TXL: The Size Nobody Knows About

Kids grow up so fast, don’t they? One minute they’re cooing in a crib, the next minute they’re asking to borrow the car. And with growth comes growing pains, not to mention shrinking wallets. My parents raised three boys, and I vividly remember a stretch of time where shoes couldn’t be purchased fast enough to keep up with growing feet.

Shoes aren’t the only thing they’ll outgrow

They’ll also outgrow their mattresses! Most couples move their child from a crib mattress directly onto a twin-sized mattress. Seems logical, right? It is the next step up in the progression of mattress sizes; once they outgrow the twin, they’ll move to a full, then queen, then maybe even king or cal king sizes. But it is not always financially feasible to purchase a new mattress after every growth spurt. So what can you do?

Invest in the Extra-Long Term

Try this: forgo the twin-sized purchase, and ask about the twin extra long (TXL) size. Children don’t really outgrow the width of their mattresses do they? They only complain about needing a new bed once their feet start hanging off the end of it.

A TXL mattress comes with an extra five inches of length (80″ long), compared to a standard twin mattress (75″ long). This gives the mattress the same length as a standard queen or king bed, negating the need for upgrades after unexpected growth spurts.

Have a TXL already, but can’t find bedding?

Almost every sheet set & bedding item we offer in our store is available in the TXL size!

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But mattresses wear out in 5-7 years? Won’t I still have to replace the mattress even if I do buy a TXL?

No, not necessarily.

Yes, most conventional one-sided mattresses will wear out after about 5 years, but you won’t have that problem if you purchase from us. Every mattress we sell has two sides, so they can be flipped and rotated, which can double, or even triple, the life of your mattress. That means you can buy ONE mattress and provide your child with a comfortable sleeping surface that will last the duration of their childhood.

But those odd-sized frames and sheets are so hard to find!

We hear people complain all the time that they can’t find TXL bed frames! Well, we make it a point to carry them. All they are is a standard twin bed, but the twin-sized rails are replaced with queen/king-sized ones. Why not carry them?! We have a massive selection of TXL bed frames in a variety of materials and finishes, so you can find one that will fit your child’s style. We also carry bedding to accompany TXL mattresses!

Looking for txl?

Almost every mattress we display in our store is available in the TXL size!

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We only sell two sided mattresses. Here's Why:

A 2-sided mattress you can flip and rotate is better for your body and your wallet! Flippable mattresses last up to 3 times as long as ‘can’t flip’ ones. It’s simply untrue that 2-sided mattresses are no longer being made. Here at Bedrooms & More Seattle, they’re all we sell — because it’s what is best for our customers and the environment.

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Night & Day K-Series/P-Series

Spices Bed Rails

Dual System Headboards • Works with both K-Series and P-Series Rails •
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K-Series   P-Series
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New “Dual System Headboards”

We are in the process of changing many of our headboards to be both “K Series” and “P Series” capable. The headboards will have both sets of holes for using either way. The new headboards will be marked “Dual System Headboard” on the boxes. This process will take time for all sizes and finishes to be available and will be gradual, as the new versions come in and the old version get depleted. We are telling you now so that you can be aware of what the “Dual System Headboard” terminology means when you see it on the box or in our catalog. The list of headboards that will be switched to the new “Dual System” are listed below. Of course, you will need to order the correct rails and footboards depending on whether the customer wants “K” or “P” Series. The new “K Series” height allows for the use of the bigger bunk bed drawers and/or trundle and “K Series” footboards already have the privacy panel built in. We are also making the Folding Footboard Bench Footboard “Dual System”. If you need one of the new items to be “Dual System” (for “K Series”), you will need to specifically request it until all old versions are gone, to make sure you get the new version.

Spices Bed Rails & Accessories Compatibility

  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Dual-System Headboard   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Blackpepper Bed Dual-System tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Chameleon Bed Dual-System
Nutmeg Bed Dual-System
Rosemary Dual-System
Solstice Bed Dual-System
Tamarind Bed Dual-System
Folding Footboard Bench Dual-System Footboard tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
 
  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Other Spices Headboards   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Basic Footboard (P-Series) To form a Basic Bed cross   tick
  • Footboard Panel
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Coriander Bed cross   tick
  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Saffron Bed
Thyme Bed
Laurel Bed cross   tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
K-Series Basic Footboard To form a Basic Bed tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Jasmine Bed tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Sandpiper Bed
Vanilla Bed
Ginger Captain’s Bed tick
  • Rolling Bucket Drawers
  • Captain’s Trundle Bed
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Carmel Bed cross Note: Carmel Bed has its own matching rails.

  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
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