Many people go from one store to the next tiredly searching for the perfect mattress to end their sleep struggles only to come out empty handed. While you may find synthetic latex mattresses or latex blends, you’ll rarely find mattresses in retail stores that are 100 percent natural latex mattresses.
You will come across many questions as you shop around for mattresses and compare products and prices. It’s always important to know what you’re getting so that you can make apples to apples comparisons as you explore your mattress options.
On occasion, you’ll come across terms such as natural latex mattresses or organic latex mattresses. On the surface, they seem to say the same things. But, there is a significant difference between natural latex and organic latex.
You may have heard about certified latex mattresses before. But, have you heard about the GreenGuard Gold standards for certification? Less than 1% of all mattresses ever qualify to be awarded this certification!
This is something along the lines of a white glove inspection for the mattress industry, with a specific emphasis on emissions standards and how those standards relate to children and the elderly. It involves a rigorous series of tests and standards. Mattresses must meet or exceed these standards in order to achieve the valued distinction of becoming GreenGuard Gold Certified latex mattresses.