Why You Should Buy a Mattress Without Fiberglass
October 6, 2022 · 5 min read
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Texas Mattress Makers’ top priority is the safety and comfort of our customers — which is why we reassure our patrons that they can find a mattress without fiberglass in our showrooms. If you haven’t heard of fiberglass being used in mattresses before, let us give you a brief history lesson.
What is fiberglass?
Fiberglass, as the name suggests, is a fiber-reinforced plastic that can be woven and embedded with glass fiber. You may be thinking, what does fiberglass have to do with mattresses?
According to the safety regulations set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), mattresses are required to be manufactured with a flame retardant material so that they can withstand exposure to open flame for a sustained period of time. Some mattress manufacturers use fiberglass as a more affordable way to make their mattresses flame retardant and meet the industry standards — however, fiberglass is not always safe for sleepers.
Is it safe to sleep on a mattress with fiberglass?
We certainly wouldn’t recommend it! Here’s why.
Fiberglass is typically found in the inner mattress cover, where the body has no direct contact with the mattress. As long as that stays intact, it shouldn’t pose a threat. But because we sleep on our mattresses every single night, it is natural for them to experience some wear and tear. This can allow the small glass shards to break through the barrier and make contact with your skin and release into the air around you. This is where things can get dangerous.
The health risks of fiberglass exposure
While fiberglass exposure is not deadly, contact or inhalation can cause skin and eye irritation as well as worsen asthma or bronchitis symptoms in both children and adults. Just imagine inhaling microscopic shards of glass — it sounds terribly uncomfortable! Not to mention that removing fiberglass particles from your home can be costly, on top of the cost of a whole new mattress!
Believe us, it would be smarter, safer, and more cost-efficient to purchase fiberglass-free mattresses for your home.
How do you know if a mattress has fiberglass?
It is important to note that not all mattresses contain fiberglass. Low-quality poly-foam and memory foam mattresses can include fiberglass to cut down on costs. If you do choose to purchase from bed in a box companies or national mattress chains, be sure to check the tags on the mattress or ask a representative if the mattress contains fiberglass. Unfortunately, you can’t count on them to tell you the truth.
This is why we promote purchasing directly from a manufacturer when buying a mattress. With a manufacturer, they can provide full transparency regarding the mattress construction process so that you know exactly what you are sleeping on.
Because Texas Mattress Makers manufactures every mattress that is sold in our showrooms, every salesperson has knowledge of how the mattress was made and what specific components make up the product. They would be able to answer any questions you may have about what your mattress is made of. Other mattress retailers can’t do that. That is the Texas Mattress Makers difference.
Shop at Texas Mattress Makers for fiberglass-free mattresses
You shouldn’t have to worry about small glass particles ruining your good night’s sleep. Getting a great quality mattress without fiberglass is easy and stress-free right here in Houston! Texas Mattress Makers is a local mattress manufacturer that can provide you with the best mattress without fiberglass for an affordable price.
Instead of harmful fiberglass, we use Sereni Sleep®, a safe flame retardant fiber placed in the support system of the mattress that won’t escape into the air and cause irritation. We are required by law to use this, however, as a customer you do have the option to waive your option to use this material as part of your mattress construction. This dedication to safety and comfort, alongside many of our other manufacturing methods, is what makes us the best mattress store in Houston. All of the materials we use to make our mattresses are of the highest quality in the industry and are locally sourced from Texas and Louisiana. It is our mission to provide the most comfortable and supportive mattresses to our customers that will last them a lifetime.
If you are looking for a mattress that is guaranteed to be made with safe, effective materials, Texas Mattress Makers has what you are looking for. Follow our guide to know how to shop for a mattress online or visit us in any of our showroom locations for a mattress shopping experience you will never forget.
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