Few people think about the materials that go into making a mattress. In most cases we trust the manufacturers not to harm us and usually buy in good faith - but mattresses are not all the same. Many contain harmful chemicals, toxins, allergic dyes, colourants and other substances that can seriously damage you and your family’s health.
As we spend around a third of our lives in bed, your mattress should not only provide a great night’s sleep but be 100% safe, clean and healthy. Understanding mattress safety and certification is important to help you choose a mattress made without any harmful chemicals.
Mattress Certifications & Safety Standards
If you’re looking to buy a non-toxic mattress it can be confusing and frustrating. Plenty of brands make bold safety claims and their mattresses have all sorts of confusing labels attached.
The CertiPUR-US Certification
The CertiPUR-US certification is a fully independent and laboratory-accredited health check for foam mattresses.
A CertiPUR-US-certified mattress keeps the air inside your bedroom fresh and free from dangerous chemical elements.
Non-certified mattresses can release dangerous chemicals into the air of your bedroom. These elements deteriorate your room’s air quality and can harm the sleeper’s health. A CertiPUR-US certified foam mattress does not contain any of the following banned materials:
- Ozone-depleting materials
- Merucry, lead or other heavy metals
- PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEPs
- Low VOC emissions
If you’re looking at purchasing a mattress, and it contains any of the above, this mattress is not safe for the health of the sleeper, as all of these chemicals and materials can cause many serious health concerns.
The OEKO-TEX® STANDARD100 MATTRESS CERTIFICATION
OEKO-TEX® STANDARD100 is world-renowned for its fabric testing.
OEKO-TEX® tests every single component before a finished mattress is allowed to carry the STANDARD 100 label. This includes:
Any prints and coatings applied to the outer material are also tested for harmful substances according to the criteria applicable to them. If your mattress carries a STANDARD 100 label, every single item has been tested for harmful substances: your mattress is completely harmless to adults and children. In many cases, the STANDARD 100 goes far beyond national and international mattress standards.
Is The Winkl Mattress Certified-Safe?
Every Winkl mattress meets the stringent mattress safety and health requirements, and all have full CertiPUR-US and OEKO-TEX® STANDARD100 certifications, meaning they meet all international standards for a healthy mattress.
Winkl mattresses are also hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant and are held together with water-based, non-toxic glues. Buying a mattress that is 100% compliant and certified means that your family can sleep easy knowing everyone is safe from mattress chemicals and other nasties. Being extra comfortable is an added bonus!