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Mattresses Made With Latex

Although they have been available for many decades, latex mattresses are currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, particularly in Europe. In general, latex shares many of the benefits of memory foam, particularly in terms of its exceptional support and durability. However, latex lacks the slow response and recovery time that characterizes memory foam. For those who dislike these aspects of memory foam, whether due to the warmth of the mattress, difficulty in changing positions or otherwise, latex is a very compelling alternative. Fans of latex praise its well-balanced support, long lifespan (which in some cases can exceed 20 years) and allergen resistance. Critics cite challenges in finding the perfect combination of comfort and support, as well as the somewhat rubbery smell of latex mattresses.

Latex Mattress Construction

Like memory foam beds, latex beds tend to be relatively simple in their construction. Typically, a latex mattress consists of anywhere from 1 to 4 layers, with the bottom layer (known as the "core") being the firmest, and each layer above getting progressively softer. The core, which provides the underlying support for the mattress, tends to be about 5-6" thick and is typically made from either relatively dense latex (in high-quality latex mattresses) or polyurethane foam. The upper layers, also known as the "comfort" layers, are designed to give the bed a softer feel and are most often made from either softer latex or memory foam.

Latex typically contains numerous "pincore holes" — deep, cylindrical holes spread throughout the mattress to help soften its feel. Larger pincore holes create a softer feel. Some manufacturers place different-sized holes in different parts of the mattress in order to offer different zones of support and comfort for the various parts of the body.

Types of Latex

Latex mattresses can be made from either natural or synthetic latex, or (more typically) a blend thereof. Though all-natural latex mattresses are available, they are the least common and most expensive. Natural latex, produced from the rubber tree, is known for its softness and elasticity, as well as its biodegradability and inherent resistance to bacteria, mold and dust mites. That said, as a natural product, it is inherently subject to greater variations in quality. Synthetic latex, made through a chemical process using petroleum-based materials, shares many of the same physical properties as natural latex, but often has a slightly stiffer feel and is thought by some to better maintain its resiliency over a very long period of time. Blends of natural and synthetic latex generally aim to capture the advantages of both natural and synthetic latex and thus have become quite popular. Mattress manufacturers using blended latex often claim that it combines the elasticity of natural latex with the consistent quality and durability of synthetic latex.

Some latex also includes "fillers," tiny particles of clay or other materials that are mixed into the foam, making the resulting latex less costly, but also stiffer and less durable. The term "pure latex" typically refers to latex that does not include fillers, and can be applied to either synthetic or natural latex. Most higher-quality latex mattresses use pure latex.

Latex Production Techniques

There are two different production processes used to make latex mattresses, the differences in which are largely a matter of personal preference. The older, more established process (dating back over 75 years) is known as Dunlop, while the newer, more involved (and more expensive) process is known as Talalay. In the Dunlop process, liquid latex is "whipped" with air until it becomes wet foam, at which time it is poured into a mold, hardened, and vulcanized. In the Talalay process, the wet latex foam is similarly poured into a mold, but extra room is left at the top of the mold. Once the mold is sealed, air is vacuumed out of the mold, causing the foam to expand such that it fills the empty space inside the mold. The mold is then frozen and quickly vulcanized, locking in the expanded structure of the foam. Not surprisingly, Talalay latex is generally softer and less dense, while Dunlop latex tends to be firmer and heavier.

Latex Mattress Manufacturers

Unlike some other types of beds, the latex mattress market is not dominated by a single brand. To find the right latex mattress brand for you, please browse our extensive list of latex mattress manufacturers and product lines below.

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Spotlight Brands:

  • Reverie
    The Beginning Natural rubber is one of nature’s true miracles. Used by NASA to cushion the flights of astronauts, it was also used by Kings ...

  • Aireloom Luxury Latex
    The Luxury Latex product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2009 that is manufactured by Aireloom.

  • Comfortaire Advanced
    The Comfortaire Advanced Series offers the same improved design as the Preferred Series and has the added benefits of the OUTLAST technology. This NASA certified ...

  • Comfortaire Original Comfort

  • Restonic HealthRest

  • Invigo

  • Pure LatexBliss Hybrid

  • Pure LatexBliss Natural
    The Natural Latex product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2009 that is manufactured by Pure LatexBliss.

  • Carolina Mattress Guild Natural Living
    The Natural Living product line is a collection of mattresses that is manufactured by Carolina Mattress Guild.

  • Serta iComfort
    Introducing the new iComfort Sleep System by Serta, featuring our Cool Action™ Gel Memory Foam - the world’s first memory foam infused with the support ...

  • Serta Trump Home
    Trump Home™ by Serta Trump is a name synonymous with the upscale lifestyle, superior quality and success of Donald Trump and the Trump Empire. Now, ...

  • Aireloom A Latex
    The A Latex product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2009 that is manufactured by Aireloom.

  • Aireloom Natural
    The Natural product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2009 that is manufactured by Aireloom.

  • Aireloom Organic Hybrid
    The Organic Hybrid product line is a collection of mattresses that is manufactured by Aireloom.

  • Carolina Mattress Guild Cool Flex
    The Cool Flex product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2013 that is manufactured by Carolina Mattress Guild.

  • Carolina Mattress Guild Fresh Touch
    The Fresh Touch product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2012 that is manufactured by Carolina Mattress Guild.

  • HG Linen
    Welcome to The Grove!We start with pure sources, add 30 years of latex expertise and combine with a passion for simple, modern design to offer ...

  • Hevea Grove
    The Hevea Grove product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2010 that is manufactured by de Courcy.

  • Pure LatexBliss All Natural
    The All Natural Latex product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2013 that is manufactured by Pure LatexBliss.

