But as a result, you may find that more frequent use of bunks and bedding can lead to an increase in damp and moisture under your mattresses or bunks causing them to smell damp and allowing bacteria, mould or mildew to develop.

Over the last few weeks we have already seen an increase in orders for airmat™, from those in the know getting ready for this season. airmat™ (Click here for full details) is different to other anti-moisture ‘spacer’ materials, as the three dimensional material has been treated with a special AG+ treatment based on pure natural silver, which reduces the build-up of bacteria (MRSA, E-coli, Salmonella and many others) inhibits mildew growth, as well as acting as an effective odour control.

The millions of tiny nylon ‘springs’, within the 8mm air gap, compress and release when you move increasing air circulation under your mattress or seating keeping it dry underneath and preventing the damp which can create bacteria build up, and mould and mildew growth, as well as extending the life of your mattress and bunk.

We test on ourselves everything that we sell on Practical SurfaceWare, and after several years of personal use on our old family boat, which has few modern amenities, the airmat™ has performed extremely well with bunk upholstery showing no sign of damp, mould or mildew, and that was even after leaving them on the boat over winter! (We like to test things to the limit), feedback from customers is equally as good.

It is also in place on the parent’s caravan, with similar success. It really does machine wash at 40 degrees min wash like an old rag, and dries in no time, hung over an airer, outside or over the boat boom. It’s extremely easy to fit, just lay under your mattress or bunk. If you have a shaped area to cover no problem, mark the shape of your seat or bunk on the surface, and cut with sharp scissors, it will not fray. We hope the pictures below will help you.

The airmat™ is available in 3 sizes; 1mtr x 2mtr, 1.5mtr x 2mtr and 2mtr x 2mtr. But if you have a smaller area, keep an eye on our clearance section as we occasionally have remnant pieces at reduced prices, that may be just the job for you.

Layout airmat to check size and shape    Marking out the airmat  Cut the airmat to the marked shape   Lay cut airmat onto bunk and replace mattress