If you are Considering a Cheap Waterbed Mattress…
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Amongst the many options of cheap mattresses out there nowadays we see futons, air mattresses, cabin and canopy beds and water mattresses featuring prominently. There are some precautions we need to take in the selection process for these items to save us from purchasing a useless dud – here we take a look at some of the considerations and how we can get a cheap waterbed mattress that will last some time and provide the expected comfort we are after.
Most of the value waterbeds are hard sided and wood-framed; soft-sided beds are generally more expensive. When it comes to the waterbed mattresses you won’t be surprised to hear that there are quite a number of choices (isn’t this the case with everything nowadays?). This is both good and bad news. The good news is that you have a wide variety of options; the bad news is that you need to spend the time to sort through a lot of information first, before you can find the best one for you.
The traditional waterbed mattress popularized in the 1960′s. They are six-sided, usually made of vinyl and are relatively inexpensive. How long they are expected to last is indicated by the limited warranty they are usually provided with. These are known as “full motion” mattresses because they make no attempt at restricting motion transfer. Therefore when a couple share one of these mattresses any movement from one sleeper will be felt by the other sleeper; if their body weights vary greatly the problem can also make the smaller sleeper rise in the bed.
Over the years technology has improved the performance of these full motion mattresses amongst many of the leading manufacturers. The vinyl has become thicker and is designed to last many years. They have also added fibers to the fill of many of these mattresses, which adds stability and comfort to the beds. Some even have lumbar layers that add support, so they are no longer out of bounds for people with backache. The main downside of fiberfill mattresses is that they need longer to drain the water away so they really need a waterbed pump to assist with the process, which adds to the cost.
The firmness levels of these mattresses will vary. You need to consider whether you want as much motion control as possible or whether you want a very soft waterbed that transfers weight movements easily. There will be a price difference with the latter being cheaper.
When you are doing your research on these items online, and maybe looking for a discount waterbed mattress, check specifications carefully and bear in mind the factors above and also other considerations like whether the corners have additional reinforcements, as this will affect the durability of the mattress; whether the manufacturer has used flotation in the fibers, in the form of foam or beads in the fibers; and whether there is a tethering system to keep the fiber layers in place at the center of the mattress. These will all affect how long your purchase will last in a usable condition.
Focusing on these types of factors will help us set a realistic budget for a well-made, value-for-money waterbed mattress. Going too cheap on these items may be inadvisable but there are always bargains to be found online nowadays amongst the competitive bedding retailers. Often waterbed mattresses will be purchased from retailers who specialize only in waterbeds and their accessories such as frames, covers and pumps.