If you are in the market for a waterbed, it is important that you draw a distinction between a hardside waterbed and a softside variation. When it comes to waterbeds, there are some pretty big differences. Because of this, it is important to clarify what the main differences are before making a big buying decision. Need some guidance? Mattress Warehouse of Lenexa, Kansas, has the details about the differences between a hardside waterbed and a softside waterbed.
The Waterbed 101:
Just as the name suggests, a hardside waterbed has a “hard” side — or bottom. Every hardside waterbed comes equipped with a wooden frame that has a supportive deck where the waterbed lays. This frame provides the mattress with extra support, as to avoid any wear and tear. In addition to its unique frame, hardside varieties are available in an array of non-traditional sizes, such as King, Queen, and Super Single. Because of this, special sets of bedding are required for a proper fit.
Now comes to fun part: the different hardside waterbed models. Every user requires a mattress that satisfies his or her own sleeping needs. So, whether you are looking for a firm waterbed or a more dynamic one, there is something for everyone. The hardside mattress is available in waveless, semi-waveless, and full-motion varieties. The waveless kind is the most firm mattress, as it restricts approximately 90 percent of motion, whereas the full-motion waterbed offers total, unrestricted horizontal movement. Need something in between the two extremes? The semi-waveless waterbed, a happy median, is the perfect solution. With an average lifespan ranging between 12-15 years, the hardside mattress is a great mattress purchase.
Unlike the hardside waterbed varieties, softside mattresses have no hard frame. In addition, these mattresses are manufactured in conventional sizes, making it easier to find bedding and mattress frames. However, similarly to the hardside waterbed, the softside waterbed is available in a number of styles, designed to accommodate each user’s sleeping needs. Firm, semi-firm, and full-motion styles are all available, so you’re sure to find the softside waterbed that is perfect for you. Furthermore, the softside model is durable, lasting an average lifespan of 15 years.
When it comes to waterbeds, both the softside and hardside varieties are excellent selections. Ultimately, the deciding factor should be choosing the waterbed that feels right to you.
For details about our hardside and softside waterbed selection, contact Mattress Warehouse of Lenexa, Kansas, at (913) 562-0308 — sweet dreams are only one waterbed away.
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