If you are thinking of purchasing a latex mattress, you have made an excellent choice already.\u00a0Latex mattresses offer the perfect combination of support and comfort,\u00a0along with many additional benefits.\n\nOur\u00a0Latex Mattress Buyer's Guide\u00a0offers 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.\n\n\nNatural Latex Basics\nNatural latex mattresses are not necessarily organic latex mattresses. There are some differences between the two. That doesn\u2019t mean that natural latex is inferior to organic latex, by any means. Different people have different expectations and standards for the products they purchase.\n\nNatural 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\n\nno 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.\n\n \tDunlop\n \tTalalay\n\nEach 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.\nDunlop Latex Process\nThe Dunlop method of mattress making is more natural and energy efficient than the Talalay method, since it involves less steps:\n\n \tThe trees are tapped.\n \tThe sap is collected.\n \tThe latex foam, in a liquid form, is poured into the mold.\n \tThe mold is then sealed, and baked in an oven (this process is called vulcanization).\n \tThe mattress is removed from the mold, and washed thoroughly once thoroughly baked.\n \tThe foam is then dried thoroughly to remove all moisture, after being washed.\n\nDunlop 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.\nTalalay Latex Process\nThe 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.\n\nThis 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\u2019s what happens next:\n\n \tThe mold is sealed.\n \tA vacuum is used to expand the latex so that it fills the mold.\n \tOnce filled, the mold is frozen.\n \tThen the foam is baked to volcanize the latex.\n \tOnce baked, the foam is removed from the mold and washed.\n \tThen it is dried thoroughly to remove all moisture, after being washed.\n\nThe Talalay method has more steps than the Dunlop method and it uses more energy in the manufacturing process.\u00a0The 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.\n\nThe 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.\nWhy 100% Natural Latex Mattresses?\nWhy 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.\n\nWhat 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\u2019t find in them, such as the items listed below:\nNo Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs)\nPBDEs are commonly found in fire retardant materials used in mattresses and other products. They have been associated with a wide range of health conditions \u2013 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.\nNo Glues\nGlues 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.\nNo Synthetic Blends or Petrochemical Fillers\nThis includes a wide range of things you won\u2019t find in 100% Natural Latex, including:\n\n \tNo formaldehyde\n \tNo carcinogens\n \tNo VOCs\n \tNo anti-fungicides\n \tNo harsh chemicals\n \tNo pesticides\n\nNot 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.\nWhy Buy a PlushBeds 100% Natural Latex Mattress?\nThere 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\u00a0superior quality materials has driven us to become\u00a0the industry's leading innovator. We continue\u00a0to create new standards for sleep\u00a0products that are safe for your health.\u00a0Our engineers are constantly looking\u00a0for ground-breaking, non-toxic\u00a0materials and products that will\u00a0help you drift into a deep sleep\u00a0every night.\n\nAdditionally, we offer the following to show that we stand behind our products:\n\n \t Multiple Third Party Certifications\n\nThird 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:\n\n \tGOLS Certification (Global Organic Latex Standard)\n \tGOTS Certification (Global Organic Textile Standard)\n \tUSDA Organic\n \tOEKO-TEX Standard 100\n \tGreenGuard Gold Certification\n\nThese 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.\n\n \t 100-Night Money Back Guarantee\n\nAt 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.\u00a0If 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.\n\n \t Outstanding Customer Service\n\nWe 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.\n\nWith an A+ Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating and\u00a0extensive positive reviews from verified customers, you can feel confident that you\u2019ll receive outstanding customer service when you purchase a latex mattress from PlushBeds.\n\n \t Superior 25 Year Warranty\n\nIt is our warranty, though, that tells you how much we believe in the products we make and sell. We offer the industry\u2019s greatest\u00a025-year warranty, promising to repair or replace mattresses that are defective.\n\nNatural 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.\n\n \t Free Shipping\n\nIf you live in the contiguous United States, you will receive your latex mattress with no delivery cost to you.