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Latex Mattress Buyer’s Guide

If you are thinking of purchasing a latex mattress, you have made an excellent choice already. Latex mattresses offer the perfect combination of support and comfort, along with many additional benefits.

Our Latex Mattress Buyer’s Guide offers detailed information on the different types of latex used in mattresses and the advantages of each. You will learn that all latex mattresses are not created equal as well. This guide will help you to make an informed decision and find the perfect mattress for your needs.

Natural Latex Basics

Natural latex mattresses are not necessarily organic latex mattresses. There are some differences between the two. That doesn’t mean that natural latex is inferior to organic latex, by any means. Different people have different expectations and standards for the products they purchase.

Natural latex mattresses are derived, first, by gathering the milky sap of Hevea Brasiliensis rubber trees. This sap is then used to make mattresses. The tapping of the rubber trees does not cause harm to the trees and each tree can be tapped for 30 to 40 years. Also, Hevea Brasiliensis rubber trees grow quickly and abundantly so there is

no concern for deforestation. Once the trees have been tapped and the sap is collected, there are two types of manufacturing processes used to create natural latex mattresses.

  1. Dunlop
  2. Talalay

Each process creates a natural latex product with unique properties. One process is not superior to the other. They are both 100% natural processes for producing 100% natural latex mattresses. The difference is in the results.

Dunlop Latex Process

The Dunlop method of mattress making is more natural and energy efficient than the Talalay method, since it involves less steps:

  • The trees are tapped.
  • The sap is collected.
  • The latex foam, in a liquid form, is poured into the mold.
  • The mold is then sealed, and baked in an oven (this process is called vulcanization).
  • The mattress is removed from the mold, and washed thoroughly once thoroughly baked.
  • The foam is then dried thoroughly to remove all moisture, after being washed.

Dunlop mattresses are known for their exceptional elasticity, which helps them maintain their shape over time and avoid sagging and indentations. They are also the longest lasting type of latex and the most supportive.

Talalay Latex Process

The Talalay method of mattress making begins very much like the Dunlop method. Trees are tapped, sap is gathered and the liquid latex is poured into a mold.

This is where the process is different. Instead of completely filling the mold with liquid latex, like in the Dunlop method, the mold is half filled with latex foam. Here’s what happens next:

  • The mold is sealed.
  • A vacuum is used to expand the latex so that it fills the mold.
  • Once filled, the mold is frozen.
  • Then the foam is baked to volcanize the latex.
  • Once baked, the foam is removed from the mold and washed.
  • Then it is dried thoroughly to remove all moisture, after being washed.

The Talalay method has more steps than the Dunlop method and it uses more energy in the manufacturing process. The latex created with the Talalay method has tiny pockets of air throughout the foam. This provides more softness than you will experience with Dunlop latex.

The natural latex mattresess from PlushBeds utilize both Dunlop and Talalay latex when crafting our unique line of mattresses. The Dunlop core provides superior support and durability, while the Talalay layer ensures exceptional comfort and cushioning – great for soothing pressure points.

Why 100% Natural Latex Mattresses?

Why would someone choose to invest in a 100% natural latex mattress instead of a less expensive mattress? A natural latex mattress not only offers the perfect combination of support and comfort, but it is the healthiest and most durable mattress you can sleep on.

What separates a 100% natural latex mattress apart from other mattresses on the market today, such as memory foam mattresses, is all the things you won’t find in them, such as the items listed below:

No Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)

PBDEs are commonly found in fire retardant materials used in mattresses and other products. They have been associated with a wide range of health conditions – especially among children and babies. Natural latex mattresses from PlushBeds contain pure natural wool as a natural fire barrier instead of PBDEs and other chemicals.

No Glues

Glues are a common source of VOCs in the air and they account for some of the off-gassing associated with new mattresses on the market today. We do not use glue in PlushBeds mattresses. This also allows users to easily exchange comfort layers if they need a little more or less cushioning or firmness in their mattress.

No Synthetic Blends or Petrochemical Fillers

This includes a wide range of things you won’t find in 100% Natural Latex, including:

  • No formaldehyde
  • No carcinogens
  • No VOCs
  • No anti-fungicides
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No pesticides

Not only does this make a 100% natural latex mattress a better choice to bring into your home, but it’s also a better choice for the planet. It feels great to make decisions that promote a healthier home and planet.

Why Buy a PlushBeds 100% Natural Latex Mattress?

