Zip and Link Mattress | Everything Explained

Zip and link mattresses can transform your sleeping options and the quality of bedroom use. This guide will explain why a zip and link mattress could be the ideal sleeping solution to help you and your spouse sleep better at night.

FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS ONLY GET A MASSIVE £300 OFF ANY MATTRESS USING CODE “24HOURMADNESS

Buy Winstons Beds hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com
200 Night-Trial

30 Year Guarantee

Handmade in the UK

Finest Quality

star icon
5 Star Reviews

On 1275 Reviews

Buy Winstons Beds hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com
2.5% of Sales Donated

Together for Short Lives

Your Questions Answered

Zip & Link Mattresses

Zip and link mattresses can transform your sleeping possibilities and the quality of bedroom use. A zip and link mattress is two separate mattresses that can be zipped together to form one mattress or separated to make two singular mattresses. This guide explains why a zip and link mattress could be the ideal sleeping solution to help you sleep better at night.

Zip and link mattresses can improve your mattress possibilities with countless mattress personalisation options. Whether it be a split tension mattress, a mattress for a spare room or a guest house, a zip and link mattress will allow flexibility for your sleeping requirements.

Buy Winstons Beds 7 row hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com

What is a zip and link mattress

They are two mattresses joined with a zip to create one mattress, usually super king or king. This purpose allows you to have two mattresses of different firmness levels that can be zipped together to form one super king mattress or king size mattress. This makes zip and link mattresses ideal for differently weighted sleepers. They function and look like one mattress but can provide individualised support and comfort for two different sleepers.

Zipped mattresses can help open your potentialities with a diverse amount of customisation options. Whether for a guest house, spare room or your main bedroom, they offer versatility for your sleeping requirements. They provide many benefits, including split tension springs if you and your spouse need varying tensions in your bed. In addition, the zips are recessed so that you won’t sense them, and it makes turning or rotating your mattress far easier.

Buy Winstons Beds 3 row hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, pillow top mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com

What are zip and link mattress sizes

There are two main zip and link mattress sizes. However, you can get custom sizes made to your exact requirements if need be.

King size zip and link mattress
  • (5’0 x 6’6) – Comprising of 2, 2’6″ x 6’6″ mattresses makes a standard kingsize.
Zip and link mattress super king size
  • (6’0 x 6’6) – Comprising of 2, 3’0 x 6’6″ mattresses make a standard super kingsize.

Buy Winstons Beds 2 row hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com

What are the benefits of a zip and link mattress

Roll together eliminated
  • The zip function prevents roll together as the natural weight of two people can cause the springs to compress, causing a tangible ‘roll’ for the sleepers – because zip and link mattresses are two separate mattresses, the centralised compression and roll together are eliminated. A zip and link are also ideal for people of different body weights as one-half can utilise a firm tension spring, for example, and the other half can be a soft tension spring.
Room to manoeuvre
  • Suppose you have a narrow staircase; you may struggle to get a super king or king size mattress to the bedroom. First, zip mattresses are much easier to move as they can be delivered individually as two single mattresses. Secondly, when joined, the mattresses can also be separated to use them separately and have two single beds, depending on your requirements.

Buy Winstons Beds 2 row hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com

Will you feel the zips

No. The zips are located on the sides at the top and bottom of the mattress to connect the mattresses. They are manufactured so that the zips are just under the seam on the edge of the mattress. When joined together, the seams fold over the zipper. What you will be conscious of is the apparent join of two mattresses butted together. The use of a one-piece topper will help mitigate this and provide additional comfort and protection.

Buy Winstons Beds 7 row hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com

How do you zip together two mattresses

You only need to zip the top side of the zip and link mattress. It’s a pretty quick process. If you have a double-sided zip mattress, then when you’re turning it over, unzip them. Turn and rotate each mattress and then zip back together with the side you’re not going to be sleeping on.

Buy Winstons Beds 4 row hand-stitched pocket spring mattress, pillow top mattress, Double, Kingsize, Super king at winstonsbeds.com

Summary

Zip links are very comfortable. This is because each mattress comes in various types and with different firmness levels, meaning each person can choose their ideal comfort level.

Zip and link mattresses have many benefits, such as allowing split tensions and splitting the mattresses for two separate people. They are astonishingly flexible. If using zip and links for a spare room, then our 1500 Cotton or 1500 Wool mattresses are ideal for spare rooms as they suit a wide range of sleepers.

