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Latex why when how

by Jennifer Groom March 22, 2016

What is Latex Foam and Why isn't it Widely Used?

Latex foam is a type of foam designed to provide comfort and pressure relief. It can be made using natural or synthetic materials, and most of the time its made up of a blend!

There are 3 different styles of Latex foam: 

  1. Natural latex
  2. Blended latex
  3. 100% synthetic latex

Natural latex foam is processed Hevea rubber tree milk. It's common to find a blend of latex since it's durable, lasting 15+ years. Latex has been the natural way to sleep in the mattress world for years, however it hasn't been marketed that way due to the cost of providing latex to its customers! Utilizing Memory Foam has increased margins for many companies, here at Nature's Rest we would prefer to offer our customer the best quality foam we can.

Talalay Latex Manufacturing 



2 Different Ways to Make Latex Mattress Foam:

Sap from the Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) is collected and processed into latex; the finished product is used in mattresses and pillows.

1) Talalay Process (preferred by Nature's Rest)
The Talalay process of making latex results in a softer feeling foam. Synthetics and air are always added to achieve this creating the perfect blend to add durability and support.

2) Dunlop Process
The Dunlop process of making latex creates a firmer feeling foam with less of a bounce. often times known as the "dead" latex

Both Dunlop and Talalay latex can be made 100% synthetic or 100% Natural

Jennifer Groom
Jennifer Groom