size mattress and bed accessories tricky, that is why we picked some of the best Emperor mattresses out there as well as some accessories.

Here is our list of the Best Emperor Bed Size Mattresses you can buy in the UK right now (Emperor Bed Accessories + Important Considerations in Conclusion).

BRANDMATTRESSSIZETRIAL & WARRANTYPRICE
Harrison SpinksThornton British Wool mattress200x200x25 cm100 Nights*
7 Years
£2,050
OTTYHybrid mattress200x200x25 cm100 Nights
10 Years
£850
Soak & SleepWool 2000 Pocket Sprung mattress200x200x28 cm100 Nights*
5 Years
£1,050
The White CompanyClassic Lancaster mattress200x200x27 cmNA
10 Years
£1,125
*Prices and Information may be subject to change. Please review the trial and warranty terms offered by the manufacturers before purchasing.

1. Harrison Spinks Thornton British Wool Emperor Mattress – £2,050

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The Harrison Spinks Thornton British Wool Mattress tops our Best Emperor Bed Picks. Harrison Spinks bed makers have been around for more than 178 years with a reputation for quality mattresses. This handmade mattress may very well be included in our Best Luxury Mattress list.

What sets this mattress apart from the rest, is that you can choose from 3 different types of types; single tension, dual tension and zip & link style. You can also choose your tension preference from gentle, medium, firm and extra firm for each style you choose. If you are looking for a mattress for you and your partner we would recommend the dual tension or zip & link style as with these options you can each choose your tension firmness for your side of the bed.

This exclusively made mattress by Harrison Spinks for Feather & Black is filled with cotton, hempure and 100% British wool. This Emperor mattress also contains 5,000 revolution pocket springs made from British steel. Revolution pocket springs are made up of a larger outer spring providing comfort for lighter parts of your body and an inner smaller spring to support the heavier parts. Edge support is important especially for emperor size mattresses that is why there are 2 rows of hand-sewn side stitching to support the outer perimeters of the mattress. 

This Emperor size bed/mattress includes a 100-night trial* and also comes with a 7-year guarantee and free delivery for orders over £2,000.

Highlights

– Various mattress style types
– Various firmness options
– 5,000 springs
– 100-night trial*
– 7-year guarantee


2. OTTY Hybrid Emperor Mattress – £850

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Included in our Best Emperor mattresses list is a budget option from the NBF Small Retailer of the Year OTTY.

The OTTY emperor is a Hybrid mattress, meaning it is an infusion of pocket springs and foams. This particular model includes; memory foam, support foam and 2,000 pocket springs. Giving the overall mattress a medium-firm feel, we rated it about a 7/10 with 10 being the firmest. OTTY also included an airflow side support foam to reduce edge collapse although this does help it may not be as supportive as the other pocket sprung emperor mattresses.

This budget emperor mattress not only is easier on the pockets but is also very practical. The thick-knit cover can be quickly removed and popped into the wash at up to 40 degrees, making spills that much easier to deal with.

Finally, OTTY provides a 100-night trial with all their mattresses, that means you can try out the mattress in your home and if you are not 100% satisfied with it they will collect it and offer a full refund. This emperor mattress also comes with a 10-year guarantee and free delivery.

Highlights

– Great value-cost ratio
– Hybrid design
– Medium feel
– 100-night trial
– 10-year guarantee


3. Wool 2000 Pocket Sprung Emperor Mattress – £1,050

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The thickest emperor mattress on the list is the Wool 2000 Pocket Sprung from Soak & Sleep.

The emperor size bed/mattress is available only in firm at 200x200x28 cm. Its filling is comprised of British wool to help with temperature regulation as well as adding comfort. Wool is one of the best heat regulators, another great benefit is that it is naturally hypoallergenic making it acceptable for those prone to allergies. The support comes from the 2,000 dual-layer pocket springs which are individually encased allowing them to move independents for better body contouring.

Soak & Sleep have included 16 air side air vents to allow for air circulation to keep the bed fresh. This emperor mattress is made here in the UK and is NBF accredited.