If you’re looking for the supreme, then our Winstons No1 or Hybrid Latex in a Zip and link will give you the most comfortable night sleep with tailored comfort grades.

Zip & link mattresses are also a smart option if you have access concerns in your house, particularly old period properties. As this size mattress comes in two separate parts, they make delivery very easy. Suppose you and your partner are two different body weights. In that case, they will allow each sleeper to have the perfect mattress comfort grade rather than compromise.

If you need further advice, why not give our mattress expert team a call on 0161 250 9200 or drop us a message on live chat

Top Selling

Zip and Link Mattresses

Winston’s Premier British Wool 1500 Pocket Spring Mattress Zip & Link

Available in Extra Firm, Firm, Medium, Soft

Springs

1500 Springs

Natural

100% Natural

Depth

33cm

from £1,899.99
(1)
View Product
Delivery

Free Delivery in 4-6 Weeks To Mainland UK

Winston’s Ultra Cotton 3500 Pillow Top Mattress Zip & Link

Available in Extra Firm, Firm, Medium, Soft

Springs

3500 Springs

Natural

95% Natural

Depth

30cm

from £1,999.99
View Product
Delivery

Free Delivery in 4-6 Weeks To Mainland UK

The Winston’s No1 13500 Pocket Spring Mattress Zip & Link

Available in Extra Firm, Firm, Medium, Soft

Springs

13500 Springs

Natural

100% Natural

Depth

33cm

from £3,799.99
(7)
View Product
Delivery

Free Delivery in 4-6 Weeks To Mainland UK

Frequently Asked Questions

King size zip and link mattress: A king size zip link is the same combined size as a standard king size mattress which is 5’0 x 6’6″. The mattress is split into two, making each side 2’6″ wide and 6’6″ long. This size of the mattress is practical when room size cannot fit a super king size. If you are looking to buy this size for B&B or guest house use, bear in mind that a 2’6 wide mattress is relatively small for the average person when separated

King size zip and link mattress: 5’x 6’6 (Each half measuring 2’6 x 6’6)

Super king size zip and link mattresses: A super king zip and link in feet is 6’0 x 6’6″. This is the standard size of a super king size mattress, whether a one-piece or a zip link mattress.

Zip and link super king mattress: 6′ x 6’6″ (Each half measuring 3’0 x 6’6)
Winstons Beds
Vi spring zip and link mattress
Dreams zip and link mattress
Sleepeezee zip and link mattress
Silentnight zip and link mattresses
Zip and link mattress John lewis
Zip links are very comfortable. This is because each mattress comes in various types and with different firmness levels, meaning each person can choose their ideal comfort level.
The Hypnos Signature Super King Size Zip & Link Mattress is the most luxurious pillow top by Hypnos with 3-rows of hand-side stitching, ReActive 10 Pocket Springs System, natural fillings and edge to edge support. This mattress will cost you £4502 for a king size zip and link.
Yours & Mine Dual Firmness Mattress - Gel and Yours & Mine Dual Firmness Mattress are silentnights best zip link mattresses.
The John Lewis & Partners The Ultimate Collection Cashmere is the most luxurious mattress sold by John Lewis, costing from £18000 for a zip link.
The Vispring Regal Superb mattress has a total of 3100GSM that includes bonded British fleece wool and cotton, horsetail blended with British fleece wool and fleece wool and cotton.
On a well-built and high quality mattress, the side panels will have extra upholstery that would not be added on a more affordable mattress. So, four sides must be contained inside the bed frame and the small join where the zippers are, as otherwise, the mattresses would have to be jammed in and, consequently, be centrally raised. When purchasing a bed frame and a high quality mattress, always ensure that the enclosure on the bed frame is slightly larger than the mattress size.
King size zip and link mattress

A king size zip link mattress is the same overall size as a standard kingsize. 5'0 x 6'6″. The mattress is split into two, making each side 2'6″ wide and 6'6″ long. This size is practical when a bedroom size cannot accommodate a super king size mattress. If you are looking to purchase this size mattress for a guest house or b&b, keep in mind that a 2'6 wide mattress is fairly small for the average size person when separated.

Super king size zip and link mattress

A super king zip & link mattress is 6'0 x 6'6″. This is the standard size of a super king-size bed, whether a zip and link or one-piece mattress.
Zip links are an ideal solution for guest houses and hotels, especially the super king zips. Moreover, they can be adjusted to suit the customers' wants – either single or luxurious super king mattresses.
There are no FAQs matching your search

Published: 1st July 2021 (Updated: 8th August 2021) | Isaah