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What is the standard size of a queen-size flat sheet?

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The standard size of a queen flat sheet is typically 90 inches by 102 inches for mattresses that are 60 inches by 80 inches in size. A flat sheet is made larger than its mattress counterpart to allow excess fabric to drape the sides of the mattress and fold under to cover.

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Specialty sheets fit mattresses of atypical sizes, such as a mattress with an additional mattress pad that adds height to the bed, thus requiring extra fabric to encase it. Queen-size premium mattresses and those used for sleeper sofas, waterbeds and inflatable beds may warrant specialty flat sheets to accommodate differences in dimensions.

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