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Old 02-18-2012, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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I bought a Full Size mattress & box springs. All the full size fitted sheets are too big. I bought another sheet yesterday and its too big too.
None of them fit snuggly. The sheet ends up coming off at a corner by morning.
Are they making full size beds smaller these days or the sheets bigger?
I have some elastic thingys so I guess I'll have to use them.

Also, what's up with all the slippery sheets? Is this the Microban in them? They don't even feel like normal sheets...LOL

Maybe one of you out there has some answers.
Thank you!
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:05 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Maybe the sheets are for very deep mattresses?

Your fitted sheet needs to be as close to your mattress size as possible to ensure that it will fit onto your mattress snugly.
The pocket depth of fitted sheets may range from 10 inches (25 cm) to 18 inches (46 cm). Be sure to measure your mattress height before selecting a fitted sheet.

If your full mattress is -54 x 75 inches
then you have to buy fitted sheet -54 x 75 inches
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Kansas City
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That is the size of fitted sheets I have bought as that's all I found. I'm wondering if my new mattress is a bit smaller than Full...?

Okay, I just measured my mattress across and it measures 52"....Grrrrrrr
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Ouch!! Looks like the mattress is not a standard size ...
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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We have a K-sized foam mattress that we love but all today's fitted sheets are too deep. I have tried various fixes including having a 8" fitted bottom sheet custom made ($99 ouch) on a website I found. It works but still not perfect. I am a picky, picky sleeper. Since childhood, I have been known to get up in the middle of the night to remake the bed and Gd Forbid a little crumb is in the bed, major wipe down. I also change the sheets 2-3x a week. So sheets are a big deal to me.

My solution: I buy oversized flat K-sized sheets (special order $75) for the bottom sheet and and for the balance of the bed I used the top and cases that come in the packages. I discard the fitted bottom sheets.

Since you have a full sized bed, you could probably buy a regular sized K or Q flat sheet and then use it for your bottom sheet. All the better hotels have this same solution, you just don't find fitted bottom sheets at hotels with premium linens..... learn how to do hospital corners and your sheet will stay put.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Apple Valley Calif
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There are three different size king size mattress'. You have to buy the right king sheets...!
There are regular king, California King, and Ikea sells a third odd ball size. Ikea is Swedish and the mattress they sell only fits sheets made for that country's mattress size.
Measure your mattress, and look on the sheet label to find if you have regular king or Calif king.
Why do they make different size king sheets?? I've been wondering that for many years..
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Fitted sheets really depend on matress size and thickness;not just size.Some of cheap sheets may not list thickness suitablity tho.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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There are three different size king size mattress'. You have to buy the right king sheets...!
There are regular king, California King, and Ikea sells a third odd ball size. Ikea is Swedish and the mattress they sell only fits sheets made for that country's mattress size.
Measure your mattress, and look on the sheet label to find if you have regular king or Calif king.
Why do they make different size king sheets?? I've been wondering that for many years..
Good point! If I were buying off the shelf flat sheets to use as a bottom sheet for a full bed, I'd buy California King -- which are longer -- to give top and bottom fold space.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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I'm surprised that fitted sheets would come undone overnight? I often use queen-size sheets on a full-size bed, simply because I have 1 queen- and 1 full-size bed and like to switch sheets often. The queen-size fitted sheet on the full-size bed is, of course, quite oversized, but I just tuck in all the extra ... I've never had a problem. (Maybe I'm not a restless sleeper? :-) )
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Thanks, you guys.
I don't know...I've never had a problem with the fitted sheet coming off before.
Now I find myself like Squirl- re-making the bed in the middle of the night because the top ends have pulled out. That really bugs me...LOL
I'm thinking buying a larger size flat sheet and using it for the bottom sheet (hospital made, of course!) may just do the trick.
I'm still baffled by these sheets coming undone. I've never in all my years had this problem before.
Thanks again, all!
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