There are five types of construction used on Airbeds:
I- I Beam construction is characterized by parallel vinyl beams oriented vertically or horizontally.
II- Coil Beam construction is differentiated by open loops of vinyl, each attached by a weld (typically circular) at the top and bottom of the bed.
III- Wave Beam is a converted I-Beam construction consisting of equally distanced air channels creating a wave like surface.
IV- Comfort-Top Construction is Two Layers. It has an O-Beam base and a top layer of circular imprints attached by a weld to a solid sheet of vinyl providing flexibility.
V- Air-flow construction has diamond shaped pockets that allow air to flow smoothly from one pocket to another.
Airbeds may be placed on any serviceable bedspring or solid foundation. Old or damaged bedsprings can diminish the performance and comfort of the airbed and may even cause damage to the beds.
Airbeds state the approximate inflated size; Make sure the airbed is inflated before it is measured. Make sure to incorporate the bulge on whichever side you are measuring. All sizes are approximate which will be affected by the pressure, temperature and etc. You may get a measurement different than what is stated on the packaging due to the above.
The airbeds have a Built-In Pump, a 3-in-1 Valve, a 2-in-1 Valve, or a Double Valve.
The air bed can be washed with mild soap and water using a sponge or soft bristled brush. Thoroughly rinse and air dry. Do not submerse airbed into the water. Water saturation may be harmful to some materials used in the making of the airbed. DO NOT wash in a washing machine. This will cause damage to the airbed and possibly the washing machine.
Twin, Twin size = 300 lbs / 136 kg
Full, Queen, King = 600 lbs / 272 kg
First, make sure that the airbed is leaking. Stretching is a natural characteristic of new vinyl and the first few times you use the mattress, some stretching will occur suggesting that the mattress is losing air. It is simply stretching under your body weight and this is normal for the first few uses. To check the mattress for leaks, first make sure the valves are secure, replace it if necessary. You can also put liquid soap and water in a squirt bottle and spray on seams. If there is a leak it will bubble. (Laundry detergent and dishwasher detergent will not work; they do not have the "bubbling" effect) After you find the leak, clean and dry the leaking area, remove the flocking with fine sand paper or an emery board, then apply the repair patch that comes with your airbed.