San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
Latex mattresses are notoriously difficult to research and shop for, largely due to the differences in materials and lack of informational resources for consumers. TheBest-Mattress.org, a blog focused on helping people find the best bed, recently developed a basic buying guide for latex mattresses to answer common questions. The article, titled “How to Choose the Best Latex Mattress”, introduces readers to common terminology and features related to the mattress type.
In the guide, readers find contrasts between different materials and latex types, details on latex mattress construction, an explanation the concept of firmness and ILD ratings, as well as information on flame retardants and mattress covers. To further assist prospective shoppers, the details for several latex mattress brands are included for comparison.
The Best Mattress begins by explaining the differences between synthetic, blended and natural latex mattresses. Whereas synthetic latex is a less expensive, man-made product derived from petroleum products, natural latex originates from living latex trees and results in a more resilient end product. Blended latex, the most common form on the market, combines both natural and synthetic latices. .
Differences between Dunlop and Talalay, two methods used to produce latex foam, receive brief coverage, and it is explained that Talalay process foam undergoes additional steps including vacuum pressurization and flash freezing. The article describes that these differences allow Talalay to achieve a more uniform cell structure which improves durability, and allows for a greater range of firmness levels.
The guide goes on to explain that true latex beds should not contain an other filler foams or coils, and describes benefits of unglued latex layers versus factory-bonded layers. The section on firmness describes the ILD rating system often used by latex brands, which assigns a number to foam layers based on the amount of pressure required to compress a sample 25%. Methods used in latex mattresses to meet flammability guidelines are discussed, as are pros and cons of different latex mattress cover materials.
The Best Mattress summarizes the main points to provide a quick reference for shoppers, and then offers a comparison chart of eight leading latex mattress brands to assist with research and illustrate the points in the guide. Brands compared include Astrabeds, Flobeds, Habitat, Ikea, Plush Beds, Savvy Rest, Sleep Ez, and Stearns and Foster. For each brand, the guide lists type of latex used, whether layers are glued, ILDs, cover material, fire barrier material, guarantees, owner ratings, and price ranges.
People considering a latex bed but unsure where to start or what to look for will likely find the guide from The Best Mattress a helpful primer. The website also offers comparisons and guides for other mattress types as well as general shopping tips.
TheBest-Mattress.org is a mattress education blog that offers insightful guides and product comparisons for consumers. The website reports on a range of topics from mattress brands to shopping tips, offering an unbiased and well-informed at look at the facts.