There are plenty of reasons to consider PlushBeds as your first choice for a 100% natural latex mattress. All of PlushBeds mattresses are handcrafted and customized just for you, using the finest quality natural and organic materials. Our commitment to excellence in craftsmanship and superior quality materials has driven us to become the industry’s leading innovator. We continue to create new standards for sleep products that are safe for your health. Our engineers are constantly looking for ground-breaking, non-toxic materials and products that will help you drift into a deep sleep every night.

Additionally, we offer the following to show that we stand behind our products:

  1. Multiple Third Party Certifications

Third party certifications provide invaluable peace of mind to consumers. PlushBeds is continuously working to achieve and maintain the highest standards in production, products, and manufacturing in order to gain and retain important certifications, such as:

These are all independent certifications that are highly reputable and greatly sought after in the mattress industry. Brands who earn these certifications go through rigorous testing, provide absolute transparency, and continuously re-qualify to maintain these certifications.

  1. 100-Night Money Back Guarantee

At PlushBeds, we believe you need to really sleep on something as important as a new mattress. For this reason, we offer a full 100 nights for you to sleep on your mattress, before making the decision to return or keep your mattress. If you decide that your PlushBeds mattress is not for you, you may return it for a full refund of your purchase price, with free shipping both ways.

  1. Outstanding Customer Service

We are as committed to our customers as we are to the planet. We take great pride in providing a superior buying experience. From the point of purchase, to working out problems along the way, to addressing your concerns and more, we are happy to offer exceptional service at every turn.

With an A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating and extensive positive reviews from verified customers, you can feel confident that you’ll receive outstanding customer service when you purchase a latex mattress from PlushBeds.

  1. Superior 25 Year Warranty

It is our warranty, though, that tells you how much we believe in the products we make and sell. We offer the industry’s greatest 25-year warranty, promising to repair or replace mattresses that are defective.

Natural latex mattresses offer many benefits to users. Beginning with outstanding support, soothing pressure relieving comfort, and a long lifespan. It’s no wonder more people are making the decision to purchase these exceptional mattresses for themselves and their families.

  1. Free Shipping

If you live in the contiguous United States, you will receive your latex mattress with no delivery cost to you.

Latex Mattress Choices at PlushBeds

PlushBeds offers a variety of latex mattresses to meet the diverse needs, demands, and budgets of customers interested in enjoying the benefits of latex mattresses:

  • BOTANICAL BLISS (Organic Latex Mattress) (GOLS, GOTS, USDA, Oeko-Tex and GreenGuard Gold Certified)

Recommended by Orthopedic Specialists and Chiropractors alike, our Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress offers unrivaled support thanks to its GOLS Certified Organic Dunlop Latex layers. This luxurious mattress offers comfort and cushioning for your joints and pressure points. Also, the soft, non-woven, GOTS Certified Organic Cotton cover provides incredible pressure relief and the entire mattress is GreenGuard Gold certified. Plus, the Orthopedic Foundation is made of all-natural spruce wood, offering better shock absorption.

Below are some of the features we believe you’re going to love about our Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress:

  • Handcrafted using the best quality organic and natural materials.
  • 100% organic, non woven cotton cover
  • 100% natural wool fire barrier
  • Adjustable latex layers to optimize your comfort
  • No chemicals, no synthetics, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no petroleum, no fillers, no pesticides, no carcinogens
  • No VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
  • 100-night money back guarantee
  • 25-year manufacturer’s warranty

There are three firmness levels available for the Botanical Bliss mattress and many variables for each firmness, with the adjustable latex layers. This allows the Botanical Bliss mattress to appeal to a wide range of people with a variety of needs for comfort and support:

  • Soft
  • Medium
  • Medium-Firm

The mattress is also available in thicknesses of 10 or 13 inches and your choice of the following sizes:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • Cal King
  • Split King

Consumers interested in purchasing a mattress that is as good for their sleep as it is for the planet and the health of their families, will not find a safer and equally luxurious choice than the Botanical Bliss Organic Mattress by PlushBeds.

