Latex is a relatively new product used for mattresses. Made from either Natural or Synthetic latex, a latex core can virtually last forever and won’t lose its bounce. Natural latex is made from natural rubber taken from the rubber tree, and synthetic latex is made from a mix of different chemical compounds. Although synthetic latex is a human-made product, it feels virtually identical to a natural latex product. The only difference between them is the form of latex in the manufacturing process.
There are typically 2 forms of latex manufacture, the Dunlop method, and the Talalay method. The older, traditional Dunlop method involves whipping liquefied latex with air to make it into a foam. Then, it is poured into a mold where it is heated until it is vulcanized. The Talalay method involves pouring the liquid latex into a mold, placing a vacuum on the mold, which sucks out the air bubbles and pockets to create a more consistent structure, and then setting the mold by freezing the latex.
Different sized holes are cut into the latex called “pin core holes to get a different amount of firmness in the core.” These holes soften the latex and make it more comfortable. The larger the holes, the softer the latex. Most latex mattresses will have one size of hole running all the way through the mattress, although different manufacturers may cut different size holes in different places to create “comfort zones.” For example, a softer feel around the shoulders and feet, but a firmer feel around the hips.
One of our best-selling latex mattresses is the Rest Assured Knowlton Latex 2000. Indulgent, premium natural latex pillow top for unsurpassed comfort and ease of movement, so you wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead.
If you want to enjoy latex but can’t afford a complete latex core, then maybe you could look at other mattresses with latex in them. For example, the Silentnight Miracoil Latex Comfort, which has the comfort of the award-winning Miracoil spring system and latex foam’s resilience. Whatever your budget may be, latex is a material that everybody can enjoy.