There are many mattresses which you can choose from. Among the variants available, the most popular and the best is the latex mattress. However, not all mattresses made of latex are of the same type and quality. There are some noticeable differences which you should be aware of when selecting the best type of mattress for yourself. Latex is actually a by product of the polymer micro particles emulsion. This material is extracted from the rubber tree sap. There are also other saps in orange and yellow colour which are excreted from some other plants. This provides variation to the different types of latex mattresses.

Synthetic Latex and Natural Latex:-The natural latex foam does not include harmful chemicals in any form. On the other hand, the synthetic latex is absolutely opposite. There is 100% natural latex used in the making of latex foams. Hence, it is comparatively more expensive than synthetic latex or syntex. You will come across claims from the manufacturing companies that synthetic or syntex latex is more durable than the 100% natural latex. The mattress experts, however, dispute this claim. According to them the 100% natural latex foam is definitely more durable than the synthetic ones because of its natural components.

Thus, the only major advantage that a synthetic latex mattress may have over the natural ones is that, the syntex foam mattress is less expensive. Hence, it is more affordable than the natural ones. Not considering the cost factor, if you look at the health benefits of both the mattresses, than you will find that the natural foam mattresses score more than the synthetic ones. The natural ones are not only safer for your skin, but they are also less prone to formation of mould. The natural foams are also resistant to bacteria and dust mites.

Different Types of Latex mattresses

Dunlop and Talalay Latex:-There manufacturing process of different mattresses of latex foam also differ from each other. Among the different types of manufacturing processes used, the most common is the Talalay process. It is technically among the most sophisticated processes of manufacturing mattresses. In this process the mold of the foam is first filled with the mixture of latex. Then it is put right into another process called vacuum. Then a freezing method is applied on it, which makes the mattress more durable and stable.This again helps it to become more stable and durable. But the procedure being among the most sophisticated, also adds to the cost factor of the mattress. Thus, the mattresses manufactured using this process is more expensive.

The Dunlop process of mattress manufacturing is one of the more traditional processes used for making latex mattress. It is very much similar to the Talalay process, but does not include few of its steps. In Dunlop process, the foam is not frozen. It is rather baked, which results in a more firm bottom and edge of the mattress. Therefore, this process results in the overall firmness of the mattress while the Dunlop process only adds firmness to the bottom and the edge of the latex mattress.


Source by Piter Smith