30 Reviews

3″ Wool Mattress (Shikibuton)

USD $639.00USD $1,867.50

А one of a kind wool mattress for adults combining handmade craftsmanship and luxurious comfort. Enhance your sleep experience* when you lay on this naturally supportive wool mattress constructed using only the purest materials. Wool breathes easily, offering you a cool, dry rest. With its healthy, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic materials, you will be safe from the harmful side effects of most mattresses on the market.

Make time: 1-3 weeks
Shipping time: 2-5 weeks or 3 days

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All of our products are made of only All-natural, Sustainable, Renewable, Biodegradable, Recyclable materials, in a Chemical & Scent Free Facility, and are FREE of Flame retardants, Dyes, Synthetics, Plastics, Vinyl, Finishes, Carbonized wool, VOCs, etc. Also, our Wool, most of our Fabrics and even our zippers, are Oeko-Tex certified in the strictest category, for an added peace of mind. Oeko-Tex is one of the world’s oldest safety standards, similar to GOTS and more popular in Europe. It guarantees the certified materials are free of all harmful chemicals.

CUSTOMIZE EVERY DETAIL

Send us a message to request size, shape, thickness, design, edges, piping, rounded corners, ties, seams, tufting, zippers, colors, materials, fabric or even use your own fabric.
We’ll respond with a quote within 24 hours.
Include any inspiration photos and a description of what you need, plus dimensions.
There is no customization charge, price is based only on size and materials.

 

Order a mattress sample here. We’ll refund the price of 1 sample per customer, whenever you purchase your first mattress from us.

Home of Wool Natural wool mattress sample

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCT

Shikibutons are thinner and thus offer less sink / give for a firmer feel.

Shiki comes from the word hiku meaning to lay, and when attached to another word, the futon is now pronounced with a b and becomes buton, forming the word shikibuton.

In Japan, these simple mattresses are part of a style of minimalist living that goes back centuries. According to Handmade Style: Japan, a shikibuton is usually laid out on the floor atop a straw mat called a tatami mat and then, when not being slept on or used as a sitting cushion, folded up and stored in cupboards.

The Shiki is multi-functional, multi-purpose, and there will be no wasted space in your home. What could be more minimalistic?

People think that very soft comfortable beds are better for bad backs, but according to many types of research over the years, it has shown that a firm (but not hard) bed is better for your back. It keeps your spine aligned, and you do not wake up with back pain on a shikibuton.

 

FEATURES:

  • 2 handles on each long side for easy flipping and moving.
  • Motion isolation – wool stops the transfer of motion of one partner to the other.
  • Wool bowls on tufts, for durability.
  • Durable metal zippers on all 4 sides of the mattress so you can easily adjust the wool. add or remove wool if necessary. We can also offer plastic zippers upon request.
  • Handmade and hand-tufted with natural linen thread.
  • Tufting goes through the whole item to keep the filling in place.
  • Complimentary mending kit included.
  • Wool regulates your body temperature unlike any other material, so you won’t feel too hot or too cold, allowing you to sleep longer and better
  • Keeps you cool in the summer & warm in the winter
  • Regulates body moisture, especially beneficial to people who sweat during the night
  • Promotes healthy posture during sleep through the unique way the springy wool fibers support the bodyweight
  • Isolates motion transfer, for uninterrupted sleep
  • Naturally flame-resistant, making it the only material not required, by law, to be treated with flame retardants. Increased fire safety in your home.
  • Naturally dust mite resistant
  • Naturally anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
  • Helps you avoid chemicals that may be harmful even if ‘declared as safe’
  • Reduces exposure to VOCs in your home – wool has no off-gassing and zero VOCs
  • Suitable for people with MCS and other chemical sensitivities
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Biodegradable, sustainable, renewable material

All of our fabrics are natural and highly breathable to allow you to enjoy the full benefits of the wool inside.

We can add ties attached at the end or straps with plastic buckles (+$9) so you can roll away and store more easily your Shiki. Send us a note if you like such an addition.

* According to research conducted by The University of Sydney, wool mattresses are scientifically proven to promote peaceful sleep.

