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Mattresses and bedding can be made with various different types of Materials.

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Man Made

Memory Foam

Memory Foam is made from Visco-Elastic Polyurathane foam which softens in reaction to body heat. This allows it to quickly mould around the body and give good support.

Reflex Foam

Reflex Foam is cheaper and more dense foam, and is most commonly used as a base in memory foam mattresses.

Polyester

Polyester is a very common material used in bedding. It can be used in duvets, pillows and pillowcases, sheets, and mattress fillings. Polyester is a simple material, durable and cheap.

Latex

Latex foam has natural elasticity and recovers its shape quickly when pressure is removed. Hypo-allergenic and anti microbial, it inhibit bacteria, fungi and house dust mites, so it can be particularly beneficial for people who suffer from respiratory problems.

Natural

Cashmere

Cashmere is a type of soft wool from a certain type of goat, of a softer and finer fibre than sheeps wool. It can be used as a filling in more expensive, luxury mattresses.

Wool

Wool is a popular natural filling, as it provides insulation, warmth and comfort. It works in harmony with the body temperature to keep warm and comfortable. Wool is also naturally fire resistant.

Wool can be used in mattresses, Pillows, and Duvets.

Cotton

Cotton is a strong, durable, and soft material. It is extremely breathable and takes moisture away from the body. For this reason, It is versatile enough to be used in mattresses, pillows, toppers, and sheets.

Cotton can be used in Duvets, Pillows, Mattress Protectors, Sheets, Pillow Cases, Mattress Fillings and Mattress surfaces.

Feather

Feather is used as a filling in pillows and duvets, and gives a very soft effect. With no bounce-back effect, a feather pillow is very immersive and luxury.

Feather can be used in Pillows and Duvets.

Down

Down is softer than the feather, as this is the insulating feather, closest to the body of the goose, without the shaft that the feather has. A down pillow will usually be 25% feather, to provide more structure, and 75% down, which gives a much softer feel. For this reason, down pillows do not offer much support to the head and neck.

Down can be used in Pillows and Duvets.

Tencel

A TencelĀ® mattress cover

An eco-friendly and biodegradable material, made from wood pulp cellulose, Tencel has the qualities of being extremely soft, breathable, and highly durable. It has 50% greater absorbency than cotton.

Tencel can be used in mattress covers.

Silk

A very soft and lightweight fabric derived from silk worms, Silk is only used in the highest quality products.

Silk is used as a mattress filling and on Mattress surfaces.

Bed Frames

Leather

Genuine Leather is a natural material made from cow skin, and is a durable and high quality material.
Faux/PU Leather is a cheaper alternative to real leather made from plastic, which does not crack or age in the same way real leather does. Commonly made from plastic.

Both real and faux leather can be used on bedroom furniture and on Bed Frames.

Wood

Scandanavian Pine

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A high quality pine which is slow-grown in Scandinavia. It is of a high quality and density, and so the wood does not warp, split or twist. Long lasting, and ideal for larger beds, it comes in a range of finishes.

Rubberwood

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A high quality wood, sturdy and derived from the naturally fast-growing rubber tree. For this reason, it is an eco-friendly alternative to other woods, as it is sustainable and fast growing, whilst maintaining high quality like the slower growing woods. Rubber trees also produce Latex, which form a number of our Mattresses and Pillows.

Oak

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Oak is a traditional and high quality wood, depending on the item, it can be solid oak (made from oak wood) or an oak veneer (other wood, with an oak-effect finish).

Antique Wax

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Treated to leave a rustic finish which allows the natural grains of the wood to show through. This finish gives the bed a textured and natural effect. A lightly waxed, matt effect.

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