\nLatex Mattress Choices at PlushBeds\nPlushBeds offers a variety of latex mattresses to meet the diverse needs, demands, and budgets of customers interested in enjoying the benefits of latex mattresses:\n\n \tBOTANICAL BLISS\u00a0(Organic Latex Mattress) (GOLS, GOTS, USDA, Oeko-Tex and GreenGuard Gold Certified)\n\nRecommended 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\u00a0the entire mattress is GreenGuard Gold certified.\u00a0Plus, the Orthopedic Foundation is made of all-natural spruce wood, offering better shock absorption.\n\nBelow are some of the features we believe you\u2019re going to love about our Botanical Bliss Organic Latex Mattress:\n\n \tHandcrafted using the best quality organic and natural materials.\n \t100% organic, non woven cotton cover\n \t100% natural wool fire barrier\n \tAdjustable latex layers to optimize your comfort\n \tNo chemicals, no synthetics, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no petroleum, no fillers, no pesticides, no carcinogens\n \tNo VOCs (volatile organic compounds)\n \t100-night money back guarantee\n \t25-year manufacturer\u2019s warranty\n\nThere are three firmness levels available for the Botanical Bliss mattress and many variables for each firmness, with the adjustable latex layers.\u00a0This allows the Botanical Bliss mattress to appeal to a wide range of people with a variety of needs for comfort and support:\n\n \tSoft\n \tMedium\n \tMedium-Firm\n\nThe mattress is also available in thicknesses of 10 or 13 inches and your choice of the following sizes:\n\n \tTwin\n \tTwin XL\n \tFull\n \tQueen\n \tKing\n \tCal King\n \tSplit King\n\nConsumers 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.\n\n \tNATURAL BLISS\u00a0(100% Natural Latex Mattress - Wool Free) (GOLS, GOTS, USDA, Oeko-Tex and GreenGuard Gold Certified)\n\nIf you\u2019re looking for a 100% natural latex mattress that is wool free, then the Natural Bliss by PlushBeds is an outstanding choice to make.\u00a0There\u2019s plenty to love about the Natural Bliss 100% Natural Latex Mattress from PlushBeds, including the following:\n\n \tHandcrafted using the best quality organic and natural materials.\n \t100% stretch organic cotton cover\n \tAll-natural fire barrier derived from silica & plant fibers\n \tNo chemicals, no synthetics, no phthalates, no formaldehyde, no petroleum, no fillers, no pesticides, no carcinogens\n \tNo VOCs (volatile organic compounds)\n \t100-night money back guarantee\n \t25-year manufacturer\u2019s warranty\n\nThere 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:\n\n \tSoft\n \tMedium\n \tMedium-Firm\n \tExtra-Firm\n\nThe mattress is also available in thicknesses of 6, 8 or 10 inches and your choice of the following sizes:\n\n \tTwin\n \tTwin XL\n \tFull\n \tQueen\n \tKing\n \tCal King\n \tSplit King\n\nThe Natural Bliss Mattress provides you with the peace of mind that comes with buying products\u00a0that are comfortable and healthy to sleep on.\n\n \tLUXURY BLISS\u00a0(Natural Latex Mattress with Encased Coils) (GOTS, Oeko-Tex, GreenGuard Gold Certified)\n\nThe 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.\u00a0Best of all, you get all the features you expect from natural latex mattresses bearing the PlushBeds name, at a great price. You\u2019ll 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.\n\nThis 12 inch mattress offers superb comfort at a medium or medium-firm level of firmness, and comes in a variety of sizes, including:\n\n \tTwin\n \tTwin XL\n \tFull\n \tQueen\n \tKing\n \tCal King\n \tSplit King\n\nYou 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.\n\n \tSlice of Heaven Eco Green Sofa Mattress\n\nThe 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\u2019re buying from a brand that shares your concerns over health and safety for your family and the planet.\n\nThis 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).\n\nThe Slice of Heaven Eco Green Sofa Mattress from PlushBeds comes with a 100-night guarantee and is available in a variety of sizes, including:\n\n \tSingle\n \tTwin\n \tTwin Wide\n \tFull\n \tFull Wide\n \tQueen\n \tQueen Wide\n\nThere 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.\n\n \tMobile Plush Eco Green 8" RV Mattress\n\nIf you\u2019re 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 \u2013 even when roughing it.\n\nThe Mobile Plush Eco Green 8\u201d 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\u2019re on-the-go.\u00a0You 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:\n\n \tTwin\n \tRV Special\n \tQueen\n \tQueen Short\n \tKing\n\nEnjoy comfortable, pure, affordable luxury when traveling with your Mobile Plush Eco Green RV Mattress from PlushBeds, and sleep well wherever your travels take you.\u00a0Plus, you still enjoy all the environmental and health benefits the PlushBeds name is so well-known for delivering.\n\nPlushBeds RV Mattresses contain:\n\n \tNo VOCs\n \tNo PBDEs\n \tNo CFCs\n \tNo Formaldehyde\n \tNo Glue\n \tNo Prohibited Phthalates\n \tNo Harsh Chemicals\n \tNo Heavy Metals\n\nAnd, 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.\nThe PlushBeds Difference\nPlushBeds 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.\n\nTry one of our luxurious mattresses\u00a0yourself and see what a difference it can make for you. 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