Heard of "XL" size kids beds but not sure what that actually means? Here's a quick reference guide with our top, frequently asked questions about the differences between Twin and Twin XL bunk beds and loft beds for kids, teens and college students. We've also rounded up the most popular designs with XL lengths - Twin XL bunk beds, Twin XL over Queen bunk bed, Full XL Loft Bed, and Twin XL College Loft Beds. Know the differences and purchase the best size for your growing child! (See All Maxtrix XL and Queen size beds in our latest collection.)
Dimension Differences between Twin Beds and Twin XL Beds
The basic difference is the length of the bed. Twin XL beds (84" length; 42.5" depth) are 4" longer than regular Twin beds (80" length; 42.5" depth).
This holds true for Twin beds that sit on the ground or for elevated beds like bunk beds or loft beds. Full size beds follow the same guidelines; they are simply 15" deeper than twin sizes. So, Full XL beds are 84" length; 57.5" depth.
No matter the size, all Maxtrix Twin, Twin XL, Full and Full XL beds are held to the same safety, quality and sturdiness guidelines. All are tested to withstand 800 lbs of weight, more than 2x US Safety Regulations. So, rest assure that 'bigger beds' are equally supported with solid hardwood frame construction.
Underbed Options Work for Both
With Maxtrix, no matter if you opt for a regular Twin/Full or Twin/Full XL length, the same under-bed options exist and work for both. From trundle beds that pullout when you need extra sleeping quarters (see Twin trundle beds, Twin XL trundle beds) to under-bed storage solutions, there is something for every size bed.
Convert to XL Bed Sizes Easily
Not sure if you want to jump into the XL length from the beginning? Note that twin beds and bunk beds as well as full beds and bunk beds can easily be converted to an XL length by swapping out the bedside rails and slat rolls. So start with a standard size and change it as your child grows longer. That's the beauty of the Maxtrix System.
Most Popular XL Beds & XL Bunk Beds
Like the idea of the extra space afforded by the XL length? Here are some of our very top designs that our customers love most. From best selling kids beds that sit on the ground to high standing Twin XL over Queen bunk beds. These must have looks are already configured and ready for you to shop!
Twin XL Kids Beds
For younger kids with parents who know they will enjoy the extra space soon enough, try a Twin XL Kids Bed. Opt for front guardrails for safe sleeping; especially for toddlers. The owners of these Twin XL beds plan to bunk them when their kids are older to create Twin XL bunk beds.
Twin XL Bunk Beds
Ready to take it off the ground? Opt for side ladders, front ladders, angled ladders or staircase step entries for your Twin XL bunk bed. This Twin bed with stairs below is also available in Twin XL size!
Twin XL over Queen Bunk Bed
Full XL Loft Bed
XL lofts leave so much room underneath for hanging out, studying or storing. Because most Full XL loft bed owners enjoy loft living but parents like the staircase steps for climbing, this bed is a must for older kids and tweens.
College Loft Beds Twin XL
Yes, many college kids are living at home right now, which means their rooms have been converted into dorm quarters. College loft beds in twin XL size is the perfect option for smaller rooms. Go bigger with Full XL and even Queen size for larger spaces, leaving even more hangout space underneath.
Shop Twin XL, Full XL Bunk Beds & Loft Beds
All of our XL and Queen bed lengths designs are featured together in one, easy-to-shop XL bed collection. Take a look, and let us know if you need any help picking the right solution. We also have a very handy Fit & Measurement Guide, which may answer a lot of your questions.
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