When it comes to mattresses, its what’s on the inside that counts. Mattress materials have changed a lot over thousands of years of human existence. What started out as just a pile of hay or feathers has become a massive industry with tons of options to choose from.
For most of modern history, springs were king. Then, in the last few decades, foam has grown increasingly popular. However, “foam” is a broad term that refers only to a general consistency. Mattress foams can be made from a variety of materials, some of which contain hidden dangers.
Although memory foam is very popular for its low cost and ability to be compressed for shipping, it poses numerous health risks to consumers. Latex, on the other hand, is made from a natural substance that’s perfectly safe to use.
Not all Latex is the Same
Although latex was originally made simply from rubber tree sap, soon companies began to add other chemicals and fillers to their latex formula in order to cut costs and produce more latex with less rubber sap. However, these fillers come with major drawbacks, which is why all of our latex at Palmpring is 100% natural.
Use the tell-tale signs of color and surface consistency to identify synthetic latex and steer clear!
Even in the realm of natural latex, free of artificial fillers, there is more than one way to make latex. The original method was a simple frothing and baking process known as the “Dunlop” method. The other newer method is a flash freezing process called the “Talalay” method which produces a different latex density and consistency.
As you can see, we prefer the qualities of Dunlop over Talalay for our organic mattresses at Palmpring.
What About Support?
Natural Dunlop latex is fantastic, but to get a truly incredible organic sleep you need one more thing; coconut. Our recycled and rubberized coconut husk fiber provides unparalleled support that’s far more comfortable and durable than metal springs.
Know what’s in your mattress before you buy it, and never settle for anything less than the highest quality certified organic and all natural materials.
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