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How Much Does a Latex Mattress Cost?

how much does a latex mattress costHow much does a latex mattress cost? The question should be: How much does a good latex mattress cost? The pricing really depends upon several factors as to what you will end up paying for a latex mattress. One of the first things that you will need to consider is if the mattress you really want is an all natural latex mattress, or will synthetic latex be enough to meet your expectations? For some people, “going green” isn’t so much of a priority, so they go the route of the synthetic latex material and are fine with that, believing and feeling that the latex experience will be good enough. And that is just dandy for them. Others demand and expect a 100% natural latex mattress (and keep in mind there is certainly a distinction between the 100% natural latex mattress and the 100% latex mattress!) not only because of the comfort they get from it, but because of the durability. Natural latex mattresses have an elasticity that is unparalleled. That is why they have such good warranties on them. Besides that, they ventilate your body heat better so you don’t overheat.

Natural latex mattresses last an awful long time (beyond 20 years), which is one of the reasons they cost more, but it is also because of the equipment used to form and make an all natural latex mattress core. The molds can be north of $10,000! Then with the Talalay latex mattress procedure there are extra steps to be taken to equally distribute the latex particles and even out the air bubbles so it is less dense and an overall softer mattress. Dunlop mattresses by comparison are much denser and take less effort to make, thus the cost factor is less of an issue. We’re talking hundreds of dollars less. So – how much you will pay for a good quality latex mattress at just the right comfort level (the right mixture of Talalay and Dunlop layering) can in general be answered by – up to $2,000 or more. Some online retailers, like Plushbeds of course, can get you a top quality natural latex mattress for just under that because we buy in bulk and we have less of the brick-and-mortar overhead that you would expect from a walk-in establishment. Of course you should note that you will pay less than the $2,000 mentioned above for a 6-inch latex mattress, and a little bit more for a 9-inch natural latex mattress.

When shopping around to buy a latex mattress you really need to make sure that you aren’t just comparing latex mattress cost. Certainly you would want the best latex mattress at the best possible price. But you just need to make sure that you are comparing apples to apples. A good guide for this can be found at www.latexmattress.org, where they talk about the points to go by when comparing latex mattress brands and offerings. How much does a latex mattress cost? Well, it really depends, but anything less than $1,000 is probably not good quality material and anything north of $5,000 is probably a ripoff!

How to Get Rid of an Old Mattress

how to get rid of an old mattressYou’ve had your old mattress now for the last 10 years, and it has been on your bucket list to get rid of it, but you are only finally now getting around to discarding it for a new one.  Only problem is, how are you supposed to get rid of something like an old mattress?  Mattresses are big and bulky, and are not the easiest things to just “throw away.”  In fact, you will probably get fined anywhere between $50 to $500 if you put your mattress out curbside and just expect that it will be taken care of by your city!  There are a few things you can do to properly get rid of your old mattress.

Often the company that sells you your new mattress will also provide the free service (or for a nominal fee) of taking your old mattress and discarding it for you. In absence of that possibility, try the following ideas:

One of the first things that we like to think of since we consider ourselves a little “greener” than most is the online service freecycle.org.  Freecycle is a community of folks like yourself that network via internet to give and get things that are used so as not to be wasteful.  You can sign up at Freecycle.org and become a part of a community that is environmentally-friendly and that help the Earth while helping each other!

If you can’t get anybody to take your old sagging mattress, or it is just too sickly for you to try to give away unembarrassed, the next thing you might think of is to wait until your city’s spring cleanup, where often you will be given a free one-use pass to the city dump.  This is all in an effort to beautify and maintain the cleanliness of the neighborhoods and environment in the city, and is an excellent thing to take advantage of to get rid of a mattress that is old and worn.

If you can’t wait for the free pass to the dump, and you can’t get the mattress there by yourself anyway, the next thing you should do is to call your city waste management.  Often your city will be able to schedule a pickup for you, and you may only have to pay a token fee of $20 or so for them to do it for you.  It should save you the trouble of having to find transportation yourself to get it to the city dump, the gas money, and the hernia from the heavy lifting.

If all of the above fail, go ahead and try to call your city’s fire department.  Tell them that your mattress is caught up in a tree – no, actually, kindly ask them if they need anything that causes a lot of ugly, black smoke to burn for training their firemen.  They might take you up on it!

And now that you’ve learned how to get rid of an old mattress, it’s time you quit having to dump so many mattresses and get one that will possibly outlast you. Try a Plushbeds latex mattress for the ultimate in comfort and support. And when you are finally done with it a few decades from now, it’s biodegradable!

Mattresses That Don’t Sag

mattresses that don't sagOver time a lot of mattresses sag. That’s just the nature of the beast. But does it have to be? Do all mattresses have to sag? And why do mattresses sag? Well, let’s address these questions one at a time. Do all mattresses have to end up with sag? The answer to that is a resounding NO! You probably are used to mattresses that sag, which may be the reason why you end up asking, “When should I buy a new mattress?” after only just a few years. You should know that this doesn’t have to be a normal and routine question among mattress owners. In fact, latex mattress owners rarely have to ask themselves this question, the reason being is that they started out with the question, “What’s the best mattress?” and went successfully forward from there.

Many mattresses do sag; that is the plain and straightforward truth. Truthfully, most mattresses do. The reason is because most of them are made of soft material that doesn’t “recover” (or metal springs that get crunched). Recovery, or to put it in more plain terms, bounce-back, is not present in most mattresses. Sure, most mattresses when they are new do have some level of recovery for a time. But after a while their lack of resistance comes into play more and more, as the weight of the human body packs down the foam material inside the mattress. The mattress stuffing starts to spread out little by little with each new “lay” on the bed. Then the mattress may not only get an impression and sag, but it may also start to form lumps where the stuffing has spread outwards to. You start to sleep on different parts of the mattress, but instead of getting away from the sag, you chase around the foam from one part of the mattress to another, causing it to get lumpier as the material congregates into small (or large) annoying masses.

