Things You Need to Know About Waterbed Sheets
Which Sheet Fabrics are Best for Waterbeds?
It’s really personal choice as waterbed sheets are available in the same fabrics as regular sheets. Here are the three most popular:
These are a little stiff when new but soon soften up with washing. A favorite for waterbed owners is 100% cotton with a thread count of 300 which makes the sheets durable but lovely and silky to sleep on.
Cotton waterbed sheets are usually held in place by deep corner pockets slid over and under the mattress corners.
These are beautiful to look at with a lustrous shine bringing a touch of luxury to your bedroom. Satin is softer to sleep on than cotton but is also much more fragile. Satin sheets should be laundered carefully according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Satin waterbed sheets are either anchored with corner pockets, sheet connectors or ‘bed suspenders’.
High quality flannel waterbed sheets are usually made from a mix of wool and cotton. The wool gives warmth and the cotton adds softness to the sheets. These are undoubtedly the coziest to sleep on, although most waterbeds come with a heater so warmth isn’t usually a problem.
Why are Waterbed Comforters sized differently to conventional ones?
If you’re buying all of your bed linen for your waterbed, you need to know that on a hard sided waterbed, comforters are usually tucked in between the wooden bed frame and the waterbed mattress. They only tuck in a few inches so they aren’t as big as traditional comforters that drop over the sides of a conventional bed.
However, this is entirely personal choice and you may prefer your comforter draped! It’s best to measure your waterbed so that you can make sure you buy exactly what you want