Flat sheets are the bed sheets that go on top of the fitted sheets and are tucked at the bottom and at the sides of the bed. This type of bed sheet is really easier to care for. It provides a wonderfully welcoming layer to the occupant of the bed. Take note that there are different flat cover sizes to match the different mattress sizes.
US Bed Sizes
United States bed sizes include twin, full, queen, eastern king, and California king size beds. The size of different flat covers will vary from one type of bed to another. Notice that flat covers are generally almost twice as big as the bed's mattress in terms of dimensions. For instance, a twin bed in the US has dimensions of 39 x 76 inches. Its matching flat sheet will be 72 x 102 inches.
A US full size bed has dimensions of 54 x 76 inches. Its matching flat sheet dimensions are 87 x 102 inches. A US queen size bed has dimensions of 60 x 80 inches. Its matching flat bed sheets size is 105 x 110 inches. On the other hand an eastern king size mattress in the US should have a flat sheet that is 110 x 114 inches. Finally, a California king size mattress should have a flat bed sheets that is 110 x 114 inches.
Euro Bed Sizes
The bed and mattress sizes in Europe are definitely different compared to those in other territories and countries. For example, their single bed measures 90 cm by 190 cm. Its matching flat sheet size is 180 cm x 260 cm. This will also be the matching flat covers dimensions for both the single long and the single extra long mattresses.
A double sized bed in Europe measures 140 cm x 200 cm and will have a matching flat cover that is 220 cm x 260 cm. This is also the same flat covers size for the Euro double long bed size. The Euro king should get a matching 265 cm x 275 cm flat bed sheets while the Euro king long and the Euro super king long get a 280 cm x 290 cm sheet.
UK Bed Sizes
A UK single mattress should be matched with a 180 cm x 260 cm flat cover. A single long should be matched with a sheet of the same dimensions. A small double, UK double, and the Euro double IKEA all get a 220 cm x 260 cm flat sheet. The UK king size gets a sheet that is 265 cm x 275 cm. Finally, the UK super king size should be matched with a flat cover size of 280 cm x 290 cm.