Convert Waterbed To Regular Bed

Substitute a regular mattress for a waterbed mattress

Question:  (Convert Waterbed To Regular Bed) Trying to find a local waterbed store near my house has been a lost cause so I have decided to ditch the water mattress but would like to keep my frame, headboard and all of my matching furniture. Do they make or can I substitute a regular mattress for a waterbed mattress and convert my waterbed to a normal mattress? Answer:This is a great question and the answer is yes, but before you run out and buy just any mattress know that you’re going to have to exchange the old waterbed mattress for a regular mattress that has been altered and modified to fit your frame in a way that makes the transformation from waterbed to conventional mattress a seamless process and it is called a Waterbed Insert.

Convert Waterbed To Regular Bed

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How does it fit?

The mattress is called a waterbed insert and it converts a hard side waterbed into a conventional bed without the use of water. Simply put it is a regular mattress that drops in to a waterbed frame and are also sometimes call waterbed drop ins. Mattress manufacturers alter the mattress size so that there is approximately 1 inch additional space left around the mattress perimeter making it easier to dress the bed. Waterbed bedding like sheets, mattress pad, and comforter should still fit most mattresses while still leaving some addition space to get your hands down in there to tuck in the bedding. Padded rails still may fit but really are not necessary any more.

Can I use my Waterbed Drawer Pedestal with an Insert?

Absolutely, whether you have a box pedestal, 6 drawer pedestal, princess pedestal, or a captains pedestal you can still benefit from under bed storage with swapped out mattress design. You can also continue to use the headboard that came with the bed and any matching furniture that you might have.

What are the measurements of a water bed insert?

California King 70 wide x 82 long
Queen 58 wide x 82 long
Super Single 48 wide x 82 long

What kind of insert mattress is better firmer or softer?

It is really a matter of person preference however most people are coming off a waterbed which tends to be much softer even in a very baffled version. Our suggestion is something with a more solid firmer core that has been cushioned adequately on the sleeping surface which can help make the transition back to a conventional mattress an easier change.

Is exchanging a waterbed mattress for a regular mattress hard?

No the hardest part is finding companies that sell waterbed inserts and draining the old waterbed mattress.

What different kind of waterbed inserts is offered?

Coil Spring Waterbed Inserts (These are regular mattresses that don’t require box springs?)
Memory Foam Waterbed Inserts
Latex Waterbed Inserts
Airbed Waterbed Inserts

Manufacturers that Make a Waterbed Drop In?

King Koil
Comfort Solutions
Symbol Mattress Company
Campbell Mattress Company
Anatomic Global
Savvyrest

Common Names that people call these type of mattresses

Waterbed insert, water bed drop in, waterbed replacement mattress, conventional mattress to fit a waterbed frame, custom made mattress.

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Doug Belleville and his father Dave own and run STLBeds - a specialty sleep store located in Arnold, MO. The staff at STLBeds is highly educated about sleep, comfort and their special sleep products. STLBeds only carries high quality mattresses and bed-related products. You won't find the brand names here - just call and ask us why!

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