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How to care for your new organic mattress

Caring for your organic mattress
Refreshing the appearance of your organic mattress
How about a rubber mattress in a high moisture/ high humidity environments?
Can I use a boxspring for my rubber mattress? What type of foundation is required for a rubber mattress?
What about if I have a platform bed?
 
 
Caring for your organic mattress
Vacuum and air your mattress and foundation regularly to help its natural fibers breathe. Without proper ventilation, the foam rubber in particular may dry out and affect its overall softness & longevity.
 
Protect the integrity of your bedding by always using a mattress pad.
 
Encourage even wear by turning your mattress regularly. Every two weeks for the first two months, alternate turning your mattress end to end and flipping it. Then turn it every 4-6 months. For safety, always have 2 people turn the mattress. Do not use mattress handles to lift the mattress, as they will detach. Use handles only to guide the mattress into place.

 

Refreshing the appearance of your organic mattress
An easy, natural way to revive the beauty of your mattress is spot cleaning with a solution of 1:3 parts white distilled vinegar and water. Spray the solution on the spot, then expose it to direct sunlight until the stain fades and any scent of the vinegar disappears. Make sure the mattress is entirely dry before returning it to use.
 
If you prefer to use a non-toxic spot cleaner, follow the manufacturer's directions and make sure the cleaner dries completely before you use your mattress.
 
Simple steps to care for your organic mattress and bedding will keep its promise to you of bringing many years of luxurious, healthful rest for body and spirit.

 

How about a foam rubber mattress in a high moisture/ high humidity environments?
Foam rubber is quite tolerant in humid environments and will last long in these climates as long as its allowed to breathe. Since the rubber arrives in a vegetable grade plastic bag, be sure to take it out to breath as soon as possible.
 
Can I use a boxspring for my Foam rubber mattress? What type of foundation is required for a Foam rubber mattress?

If considering a Foam rubber mattress and planning to use your existing wood slat foundation, please ensure the slats are no more than 2" apart and will provide uniform support and ventilation.

Thus, boxspring foundations are not recommended for use with Foam rubber mattress (as it doesn't allow for proper air circulation)

 
What about if I have a platform bed?
If considering a Foam rubber mattress with a solid wood platform foundation, you will need to drill holes about 1" diameter [the size of a Canadian $1 coin] every 12 square inches uniformly throughout the platform to ensure provide uniform support and ventilation.
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