As all natural latex mattresses become more and more popular, many mattress retailers are eager to jump on the natural latex bandwagon. Unfortunately, much of what is being called “natural” isn’t.
Up to 80% of all latex mattresses being sold today are not all natural, but are actually made synthetically using petrochemicals. Companies use the word “natural” because there is some natural latex in the product, but these latex mattresses are far from all natural. The article Latex Mattress FAQs incorrectly states that “There are already hardly any plus points of going for all natural latex over synthetic.” This statement is about as far from the truth as possible. Synthetic latex mattresses are made using petrochemicals, do not have the qualities all natural latex is sought after for, do not last nearly as long as all natural latex mattresses, and have a tendency to develop lump, sags, and dips. Although the initial cost of an all natural latex mattress may be a bit more than a synthetic latex mattress, its durability (lasts 20 – 30 years or more) make it a more cost effective choice in the long haul than a synthetic latex mattress.
At Habitat Furnishings, we are the web’s specialty bedding experts. We want you to learn as much as possible before you choose an all natural latex mattress (or any specialty mattress). Check out our comprehensive info on air beds and all natural latex mattresses.