I’m looking at DIYmatress.com and building a mattress with all latex. I called and spoke to someone and they mentioned that all of their covers have an inch of wool inside as a fire protector.
Is this something I am going to notice? It seems odd to me to pay $500 for a high quality latex top layer only to lay on wool.
Yes you will absolutely notice a difference in feel having wool versus not having wool between yourself and the latex. Most of the customers I speak with end up prefer the feeling of having wool in the cover versus not having wool in the cover, even in some instances when I’m expecting the customer to prefer the feel of a thinner stretchier cover (like when they say they want a really plush feel, or if they say they have severe pressure sensitivity issues). If you want, you can order a 7" cotton & wool cover and then put the top layer of latex on top of that like a topper, just something to think about!
Wool possesses the remarkable ability to naturally regulate both body temperature and humidity, while also acting as a barrier against the proliferation of bacteria, mold, and mildew. If you highly value these attributes, it’s worth considering the investment in a quilted wool mattress cover. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that wool is not washable. In the unfortunate event of a spill or if your pet has an accident on your mattress, removing odours from wool can be challenging. An appealing alternative could be buying a standard mattress cover and using a washable wool mattress protector, as they offer the advantages of wool while allowing for easy cleaning.
I hope this helps!