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Afloat Total Waterbed

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Our CEO (Chief Exercise Officer) Dean Karnazes enjoying his Afloat waterbed.

Afloat Total

The Afloat Total waterbed mattress with a built-in insulation system that reduces energy costs by up to 40% that has not previously been available in any waterbed, ever. Afloat Total also features a lock-down foam edge, the most bullet-proof design. Also included is our $199 Afloat Total Care Kit, which gives you everything you need to install and maintain your Afloat. It’s the total package for long lasting comfort and unmatched durability.

Afloat Total Waterbed Sizes

Depending on your preferences and needs, you can get an Afloat Total waterbed in Queen, Standard Eastern King, Dual Eastern King, Standard California King, and Dual California King sizes. As discovered by the ancient Greeks, more weight requires more water for optimal buoyancy. Our Queen provides complete flotation comfort and support up to 300 pounds, while the King provides complete flotation comfort and support up to 400 pounds of combined sleeper weight. A Queen measures 59” W x 79” L, an Eastern King measures 75” W x 79” L, and a California King is 71” W x 83” L for the tallest sleepers.

Key Features

  • The Afloat Total King provides complete flotation comfort and support up to 400 pounds of combined sleeper weight. The Afloat Total Queen provides complete flotation comfort and support up to 300 pounds.
  • Oversized mattress and liner (two water mattresses and a thermal divider in Dual)
  • Solid State temperature control system with digital display (two systems in Dual)
  • Stretch-knit washable cover
  • Afloat wave suppression and support system
  • Smooth edge platform deck
  • Heavy-duty “Lockdown” foam perimeter rails
  • Energy saving insulation system
  • Metal bed frame included
  • Care kit (25’ kink-resistant hose, air extractor, fill & drain kit, mattress carrier, two 8 oz. water conditioners, fill meter, alignment pins, mattress carrier, and patch kit)
  • 20-year limited manufacturers warranty
  • FREE shipping within contiguous United States (Hawaii and Alaska require separate shipping fees)

Afloat Total Waterbed Options

Size differences aside, the choice of Dual in the King size Afloat Total waterbed gives you customized control of your individual sleep zone. A temperature control system is standard with every Afloat waterbed mattress, but the Dual versions include two control systems as well as isolated mattresses to personalize your comfort. The Dual’s added thermal insulator separates the mattresses, which means your side of the bed is always uniquely yours.

Further options include your choice of firmness. Standard firmness is a result of water fill, while our optional memory foam layer adds an extra firm experience. When it comes to your new Afloat Total waterbed’s foundation, you can choose our box foundation with 7-inch bed frame, or you can opt for our 16-inch tall Space Saver platform for under-bed storage.

More About Our Afloat Total Waterbed

The Afloat Total waterbed mattress includes our heavy-duty “Lockdown” foam perimeter rails, which extends the foam perimeter’s lifetime by years. Furthermore, we’ve added an energy-saving insulation system to better regulate your temperature while using less electricity in the process. In our tests, adding our insulation reduced energy costs by 35%. Lastly, the Afloat Total waterbed mattress includes our Afloat Total Care Kit, so you can keep the water in your mattress clean and hygienic. You won’t find these features in the Afloat Essential, which is why the Afloat Total is your optimal choice.

With Afloat’s state-of-the-art temperature controls and an advanced wave suppression system, the Afloat Total waterbed brings a classic design into the modern world. No one else has the experience and prestige of Afloat - our waterbeds are designed by the waterbed’s original inventor! The US Patent Office agreed when they awarded Mr. Hall a patent for his “reimagination” of his original waterbed.We’re confident you’ll love your Afloat Total waterbed. That’s why we offer free shipping to the contiguous United States, a 20-year limited manufacturer warranty, and a 100 night satisfaction guarantee! You have nothing to lose, and your best sleep to gain, so make the Afloat Total waterbed yours today!

  • Do you offer free shipping on all orders?

    Afloat offers FREE shipping to the 48 contiguous United States (not including Alaska and Hawaii). There will be an extra charge for shipping outside this area. After you purchase an Afloat product one of our customer service representatives will contact you to provide the additional shipping costs. If you prefer to know your estimated shipping costs prior to your purchase, please contact us at; include your name, phone number, and desired ship to address.

  • What are the different bed dimensions?
    • Standard (Eastern) King = approx. 76” W x 80’ L
    • California (Western) King = approx. 72” W x 84” L
    • Queen = approx. 60” W x 80” L
  • How much do the filled beds weigh?

    A king size Afloat with the traditional foundation or the Space Saver platform and two averaged sized adults together weighs about 1800 pounds. This weight is spread over a large area. The “floor loading” or “weight per square foot” is well within building code requirements. The weight is a lot like having 8 people sitting at a dining room table. A queen weighs 15% to 20% less than a king.

  • What sheets do I need for my Afloat waterbed?

    Great news, no special sheets are required; all you need are standard sheets in the appropriate size.

  • Are the beds pet friendly?

