In a mattress that combines latex with polyurethane foam, what is the typical ratio between latex and polyurethane?
I just had a latex / polyurethane mattress delivered tonight. I liked the idea of natural Talalay latex on top for comfort and a chemical-free barrier. However, when I read the mattress tag it said the mattress contains only 5% Talalay latex and 95% bonded polyurethane! Is this normal?
There were a lot of brands I was looking at, but I wanted to stay around $3,000 for a king-size and wanted to buy locally to avoid some of the return nightmares I've heard about from online purchases.
asked Dec 18 '13
Diana M from Marietta, GA
Typically on that type of mattress you see a 2" to 3" layer of latex with a 6" to 8" base. However, of course, it can be different from brand to brand. Sounds like you have only 1" of latex.
While there are lots of natural and organic mattresses out there, might I suggest the Quail from my store. It has 9" of pure natural latex, organic cotton and organic wool for the fire barrier, right at 3k with free shipping, no tax to ship it to you from out of California.
answered Dec 18 '13
Joe Alexander ♦
Diana, sounds a little expensive for what I call a latex touch design but this is very common in today's world. Hopefully the store where you bought it can clarify. As stated above the norm would be in the 2" to 3" range. In my opinion you should have been able to find solid latex in the 2000-3000 range no problem from a factory direct operation..With that said if it sleeps well and you are O.K. with price, sleep well and forget about it.
answered Dec 19 '13
Rick C from Deland, FL
What is really important - do you love your new mattress? Is it comfortable and does it fit your body.
It's hard to buy a mattress on-line for the sheer fact you can't try the mattress before you buy it and if it is not the right one for you it is a hassle to send it back not to mention costly. If you love your mattress then don't worry if it has polyurethane foam. If you are worried then put your mattress in an organic allergy encasement and use an organic mattress pad and sheets.
Next time, look on-line for 100% natural plant based latex mattresses or inner-spring and cotton/wool/latex mattresses from organic mattress manufacturers and see if they have a store that carries the mattress in your area.
Many customers I see in my store found me by looking at the manufacturer (such as SavvyRest or Natures Embrace) and put their zip code in to see who carries their mattresses in their area.
I hope this helps and good luck with you new mattress.
answered Dec 19 '13
Lillian Fisher ♦
You got sold a synthetic mattress with a polyurethane foam base for the same price you could have bought a real 100% all natural latex without the use of chemical flame retardants and no polyurethane foam.
Natural latex vs 100% all natural latex. There is a difference.
Many sales people will call their latex, "Natural" latex is not 100% all natural latex. "Natural latex" they refer to is stryene butadine rubber which if you look it up you will find is toxic to the lungs, liver and brain. Did you know 85% of all polyurethane foam recently tested by Silent Springs Institute, contain a chemical flame retardant called Chlorinated Tris, that has been banned for over 35 years in children's sleep wear because it contains chemicals that are neurotoxins, known carcinogens, can effect fertility and hormone disrupters. Dr. Oz even talked about the dangers of polyurethane foam yesterday.
We sell the real thing for less than what many people pay in regular mattress stores. I understand not wanting to buy from a online retailer because many of them don't even have a store. I would avoid them too!
We are different, we have a store and we are held accountable for the quality, comfort and purity of our product. Our mattress is customizable and more supportative than other latex mattresses that feel more like foam and bottom out.
When your mattress breaks down in 5 - 7 years or when you get tired of smelling the toxins. I hope you decide to come over to our side of the street and get a mattress that last decades without poisoning you while you sleep either.
100% all natural latex rubber doesn't allow chemical flame retardants or synthetic blend. Organic rubber comes from organic rubber trees, tapped like maple syrup. One has make sure they are getting 100% all natural if you don't want blended synthetic.
Our web-site is Mountain Air Organic Beds dot Com.
Hi, I actually sleep on a poly/latex combo mattress. I just like the way it feels. It has 6" of polyurethane plus 3" of medium latex encased in an organic over. It's not organic…I just like the way it feels. That being said, the mattress you're describing simply doesn't sound like a good value. Not much latex for the money, and that's where the bulk of the expense should be. It just sounds as if it's just too light on the latex content. Polyurethane foam is pretty cheap, so there are better values out there, with more high quality components for the money. Oh, I saw you got a different model…that makes more sense!!
answered Dec 21 '13
Karen Woods ♦
It's funny. I have an on-line store, from which we sell 100% all latex mattresses. We have no hybrids. You bought from a local store thinking you'd do better and instead, got ripped off. What's funny is that you could have read that label on the floor sample and known before you bought that what you were about to buy was junk and saved yourself the anxiety you have now...but didn't. So much for the safety of a brick and mortar store.
answered Dec 19 '13
Peter Cancelli ♦
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