 

FILLING:

100% Pure new Oeko-Tex certified wool

STRAP OPTIONS:
● with straps with plastic buckles, to secure when rolled up (not attached to the mattress)
● with ties, attached on one side to secure when rolled up
● without straps or ties

DIMENSIONS:

  • TWIN – 38.25 x 75 x 3″ (97 x 190 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 23.4 lbs (10.6 kg)
  • TWIN XL – 38.25 x 80 x 3″ (97 x 203 x 8 cm)– Wool Inside: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
  • FULL – 53 x 75 x 3″ (135 x 190 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 32.6 lbs (14.8 kg)
  • QUEEN – 60 x 80 x 3″ (152 x 203 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 41.6 lbs (18.9 kg)
  • CAL QUEEN – 60 x 84 x 3” (152 x 213 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 41.1 lbs (18.6 kg)
  • KING – 76 x 80 x 3″ (193 x 203 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 49.8 lbs (22.6 kg)
  • CAL KING – 72 x 84 x 3″ (183 x 213 x 8 cm) – Wool Inside: 49.5 lbs (22.5 kg)
Natural wool mattress - firmness comparison

*Please note, that there is a joining seam along the width of the FULL, QUEEN, KING and CAL KING sized mattresses because the width of the fabric is 59″. We chose to make the seam along the width because it could be placed at the level of your knees/feet or at the level of your head and under your pillow so it would not be disturbing. If requested, we could make the seam along the length of the mattress, right through the middle of it.

FABRIC (TICKING) OPTIONS

(You can click on the links below to see more details about each fabric):

DESIGN:

  • with piped edges (piped edges keep the mattress more structured)
  • without piped edges
  • mini piping

CARE

We make products that are built to last from high-quality materials. Though to enjoy using them for as long as possible, there are a few best practices that should be followed – find them here.

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Size & Fabric

TWIN, Cotton, TWIN, Linen, TWIN, Wool, TWIN XL, Cotton, TWIN XL, Linen, TWIN XL, Wool, FULL, Cotton, FULL, Linen, FULL, Wool, QUEEN, Cotton, QUEEN, Linen, QUEEN, Wool, CAL QUEEN, Cotton, CAL QUEEN, Linen, CAL QUEEN, Wool, KING, Cotton, KING, Linen, KING, Wool, CAL KING, Cotton, CAL KING, Linen, CAL KING, Wool

Design

Piped Edges, Non-Piped Edges, Mini Piping

Ties/Straps

No ties/straps, Ties attached at the end, Straps with plastic buckles (+$9)

Shipping

Free, Express

30 reviews for 3″ Wool Mattress (Shikibuton)

  1. Marin

    Originally, we just wanted a mattress that wasn’t so back-breakingly heavy to lift and unwieldy to change the sheets. Then we also realized that our mattress wasn’t really firm even though it was marketed as “firm,” and simply laying out on a grassy lawn was so wonderfully comfortable and wouldn’t it be nice if they made mattresses as perfectly firm and supportive as that? Also, the noxious off-gasing of conventional mattresses concern us, as well as the fact that mattresses are crammed full of all sorts of mysterious ingredients that we aren’t quite sure of and are happier not thinking about when we are falling asleep after a day lived making the most wholesome choices we can. Enter: HOME OF WOOL! We have been sleeping on our king-size shikibuton for about two weeks and LOVE it. Having never known anyone who has a wool mattress and having not felt one for ourselves, we were a bit wondering at ourselves for making such an investment in ordering one from overseas, but we couldn’t be happier that we did! Everything about our experience with Home of Wool has been high-quality and professional; they answered our questions promptly and the shipping was as expected and the packing, if packaging can be described in such terms, was truly beautifully put together and delightful to receive. Interestingly, my husband felt sore the first two nights sleeping on it (though, he also had been moving loads of mulch that weekend, so he could have been sore from that;) and thinks his body went through a period of “adjustment” to the firmness of the wool mattress, but now he sleeps wonderfully on it and his body feels great. As a mama, carrying and hefting my little ones about, I have hurt my back badly several times and it became normal for me to be chronically stiff and a bit achy in the morning when I get out of bed; while our conventional mattress was marketed as “firm”, it still had an unpleasant springiness and sinking into it to a degree meant our bodies weren’t properly aligned all night. Since sleeping on the shikibuton and using Home of Wool’s standard wool-filled pillow, my back isn’t stiff in the morning, even with the sometimes awkward position while nursing my baby at night, and I feel like I spring out of bed! We have our shikibuton on the Ikea Malm bed frame with slatted wood base, and it is so simple, lovely, and the mattress is perfectly firm and it’s so easy to lift to change the sheets. Our Home of Wool products are a lasting value and are made with love and true craftmanship; we love our mattress and pillows and are excited to purchase more of their products in the future!

