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Waterbed Size FAQ

What sizes do hardside waterbeds come in?
King (California King)
Super Single

What are the dimensions of hardside waterbed mattresses?
A hardside waterbed mattress size is measured from inside the frame itself.
King - 72" x 84"
Queen - 60" x 84"
Super Single - 48" x 84"

What sizes do softside waterbeds come in?
Twin (Single)
Full (Double)
California King

What are the dimensions of softside waterbed mattresses?
Softside waterbed mattresses are the same size as a traditional mattress.
Twin - 39" x 75"
Full - 54" x 75"
King - 76" x 80"
Queen - 60" x 84"
California King - 72" x 84"

What is a 'full size' waterbed?
Full size waterbeds are somewhere between a twin and queen sized mattress, and have a mattress size of 54" x 75".

What is the weight of the various waterbed sizes?
A waterbed can weigh up to 1500 lbs. including frame, headboard etc.
You shouldn't be overly concerned about a waterbed weighing too much for your home, as a waterbed weighs less per square foot than does a refrigerator, because the weight is distributed over a larger area.
Any normal home can bare the weight of any sized waterbed quite easily.
Hardside waterbeds weigh more than softside waterbeds, because they have frames made of hard wood.

Because the amount of water varies (each user has their own preference of water amount - more water means more firmness) the following weights are approximate:
King Size Waterbed - 235 gallons of water (around 1800 pounds)
Queen Size Waterbed - 196 gallons of water (around 1500 pounds)

Do different waterbed sizes cost more?
Generally, the bigger the waterbed mattress, the more it costs, as far as softside waterbed mattresses are concerned.
Hardside waterbeds differ in price not just because of the size of the mattress (or vinyl bladder), but also because of the extras included such as wood frame, base, headboard, sheets etc.

What size waterbed do I need?
Think of the size you may need as the same as a traditional bed or mattress.
If you're sleeping with a partner, you may want a bigger bed. If you mostly sleep alone, a bigger sized waterbed isn't as necessary.
However, some people enjoy more room on their waterbed than do others.
Also, how much space you have to place your waterbed in your bedroom will make a difference in the size you buy.

Have a question about waterbed sizes?
Give us a call at 1-800-428-7083.

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