Did you know that many mattresses are filled with a cocktail of potentially harmful chemicals? These mattresses are made using petroleum-based materials. Furthermore, for a mattress to pass safety standards in Canada, it must resist catching fire from a smoldering cigarette. Petroleum-based materials are not naturally flame resistant and therefore, must be further treated with chemical flame retardants. Such chemicals pollute the environment in the manufacturing process and when the mattresses they make are discarded. These mattresses may even release volatile organic compounds into your home as you use them. While the chemicals may not be harmful to humans in trace amounts, extended exposure may negatively impact your health.
If you are searching for a new bed, you may want to opt for an eco-friendly mattress. Here are some things you should consider in your search:
Look for natural materials
If you see that a mattress is made of synthetic fibres, it is not eco-friendly. Examples of synthetic fibres include polyester and polyurethane. A mattress must be made of natural fibres for it be eco-friendly. Environmentally friendly mattresses are made from materials such as wool, cotton and natural latex.
Consider an organic mattress
You should note that a mattress is not automatically eco-friendly simply because it contains natural materials. At times, manufacturers combine natural and synthetic fibres in the manufacturing of a mattress. For that reason, you should ensure the mattress you are purchasing is 100% organic.
See about the manufacturing process
Checking whether a mattress is eco-friendly requires more work than simply reading the description on the tag for the organic label. You must learn about the manufacturing process to ensure the mattress is made in a sustainable manner.
Check for certifications
Ensure whatever mattress you purchase has proper certification. When a mattress is properly certified that means it has undergone rigorous testing and the materials it is made of have been examined to ensure the product meets strict international guidelines.
Never sacrifice your comfort
Ultimately, you should go with a mattress that will provide you with the comfort, support and durability you need. Buying an eco-friendly mattress does not mean you should sacrifice quality. As you would when purchasing any other mattress, you should test out every eco-friendly option you are considering. Only then will you know what best suits your needs.
Where to buy eco-friendly mattress in Vancouver?
If you are searching for a new mattress, come see us at Industrial Revolution. At Industrial Revolution, you will find the best eco-friendly mattresses in Vancouver. Here are two option you can choose from:
Magnistretch Eco-Friendly Mattress
The Magnistretch is an Italian-made, eco-friendly mattress that is produced by Magniflex, a company that has over 50 years of experience. The cover of this mattress is made from a natural viscose that is easy to clean. The Magnistretch mattress is backed by a 20-year warranty and you will not experience off-gassing or be exposed to any toxic substance.
Dolce Vita Eco-Friendly Mattress
The Dolce Vita is another eco-friendly Italian mattress made by Magniflex. It is a medium-firm mattress with a memory foam and Eliofoam core that provides ultimate support and comfort. With the Dolce Vita’s thermal regulating breathable foam, you will be too hot or too cold as you sleep. Like the Magnistretch, the Dolce Vita features a removable, natural viscose cover that is easy to clean.
Visit our Vancouver furniture store today!
Visit our store at 2306 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC to speak with one of our furniture design specialists. Let us help you find the right eco-friendly mattress to suit your needs.