March 3, 2015
Tencel is a relatively new product on the market, having been around for fewer than 40 years. It’s made its way into numerous household essentials, becoming a rather popular material, especially in the linens industry. But what is it?
Technically, Tencel is the brand name for lyocell. It is considered a natural product — even though it is man-made — because it’s manufactured from wood pulp cellulose and it’s biodegradable. However, it has a soft feel very similar to that of rayon, and it is considered to be very durable.
While natural fibers tend to be a little more high-maintenance than synthetic (think of how easily cotton can wrinkle), lyocell is actually quite easy to care for. Not only is it usually machine-washable, but it also is wrinkle-resistant. Besides this, it’s breathable and moisture-wicking, which makes it a good fabric for people who have allergies, people with sensitive skin, or people who tend to sleep hot. Plus, its manufacture results in very little waste, so it’s typically considered to be fairly eco-friendly.
US-Mattress carries a number of brands that use Tencel, including DreamFit, Home Source, and Malouf. From mattress and pillow protectors to full sheet sets, you’ll be able to outfit your bed with health-conscious, eco-friendly bedding at an affordable price.
The Snooze Guru
January 29, 2015
A quilt is one of those classic bedding products that people tend to associate with feelings of comfort and warmth. Whether it reminds you of cozy nights in front of the fire, or even of the homemade one from your grandma, quilts just have this relaxing, homey feel that few other items possess.
Your typical quilt is made with three layers: a layer of woven fabric, a layer of batting, and another layer of woven fabric. The construction is fairly similar to that of a comforter; however, quilts usually have a specific side that is the top, which often has a lovely design or pattern. This design is pieced together from smaller pieces of cloth into a patchwork. Quilts that don’t have patchwork tops can still have detailed stitching to create a pattern or motif, just in a more subtle manner.
Whether you like the traditional nature of quilts, or you just enjoy their warmth at night, there are lots to choose from at US-Mattress. Our great bedding selection and price range allows you to find the comfort you want at a price you’ll love.
January 22, 2015
A relatively new product on the textiles market is bamboo fabric — and it’s quickly becoming a popular fiber thanks to its durable, eco-friendly nature. Bamboo plants grow extremely quickly, sometimes reaching heights of about 115 feet tall — so there’s a lot of plant to work with once it’s harvested. Plus, the act of harvesting is actually very healthy for bamboo plants, allowing them to grow back quickly. It also flourishes in a wide range of climates, proving its durability and sustainability. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t hurt the surrounding environment to harvest the plant.
As a fabric, bamboo is very resilient. Its strong fibers don’t break as easily as many other materials, so bamboo products will have a longer life than many polyester and cotton products. Plus, bamboo is very soft and breathable, and it wicks away moisture, which makes it great for bed sheets and pillowcases.
If you’re thinking of looking into bamboo fabrics or products for your bedroom, check out the selection at US-Mattress. They offer lots of bamboo essentials for your bedroom so that you can turn your bedroom into a comfortable, eco-friendly haven.
January 20, 2015
Microfiber: it’s kind of a big deal. If you’ve done any research whatsoever on new furniture or linens, then you’ve probably heard of microfiber. In fact, you probably don’t even need to have done any research — just walking through a store could be enough to alert you to microfiber’s popularity.
Microfiber is — get this — made of micro fibers; that is, the threads are extremely fine. Threads are measured in terms of denier, which tells you how thin the fiber is. These fibers can be constructed two different ways: there are polyester threads and polyamide threads. Polyester attracts oil, and polyamide attracts water. These two are blended together in a microfiber product, which means that you get a highly absorbent material. And if you know anything about oil and water, they don’t mix well — so having a material that takes care of both is rather impressive.
Because microfiber threads are so tiny, the weave for any microfiber material is extremely dense. This also means that these materials have a high thread count, making them both super soft and super durable. You can wash these products hundreds of times and they will hold up, so they are also very cost-effective. It’s easy to justify spending the money on microfiber textiles and furniture, since the material will endure for years.
If you decide that you’re in the market for microfiber sheets, pillows, or even upholstery, US-Mattress is your premier destination. Our superior selection and friendly customer service representatives will help you in your decision so that you can experience your best sleep yet.
January 8, 2015
Memory foam pillows are a popular way to receive the support and comfort that we all desire as we sleep. Just as mattress companies constantly try to improve memory foam technology to provide a more comfortable sleeping experience, so also do pillow companies research and test this technology in order to enhance the material. One of these companies is New Wind.
New Wind is an Italian company that produces high-quality, eco-friendly memory foam pillows. They do not use environmentally harmful chemicals, such as substances containing chlorofluorine, in the manufacture of their products, nor do they use glue to help mix materials. And since they make their pillows in a mold, the pillows have an ergonomic, breathable design that allows air to circulate. This is to keep your head from overheating at night, since one of the main complaints with memory foam is that it sleeps warm by retaining body heat.
Besides being eco-friendly, one of the more notable qualities of New Wind pillows is that their memory foam is infused with natural oils to help improve your sleep. Some pillows have aloe in order to provide natural nourishment for your skin. Some have chamomile blended in for its calming and relaxing properties. There are even coconut-infused pillows and lavender-infused pillows to provide soothing aromatherapy. You can find a variety of sleep-enhancing New Wind pillows at US-Mattress, where we strive to provide you with the best prices on the best products for your best sleep yet.