Hot water mat is an automatic hot water heating system used in cold areas (especially in areas where temperature is below zero degrees). It is a type of mattress which helps to provide a warm base. Hot water mats work on the simple principle that the liquid exerts equal pressure in each direction of the mattress. This type of mattress provides relaxation and is a healthy sleep system which can provide a hygienic method of relieving body pain along with providing warmth in cold regions. These hot water mats are generally made of plastic pipes used for circulating hot water in the mats. Hot water mats are easy to transport and install. These products are often considered as an eco-friendly heating option. The hot water mats and mattresses are available in various sizes. They are also available for whole body, head, or neck.
Hot water mats have numerous benefits that result in an increased market for this product. These mats do not lead to any allergic reactions and hence are widely preferred by patients who suffer from pain, swelling, and inflammation. Also, hot water mats require very less electricity, (0.5 kWHr). Hot water mats are widely known as waterbeds and help in removing the pressure from the spine which allows the spinal muscles to relax. They are cost effective, as this is a one- time investment. Hot water mats are widely suggested by doctors globally, as they help to relieve muscular spasms and cramps in places such as the neck, back, shoulders, legs and feet, eases joint pain and stiffness, reduces stress and fatigue, and helps in detoxification. All these factors are driving the hot water mat market. Along with these factors, hot water mats also help in improving circulation and cardiovascular functions in the body. Also, these mattresses are widely used by soldiers in cold regions, globally.
The global hot water mat market can be segmented based on type, application, material, distribution channel, and region. In terms of type, the hot water mat market can be classified into electric mats, tube mats, and others. On the basis of application, the hot water mat market is classified as bed type and floor type. The material segment can be divided into plastic, material, microfiber, etc. The distribution channel segment can be divided into online and offline. The offline segment can be further sub-segmented into specialty stores, sports goods shops, supermarkets, and hypermarkets. Based on region, the global hot water mat market can be divided into South America (Brazil), Asia Pacific (India, China, and Japan), Middle East & Africa (GCC and South Africa), North America (the U.S. and Canada), and Europe (the U.K., France, and Germany).
Some of the key players operating in the global hot water mat market include Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sumisho Metalex Corporation, Das Features, Xtreme Mats, LLC, Navien Co. Ltd., ROMPA Limited, Boscov's Department Store, LLC., Euro Corporation, Xiamen Senyang Co., Ltd., and Danyang Laidi Home Decorates Co., Ltd.. Various technological advancements in terms of safety of hot water mat products are enabling major players in the industry to upgrade their product portfolio to meet the regulatory requirements. Furthermore, players in North America and Europe, where there is high demand for hot water mats, are working continuously to maintain their position and the brand value in the market. Europe is projected to hold major share in terms of revenue in the hot water mat market. Additionally, the hot water mat market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness considerable growth rate due to a rise in awareness about health benefits of the product, ultimately promoting the hot water mat market.
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