When selecting an organic mattress, natural latex is the natural choice. It’s healthful. It’s durable. It’s comfortable. It’s simple, pure and won’t stress your health or the environment with toxic chemical ingredients.
Benefits of Natural Latex
Natural latex does not contain fillers or unnecessary chemicals that reduce the quality of the latex. The best-quality natural latex foam is 95%-97% pure rubber—derived from rubber tree sap. Not only does natural latex contribute to more healthful sleep, but its quality is unmatched when compared to synthetic latex or blended latex with fillers.
With two types of latex to choose from, Dunlop and Talalay, a natural latex mattress can offer a wide range of comfort levels. Latex is available in a variety of densities and depths, which means you can find anything from a super-soft, cradling organic latex mattress, to an ultra-firm and supportive one. Latex is also more breathable than other foams, and creates a naturally cooler and drier sleeping environment.
True natural latex is responsive and will withstand many years of use without shape distortion. High-quality latex mattresses often have a 20-year warranty, and will frequently outlast that period. Natural latex is durable, and with zippered, customizable latex mattress styles, you can even replace a latex layer years after purchase if you’d like to change the comfort feel.
Natural latex comes directly from nature. Rubber tree sap is harvested from the trees and processed into the supple foam sheets that make up the core of a latex mattress. The result is a natural mattress core that’s not only comfortable, but won’t pollute the air you breathe with off-gassing chemical vapors.
Dunlop vs. Talalay latex
In natural latex mattresses, there are two latex types to choose from: Dunlop and Talalay. Some manufacturers will allow you to combine the two for a truly customized choice.