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12. How long does a waterbed last?

Watermattresses have been tested under laboratory conditions for an equivalent of 20 years and many of the very first waterbeds are still in everyday use. Most waterbed manufacturers guarantee a minimum life of 2 years. The actual life is much longer and heavily depends on how well the sleeping system is looked after. The life of a watermattress depends, of course, on the type of vinyl used and the quality of the seams. In practice, you should get five to ten years from your watermattress and possibly more. Generally they can be replaced for a comparatively modest sum.
Finally, the important factor is that the support element in a watermattress is the water itself. Water does not wear and tear. So, the comfort and the supporting properties of a watermattress do not change over the years, in contrast to the properties of a traditional mattress.

13. What guarantee can I get and what does it mean?

The specifications of the guarantee vary widely from make to make, but the life of the guarantee is usually two years. Most industry guarantees cover parts but not installation costs. What the guarantee includes is explained in your guarantee certificate.

14. Will a waterbed improve or worsen my sex life?

Actually it won’t make any difference, unless the fact that the comfortable supporting surface contributes to your sense of well-being.

15. Do waterbeds make a noise?

No. Once all the air has been removed from the watermattress when it is installed, a waterbed makes no more noise. The very stable construction of a waterbed and the fact that the weight of water keeps it firmly in its place means that there is no more of that irritating creaking traditional bed constructions can produce.

16. Is it easy getting into and out of a waterbed?

This depends very much on the type of waterbed. There is no problem with a Soft-side waterbed with a soft foam edge. Hard-side waterbeds, where the edge is made of wood, take a bit more practice. Waterbeds with an extra pelvic support usually make getting out a bit easier.

17. Can I eat breakfast in a waterbed?

Yes, no problem at all. (if someone is kind enough to bring it you)

18. Can you sit comfortably in a waterbed?

Yes, very comfortably in fact. A good waterbed will, after all, fully adjust to your body even when you’re sitting. Your legs are automatically raised a bit because of their lighter weight and in contrast to adjustable slatted bases, the mattress surface adjusts precisely to your limbs. So there is one mattress surface over the whole bed even if one of the partners is sitting and the other lying.

19. How much does a waterbed weigh?

The weight of a waterbed depends on the type. Tube watermattresses are the lightest, of course, because they contain far less water. A real waterbed will weigh 210 kg/m2 at the most because the standard height of a watermattress is 20 cm. The weight may be less than this, depending on the width and shape of the foam edges.

20. Won’t my waterbed sink through the floor?

We are not aware of any case where a waterbed has sunk though a floor, or where its weight has caused damage. The weight of a waterbed causes no trouble. It is, after all, very evenly spread, so that the load is well spread out. There is a much greater likelihood that a classical bed with its weight all on four small legs will cause damage.

There has never been any problem of this type even with the heaviest hard-side waterbeds. A full bed weighs less per square metre than a full bookcase or refrigerator.