  2. Hillary

    We have been enjoying our Shikibuton for two months now, and I’m very happy with the purchase and never want to own another mattress that isn’t made by Home of Wool. Some info that would have been helpful to me when I was deliberating my purchase: do not get a thinner than 4 inch Shikibuton. Ours is 3.5″ and it’s great but the next ones I’ll get will be 4″. This is enough to be quite comfortable but any less and it will be hard and you’ll likely feel the floor or whatever’s underneath you. It is extremely firm, and it took me a week to adjust and feel fully comfortable. It might take a bit longer for a stiff or elder body. Now, I love it and my spine is very happy. I can lay on my side comfortably, but I prefer my back. At first the tufts felt lumpy but with flipping and moving weekly, it has settled and is very smooth. Our fabric is wool which I highly recommend over the other fabrics. If it gets wet or dirty even through your protector, this fabric cannot be easily washed. Wool is essentially self cleaning so you won’t have to worry about smells or bacteria like you would with cotton, silk, or linen. We bought a king for our co-sleeping family of three and it’s just right, toddler loves it and we’re all comfy. Please see my review of the wool protector which I find essential to pair with your new mattress.

  3. LaLena

    I did a lot of research before deciding to place an order for, five (5) Shikibton mattresses for my family about 1½ years ago … We still love them; Its been a great investment for my family’s comfort & health (with bad allergies & severe asthma, finding something that could help everyone feel better was a must). They all came in at the same time, we unwrapped the beautiful mattresses (they looked like gifts), You can tell a lot of time & love went into making them … the work they do is amazing quality craftsmanship! I hit the jackpot when I decided to purchase from Home of Wool! I’d recommend them to anyone wanting to get away from traditional Western-style mattresses & enjoy a nice quality healthier alternative that’s been great for our family!

  4. Abundancy

    I absolutely love the mattress!!! I look forward to shopping with you again.

  5. Samantha Thomas

    This custom shikibuton that I ordered is amazing!!! Love, love, love it! I have already been sleeping on the floor with minimal padding, so the transition for me was easy on this beautifully crafted shikibton!!! I really can’t say enough. The customer service i received during the process of my custom order was great. I would hear back quickly every time. The shipping time was about what they said. Thank you all at Home of Wool!!! I highly recommend you!!! I hope I will need to order another someday soon!!!

  6. Tate5388

    This is EXACTLY what we were looking for, a natural and chemical free mattress for our son! It is very comfortable! You can’t find any mattress that compares in quality or cost! I can’t wait to upgrade the rest of the family to these beds! Quality is amazing, fast shipping for being international, and I love supporting small businesses! Keep up the fantastic work, we will be back for more!

  7. taylort0422

    Excellent as always. I forgot to leave a review when I fist got it but the service, product knowledge, and quality are top notch as always. 10/10, if you have any doubts, these guys can get rid of them for you.

  8. Julia-Ankit Resnitsky-Jain

    The mattress is great! Beautiful item and our son loves it.

  9. gimpkitteh

    thank you rosica and your wonderful team! the product arrived very well packaged… thoroughly impressed with the individualized care. a beautifully constructed piece. my body gets what my body wants! thankful to have stumbled upon home of wool!

  10. Chloe Lewis

    Super comfy! Its firm but I made sure beforehand to talk about this with the sellers. its nothing but pleasant 🙂 thank you!!

  11. Witching Hour Leathercraft

    This bed is stunning in person. It smells incredible as soon as you open the packaging! Also… I should add that I’ve never slept so well in my life. Thank you so much for such impeccable quality!

  12. austinbebop

    The mattress is perfect in every way! Very comfortable, quiet, and firm. Exactly what we were looking for! Thank you so much <3

  13. elysiaalberta

    Beautiful product. Excellent customer service!

  14. Beatriz

    this is the third mattress I’ve ordered from the Home of Wool…needless to say, I’ve absolutely adored my mattresses and this one is no exception. thank you so, so much Rosica, Ivan, and family for my lovely nest of wool <3

  15. Shannon Sellers

    Absolutely love this shikibuton! It’s beautiful and very comfortable to sleep on. I am proud to have guests over and them be able to get a good night’s rest on it. I also love that it rolls up small enough to be stored in a closet, nice and out of the way but ready whenever we need it.

