Natural Latex Mattresses
True natural latex, with no synthetic latex or fillers blended in, will not expose you or your loved ones to off-gassing toxic chemicals. It also will not harbor dust mites, which cannot live in the foam’s cell structure. PLEASE READ OUR BUYER BEWARE (CLICK HERE)
For comfortable sleep, you need a responsive surface for pressure relief and appropriate support for your spine and your shape. Natural latex is so versatile it can meet all of these needs.
Unlike other foams, natural latex breathes. Moisture and heat will not build up in the interior of the foam.
Latex does not transfer motion the way most innersprings do, so you can say goodnight to bouncing in your partner’s wake.
Natural latex is made from the pure sap of the rubber tree, also called rubber serum. After the serum is collected, the tree’s bark heals rapidly. Rubber trees can yield latex for as long as 30 years. When the trees are harvested, the land is replanted. Rubberwood is one of the hardest and most recommended furniture woods, according to the Sustainable Furnishings Council.
Most natural latex mattresses last as long as two or three conventional mattresses, while keeping their shape and wonderful resilience.
Types of latex
The two types are named after the different manufacturing processes used to make them DUNLOP & TALALAY
The traditional Dunlop process has been used in latex manufacture since 1929. The thick rubber sap, or serum, is whipped into a froth in a centrifuge, poured into a mold, covered, and steam baked. Natural sediments in the mixture settle to the bottom of the mold. This makes every Dunlop layer slightly firmer on its bottom side.
The newer Talalay process adds two steps. After the latex is poured, the mold is sealed and the process is continued in a vacuum chamber. The mold is then flash-frozen before it’s baked. Talalay latex has a more consistent cell structure from top to bottom and edge to edge. It is also more expensive than Dunlop. All Talalay pieces wider than 40″ are seamed with a safe, water-based glue.