You have to be sure before you part with your hard-earned dollars. After all, it’s not only the money that we’re talking about here. It’s your health!
That is something more important than any property that you can have or own. Your body deserves the best latex mattress.
To start off, we should first understand what latex is. Latex is foam that is basically divided into 3 types based on the material used:
The natural latex comes from the sap of rubber tree. The milky white sap is collected and combined with water then whipped with air in. When molded, the air bubbles are trapped inside and thus, rubber foam is produced.
Blended latex is simply a combination of the natural rubber sap and some chemicals to achieve the same cellular structure and product at a cost that is less than 100% natural latex. This is what’s predominantly sold in the market today to give the consumers the comfort and rest that they want while keeping the prices more affordable.
Because blended latex indeed has natural rubber as part of the raw material used, it is sometimes categorized under natural latex.
Synthetic Latex or man-made latex is styrene butadiene rubber (SBR). This type of latex is made from chemicals and petroleum and exhibits the same cell structure as natural rubber latex.
Whether natural or synthetic, latex are further divided into 2 sub-types characterized by the process used for each:
1. Dunlop latex mattresses
2. Talalay latex mattresses