Just after the beginning of summer, the pestering summer heat has swept through Yangcheng. When I went shopping on weekends, I found that all major department stores and supermarkets put all kinds of mats in a prominent position and launched discounts one after another. This summer’s mats have broken through the traditional materials and patterns, are more healthy and comfortable, are more suitable for use in air-conditioned rooms, are easier to clean, and are more convenient to store.
Introduction to this article:
types, purchase and maintenance guide of mats
advantages and disadvantages of straw mat and bamboo mat and quotation
advantages, disadvantages and quotation of rattan mat, linen mat and cowhide mat
how to buy a summer mat
The bamboo mat should be a “Touqing mat” with long, flat, thin fibers and soft and tough texture. The first green is the first bamboo strip, which is the most cool and flexible. Straw mats are woven from rushes, cattail and Malan grass. Among the straw mat families, the most famous one is “Ning Xi” in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Rattan mats are woven from rattan skins. They are most famous in Tengchong, Yunnan. Rattan mats are soft and wear-resistant, with good elasticity. They are cool when lying down, sweat collecting and sleep supporting, which are comparable to bamboo mats. In addition to choosing different kinds of mats according to your own preferences, you should also smell, see, touch and test them when choosing them:
Measurement: the size of the mat should be strictly in accordance with the size of the bed. It should be narrow rather than wide. Otherwise, the mat will be easily broken because it is too wide to expose the edge of the bed.
Look: see if the color is uniform, light green or bright yellow. Then flatten the mat to see if the knitting is tight and even. If the knitting is uneven in tightness and thickness, it is easy to expose reinforcement and loose edges, resulting in fracture and damage, affecting the service life. See if there is black, mildew, wormhole, burr or withered yellow grass. If there is, it indicates that the quality of the straw mat is poor.
Touch: try to touch whether the feel of the mat is smooth and whether the edges and corners are neat and clean.
Smell: the materials are fresh, and the new goods compiled that year have a natural fragrance. Whether it is bamboo mat, straw mat or rattan mat, it should be fragrant but without special odor. Summer has just arrived, and the “mats” can’t wait to appear in Yangcheng. Hurry up and buy cool and healthy mats for your home.
maintenance of mats
Straw mats are well maintained: mites are easy to parasitize in the gaps of straw mats, resulting in “mat dermatitis”. Therefore, the maintenance of straw mats is very important. It is better to take a photo of the new straw mat in the sun (the time should be controlled within half an hour), beat it repeatedly for several times, and then wipe off the dust with warm water, and put it in a cool place to dry; The straw mats that are reused the next year should be wiped with disinfectant, or washed with soapy water to remove mold spots, filtered dry with warm water, and then placed in a cool place to dry; If possible, if the grass mat used every day is stained with sweat or dust, it should be wiped with warm water before use. Eye catching suggestion: it is recommended that infants, the elderly and those with poor physique sleep on ordinary straw mats. Sleeping on other mats is easy to get cold and cause gastrointestinal diseases.
Bamboo mat maintenance: bamboo mat should not be exposed to the sun to avoid becoming brittle; Keep the bed board flat when placing bamboo mats to avoid damage. It’s best to wipe it with warm boiled water before and after going to bed every day, so that the bamboo mat will turn red in advance and be cooler. Eye catching advice: turn on the air conditioner overnight, and it is appropriate to turn on the air conditioner at 26 ℃. When sleeping on a mat, you must cover your abdomen, shoulders and other parts with a thin blanket. Don’t catch cold, so as to prevent diarrhea, cold diseases, even spinal diseases and periarthritis of shoulder.
The rattan mat is well maintained: before use, wipe the front and back sides of the mat with a warm and wet towel, and then use it after drying. Wipe frequently during use to keep the surface clean and smooth. When the air humidity is high, keep the room ventilated to prevent mildew. Eye catching advice: mats made of rope, reed and grass are easy to cause allergies, while those made of bamboo and rattan are less allergic.
Flax mat maintenance: flax mat is very convenient to use and clean. Both water and dry cleaning are acceptable. Before washing, it is best to soak in warm water at 30 ℃ ~ 40 ℃ for 10 minutes. Do not twist it when washing by hand. After leveling, dry it naturally in the shade. When it is dried to 80%, iron the back at high temperature, so that it will be more flat and smooth. The anti wrinkle function should be used when washing by machine, and it is absolutely not allowed to dehydrate by machine. However, for the sake of your linen mat, it is recommended to avoid machine washing. Do not use washing powder and soap with bleaching effect when cleaning, otherwise it will fade.
Leather mat maintenance: during use, clean the mat surface regularly with a slightly wet towel to remove sweat stains. If you find stains, just wipe them gently with a wet towel, never wash them with water, nor expose them to the sun or bake them with an open fire. Cowhide will have pores and lines after a long time of use, which is naturally formed and does not require special maintenance measures.
general maintenance methods for all mats:
1. The size of the mat and the bed must match, otherwise it is easy to break;
2. At ordinary times, the cool mat should be kept flat. Clothes, books and other items should not be placed under the mat to avoid folding;
3. Before and after going to bed every day, it’s best to wipe it with warm water. First, it can reduce the salt stains left by sweat, and second, it can make the mat clean and cool.
4. After the mat is wiped with a wet cloth, it should not be exposed to the sun to avoid becoming brittle, but should be dried in the shade or in a ventilated place;
5. Mats should not be soaked in water and brushed to avoid mold or exposure to the sun, which will reduce their service life.