Part 1 – Latex Production
There are two different production processes used to make latex mattresses, the differences in which are largely a matter of personal preference. The older, more established process (dating back over 75 years) is known as Dunlop, while the newer, more involved (and more expensive) process is known as Talalay. In the Dunlop process, liquid latex is “whipped” with air until it becomes wet foam, at which time it is poured into a mold, hardened, and vulcanized. In the Talalay process, the wet latex foam is similarly poured into a mold, but extra room is left at the top of the mold. Once the mold is sealed, air is vacuumed out of the mold, causing the foam to expand such that it fills the empty space inside the mold. The mold is then frozen and quickly vulcanized, locking in the expanded structure of the foam. Talalay latex is generally softer and less dense, while Dunlop latex tends to be firmer and heavier
Typically, a latex mattress consists of 1 piece of latex. Here at Dormio our mattresses have anywhere from 2 to 8 pieces of latex pieces. The core, which provides the underlying support for the mattress, tends to be about 6″ thick and is typically made from relatively dense latex. The upper layers, also known as the “comfort” layers, are designed to give the bed a softer feel and are most often made from softer latex.
We have the best selection of latex mattresses in the Greater Toronto Area.
All chemical free and natural.
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The Dormio Gold Sandman Mattress…organically luscious
The Dormio Sandman mattress is constructed to provide each sleeper with supreme comfort, long-lasting support and provide correct natural body alignment using healthy natural materials. Each side can be customized to match the sleeper’s body weight, shape and desired comfort. The Sandman mattress, 10″ high, consists of 8 pieces of natural rubber, 4 layers on each side. Covered with a 1.5″ thick layer of carded 100% New Zealand wool quilted to a 100% certified Organic Cotton removable cover to provide maximum moisture control and act as a natural fire retardant. Naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic, there is also no movement transferred from one sleeper to the next.
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Dormio Organic beds specializes in organic mattresses and bedding products.
With so many mattress stores around, this one is truly different.
Located in Mississauga in the Home and Design Centre, it’s just a stone throw away from the 403, 401 and QEW.
You know something is special as soon as you walk in the door.
Peaceful atmosphere, nice natural smells fill the air and the sound of the forest in background make it a perfect setting for mattress shopping.
Everything in the store is natural or organic. The selection is huge. Whether it’s a natural mattress, a topper, a pad or a pillow you’ll be amazed at the selection.
There are over 50 pillows on display, many wool or silk duvets to choose from and the best selection of organic mattresses available anywhere.
Hypnos, the Royal bed of the world is displayed in its own room. This is the bed that the queen sleeps on. Handmade, you’ll be taken aback at the quality craftsmanship.
There’s a real commitment to offer great selection and service.
Delivery distance doesn’t seem to matter as Dormio delivers anywhere in Canada for a small fee. Locally, your old mattress is recycled or cleaned and donated if possible.
It truly is a great shopping experience and worth the visit.
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Why Natural Crib Mattresses?
Traditional crib mattresses are a primary source of chemical poisoning in babies. Several scientists even claim that toxic gases released from crib mattresses, when breathed or absorbed by a sleeping baby, can cause crib death or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) These claims have not been 100% scientifically proven, nor have they been disproven, and there is urgent need for more research.
The majority of mattresses today contain polyurethane foam, vinyl (PVC), phthalates, chemical fire retardants, and an extensive list of added industrial chemicals. These chemicals can leach out of the mattress or off-gas to expose us through inhalation and through the skin which can cause minor skin irritations, to allergic reactions to major health issues. This can also happen through the womb. Women that are expecting need also to stay away from these sorts of mattresses.
A mattress exposure is particularly problematic to babies because it is so up-close and personal. Sleeping on a typical crib mattress, babies breathe and absorb these chemicals for ten to fourteen hours a day or more for a period of two or more years during the critical developmental period of their brains, nervous systems and immune systems.
Buying a natural or organic crib mattress can eliminate the threat of harmful chemicals or phthalates. Dormio’s collection of crib mattresses fit these criteria. We use latex (natural rubber) in the core of most of our models as it creates a firm supporting core, and then we add natural or organic wool and cotton. Organic materials are definitely important when choosing a mattress, but the main thing to look for is whether the mattress in non-toxic and safe for your baby.
Wool is used in mattresses and bedding since it is naturally fire resistant, does not provide a favourable environment for dust mites, and handles moisture well, retaining 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. Dormio’s wool crib pads can also be added on top to protect the surface of the mattress from moisture, as it is naturally moisture resistant and dries quickly. Wool can also help in maintaining a proper temperature while the baby is sleeping. Not too cold, or too hot.
Organic cotton is the perfect material for covering the crib mattress, and for other crib bedding, since it is natural, non-toxic, and highly breathable.
Buying a proper, healthy crib mattress and bedding for an infant is one of the more important decisions a parent can make, as it is the environment for up to 70% of their child’s early life. New and expecting parents should do some research and become informed before making these important purchases.
At Dormio our mattresses and bedding accessories are natural or organic.
Dormio Organic Beds… naturally better!
Sleep is so critical, that it isn’t any wonder everybody is trying to design a mattress that will help people get a better night’s rest.
Latex mattresses aren’t new they are just becoming more popular.
Latex is natural and stays naturally clean.
Latex is durable, unlike petroleum based foams, very resilient and always bounces back.
Latex is able to take your body shape without creating pressure points, thus reducing tossing and turning during the night.
Latex doesn’t transfer motion. Your partner’s movements won’t disturb you.
Latex breathes, its tiny holes allow it to expand and contract with you, keeping you at a comfortable temperature.
Dormio has designed the most comprehensive latex line.
Relying on 3 different manufactures, all of them Canadian, the Dormio line up is designed for comfort. Not just for now, but for many years to come.
All of the units are zippered. This simply means that you can open up the casing and change the feel of your mattress by stacking the latex layers in a different order, or by simply adding new ones. You are not stuck with the same mattress feel forever, and since latex mattresses last for so long we think this a key factor when deciding what mattress to buy.
Buy it for now, because you like the way it feels, with the Dormo units you are also thinking of the future.
We also use a lot of wool. Wool is critical, as this allows us to avoid using fire retardants as it meets fire regulations naturally. Wool also adds plushness and controls temperature in our beds.
Our many years of experience tell us that the Dormio line up is as good as it gets.
Latex, combined with wool is the ultimate in sleep comfort. You can change the feel of your mattress anytime as your life changes.
Oh, did we mention they all have a dual comfort. The mattress can feel the same throughout or the left side could feel different than right side, you decide.
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