What Is a Coir Mattress?

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Almost without fail, bedrooms contain one very important item: a bed. No matter the style, design, locale, or size, almost every bed on earth has a mattress as one of its components. While we all have them, how many of us actually know what is inside our mattresses? With the recent emphasis on eco-friendly and 'green' design, it has become even more important to know what is inside of our mattresses. The coir mattress is a good choice for many reasons.

Coir Mattresses

Coir mattresses are mattresses that contain layers made from the coir fibre: fibre taken from the husk of a coconut.


A coir mattress is typically made similarly to other synthetic core mattresses. Coir mattresses will usually have an a layer of foam in the centre, surrounded by layers of coir fibres on top and bottom, and then finished with traditional padded cotton insulating layers.


The coir fibre has been used for centuries, and is generally believed to have originated in India. The coir fibre mattress, however, has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years due to its natural, eco-friendly content.


Coir fibre is heat and moisture resistant, has good ventilation, is moth proof and flame retardant, and is an excellent insulator.

Buying the Coir Mattress

With the desirability of natural fibres in today's marketplace, the coir fibre mattress has gained a great deal of popularity, and is therefore easy to find: big name mattress stores and organic bedding speciality stores alike frequently carry coir fibre mattresses.

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