Zip and link beds comprise two smaller beds you connect to make one larger bed, usually a king or super-king size. When zipped together, you get the performance of a bigger bed with the ability to split them anytime.
There are three critical scenarios where this is useful:
- Guest bedrooms
- Hotels, B&Bs, log cabins, etc
- Kid’s bedrooms (for easy sleepovers).
The idea is to configure the beds to suit two people sleeping together or separately or move the two beds to different rooms.
Is a zip and link bed right for you? This article explores the pros and cons of zip and link beds to help you decide.
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ZIP and link Pros and Cons
- Mattresses included (usually)
- Two beds for the price of one
- Excellent configurability
- Super-king splits into two standard singles
- Suitable for two mattresses or one big one
With a zip and link bed, you can split or connect the bases to suit every bedroom layout – ideal if you need to accommodate different people.
This is especially useful for hotels and guest bedrooms and is a superior option to throwing two single beds together due to them possibly moving apart.
Additionally, the mattresses are incredibly comfortable, with pocket springs, memory gel, and foam options available to suit every sleeper.
- Limited mattress options
- Small single mattresses in king-size
The main con is the mattresses for a king-size zip and link are 75cm x 200cm (small single), and the mattresses for a super king are 90 cm x 200cm – this means you need a super-king if you want two single beds.
Additionally, the mattresses with zip and link beds are limited, so you have fewer options. Most beds are sold with mattresses, so you don’t get the option to specify something unique.
If you have the space to store a large mattress separately, you can substitute the two individual mattresses with a larger mattress. This configuration will ensure guests don’t feel the joint of two mattresses zipped together.
When to Buy a Zip and Link Bed
Zip and link beds are best for guest bedrooms and holiday lettings, and they also make a savvy choice for children’s bedrooms because you can split the beds for sleepovers – perfect if your kid’s bedroom is large enough.
You shouldn’t buy a zip-and-link bed if you don’t need two smaller beds or if you want a mattress with the latest technology. If you will only ever sleep a couple, get a double/king or a standard single bed for one person.
Our three favourite zip and link beds
Check out these zip and link beds for value for money:
This zip and link bed comes with the excellent Giltedge Silk 1000 mattresses and is offered with two drawers (one per frame). It’s available in over fifty colours/fabrics, and you can get it in king-size or super-king size to suit any bedroom.
A luxury option fit for a queen, this zip & link bed has the Giltedge Elegance 2,000 mattress with dual sides featuring cotton and wool top layers, letting you flip the mattress over when the weather is cold and warm for optimal comfort.
Nothing beats the Giltedge Cloud 3000 Zip & Link if you want ultimate luxury. The mattress has an incredible 7.5cm of Flotech memory foam and 3000 pocket springs. You can get it in over 50 colors and add two drawers for additional storage space.
Overall, zip and link beds are excellent options for guest bedrooms, children’s bedrooms, and holiday lettings, but not for regular bedrooms.
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