  • Pure LatexBliss Prestige
    The Prestige product line is a collection of mattresses released in 2013 that is manufactured by Pure LatexBliss.

Brands Making Mattresses Made With Latex:

Brand Support Type Tags Price Reviews
Symbol Kingsbury Foam Gel, Latex, Made in the USA, Memory Foam 0 5.0
(3 reviews)
Reverie
The Beginning Natural rubber is one of nature’s true miracles. Used by NASA to cushion the flights of astronauts, it was also used by Kings ...
Latex Latex 0 5.0
(2 reviews)
AH Beard Innerspring Coil on Coil, Hand Crafted, Innerspring, Latex, Made in the USA, Memory Foam, Pocket Coil 4 $$$$ 5.0
(1 review)
Aireloom Luxury Latex Latex Latex 0 5.0
(1 review)
Comfortaire Advanced
The Comfortaire Advanced Series offers the same improved design as the Preferred Series and has the added benefits of the OUTLAST technology. This NASA certified ...
Air Air Bed, Adjustable Comfort, Latex, Memory Foam 4 $$$$ 5.0
(1 review)
Comfortaire Original Comfort
Air Air Bed, Adjustable Comfort, Latex, Memory Foam, Natural Materials 3 $$$ 5.0
(1 review)
Diamond Spinal Comfort Innerspring Innerspring, Latex, Made in the USA 0 5.0
(1 review)
Englander Lifestyle Gel, Gel Memory Foam, Latex, Memory Foam, Pocket Coil 3 $$$ 5.0
(1 review)
Innomax Natural Reserve Varied Dual Comfort, Latex, Memory Foam, Natural Materials, Organic Materials (Certified), Sustainable Materials 0 5.0
(1 review)
Natural Elegance Varied Latex, Organic Materials (Certified) 0 5.0
(1 review)

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Available Models Latex

Below is a list of available Ultimate Hybrid models.
Model Line Brand
Essentia Dormeuse Essentia
Essentia Tatami Essentia
Essentia Grateful Bed Essentia
Essentia Beausommet Essentia
Essentia Classic Essentia
Essentia Classic 8 Essentia
Essentia Energie Opus Essentia
Essentia Unity Essentia
Zedbed S13 Zedbed
Zedbed S9 Zedbed

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Gatineau QC Serta iComfort, Serta Trump Home 0
Brault & Martineau
Gatineau QC Zedbed 0
The Brick
Ottawa ON Serta iComfort, Serta Trump Home 0
Sleep Country Canada
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Sleep Country Canada
Ottawa ON Serta iComfort 0
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Based on 156 reviews

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Recommended by: 78 of 156 reviewers

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    “Buy only with a return policy”

    Posted by Patti H from Lawrenceville, GA on March 4, 2013
    So, after convincing my husband to pay much more than we should have, and being so excited about the quality and health benefits, I'm having to purchase a hated memory foam topper to try to get some relief. A mattress affects every minute of your day! No matter how great ...

    “Disappointed”

    Posted by Carolyn W from Scottsdale, AZ on February 27, 2013
    We ordered the king size Tranquil and upon delivery, when we took it out of the box, it appeared to be raised in the middle and had slight dips on the two sides. I convinced myself this had to be the result of shipping upright in the box. But on ...

    “Serenity Now”

    Posted by Carey L from Athens, TN on February 14, 2013
    Very comfortable. I can finally sleep on my side without pain in my shoulders and hips. I toss and turn much less than on a standard spring type mattress. And when my husband turns over, there is little movement on my side of the bed.

    “Leaky mattress”

    Posted by Dan S from Mobile, AL on February 12, 2013
    I am replacing the plastic barrel connector for the third time. And for the third time the company has changed the design. Little wonder! I cannot depend on this bed, and I will not buy another.

    “Our kids love it”

    Posted by Heinz K from High Point, NC on February 7, 2013
    A very comfortable mattress at a reasonable price. We bought one for each of our children to help with their allergies. Our children have slept much better on the Invigo than traditional coil mattresses.

    “GREAT MATTRESS!”

    Posted by T B from Pensacola, FL on February 6, 2013
    It is on guest room queen bed and our guests ( 8 since we installed it) have been consistently enthusiastic about the big improvement. We tried it ourselves and found that it is every bit as comfortable as our much heavier, much more costly but very comfortable mattress. It also ...

    “Taylor's Mommy”

    Posted by Debbie H from Saint Francis, MN on February 5, 2013
    We bought this for our sons bed after he left his crib. He sleeps really well on it and the few times I have slept with him liked the mattress. We liked it so much we bought one for our camper. The mattress itself is very supportive and comfortable. I ...

    “Sleep Sack aka Hammock”

    Posted by Diane W from Mulino, OR on January 20, 2013
    Our purchase of the iComfort Prodigy was a result of an exchange of a totally unacceptable innerspring mattress, exercising our "one-time comfort guarantee". Our salesperson assured us that, to approach the feel and comfort level of our old mattress, we should seriously consider a memory foam product. The concept of ...

    “Sinking Causes Back Pain”

    Posted by Barbara E from Sevierville, TN on December 16, 2012
    I first bought the Pamper for firmness and not long after sleeping on it it felt like it bottomed out and was so hard so the store done a comfort exchange for the Nutrition .At first it felt really supportive and then it began to sink and it was checked ...

    “Finally A Company that Stands Behind Their Product”

    Posted by Paul S from Pompano Beach, FL on December 1, 2012
    2011 Bought Mattress from Mattress Express. 2013 had sag and found out that mattress Express was taken over by Mattress Firm. Mattress Firm sent a technician out to examine if there was a defect. The technician saw the problem immediately and sent his report to Mattress Firm. Mattress Firm failed ...

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