A Look at Waterbed Sheet Sizes

By: Kevin Stith

One must take several factors into account when choosing what size sheet to buy.  The length and width of the mattress are the two most obvious things to consider, but the depth of the mattress is another important aspect to take into consideration.  The type of frame is also important.  Whether the frame is soft or hard has an effect on how easy it is to fit the sheet over the mattress. 

Some of the most commonly found waterbed mattress sizes are King, Queen, Single, and Super Single.  One thing to remember is that many waterbeds with hard frames are measured on what is called the California bed size chart.  Waterbeds are usually longer than conventional beds, so the sheets are usually 84 inches long instead of the standard 74 inches for most conventional beds.  Most bed sizes differ in width rather than length.  This is pretty common for waterbeds, but it is important to check for differences between these sizes and conventional sizes.  With most sheets, they cost more depending on their size.  Since King is the biggest size, they are usually the most expensive.  Sometimes, all of the sizes cost the same price. 

King waterbed sheets are one of the more common sizes.  They are the biggest and usually the most expensive.  Queen is the next biggest size.  Queen waterbed sheets are also pretty easy to find.  Full waterbed sheets are not as common.  Full size waterbeds are smaller than Queen size but still big enough for two people.  Full size is sometimes called double size.  Single waterbed sheets are designed to fit on beds made for one person.  Super single waterbed sheets are a little bit wider than single size, but not as wide as full size. 

It is important to know the depth, or thickness, of the mattress as well.  If any mattress pads or other accessories are added onto the mattress, it may make it too thick for the sheets to fit.  Most waterbed mattresses have a standard depth, but it is still a good idea to check that the sheets will fit.       

There are a number of different sizes of waterbeds to choose from, each with sheets made just for it.  It is important to get the precise size of the bed right when buying the sheets to guarantee that they will fit snugly and provide a comfortable night’s sleep.

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