Waterbeds and you

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my ceiling be ruined if the waterbed leaks?
Do I need my bedroom floor reinforced to take the weight?
Will a waterbed make me nauseous?
Will they be very cold unless I add hot water all the time?
Will it be good for my back?
Does it cost a fortune to run?
How long does it take to install?
How long does it take to get used to a waterbed?
I suffer with asthma, will a waterbed help?
Will a waterbed help me sleep?
What are the benefits of having a waterbed?
Will my pets damage my waterbed?
Could my waterbed burst?
What happens if my children jump on the bed?


Will my ceiling be ruined if the waterbed leaks?

Waterbed mattresses are extremely tough, durable and puncture resistant unless they are deliberately targeted with a very sharp, or very pointed instrument. In the unlikely event this did happen, the water would be contained within the bed by a separate outer waterproof safety layer, preventing any damage to the bed's surroundings.

Do I need my bedroom floor reinforced to take the weight?

No. Waterbeds have a specially designed base that spreads the weight of the bed evenly across the floor. The waterbed weighs no more than approximately six people. We have successfully installed more than three thousand waterbeds in total.

Will a waterbed make me nauseous?

No. The motion of a waterbed is very relaxing and after a little time getting used to a new feeling, virtually everyone enjoys it. The motion is less than most people expect, and we've never known anyone to feel nauseous as a result of their waterbed. Waterbed mattresses are available with no movement whatsoever if required. Click here to see stabilisation options.

Will they be very cold unless I add hot water all the time?

You don't need to add hot water, as all our waterbeds are temperature controlled. In winter, you can keep them warm, but in summer, on the few hot nights we get in the UK, the controller can be turned down to give you a cool bed. If you have dual mattresses they can be set at different temperatures if one partner prefers a hotter bed.

Will it be good for my back?

Absolutely - eight hours of therapy every night. More about back support and medical benefits.

Does it cost a fortune to run?

No. The heater, as well as being waterproof, has a very low voltage and costs on average 12p per day. If used at average temperatures the only other expense is a bottle of water conditioner which keeps the water in the bed fresh and is needed only once a year. You can purchase this and more from our online shop. Waterbeds are extremely low maintenance solutions to the perfect nights sleep.

How long does it take to install?

About ninety minutes, usually, but rarely more than three hours. All you have to do is show our installer where you want the bed, provide a plug point and a source of water, and he'll do everything else, including spending time advising you and answering any questions you may have.

How long does it take to get used to a waterbed?

It depends on the person, however on average, it takes one or two nights to really get used to the feeling of a waterbed. The therapeutic feeling of a waterbed has resulted in our customers never wanting an ordinary bed again.

I suffer with asthma, will a waterbed help?

All waterbeds sold by us have a removable, washable top. Underneath this is the water mattress, which can also be cleaned. A porous spring mattress, which is used in ordinary beds, is an ideal breeding space for dust mites which feed on hair and tiny flakes of skin. It is the dust mite excreta that most asthmatics are allergic to and replacing the spring mattress with a water mattress,(which dust mites cannot breed in), provides relief to most people with breathing problems - www.efanet.org is the site for the European Federation of Asthma and Allergy Associations.
More about health benefits.


Will a waterbed help me sleep?

A waterbed works by distributing body weight evenly over the parts of the body that are in contact with the bed. This eliminates pressure. The waterbed moulds itself around your body, providing the perfect-fit support that is uniquely right for you. Not only do you get better sleep at night, but your body is better prepared for the day ahead.


What are the benefits of having a waterbed?

1.Total body and back support 2. Greater comfort 3. Hygienic surface 4. Controllable sleeping temperature 5. Durability


Will my pets damage my waterbed?

There is no reason why you and your pet(s) can't enjoy the waterbed together. They will enjoy it just as much as you will and there is no risk of them damaging or harming the bed in anyway. Waterbeds are extremely durable and damage resistant.


Could my waterbed burst?

Not at all. Waterbeds are not pressurised like an airbed, they would not be able to burst.


What happens if my children jump on the bed?

The waterbed is so durable, it can take several children jumping on it at any one time. It is more likely that a normal bed would break from children jumping on it than a waterbed because a normal bed has breakable springs. In some nurseries, they use waterbeds to function as therapeutic relaxation devices for the children.