Not all mattresses have to sag – at least not the mattresses that are made not to sag from the get-go. Natural latex mattresses have great reputations as mattresses that don’t sag. The reason latex mattresses don’t sag is because they are made of rubber. That’s right, natural rubber foam that comes from the sap of a tree. This is the perfect material for a mattress because it rebounds each and every time after pressure is placed upon it and then removed. And what is even more wonderful is that you don’t need to flip the latex foam mattress like is recommended with other mattresses. It is just not a requirement because it is such a naturally elastic, spring-back material. Further, another one of the benefits of a latex mattress is that because it has tiny pin-sized holes distributed throughout the core of it evenly, it is self-ventilating and won’t cause you to overheat while you sleep on it. So, not only are latex mattresses mattresses that don’t sag, they also won’t make you sweat. Throw that in with zero motion transfer (you won’t feel your partner get in and out of bed or even toss and turn), and you have a real winner!

Now, once you know that a latex mattress is one of the few mattresses that don’t sag, all you need to do now is find out how to buy a latex mattress, since there can be some pitfalls along the way if you aren’t careful.

Dust Mite Resistant Mattresses

dust mite resistant mattressesDust mites are tiny, little microscopic bugs that live and thrive in the same type of environment that humans do. That is because they enjoy the same types of temperatures that we do, and because their food source is us. Actually, it’s not like they are eating us alive, but rather eating our dead skin cells. And that’s the biggest composition of dust – dead skin cells, that is. Dust mites make their home many surfaces that we come into contact with daily – that furniture which we sit on (our couches), that which we walk on (our carpets), and that which we sleep on (ewe, our pillows and mattresses!). This is why it is important that we make sure as much as possible that our mattresses are dust mite resistant mattresses. Who wants to sleep in and breathe the fecal material of dust mites?!

Natural latex mattresses are some of the best types of mattresses to avoid dust mites, since they are naturally dust mite resistant mattresses. Being hypoallergenic, latex mattresses are also antimicrobial and antifungal. Since they don’t have a hollow core they are also more resistant to bed bugs, which thrive in open spaces like is present with an innerspring mattress.

One of the reasons that dust mites like mattresses so well is not only because of the favorable surrounding temperatures in the environment, but also because of the humidity. Because we sweat and breathe continuously, dust mites thrive in our beds along with us. What people are allergic to is the fecal matter that comes from the dust mites after they ingest and then excrete the dust coming from our dead skin cells. But who wants to wear a dust mask to bed to avoid breathing in the fecal material, much less lay in the waste of the mites? It is much better to prevent having the experience at all by buying a latex mattress, which does a great job of eliminating the problem almost entirely. This is one of the many benefits of a latex mattress. Not only will you sleep more soundly and comfortably, but you will also rest assured that your mattress is dust mite resistant. You won’t have a flare up of allergies due to the dust mites or due to the mattress being made of harsh petrochemicals like other foam mattresses are made from (such as memory foam).

There are very few mattresses in the marketplace that are dust mite resistant, yet latex mattresses are one of them. Find out why Plushbeds’ dust mite resistant latex mattresses are among the best latex mattress selections of all, and how to get access great latex mattress reviews minus all the hype.

July 4th Mattress Sale!

July 4th Mattress SalePlushbeds.com runs several sales throughout the year for our premium Botanical Bliss Latex Mattress line of products. Among our seasonal sales is our Labor Day mattress sale, our Memorial Day mattress sale, of course the Black Friday and Cyber Thursday mattress sales, and several other smaller sales that we put on throughout the year. These are perfect times to save from $500 up to $1,000 on an all natural latex mattress! If you have been asking yourself, “When should I buy a new mattress?” or “What is the best mattress?” you’ve just hit pay dirt! If you are asking these questions, the answer is probably NOW and the botanical latex mattress, respectively.

Everybody loves a sale, and especially one on a higher-ticket item like a mattress. One of the strongest reasons that someone would be interested in our July 4th mattress sale is not only for the slashes in our already modest pricing, but because our latex mattresses offer some real advantages and benefits over and beyond what you can find in conventional mattresses. Each of our natural latex mattresses are dust mite resistant, antimicrobial and antifungal, and hypoallergenic. For those of you environmentally-friendly consumers, note that our botanical latex mattress collection, the Botanical Bliss line, are all mattresses that are completely biodegradable and are zero carbon emission.

During our Fourth of July mattress sale, enjoy totally free shipping, and of course no taxes! And if you’re almost sold on buying a latex foam mattress, but still sitting on the fence, please look at what other customers have to say about their latex mattress purchase from Plushbeds.com. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and satisfaction. Nearly 98% percent of our customers are very satisfied with their latex mattress purchase and would recommend our mattresses to a friend.

Every one of our Plushbeds latex mattresses come with a risk-free 100-night Sleep Trial that if for any reason your mattress is not a fit for you or you are not 100% satisfied you can return it for a meager $99 flat latex mattress return policy fee (go compare that to elsewhere – you may be have to pay up to $500 return shipping if you don’t carefully read their fine print. We reveal everything up front!). In addition, check out our warranty, it is the bedding industry’s most robust warranty!

Please take advantage of our July 4 latex mattress sale – you might not know this about latex, but pure 100% natural Sri-Lankan latex is a rarity in the industry, and because of that the prices always adjust dramatically upward for us sometimes without being forewarned! Be a part of our 4th of July mattress sale from now until end-of-day July fourth!