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Do Rubberised Coir Mattresses Smell?

We all know that rubber products can have a certain odor, and many people wonder if this applies to rubberised coir mattresses as well.

It should be understood that most new products have a certain aroma and rubberised coir mattresses are no exception.

What Do Coir Mattresses Smell Like?

All new products have an odor, but the type and intensity is a direct result of what goes into the mattress. In owner surveys, little to no odor complaints are reported for rubberised coir beds (about 1-2%)

Natural Latex, by nature, does have a certain odor. However with mattresses, due to the manufacturing, and curing processes, the lingering smell is typically very minimal and often described as somewhat sweet. While there is nothing in the mattress that is harmful, it does permit a certain smell that people may notice. The large majority of people will not be bothered by the faint, slightly sweet smell of natural latex, and some cite it as an advantage when selecting a coir mattress.

The latex from these mattresses is sustainably grown without the use of harmful pesticides. Organic Coir offers a natural purity that is essentially unmatched in the mattress world.

Products like tires and gloves are made using entirely different processes than mattress foam, and thus give off much stronger smells when new that do not apply to natural latex. Many manufacturers air layers out before packaging, and new rubberised coir mattresses smells should dissipate within a few weeks in a well-ventilated area.

What Can You Do About It?

If the thought of your mattress having any odor at all is an issue for you then there is something you can do about it. The best option is to allow your mattress to completely air out. Mattresses packaged securely for shipping can smell somewhat stronger than those that have been airing out, so often people opt to unpack their mattress and allow it to sit in an isolated location like a garage or spare bedroom until the smell goes away.

Other people remove linens throughout the day and let their mattress air out while it is not being used. Either way, airing out your mattress is a great idea to get rid of that ˇ°new bedˇ± smell. Some people have even found that simply spraying the mattress with a bedding spray removes the odor. Another option is to simply do nothing and allow the smell to slowly go away on its own.

Takes these steps to further eliminate lingering odors.

- Do give your new mattress time to ˇ°airˇ± upon removal from its plastic packaging and let it air out for several days in an open area.. Dispose of all plastic packaging as soon as possible. New mattresses may have a "new bed smell" that may take a couple weeks to dissipate.

- Take sheets off during the day to let the material breathe.

- Using a waterproof mattress cover can also help reduce odors.

How Rubberised Coir Mattresses Compare to Others

While some consumers may be bothered that their latex mattress has a smell it should be understood that all mattresses have an odor when they are brand new. For instance, when you consider a new innerspring mattress ¨C these are created with glues and adhesives that can be comprised of over 48 toxic chemicals, not to mention poly foam layers. Of course, in memory foam mattresses there are around seven toxic chemicals which also release potentially hazardous VOCs as compounds breakdown and ˇ°off-gasˇ±.

While consumers may be a bit bothered by the latex smell there is some comfort in knowing that the smell is not coming from harmful chemicals and it will go away over time. You can rest assured knowing that the odors are non-toxic and not attributed to volatile organic compound off-gassing people report with polyurethane foams and glues.

To answer the question of whether or not coir mattress smells, the simple answer is yes. However, it is not an odor that many people find offensive and it is not due to chemicals. There are a number of great qualities about coir mattresses that should be taken into account as well, not just odors as these fade relatively soon.

For those that do have a sensitive nose it helps to opt for a bed with as few additives as possible and to simply air out the mattress for a few weeks until the smell is completely gone. Rubberised coir mattresses are a comfortable bedding option, and probably one of the most inoffensive in terms of smells compared to other beds on the market.

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