A green mattress is something most companies now have in their assortments of products. In a move to provide consumers with healthy, comfortable sleep, companies offer consumers with eco-friendly alternatives, which are believed to be more better than traditional mattresses.
But what must a keen consumer be on the lookout for when it comes to buying “green”, when some of these may, in fact, come with synthetic materials?
Crucial to this choice is the type of materials used. A green mattress makes use of latex material, which comes from rubber trees and are deemed hypoallergenic and mold-resistant. It’s also a renewable material, hence it doesn’t endanger trees.
Green mattresses are also free of any fire retardants or chemicals, the use of which has been abolished in 2007. Instead, fire protection for these mattresses are also made of natural materials, infusing it with ingenious items like wool or sand.
Even the bed frames these days are also manufactured to be eco-friendly, with parts that can be reused when its time to change the bed; or parts that are naturally degradable, when it’s time to disposed of it.
Ask your salesmen on the particulars of a mattress you plan on purchasing before closing the sale. Mattress buying is an investment, and in choosing to go green, you also exercise your responsibility in protecting the environment.