A Guide to Fibrelux's 3 Types of Coconut Fibre Mattresses

Coconut fibre is a natural material that has been used in mattresses for many years due to its excellent ventilation and durability. Fibrelux offers three types of coconut rubberised coir fibre mattresses to provide superior comfort and ventilation to meet your needs. These types are Support Fibre (SF)Resilient Fibre (RF) and Hybrid Fibre (HF).

Support Fibre (SF) is made of straight coconut fibre, which makes it more firm and supportive than the other two types. Made with a unique needling process, the fibres are linked together and the resulting needled pads are more compact than the other two types of fibre. Fibrelux uses German-made needles with a hook shape to provide a higher degree of retention, resulting in an even more compact pad. To enhance the binding of the fibres, a thinner layer of latex is applied to the fibre. The firmness of Support Fibre is rated at 80% and has low elasticity. SF mattresses like Fibrelux Nano 300 is suitable for people who prefer a firm mattress and need extra support for their back or spine. 

Resilient Fibre (RF) is made of twisted rope sourced from South Asia, such as Sri Lanka and India. The spun natural fibres are shaped into a fleece and sprayed with multiple layers of latex as part of the production process. The latex binds the curled fibres, which are then pressed and vulcanized in several layers into resilient coconut fibre sheets. Resilient Fibre is more elastic and soft compared to the needled-punched Support Fibre. This type of fibre is suitable for people who prefer a not-too-firm and bouncier feel in their mattress. RF mattresses like Fibrelux WE provide excellent pressure relief and are ideal for people who suffer from joint or muscle pain.

Hybrid Fibre (HF) is a combination of RF and SF (one RF layer followed by one SF layer).The combination of RF and SF layers offers a supple sleeping surface naturally conforming to different body contours. This type of fibre is suitable for people who want a balance between support and elasticity. HF mattresses like Fibrelux Nano V offer excellent back support and spinal alignment, making them ideal for people with back problems.


While some brands claim to have "rubberised" coconut fibre mattresses with 90-100% firmness, it's crucial to understand that sleeping on a mattress with such extreme firmness levels can feel akin to sleeping on a hard surface, completely defeating the purpose of having a mattress.

Fibrelux believes that an 80% firmness rating is the optimal balance between providing sufficient support and allowing for a comfortable and restful sleep. In addition to providing superior comfort and ventilation without compromising on support, Fibrelux's coconut fibre mattresses with up to 80% firmness also conform to your body's natural contours. This allows for proper spinal alignment and pressure point relief, which can help reduce aches and pains and promote a more restful night's sleep. 

Fibrelux exclusively utilizes natural latex as an adhesive in their coconut fibre mattresses. This eco-friendly and natural material has the added benefit of being naturally resistant to dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens, making it an excellent option for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.

Other brands may use synthetic glue as an adhesive because it is a more affordable option compared to natural latex, and it can also help increase the firmness level of their mattresses, but this approach can carry health risks due to the presence of formaldehyde. Furthermore, coconut fibre mattresses with synthetic glue may be more prone to deformation over time, causing them to lose their effectiveness and longevity. In contrast, natural latex is free from harmful chemicals and has undergone rigorous testing and certification to ensure its safety and quality.

It is important to choose a brand based on their track record and actual product performance, rather than solely relying on advertising claims. By using only natural materials and striking a balance between firmness and elasticity, Fibrelux mattresses provide the safer option and ideal level of support to provide you the best possible sleep experience. We have complete trust in Fibrelux's ability to provide top-notch, natural coconut fibre mattresses that offer unparalleled comfort, support, and durability.

If you're curious to learn more about coconut fibre and experience the exceptional comfort and support of a Fibrelux mattress for yourself, make a visit to our KITA Sleep Studio in JB, where you can learn, test, and choose the right mattress for your needs.