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Old 29-08-2019, 16:18   #1
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WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

I have noticed mold under the foam mattress and cushions. What have you used to combat this issue
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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

The modular Dri-deck squares allow air circulation underneath. Sheets of fake plastic grass also accomplish the same thing but not quite as effectively.
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Froli Sleep System. We love ours. You can customize it to make the perfect fit for you.
We have a Sleep Number bed at home.

After a bit of adjusting, the boat's even better than the bed at home.


https://www.froli.com/en/bed-systems/

http://www.truckcamperadventure.com/...-sleep-system/


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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

hypervent. you need to create an air space and ventilation. air movement
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We have a Froli in the vberth and less expensive garage flooring tiles from Amazon under the settees in the main cabin. Both work equally well at preventing mildew and mold, but the comfort factor for the Froli is superior.
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Old 29-08-2019, 17:39   #6
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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

Someone makes a product specifically for laying under a boat mattress , but I can't remember the name. I do remember that it was expensive.

I found a product that is made for installing under a roof, probably wooden shingles, to assist in ventilation. It's a plastic mesh that is sort of "egg crated" to give it some depth. I got a roll of it from a building supply store for a reasonable price.
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Hypervent. Works perfectly.

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Thanks for the input. I decided on the hypervent. The ability to get to the storage under the bed is a big factor.
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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

Wooden slats work well, anything that holds the mattress up and lets airflow works.
But a Froli will make the bed a whole lot more comfortable, buy it for comfort, the air circulation is a bonus.
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I have noticed mold under the foam mattress and cushions. What have you used to combat this issue
ventilation, raise your cushions once a week, wooden slats under the cushions to let air flow, and ventilation....
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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

I just recently noticed at Home Depot they have a special under lament for basement floors to provide ventilation. It will be crazy cheap compared to boat stuff.
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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

We used grass door mats for a while. Now, bond a layer of closed cell foam to the bottom of the mattress. It may still mold, but if so, the mold stays in the mattress, doesn't grow on the bedding.

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I just recently noticed at Home Depot they have a special under lament for basement floors to provide ventilation. It will be crazy cheap compared to boat stuff.
I'm in the market for something like this for my mattress, too.

Any chance you could post a link?

Ditto for anyone else with some good alternatives.

Dry-Dek, and in fact anything marketed for marine use, seems grossly overpriced for what it is.
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Re: WHAT DO YOU USE TO STOP MOLD UNDER A FOAM MATTRESS

Here are a few. Im convinced one need not buy from a chandler$. These are all roll material so you can cut to the desired odd shape. I did a Google search for concrete floor underlay.

https://www.dmxairflow.com/?gclid=Cj...xoC3bEQAvD_BwE

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Roberts-...RoCN_0QAvD_BwE

https://dmx1step.com/laminate/?gclid...xoC0ZcQAvD_BwE


https://www.homedepot.com/p/DMX-1-ST...Step/204494289
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I installed a 7" computer fan to blow air under the mattress base board.
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