Questions & Answers

Here students can search the knowledgebase for answers to frequently asked questions.

Is there a difference between twin and twin XL bedding?
Yes, 5 inches!   Twin bedding is made to fit a standard size twin mattress, 75" long. Twin XL bedding is made to fit an extra long twin ma...
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 at 10:05 AM
How long is Twin XL bedding sold by DormSmart?
Comforters, Duvet Covers & Inserts = 90 to 98" Extra Long   Twin XL Sheets, Bed Skirts, Mattress Covers & Toppers = 80" Extra Long ...
Fri, 18 Apr, 2014 at 7:24 AM
How does DormSmart identify bedding as twin XL?
Students can feel confident that their bedding for college will fit properly because DormSmart ALWAYS checks actual bedding dimensions before categorizing ...
Tue, 22 Jul, 2014 at 12:35 PM
Is there such a thing as Twin/Twin XL bedding?
Yes and no.   There are some manufacturers who produce one comforter and duvet cover at 90" or longer then sell it as both twin and twin XL...
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014 at 10:06 AM
Do all colleges have twin XL beds?
NO!   DormSmart reviews more that 2000 college housing websites annually and the one thing we have learned… there is no consistency between colleges ...
Sat, 5 Apr, 2014 at 8:59 PM
Can I use a standard twin comforter or duvet on a twin extra long bed?
While twin XL is preferable, twin comforters and duvets (86" and up) can work on an 80 inch extra long twin mattress but it will be short.   ...
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Can I use twin sheets on my twin XL bed?
Your "fitted sheet" must be manufactured to fit a twin XL mattress.   Beware of retailers who tell you that a deep pocket twin fitted shee...
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Why does DormSmart carry full and queen size comforters?
Some of the newer residence halls being constructed on campuses today are more like an apartment verses the standard dorm room so students are able to use ...
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Can I use a full size comforter or duvet on a standard twin bed?
Full comforters and duvets are 80” wide by 86 to 89” long, the same length as standard twin bedding. The additional width of a full comforter or duvet can ...
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Can I use a queen size comforter or duvet on a twin XL bed?
Most queen comforters and duvets are 86” wide by 90” or longer, the same length as twin XL bedding. The added width of a queen comforter or duvet can be us...
Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 at 11:47 AM