Latex

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Latex Foam

Most American style mattresses use synthetic foam for the comfort layer. This material is often fragile and breaks down quickly. Synthetic foam does not support the body correctly (too stiff or too soft), and traps moisture making for hotter sleeping temperatures and a favorable climate for dust mites, molds, and mildew. Ergo Customized Comfort only carries products that use 100% all-natural latex containing zero synthetics.

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Benefits of Latex

At Ergo Bedroom we use the highest quality latex foam rubber. Latex foam provides the proper support for the back and does not sag allowing for even cushioning. Latex also lasts 3-4 times as long as synthetic polyfoam and is moisture resistant preventing mold, dust, and bacteria from forming.

Not all latex mattresses are equal

If you want to bid farewell to inner spring mattresses forever, you'll discover fairly quickly that all latex mattresses are not created equal. The questions below will help you narrow your search and understand why a latex mattress can help you feel better – tonight. 

 

Why is latex good for my body?

Support

Whether you prefer a firm or plush sleep surface, Ergo offers a wide range of latex mattresses that address many sleep and health concerns. Understanding the different types of latex will help you find the right one for you.

Less tossing and turning

Latex supports all the unique contours of your body allowing your muscles, joints and spine to relax naturally.

Because your body is relaxed and NOT receiving roll-over signals from pain or discomfort, a deeper, more restful sleep is easier to achieve. And when partnered with the benefits of wool (as all our mattresses are) nighttime movement is reduced by as much as 75%. What's more, latex transfer movement like most spring mattresses, so when your partner rolls over, your sleep isn't disturbed.

Healthier breathing environment

Latex has a unique ventilating system that makes it a breathable, allergen-free, moisture-reduced sleeping environment. The unique open-cell structure of natural latex allows moist air to pass through naturally and dissipate quickly. In fact, it's 300% more resistant to dust mites than any other foam, making it the ideal choice for allergy sufferers.

       

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What's the difference between natural and synthetic latex?

Most latex manufacturers in the Far East and Africa (Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Ivory Coast etc.) use 100% natural latex from rubber trees. Synthetic latex is a petrochemical blend of styrene and butadiene and has a similar molecular structure.

Natural latex is highly elastic, which makes it both buoyant and supportive for pressure points. Synthetic latex has the same supportive and long-lasting lifespan of natural latex but it is less expensive.

Worried about a latex allergy? The truth is, latex is a touch-allergy and you can't suddenly get it from being near latex. If you're allergic to latex, it's from birth, (though it may not become apparent until exposure). A latex mattress won't affect an allergy because our mattresses are wrapped in wool and then sealed in a protective outer layer of cotton ticking.

What's the difference between Standard and Talalay latex?

Standard (sometimes referred to as Dunlop) and Talalay latex are the different ways of processing natural latex. While some companies throw the terms around with hints about quality or longevity, they mostly refer to firmness.

During the Talalay process, air is vacuumed from the foam as its flash frozen. Imagining the open cell structure of a sea sponge and how easily air moves through it is the best way to describe Talalay latex.

During the Dunlop process, air is not removed and the freezing stage is skipped – the cell structure is not open. These millions of balloons compress when you lie on the mattress, which makes a Dunlop latex mattress denser and firmer.

Both Talalay and Standard latex are often used in the same mattress to achieve levels of firmness neither can achieve alone.

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