Our New Guide, 5 Secrets To Buying The Right Latex Mattress

We talk with people all the time that are confused about buying a latex bed.  That is why I have put together a new guide to help you sort through this confusion and find the right latex mattress for you — all the comfort you need, and without the risk of losing your money if it doesn’t work out for you.

You can find the guide on our site at 5 Tips For Buying The Right Latex Mattress, and our press release about this at Habitat Furnishings Announces the Release of Their New Guide – “5 Secrets To Buying The Right Latex Mattress”


All Natural Latex Mattresses: Try One in Your Own Home for 180 Days!

More and more people are learning about the comfort, benefits, and durability of all natural latex mattresses.  All natural latex is made 100% botanically and is antimicrobial, dust mite free, and resists mold and mildew.  It is comfortable, durable, and ideal for those with allergies and asthma.  Does this mean it’s right for you?  There’s only one way to know…

The only way to really know if an all natural latex mattress is right for you is to try one for an extended period in your own home.  We recommend at least 180 days and offer that to those who buy a natural latex mattress or air bed from us.  You also need to purchase your natural latex mattress from a retailer who offers a money-back guarantee.  Don’t fall for a store credit or “comfort” guarantee (tricky way of staying store credit).  That could leave you out a lot of money and without a mattress that works for you. (Unfortunately, we hear stories like that from people all the time.)

At Habitat Furnishings we offer 180 day in-home trials on all our natural latex mattresses and air beds.  We also offer a true money-back guarantee.  If you don’t like your mattress, you can return it and get your money back.  All we ask is that you pay $75 (deducted from your refund) to help with the return shipping costs.  We ship it to you for free!  Check us out at Habitat Furnishings.

Natural Latex Mattresses: Buy from Retailers that are Monitored by Third Party Organizations

Are you looking for a new mattress and are afraid of getting ripped off?  Thinking about an all natural latex mattress but don’t  know who to believe or where to turn?  Don’t worry.  Third party organizations are here to weed out the bad retailers for you.

If you want to make sure you are buying your all natural latex mattress (or any mattress) from a reputable retailer who will treat you right, look for a mattress retailer that is monitored by a third party organization like Shopping.com or the Better Business Bureau.  A retailer can censor comments for its literature or web site, but with Shopping.com, the retailer can not change or censor comments in any way — what the customer writes is what you see, no matter how good or bad.  The Better Business Bureau (BBB) tells you how long a company has been in business, if it has any complaints and how they were resolved, and gives every company a letter grade rating.  Buy only from companies with an A+ or A rating.

Let reputable third party organizations check out the mattress retailers for you.  It’s the best way to make sure you are going to get what you pay for and not get ripped off.

We want you to be as informed about your mattress options as possible.  Check out our pages about air beds and natural latex mattresses at Habitat Furnishings.

The All Natural Latex Mattress: Yes, It's Really That Great!

Maybe you have heard about the benefits of an all natural latex mattress.  Maybe you’re thinking it’s just a lot of hype.  What’s the real deal?  Is an all natural latex mattress really as good as you’ve heard?  If you’ve heard it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread, then yes, it’s as good as you’ve heard.

An all natural latex mattress is very comfortable. It’s also antimicrobial, dust mite free, and resists mold and mildew.  It is 100% all natural and botanically derived and will last 20 – 30 years (look for one with a 20 year warranty).  A 100% all natural latex mattress is great for those with allergies, asthma, or those who just want a healthier sleeping environment.  (Who doesn’t want that?)

Now that you know what an all natural latex mattress is all about, I have to warn you about the “pretenders.”  Up to 80% of latex mattresses are actually not all natural, but are made synthetically using potentially harmful petrochemicals.  Manufacturers and retailers use the word “natural” because there is some natural latex in these products, but they aren’t even close to being the same thing as a 100% botanically derived natural latex mattress.

To lean more about all natural latex mattresses and learn the difference between all natural latex and synthetic latex, check out Habitat Furnishings – the web’s specialty bedding experts.

A Natural Latex Mattress: How Do You Know It's the Real Deal?

More and more people are discovering the comfort, durability, and cleanliness (yea, no dust mites!) of the natural latex mattress.  Unfortunately, like many good things, there are a lot of natural latex mattress copy cats out there.  Up to eighty percent of the latex mattresses being sold today are not 100% natural botanically derived latex mattresses, but are made synthetically using petrochemicals.  So how do you tell which mattresses are 100% natural latex?

A 100% natural latex mattress is antimicrobial, dust mite free, and resists mold and mildew.  Although a latex mattress may claim to be “natural,” unless it is made botanically and 100% naturally, it can’t honestly make this claim.  Some latex mattresses claim to be natural because they have some natural components in them.  This does not mean they are 100% botanically derived natural latex.  You need to ask very specific questions about this to any retailer who is selling latex mattresses.

Those who push synthetic latex mattresses, or mattresses that are not 100% natural, claim that synthetic latex is just as good as natural latex, but cheaper.  This claim is just plain wrong!  Synthetic latex mattresses that are made using petrochemicals do not have the qualities natural latex has, and have a tendency to develop lumps, dips, and sags.  Since a natural latex mattress lasts much longer than a synthetic latex mattress, it is actually more cost-effective than a synthetic “wannabe” latex mattress.

To learn more about how you can tell the difference between a 100% natural latex mattress and a pretender, check out Habitat Furnishings for our comprehensive latex mattress information.