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Comfier Sleep by Kirsten Armour 3 minutes

How to care for your Koala Mattress

Sleep is the foundation of a happy, healthy life, so winding down on a superior mattress each night is something you want to get right. But this shouldn’t be a situation that’s all take, take, take; look after your Koala mattress and you’ll find yourself in a loving, long-term partnership. 

The mattress is our first love. True to our vision of creating better furniture for the world and helping you sleep well, our original Koala Mattress quickly became Australia’s favourite with over 25,000 five-star reviews. 

We know what goes into crafting a primo mattress, but we’ve also listened to your feedback. Years in the making, our range now includes three snazzy new mattresses to suit everyone’s sleep preferences, all with the important goal of helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. 

The cherry on top is that Koala mattresses are some of the only GECA-certified mattresses in Australia, meaning you can rest easy knowing they’ve been crafted to meet strict environmental, health, social and performance criteria that prioritise people and planet. 

With such special, well-designed support underneath you each night, it’s only natural to want to invest in the relationship. And while our mattresses come with a 10-year warranty, caring for your Koala mattress is a non-negotiable for long-term performance.

You may be wondering what the best way to clean and wash your koala mattress is. So here is our little Koala Mattress care guide, to help you keep a good thing going as long as possible.

Your Koala mattress care guide

Monthly maintenance 101

Set a reminder once a month for these regular to-dos: 

1. Rotate your mattress 180 degrees each month to create an even wear pattern and help maintain its shape and integrity. You likely sleep in the same spot each night, so without rotation, modern mattresses will wind up with your body impression. 

2. Vacuum your mattress using low suction to keep dust, dust mites and skin cells at bay. And if there’s a funky smell happening, sprinkle a little bicarbonate of soda over the mattress and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming.

For accidental spills

Spills happen to the best and most coordinated of us, but even though the Koala Mattress covers are not removable, there’s no need to fret. 

Spot clean any accidents by simply blotting with a clean cloth, making sure to avoid rubbing or allowing spills to dry. 

If further cleaning is needed, use a clean cloth along with a mix of warm water and mild detergent (non-coloured is recommended). Dip the dry cloth into the solution, then apply firm pressure over the spill area in a circular motion. Follow by buffing with a clean water-dampened cloth. 

Dry flat and away from direct heat and sunlight. 

Get yourself a mattress protector 

Mattress protectors prevent all manner of hiccups, so we highly recommend using one on your beloved Koala Mattress. A protector will help keep the mattress underneath clean and looking its best, especially considering it isn’t waterproof. 

You’ll want a mattress protector that’s breathable and water resistant – bonus points for antimicrobial and easily washable, such as our Great Barrier Mattress Protector and Thredbo Mattress Protector. 

If you’re someone who runs hot, one element of our mattress design you may have noted is the top-notch thermoregulation properties across both foam and fabric. But there’s no need to be concerned about the temperature of your mattress changing with a protector on top! A quality mattress protector will not compromise the airflow and cooling properties of the fabric. 

If you like things toasty

Electric blankets can be a winter fixture for the cold-blooded among us, but as every electric blanket is different, we recommend checking your blanket’s consumer information along with any warnings on the device to see if it is suitable for our product. 

We know you love your Koala Mattress and using these basic care tips will ensure this is a love story for the ages.

Fancy a Koala Mattress of your very own?

You’ve come to the right place. Whether you choose the crowd-pleasing Koala Mattress, the dreamy Calm As Mattress or the Soul Mate Mattress (otherwise known as the Rolls Royce of mattresses) – you’ll rest easy on a Koala. 


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