Cotton is world's most widely used natural textile material. Today it is usually used in upholstery layer and surface padding of mattress / ticking. Cotton is so distinctive, because of excellent ability to breathe and to absorb moisture.
Pros of cotton:
Excellent surface properties, good comfort level.
Zero allergy risks. If you have allergy to synthetics, definetely choose mattress with cotton surface.
Relatively high price, due to natural source of material
How to select good cotton mattress:
I have no special suggestions on how to select good cotton mattres. Just select mattress with natural white surface with no paints on it.
Cotton is excellent material for mattress coverage. It is really one of the best material for such purposes.
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