This emperor mattress includes a 100-night trial* whereby you must use a mattress protector during this time, please read more here. In the long run, you are protected with a 5-year guarantee to make sure the mattress stands the test of time.

Highlights

– Firm feel
– 2,000 springs
– 100-night trial*
– 5-year guarantee

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4. Classic Lancaster Emperor Mattress – £1,125

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Here we have another handcrafted mattress from the renown bed makers Hypnos. All designed in a way to mould to your body shape to keep the spine aligned and in a neutral position.

The top layers are made from anti-microbial, non-allergenic fibre, lambswool and rebound cotton. This creates the top comfort layer which Hypno mattresses are known for. The support comes from the more than 1,000 pocket springs, giving the overall feel of the mattress a medium support feeling. The outer side panels have been hand-stitched with two rows to maintain its shape.

Delivery is free and the mattress is covered by a 10-year guarantee.

Highlights

– Hypnos mattress
– 1,000 springs
– 10-year guarantee


Research and Resources for our Top Picks

In creating this “Best Emperor Mattress & Beds UK 2020” article, we:

  • Searched through multiple emperor sized mattresses to include in our list with a focus on value for money.
  • Went and had a look at what some customers had to say in their reviews left behind.
  • Looked at the pros and cons of each emperor mattress.
  • Contributed hours in researching, examining mattresses and creating this post in an easy to understand and condensed format.

*This is our list that we came up with from being in the mattress review industry for quite some time now. We hope for this to serve you as a starting point to conduct your own research to find which emperor size mattress is best for you and your unique needs. If you do have a medical condition please consult with a medical professional before purchasing a mattress.

Emperor Mattress and Bed Sizes

Officially a standard UK size emperor mattress is 215 cm wide and 215 cm long or 7 foot by 7 foot. However, there are some variations that are slightly smaller or larger such as the so-called “small emperor” which is 200×200 cm and some larger models about 220×220 cm (just over 7 foot).

We would highly recommend you to actually bring out the good old tape measure and find out exactly how large your Emperor size mattress and bed is, so you and the delivery company don’t run into any unwanted surprises.

Emperor Bed Products

Because emperor beds are so rare and there are not that many manufacturers making them, their accessories can be just as difficult to find. Below we have tried to send you in the right direction where you could start your search depending on what you are looking for.

Emperor Bed Frame or Bedstead

Emperor beds generally represent the highest level of luxury, a stylish emperor bed frame or also known as a bedstead can add character to the bed and overall room. Below we have found a list of emperor bed frames, emperor bedsteads, emperor divans and emperor ottomans that are available in over 160 fabrics.

Emperor Mattress Toppers

If you are looking to revive your once lively emperor bed/ mattress or looking to alter the comfort and feel of it, mattress toppers are a great way of doing so. They offer a cheaper solution to replacing the whole mattress.

Emperor Mattress Protectors

Emperor size mattress protectors are not sold by many manufacturers but are a useful addition to have. It helps stop any spills or stains from getting to your mattress, saving you time, effort and potentially money from cleaning it. Mattress protectors also help to absorb perspiration and moisture as well as keep dust at bay from building up in your mattress.

Emperor Mattress Bed Sheets

If you need some bedsheets for your emperor bed, below we have found a range of emperor sheets that should fit your needs. There is a range of soft colours, kinds of cotton and styles. You will find that the sheets with higher thread counts will be more expensive because in theory, the higher the thread count the higher the quality. This is sometimes done as a marketing trap, a thread count of around 300-800 should be ideal.

Emperor Mattress Duvets

Duvets come in different togs (the higher the tog the warmer it is). Generally, a tog of 2.7 – 7 is perfect for spring and summer and a tog of around 10.5 – 13.5 is well suited for autumn and winter. Depending on what you needing below is a complete range of emperor size duvets for your mattress.

Best Emperor Beds and Mattress Conclusion

Our goal in this emperor bed size mattress list as well as emperor accessories guide is to some up all the available options we could find in the UK (which is especially difficult with emperor size products) to give you an understanding of some of the products out there and to serve as a basis for your own research as you know what is best for you and your body.

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