Many people balk at the first sign of the price tag when shopping around for latex mattresses. Savvy consumers know that there’s more to the price tag than the numbers on it, though — especially when it comes to mattresses where you spend about ⅓ of your life. With a latex mattress, you’ll find that night for night and dollar for dollar, you’re getting more than your money’s worth when you buy one. Here’s what makes the difference.
Most mattresses are made of petrochemical ingredients and non-sustainable manufacturing processes. Natural latex mattresses, on the other hand, are made with natural ingredients, no petrochemicals, and sustainable manufacturing processes.
Latex mattresses are made using either the Talalay or Dunlop method depending on the level of firm or softness you prefer. Some include a layer of each in order to reach the desired firmness. Both methods are natural and the mattresses themselves are built to last — up to 30 years in some cases. Most latex mattresses offer a 20-year warranty.
Traditional mattresses, on the other hand, are built to last seven to ten years at best. What this means is that you’ll have to go through anywhere from two to four traditional innerspring mattresses for every one latex mattress you purchase.
The other benefit (related to durability, resilience, and longevity), with the latex mattress is that it doesn’t sag or bunch over time. After ten years of sleeping on the mattress you can look forward to another ten years with the same level of comfort and support night after night.
Perhaps the biggest benefit to many consumers of latex mattresses, though, is the fact that you can truly rest easy on these “green” mattresses. This means you can sleep with a clear conscious knowing that the entire process of making the latex mattress you’re sleeping on was earth-friendly.
That’s how PlushBeds’ Botanical Bliss earned the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) Certification. This certification indicates that the mattress itself is made with organic raw materials and that the standards of manufacturing are ethical taking into account, human health, safety and welfare, and the environment.
Additionally, natural latex mattresses with the GreenGuard Gold Certification are safe enough for use in hospitals, among sensitive people (children and the elderly), and in schools. This means you can sleep easy knowing that you’re sleeping on an exceptional mattress.
Here’s another thing to consider: with prices rising exponentially, buying one mattress today that will last for up to 30 years means you’ll miss out on the inevitable price increases that will occur in 7, 14, and 21 years. How much did mattresses cost seven years ago? How much have they increased since then? Can you imagine how much it will cost to replace your mattress three times over the next 21 years? It seems that paying a little more today for a mattress that’s built to last will end up saving you so much more over its lifetime.
The bottom line is this: you actually pay less over the lifetime of the mattress while enjoying the nightly benefits of sleeping on a natural latex mattress. Combine that with the health benefits of choosing a mattress that’s GOLS certified organic and GreenGuard Gold certified, and you have everything to gain by choosing a latex mattress.
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