    The biggest problem will be trying to get your dog or cat to stay off Afloat, because cats and dogs love the soft, warm surface. Assuming your cat is not a mountain lion or Bengal tiger, claws are not a problem. Just keep Afloat covered with a mattress pad, sheets, and a comforter or bedspread. Even without bed linens a properly-filled Afloat is puncture-resistant because the vinyl surface is loose…not under surface tension. Another plus: if your pet has an “accident” the Afloat stretch-knit fabric surface is removable and machine-washable, and the vinyl water mattress surface is easy to clean. With any other type of bed, a pet “accident” can be a permanent problem.

Installation Instructions

Here you'll find all of the information you'll need to put your bed together. For your convenience, all instructions are offered in both video and PDF formats.


Customer Testimonials

See what other customers have to say about the Afloat Experience

28 Reviews

  • 5
    We LOVE our Afloat king bed.

    Posted by Vicky G on May 18th 2022

    We LOVE our Afloat king bed. It’s so comfortable that I miss it terribly when I travel. Regular sheets fit and it looks just like a normal bed. The customer service is the best, 5 stars! We’ve only needed them when our questions were due to too many family members trying to be the boss. Get one, you won’t regret it!

  • 5
    I highly recommend the AFLOAT waterbed!

    Posted by Niklaus Chambers on Apr 4th 2022

    My Afloat waterbed it great. It's very comfortable. The set up is pretty straight forward and doesn't take too long. I had an issue with the zipper handle but contacted the company and Kim got it taken care of promptly and efficiently. I highly recommend the AFLOAT waterbed.

    My afloat bed it great. It's very comfortable. The set up is pretty straight forward and doesn't take too long. I had an issue with the zipper handle but contacted the company and Kim got it taken care of promptly and efficiently. I highly recommend the AFLOAT waterbed.

  • 5
    Rest and recovery optimized

    Posted by Dean Karnazes on Mar 26th 2022

    I am an athlete, and nothing is more important than rest and recovery. When I started sleeping on an Afloat Waterbed I noticed an improvement in sleep quality. I attribute this to 1) Reduced pressure points 2) Precise temperature control 3) Better spinal alignment. Waking refreshed and rejuvenated is such a delight! I couldn’t be more pleased.

  • 5
    Dual Eastern King

    Posted by Sharon McNutt on Apr 20th 2021

    We love our new afloat waterbed. I don’t toss and turn during the night anymore. I used to wake up stiff and sore with pain in my hip and shoulder but not anymore! And love the temperature control. My husband and I can set our own temperature for comfort. I am sleeping deeper than I ever have before. It’s awesome!
    -Sharon McNutt

  • 5
    Dual Eastern King

    Posted by Bob Lesko on Apr 20th 2021

    If you Google the term – Customer Service- your picture appears and your name is in the definition. Afloat is fortunate to have you on their team. Considering the issues we had encountered, you and the Afloat folks really shined. I do love my bed. I don’t see it as a bed , I see it as an everyday therapy. Having had waterbeds, I cant think of anything that is missing. ( I like the space saver function, if the frame were only an inch or 4 taller , a standard tote would slide easily underneath and the soft sides would accommodate entry and exit.) I am sure that the comfort , rest, and relaxation with my Afloat bed will continue for the rest of my days. Best purchase I made in many, many years!
    Thank you all again and I hope to steer folks your way.-Bob Lesko

  • 5
    This bed has helped my back pain tremendously!

    Posted by L Chambers on Feb 7th 2021

    This bed has helped my back pain tremendously! L.C. Dallas Texas

  • 5
    Afloat is the best bed we’ve ever slept on!

    Posted by Todd Lynch on Feb 7th 2021

    Afloat is the best bed we’ve ever slept on!
    Lake Elmo, MN

  • 5
    Dual king

    Posted by Sharon on Jan 30th 2021

    We love our waterbed. Sleep better, no tossing and turning and we have fewer aches and pains.

  • 5
    Many nights of great sleep and dreams to those who have ordered an Afloat bed.

    Posted by Michael Brennan on Jan 12th 2021

    Michael G. and Kim R. were great to work with when ordering my California King. They answered all my questions and the bed arrived within the timeframe that was given to me for a west coast delivery. I had the bed assembled and filled and slept on it the day it arrived. I added a couple of gallons a night for a few days until it reached 150 gallons as I like a firmer waterbed than many may. I ordered a bed with a traditional foundation and have the heater set at 81 degrees. That might be colder than some people like theirs to be, but my body thermostat runs a little hot so I don’t need my bed to be as warm. I have had a great sleep each night since I got the water amount and temperature to my liking. I’m glad I returned to sleeping on a waterbed again. Forgot what I was missing since I got rid of my old one years back. And my dog Lady Dogga loves it, too, once she got use to the water movement when she jumps up on the bed. She freaked the first time she did it, but now she loves it as much as I do.
    Thanks and Happy Trails :)

    And many nights of great sleep and dreams to those who have ordered an Afloat bed.

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