What are zip and link beds?

November 20 2023 – Hasan Ul-haq

What are zip and link beds?
What are zip and link beds?

If you've been shopping around for a new bed frame, you've likely come across zip and link beds – these models are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason!

But what are zip and link beds, and what benefits can they bring to your sleep space?

Keep reading to find out!

What are zip and link beds?

A zip and link bed consists of two separate twin beds and mattresses that effortlessly join together to create a larger bed. This isn't just a case of pushing any old two beds together, though – link beds are fixed together securely through sturdy metal linking bars at the foot of each bed frame to stop them from separating.

How do zip and link mattresses fasten together?

Zip and link mattresses are seamlessly fastened together with an easy-to-use linking zip fastener between each mattress. To ensure the bed looks great, the joint between the two separate mattresses is barely noticeable.

Can you feel the zips on a zip and link mattress?

One of the most common questions customers ask is whether zip and link mattresses are comfortable, given the zip between the two separate twin mattresses.

Well, the simple answer is yes! Thanks to their unique design, you can't feel the central zip between each zip and link mattress, meaning solo sleepers and couples alike enjoy a comfortable and undisturbed night's sleep.

Where are the most common places to use zip and link beds?

Zip and link divan bed bases can be utilised in various rooms and settings, including the following:

  • Couples’ bedrooms - these beds are great for partners - we'll explain why later in the blog!
  • Guest rooms - homes can cater to flexible sleeping requirements.
  • Guest house and hotel rooms - attach the zip and link bases for a double room booking, or separate them for a twin room.

What are the size dimensions of zip and link beds?

Typically, you can purchase zip and link beds in two sizes: king size and super king size. King size zip and link beds are slightly more affordable and fantastic for a range of rooms, including the master bedroom and guestrooms.

A super king sized bed offers even more freedom for sleepers to spread out and turn through the night, and they make for eye-catching centrepieces in spacious bedrooms.

Given the king and super king size options, the dimensions of the beds differ slightly depending on the overall size you choose.

Can you join two single beds together?

Whilst you could simply push any two single beds and mattresses together, they won't stay firmly in place like a zip and link bed. This can lead to an uncomfortable joint between the two mattresses, or even a gap, which will cause a rude awakening in the night.

It's much more efficient and safer to lock two single link beds together using the easy-to-assemble linking bars mentioned earlier!

What are the benefits of a zip and link mattress and bedframe?

Zip and link bed frames are the most versatile models on the market and come with a whole host of superb advantages, from versatility to easy logistics.

Individual sleep support for couples

Naturally, mattress firmness and comfort preferences differ from person to person for various reasons. Luckily, zip and link beds consist of two separate mattresses, also known as half-and-half mattresses, so individuals can opt for a model that best suits them and their body weight, even if it doesn't suit their partner’s.

For example, one sleeper may opt for a medium support grade pocket-sprung mattress that offers support without feeling too firm. Whereas the other could prefer a firm grade that provides unparalleled levels of back support.

What's more, ‘roll together' is avoided with two mattresses – an issue that arises in standard mattresses where one partner moves in their sleep, causing the other to roll into the middle of the bed and disturbing their sleep.

Offers a versatile sleeping arrangement

Zip and link mattresses and beds are the ultimate flexible sleeping solution, enabling you to offer different room arrangements in your home. This is great for when friends and relatives come to stay, as you can turn your guest room into a twin room for two separate sleepers, or a double for couples.

Thanks to the simplicity of zip and link coupling, you can rearrange your room in a matter of minutes!


In addition to flexible sleeping arrangements, link beds are often divan beds that also provide drawer storage options built into their frame. This can make a significant difference when it comes to home storage, as you can store guest towels, clean linen, and seasonal clothes in the unused space beneath your mattress.

Easy transportation, delivery, and installation

As a link divan bed base is made up of two bedframes, delivery into any home is likely to be a breeze.

Getting bulky furniture through tighter door frames and narrow hallways in small new builds and flats can often pose an issue, even for flat-pack beds.

With two single beds, the process is much smoother thanks to their smaller dimensions, meaning delivery teams can easily rotate each to fit through door frames without scuffing them.

Additionally, this is advantageous if you wish to move the beds into another room down the line.

Is a zip and link frame best for me?

Ultimately, due to their flexibility, zip and link beds are a superb option for couples and guest rooms. However, as they're typically king sized or above, these beds are only suitable for more spacious bedrooms.

Additionally, they also tend to be a little more expensive, so be sure to consider your budget when choosing your next bed frame.

But not to worry – here at Comfybedss, we're experienced retailers and manufacturers of affordable yet premium quality zip and link beds, built from the finest quality materials.

Headboards for zip and link beds

Unlike a standard larger bed that requires a one-piece headboard, link bed sets require two separate headboards to match the single bed bases.

Zip and link headboards work like any other, and protect your walls from scuffs and scratches, whilst offering you head and back support whilst resting in bed.

There are an array of colour fabric options available, so finding one that suits your room won't be an issue - with Comfybedss, only the most high-quality materials are used to craft our zip and link headboards.

Gaining a better night's sleep is easy with a zip and link bed and mattress! These unique frames offer outstanding support, and are a great option for different types of rooms.

Get in touch with Comfybedss today

If you're eager to upgrade your bed to a zip and link model and would like further information regarding our range, feel free to get in touch with our friendly customer service team.

Either call 0333 533 0300 or email us at – we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.