As with their softside waterbeds, hardside waterbeds by Classic Brands have both named and numbered models. The named ones are in the Better Sleep Collection, with the top three models bearing the Natural Expressions label.
Five of the models are Better Sleep 100, Better Sleep 200, Natural Expressions 850, Natural Expressions 1100, and Natural Expressions 1400. These range in flow from full wave to waveless. The flow of the water is controlled by layers of fiber. Natural Expressions models have an additional partial layer for mid-body support.
As is the standard for limited flow waterbeds, the fiber layers are tethered to anchors in the corners, allowing them to float while remaining in place. The corners are reinforced with Linen Lock.
The water bladders are made of 22-mil. vinyl. An AirExpress valve lets the waterbed drain quickly.
Since they are made to fit into wood frames of a standard height, all Classic Brands hardside waterbeds are 9" high. However, toppers are available to moderate the firmness of the waterbed for a softer feel.
Classic Brands hardside waterbeds are very much less expensive than softside models, but the warranty is shorter: 15 years instead of 20. One of the retailers still carrying Classic Brands hardside models is Waterbed Bargains.
Classic Brands Hardside Waterbeds
Classic Brands Corporate Headquarters: 8214 Wellmoor Ct. Jessup, MD 20794, Telephone: 301-953-1133, 410-904-0006, Toll Free: 877-707-7533, FAX: 888-637-1943
water bladder, about 9-inches high
Varies by customer choice
full range from free flow to waveless
Not specified - ask retailer
Keep in sanitary condition, no abuse