British Waterbed Company - FAQ Question 3
the different styles of waterbeds?
There are basically
two styles - rigid-frame beds and the more modern softsided
beds were the original waterbeds. The frame acts as
the main support for the vinyl mattress and becomes
part of the bedroom furniture. The frame is often made
from natural wood (such as pine, oak or cedar), or painted
MDF (medium density fiberboard) or upholstered boards.
The frame usually rests on a deck and plinth which supports
the whole bed.
divan beds were developed to fit within existing bedroom
furniture. They look very similar to conventional beds
and as their name suggests they have a cushioned surround
that allows you to sit comfortably on the edge of the
bed. Modern designs such as the Hydrobed combine the
comfort, support, hygiene and durability of traditional
waterbeds with the convenience and easy bed making of
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