  • NATURAL BLISS (100% Natural Latex Mattress – Wool Free) (GOLS, GOTS, USDA, Oeko-Tex and GreenGuard Gold Certified)

If you’re looking for a 100% natural latex mattress that is wool free, then the Natural Bliss by PlushBeds is an outstanding choice to make. There’s plenty to love about the Natural Bliss 100% Natural Latex Mattress from PlushBeds, including the following:

  • Handcrafted using the best quality organic and natural materials.
  • 100% stretch organic cotton cover
  • All-natural fire barrier derived from silica & plant fibers
  • No chemicals, no synthetics, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no petroleum, no fillers, no pesticides, no carcinogens
  • No VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
  • 100-night money back guarantee
  • 25-year manufacturer’s warranty

There are four firmness levels available for the Natural Bliss mattress. This allows the Natural Bliss mattress to appeal to a wide range of people with a variety of needs for comfort and support:

  • Soft
  • Medium
  • Medium-Firm
  • Extra-Firm

The mattress is also available in thicknesses of 6, 8 or 10 inches and your choice of the following sizes:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • Cal King
  • Split King

The Natural Bliss Mattress provides you with the peace of mind that comes with buying products that are comfortable and healthy to sleep on.

  • LUXURY BLISS (Natural Latex Mattress with Encased Coils) (GOTS, Oeko-Tex, GreenGuard Gold Certified)

The Luxury Bliss Natural Latex Mattress with Encased Coils is the ideal solution for those who dream of the comfort and support of natural latex at a lower price point. Best of all, you get all the features you expect from natural latex mattresses bearing the PlushBeds name, at a great price. You’ll enjoy the softness of our stretched organic cotton cover, the buoyancy of 100% natural latex, the superb support of our individually wrapped, pocketed coil core, and the purity you expect from all PlushBeds products.

This 12 inch mattress offers superb comfort at a medium or medium-firm level of firmness, and comes in a variety of sizes, including:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • Cal King
  • Split King

You also get the same 100-night opportunity to see how this stunning beauty works for you, plus the 25-year PlushBeds warranty making this mattress an ideal choice for almost any budget.

The Slice of Heaven Eco Green Sofa Mattress is the natural latex solution PlushBeds offers in a sofa bed mattress. You get all the environmental and health benefits natural latex offers, plus you get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re buying from a brand that shares your concerns over health and safety for your family and the planet.

This sofa bed mattress is 4.5 inches thick and offers superior support (enough support that an adult weighing 250 pounds can sleep comfortably without feeling the metal bars most sofa beds use to support the mattress).

The Slice of Heaven Eco Green Sofa Mattress from PlushBeds comes with a 100-night guarantee and is available in a variety of sizes, including:

  • Single
  • Twin
  • Twin Wide
  • Full
  • Full Wide
  • Queen
  • Queen Wide

There is no reason for your guests to sleep uncomfortably when they visit, especially when the Slice of Heaven Eco Green Sofa Mattress from PlushBeds offers so much comfort and it’s healthy to sleep on.

If you’re committed to natural latex mattresses for your home, then why not consider them for your RV as well? Not only is the interior space of your RV much smaller than your home and more susceptible to off-gassing in other mattresses, but no one wants to give up comfort unnecessarily – even when roughing it.

The Mobile Plush Eco Green 8” RV Mattress from PlushBeds offers the perfect blend of natural comfort and RV efficiency so you can take the health and comfort benefits of PlushBeds natural latex with you when you’re on-the-go. You can have the best of both worlds, with natural latex from the PlushBeds name, with the same quality you expect from bedroom mattresses bearing that name. Our RV mattresses come in a variety of sizes, including:

  • Twin
  • RV Special
  • Queen
  • Queen Short
  • King

Enjoy comfortable, pure, affordable luxury when traveling with your Mobile Plush Eco Green RV Mattress from PlushBeds, and sleep well wherever your travels take you. Plus, you still enjoy all the environmental and health benefits the PlushBeds name is so well-known for delivering.

PlushBeds RV Mattresses contain:

  • No VOCs
  • No PBDEs
  • No CFCs
  • No Formaldehyde
  • No Glue
  • No Prohibited Phthalates
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • No Heavy Metals

And, you still get the 100 night opportunity to sleep on it, and see for yourself that your decision to purchase a natural latex RV mattress from PlushBeds was absolutely the right decision to make.

The PlushBeds Difference

PlushBeds believes that by offering superior products that are not only comfortable but healthy to sleep on, and exceptional service, we have created the perfect balance of comfort, support, and peace of mind for consumers like you.

Try one of our luxurious mattresses yourself and see what a difference it can make for you. Our 100 Night Free Money Back Guarantee means you have nothing to lose.

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    Amber Merton

    Amber Merton is an accomplished writer on the topics of green living and sleep. Her work has been covered in numerous online publications. Amber has been a regular author on the PlushBeds blog for the past 7 years.

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