When it comes to buying a latex mattress, it isn’t really all that clear cut on how to comparison shop, especially if this is your first time shopping for a latex mattress. Latex mattress companies vary widely in terms of what they have to offer, what their price is, their customer service aptitudes, and so many other details regarding the quality of their latex mattress. If they sell a natural latex mattress, is it really 100% natural, or is it a blend? Does it include artificial additives and fillers? Are the layers glued together or do they “float”?
Because there are so many factors, it’s almost a necessity to have a good latex mattress buyer’s guide so that you can navigate through the hype and the pomp and circumstance. Either that or get some good advice from a friend or family member who has gone down this path already. Assuming you don’t know anybody close to you that has gone the latex mattress route, let’s lay out some good rules of thumb to go by in selecting a great latex mattress.
You should always feel free to go and browse retail mattress stores that sell latex mattresses, whether or not you plan to buy from the retailer(s). You can learn a lot from the various dealers, and if nothing else it will give you a good education so that you can verify the things that they tell you later on on your own by doing some thorough research on the internet. Just consider this phase as learning how to learn. Just like you may not still be in the type of profession you studied for in college, you at least learned how to learn and got a degree of some type. Much like this, you start getting a feel for what to look for when you frequent the brick and mortar latex mattress shops.
Eventually to save money and get the best quality latex mattress, you’ll likely want to order over the internet. Here you will notice that there are many companies that have to be on the top of their game and offer honest-to-goodness products because they are in such a competitive space. So after you have done a bit of offline shopping, it’s time to get online and compare what you learned to the information at such sites like LatexMattress.org, where they lay out the case with a good set of questions to get answered before you settle in with a company to buy your latex mattress. Just because you are on the internet and you don’t pay the costs associated with overhead expenses and with sales tax, you still need to do your due diligence to find out if what you are getting is indeed what you set out to. LatexMattress.org is a great place to start to navigate your way through it all, and has some great common sense tips that may be overlooked since you may be new to latex mattresses.
When it really comes down to it, you need to have a couple of items checked off to get comfortable with putting out a substantial amount of money on a latex mattress investment: First, you get all the facts plus a warranty and decent sleep trial, and then you have to have a good feeling with who you are dealing with. The first deals with the above advice, and the second is just an intuitive gut feel that everybody has to develop on their own and practice over time. Good luck latex mattress shopping!