Latex mattresses have been around for a very long time, and have become popular because of their sturdiness. There’s never a need to flip them, they won’t sag within the center and they won’t loose their springiness. You are guaranteed anywhere from 20 to 40 years of usage.
There are 3 types of latex mattresses
100% Latex is made out of the sap of the rubber trees
Blended Latex is a mix of pure and synthetic Latex
Synthetic Latex contains no pure latex
Most Latex mattresses in today’s marketplace are made from blended latex or synthetic latex. Only stores that specialize in latex will carry mattresses that are 100% natural latex. Most mattresses that claim to be latex, only have a 2-3 inches of latex on top. You have to really investigate the product construction to really find out what it’s made of.
There are two methods of processing latex.
The Dunlop latex which is available in 5 firmnesses, was developed in the 1950s and the most popular.
The Talalay latex is a bit softer but most always blended. Talalay latex blends extra synthetics into the mattress, and may be up to 100% percent synthetic. 100% pure latex talalay mattresses don’t exist in the market, most are a blend of 80% artificial / 20% pure latex.
Natural latex lasts a lot longer than blended or synthetic latex and is much more comfortable as it does not break down as quickly.
Are natural latex mattresses very expensive?
They cost just a bit more than a good quality coil mattress, but they are much better value. You may have to replace a standard coil mattress 3 to 4 times before you have to replace a natural latex mattress.
Most good quality natural latex mattresses also use organic wool and organic cotton and most are built in layers to adjust comfort levels. A good quality latex mattress will also be 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.
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