- Waterbeds are mattresses that are filled with water.
- While they were more popular in the 70s and 80s, they’re still available and an option worth considering.
- Waterbeds can be a costly investment so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of owning one.
A waterbed is exactly as it sounds. It’s a mattress filled with water instead of foam or springs. The mattress contains a bladder that is filled with water, which is either a group of small tubes or one large bag. Waterbeds may not be as popular as they once were in the 70s and 80s but they are still available and an option you should consider when mattress shopping.
If you’re on the hunt for a new mattress or have always been curious if waterbeds are worth the investment then follow along as we take a look at the different types of waterbeds plus the pros and cons of owning one.
Types of Waterbeds
There are two main types of waterbeds: a hardside waterbed and a softside waterbed. Hardside waterbeds are the traditional style that many people are familiar with. These beds consist of a wooden external frame that you put the vinyl bladder into. One positive to this is they come with a head and footboard so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame for it.
One downfall to this style is that they often come in unique sizes. Standard-size bedding won’t fit. You’ll have to purchase special waterbed sheets, a comforter, and padding.