|How much does a waterbed weigh?
A waterbed can weigh up to 1500 lbs, but because the weight is distributed over a large area, weight is not a concern. A waterbed weighs less per square foot than a refrigerator. Any house built to modern building codes can handle the weight of a waterbed without a problem.
At mywaterbedshop.com we have been selling waterbeds for over 30 years and have never witnessed a problem with a floor
caused by the weight of the waterbed. Many household items like a piano exert just as much pressure on the floor as a waterbed, however nobody would concern themselves about putting a piano on the second floor. Three large men sitting on a couch watching TV would exert way more pressure on the floor, yet nobody would consider it to be a problem. Thus it is really an urban myth that the waterbed is too heavy to be placed on the second floor of a house or apartment