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Afloat Waterbed Comparison Chart

In the below chart you can easily see the differences between our Afloat waterbeds. The Afloat Essential is our base model, giving you everything you need to experience flotational comfort and unrivaled pressure relief. Our most popular option is the Afloat Total, which provides everything in the Afloat Essential plus heavy duty perimeter rails, an energy-saving insulation system, and our Total Care Kit, which gives you all you need to maintain your new Afloat mattress. The Afloat XD, recommended for plus-size sleepers, features everything in the Afloat Total plus a modified depth to support greater weight.

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Afloat Essential

Starting at $999.00


Afloat TOTAL

Starting at $1,488.00


Afloat XD

Starting at $2,099.00


Water Mattress & Liner

The wonderfully waveless heart of your bed

Temperature Control System

Keep your bed within 1 degree of your preferred temperature

Stretch-Knit Washable Cover

Removable, washable, hypo-allergenic

Smooth Edge Platform Deck

Adds a finished look and makes tucking your fitted sheet super-easy

Total Home Energy Savings

Your bed will help you save on cooling and heating

Foam Perimeter Rails

Provides a comfortable sitting edge

Wave Suppression and Support

Contours to your body and significantly reduces pressure

Memory Foam for Added Firmness

1" cover adds firmness while keeping body contouring & temperature

Optional Optional Optional

Heavy-Duty “Lockdown” Foam Perimeter Rails

Maintains foam perimeter for years

Afloat Total Care Kit

Everything to keep your water clean and hygienic

Energy Saving Insulation System

Save money and keep your temp normal

Modified Depth for Greater Weight

Able to support combined sleeping weight up to 500 lbs

Comparison Chart Details

  • Water Mattress & Liner: this is the heart of the Afloat waterbed - the mattress itself.

  • Temperature Control System: a solid-state control system maintains your preferred temperature set point within one degree, so you can focus on restorative sleep.

  • Stretch-Knit Washable Cover: this fabric cover protects your mattress from spills and stains while providing a comfortable surface. Removable and machine washable, it’s a breeze to maintain. Better yet, it’s hypoallergenic to promote healthier sleep.

  • Smooth Edge Platform Deck: this feature provides a smooth, uniform look as well as a simple way to tuck your fitted sheets on the Afloat waterbed mattress.

  • Total Home Energy Savings: reduce heating and cooling costs by keeping your Afloat water temperature cool when it’s hot outside, and warm & cozy when it’s cold outside. In the winter, turn your home thermostat down to 65 degrees or lower at night. In the summer, set your home AC up to 75 or higher at night. You’ll sleep comfortably while you save money on home energy costs.

  • Foam Perimeter Rails: these rails provide a stable sitting surface at the edge of your Afloat waterbed.

  • Wave Suppression and Support: the Afloat waterbed gives you the unrivaled pressure relief of water, which conforms perfectly to your body. Meanwhile, wave suppression allows freedom of movement without bobbing around like a buoy!

  • Memory Foam for Added Firmness: this optional feature provides a firmer sleep surface while still offering excellent pressure relief.

  • Heavy-Duty “Lockdown” Foam Perimeter Rails: a feature of the Afloat Total and Afloat XD, this heavy-duty upgrade ensures the stability of your foam perimeter rails for years to come.

  • Afloat Total Care Kit: this handy kit is included with every Afloat Total and Afloat XD waterbed. It provides everything you need to easily fill and drain your Afloat mattress, as well as keep your water clean and hygienic.

  • Energy Saving Insulation System: included with Afloat Total and Afloat XD models, this foam insulation system helps maintain water temperature, which allows you to save more money on energy costs.

  • Modified Depth for Greater Weight: only found in the Afloat XD. This modification provides greater water depth to suspend more body weight, up to 500 pounds overall.

Afloat Waterbed Sizes

The Afloat Essential and Afloat Total are available in Queen Size, which is recommended for a single adult and supports up to 300 pounds, or King Sizes that support up to 400 pounds of combined sleeper weight. When it comes to King Sizes, you can choose between Eastern King, which measures 75” W x 79” L, or California King, which measures 71” W x 83” L. California King is recommended for taller sleepers who need more legroom than width. The Afloat XD is available in King Sizes only.

More King Size Options

Whether you decide on an Eastern or California King size waterbed, you’ll want to choose between our Standard or Dual King options. A Standard model is one complete mattress, while a Dual model consists of two mattresses put together. The advantage of the Dual mattress option is in having two separate sleep zones, individually temperature controlled, with excellent motion isolation. Dual mattresses are available in Dual Eastern King and Dual California King configurations.

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Stretch Knit Top Cover

A thin stretch-knit fabric that expands and contracts to match your shape allowing you to feel the total body conformity of the mattress. It is also easily removable and washable to ensure this is the most hypo-allergenic mattress you can own.

Memory Foam Assembly

This 1” thick free-floating layer matches the shape of your body while adding a little firmness.

Available on our Essential, Total, and XD models.

Waveless Water Mattress

With modern materials, this mattress is more durable than previous mattresses and the oversized mattress will be loose so when you lie down, the surface will be able to totally conform to the shape of your body better than any mattress in the market.

The mattresses internal support material greatly reduces the wave motion experienced in older generation waterbeds which allows for a more stable night sleep.

Thermal Divider

This flexible vertical panel serves as insulation between the dual mattresses to ensure zero heat transfer.

Only included in King Dual models

Impermeable Liner

This easy-to-clean material prevents any spilled water from escaping and prevents dust mites and bedbugs from moving into the Afloat interior, ensuring a hygienic sleep.

Perimeter Comfort Rails

Provides a comfortable sitting edge. Connector system locks rails into decking to prevent the rails from changing shape over the years while also creating a “hinging action” that helps keep your bed linens in place better than any ordinary mattresses.

Available on our Total and XD models.

Heating System

The heating pad works in concert with your Afloat digital temperature controller on the outside of your bed to keep you bed within 1 degree of your preferred temperature.

Two units included for the Dual models. One unit included for Standard models.

Lower Cover Panel

The Lower Cover Panel locks into the perimeter rail system to prevent any shifting over time and allows for easier access to unzip the Stretch Knit Top Cover for machine washing.

Traditional Box Foundation

Supports the Afloat mattress assembly and locks into the rail system to prevent any shifting. The insulated system inside the foundation also reduces electrical operating costs by up to 40% compared to earlier generation waterbeds.

Heavy-Duty Metal Bed Frame

Raises the foundation about 6” above the floor.

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