Soft side waterbeds resemble standard mattresses but use water as the source of contouring support. The bladder is zipped inside a mattress cover and held in place by a perimeter of support foam. You may prefer this type of waterbed mattress over the traditional hard-side waterbed because it looks like a regular innerspring mattress.
You will still experience the same contouring and pressure free support of water, but you do not need a wood frame in order for the water mattress to keep its form. You do not have to change the decor of your bedroom in order to match your furniture to a hard side waterbed frame. Your new soft side waterbed mattress will fit your existing bedroom furniture. Another valuable and cost saving benefit of owning a soft side waterbed mattress is you do not need special sheets. The same regular sheets you would purchase for a standard innerspring mattress will fit a soft side waterbed mattress.