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Factors You Need to Consider for Buying the Best Latex Mattress

Saptakee Sengupta Nov 18, 2018
The quality of a latex mattress is judged primarily by the degree of customer satisfaction. Read more to know some of its brands and the factors that determine product quality.
Different types of mattresses include spring, memory foam, water-bed, latex, and support. Latex mattresses have a good reputation among customers owing to their quality.
It also provides comfort to people having regular backache and spine problems. They look more or less similar to a memory foam mattress with support springs, though the properties are different. You should know the basic things about a latex mattress, which will help you in choosing the best product.
You must perform a quality check before buying a latex mattress. Dunlop and Talalay are preferred equally by customers as their mattresses are of premium quality. Dunlop manufactures supportive and firm latex for natural mattresses while Talalay manufactures them in a more contemporary way.

Choosing a Latex Mattress

> There are basically two types of latex mattresses, viz., natural and synthetic. Natural latex mattresses are 100% pure as they are made from natural products. They are hypoallergenic and anti bacterial.
Good quality brands are tick, mold and mite resistant. Natural latex is made from rubber tree sap. Synthetic latex mattresses are made artificially (from chemical processes and are petroleum-based), though they externally look similar to natural mattresses.
Also known as blend mattresses, synthetic mattresses are cheaper than natural ones. They are vulnerable to insect infestation and may cause allergy to sensitive skin. Some latex mattress manufacturers use fillers which are tiny particles applied to both natural and synthetic latex mattresses. Purchase heat-resistant varieties if you live in a tropical area.
> Look for mattresses that have pincore holes in them. The holes improve air circulation and keep the mattress soft, cushioned and cozy. Presence of pinholes also reduces its friction with your body, thereby preventing wear and tear of the fabric. Purchase mattresses that have good density of holes.
The best feature of a latex mattress is its durability. Latex is itself an immensely durable material that lasts for 20 years or more. Therefore, one should invest on the best product since one can enjoy its benefits for such a long period.
Furthermore, when you sleep on the mattress, you can very well feel your body weight getting evenly distributed.
> Latex mattresses have ILD (Impression Load Deflection) numbers in them. It's a value that determines how soft or how firm the mattress is. A standard mattress will have ILD rating within the range 24-30. If you are looking for a firm mattress then you have to go for higher ILD values ranging between 34-36. Soft mattresses have ILD values between 19-21.
Selecting a medium-firm mattress that provides the much-needed luxury and comfort is recommended. Excessively soft and cushy mattresses give rise to back problems after a certain time.
> Here is a list of premium brands of latex mattress:
  • PureGrow™Wool
  • ErgoSoft Latex Mattress
  • E.C.O. Natural Talalay Mattress
  • Green Mattress Factory Latex Mattress
  • Boyd IMNF920QN Queen Size Natural Flex
  • 9 Night Therapy Latex Pressure Relief Mattress
  • Natura CL-M94 Naturlatex Classic Latex
  • Euphoria All Natural Wool and Latex Mattress
  • Louisville Bedding EcoSmart Latex Foam Mattress
  • Sleep EZ Latex Mattress
  • Royal Pedic Pillowtop Mattress Pads
  • Habitat Furnishings Latex Mattress
  • Aireloom Luxury Latex
  • EcoSleep Talalay Latex
  • Natura World Ultra Green Series
  • Natura World Organic Mattresses
  • Restwell Mattress Factory Latex
  • Sealy Posturepedic Springfree Soybean and Latex Foam
Read the instructions provided before using the mattress. Make sure that the mattress snugs in properly in your bed and you receive all the benefits of a latex mattress.