Published at Monday, 16 April 2018. Mattress. By Vergne Duclos.
The new wave of latex mattress that is sweeping the bedding market is the mattress that comes to the consumer in pieces and must be assembled once it is received. This mattress is truly a wonderful product and is often misunderstood. After it is assembled it resembles and sleeps like a traditional latex mattress. The benefits of this type of latex mattress are numerous. The shipping of the "break-down" mattress is very economical and affordable to a larger number of consumers. Traditional mattresses can be very costly to ship especially if they have to travel a long distance to get to the consumer. Lower shipping costs allow for a comfort exchange policy that affords the consumer the option to ship back a layer single layer of the mattress to achieve a different comfort level. If a consumer purchases the wrong comfort level of mattress they simply exchange one of the layers of the mattress. This makes for a very convenient transaction as the consumer usually sends back the layer they wish to exchange only after the new one is received from the company. This makes for no "down time" without a mattress. Buying a new mattress is a complicated nerve-racking endeavor that is rarely perfected in one try. Even when purchasing a mattress from a brick and mortar store you lie on the mattress for 15 minutes to determine if the new mattress will be comfortable for the next sevaral years. Then you get the mattress home and its not exactly what you wanted but you live with it because its such a hassle returning it. With this new type of mattress if you dont perfect it the first time you simply request a comfort exchange. By the time you decide you will do a comfort exchange you know exactly what the problem is. If the mattress is too firm you send back a firmer layer for a softer one. If the mattress is too soft you send back a soft layer for a firmer one. And the best part of all you dont have to decide the perfect combination in 15 minutes in a store. You sleep on the mattress at home and have usually up to 90 days depending on manufacturer to determine what it is you need to make the mattress perfect.
Next be sure the latex that comprises the bed you are considering is 100% natural latex. There are different types of latex available including natural and synthetic latex and a combination of both. Synthetic latex contains synthetic ingredients and chemicals that are in no way natural. Whether you are considering Talalay or Dunlop latex be sure that it is 100% natural latex. While there are a few other ingredients in natural latex (zinc oxide fatty acid soaps and sulfur) rest assured they are natural ingredients. Be careful not to fall for the "Dunlop/Talalay latex is the best and we only carry the best" tactic. Many manufacturers only carry one type of latex and will tell you that the latex they carry is the best. However both Talalay latex and Dunlop latex are equally good products and a reputable company will offer you the choice. One rule of thumb to remember about the difference between the two types of latex is that Talalay latex will typically be softer than Dunlop latex of the same firmness category. For example soft Talalay latex will be softer than soft Dunlop latex. Some manufacturers will try to confuse you by telling you that there is no such thing as natural Talalay latex. And up until a few years ago that was true. However Latex International now makes a 100% natural Talalay latex product. Another consideration for the latex in your bed is the amount of latex that actually makes up the bed. Sure a manufacturer can say that the latex in the bed is 100% natural but that doesnt mean that the 100% natural latex comprises the whole bed only that the latex in the bed is 100% natural. If you are buying a 12" mattress and the mattress contains 6" of latex something else has to make up that other 6". After allowing for the wool or cotton that also make up the mattress usually around 2" what else comprises the mattress? The answer is usually polyurethane. Many companies in order to keep costs down will use a 6" polyurethane core with 2" of latex on top. Thats right polyurethane. Why would you want to sleep on the same stuff that gasoline is made from?
Another consideration when purchasing your new organic latex mattress is the foundation to put the mattress on. A latex mattress needs a sturdy foundation but also one that will allow the mattress to breathe. If you are purchasing a foundation from the company you are buying your mattress from be sure that the base has ample slats to support the heavy weight of the mattress. A good base for a latex mattress has slats that are no more than 2 inches apart. Also be sure that the cover on the base is the same organic cotton fabric that your mattress is made of. Be sure that the wood in the base is untreated wood and any glue used in the base is a water-based non toxic glue. While purchasing a matching base with your mattress makes for an aesthetically pleasing set it is not necessary. However the proper support for your new latex mattress is very important and improper support for the mattress will void the warranty. To be sure your mattress performs properly and your warranty is valid I highly suggest purchasing the matching base at the time you purchase the mattress.
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