  16. KatEzat

    The shipping was very fast to the Netherlands, 3 days. It’s a quality item and exactly what we ordered. Communication with the seller was always excellent and we would buy from them again. Thank you!

  17. Brendan King

    HomeOfWool has been great! Very prompt responses and delivery to our home in Tasmania, Australia 🙂 We are very happy with the 3″ Queen Wool Shikibuton we have received. Awesome job!

  18. Randi Rosack

    Excellent quality and very comfortable!

  19. Anna Bell

    The shikibuton arrived in time, we were able to communicate with Home of Wool easily and we are still excited about our new bed! Worth the price and wait 🙂 Thank you!!!

  20. corilat

    Thank you so much for the lovely item and for the samples!

  21. Beatriz

    This is my second mattress from the Home of Wool, and I am even happier with my order than the first time around, which says a lot. The mattress, pillows, and duvet I ordered are of excellent craftsmanship and comfort, but even more importantly, Rosica and Ivan take whatever anxiety you may have about ordering such a huge, costly item internationally. They are so attentive, thorough, and professional, making the whole process go smoothly…I don’t know how they do it! Additionally, shipping was surprisingly quick from Bulgaria to NY — about 10 days, if that! If you’re considering purchasing, do not hesitate! Thank you Ivan and Rosica for another dreamy nest of wool 🙂 I’m genuinely so grateful to you both!!

  22. Adrian Garrison

    Very nice wonderfully made real quality item that I would highly recommend to anyone. I LOVE this mattress, it is soft yet very supportive at the same time. Love being able to get this product that is the most natural of all mattresses that I have researched and found. I love the zippers making it easy to refill when needed. The stitching is very strong and good and the quality if material is thick and strong.

  23. M Turney

    Wonderful, comfortable mattress. I like the smell of the wool. Solidly made. I hope that this last me a long time!

  24. Adrienne

    All my items are amazing and so well made. I’ve been sleeping better and breathing better on the new shikibuton with the wool comforter and wool topper. I’ve never used wool in bedding before and I am so glad I switched since I am sensitive to chemicals. I will definately be a returning customer!

  25. MMelissa Johnson

    We love it! I tried to save money previously by going with a wool stuffed mattress topper as a shikibuton which failed miserably when my husband shrunk them, not only once, but twice! I originally refrained from purchasing this one from this seller because of shipping overseas. However, that was not an issue as it arrived in a timely manner. This mattress is much thicker than our old topper, you don’t feel the floor through it (a big plus for my husband). I’ll probably invest in some mats to put under it. The idea of using a shikibuton style arrangement was supposed to be temporary for us, but my husband and I love it so much we’re probably going to stick with it! It did smell a little sheep-like when we got it, but I don’t smell anything with bedding on it, now. We’re saving money for a second for the kids.

  26. noeliajoy

    This mattress is amazing! The shipping was quick and the product is beautiful. I can’t believe how much better I sleep on my new mattress.

  27. Yueh-Han Lin

    The Shikibuton looks fantastic. It smells of country, but it is a mild and pleasant smell. I picked the 100% linen cover and purchased the lambswool cover along with it. In comparison to my old spring mattress I really like how the Shikibuton feels solid. The old spring mattress had springs that had begun to sag, which caused some back discomfort. I’m guessing since the Shikibuton does not use a spring system that’ll it will last much longer and provide more back health. If all goes well I’d definitely purchase from Home of Wool again. Thanks!

  28. dveinpudlswithme

    Rosica worked with me to create a custom order. She was incredibly responsive. I love the finished product. Thanks!

  29. ascribe1

    Thanks so much, my mattress arrived and it’s just what I wanted and needed!

  30. Kirsten B

    I’m very impressed with my new Shikibuton, as well as the entire purchase/customer service experience with The Home of Wool. This type of mattress is a major change from a standard mattress, and without having seen or used a Shikibuton it was hard to know whether I would like it or not. After a lot of research I stumbled on this overseas shop my many questions were met with patience and detailed responses. The mattress was made/shipped within the time stated and the only minor annoyance was a one week void in the tracking information once in the hands of Canada Post. Suddenly my new mattress arrived – extremely well packaged and very nicely made. Still getting used to the different sleeping experience, but so far I and my young German Shepherd really like our new bed!

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