What is a Natural Latex Mattress?
Natural latex is derived from the sap of rubber trees which is harvested and collected by tapping the trunks. The sap is combined with various other organic compounds in order to make a gel-like material, which can then be formed into usable latex mattresses. If natural latex is made properly, it is renewable, sustainable, and free of synthetic materials. It takes less energy to produce natural latex, provides longer life to mattresses (up to 25 years), and safeguards against health issues found when using synthetic mattresses. The inherent qualities of natural latex mean that mattresses tend to be firmer and more resilient. Another quality of natural latex is its ability to repel dust mites and germs without the need for chemicals or toxins. Additionally, natural latex mattresses tend to have cooler surfaces due to better airflow. Most major manufacturers sell latex mattresses. It is important to note that the majority of those mattresses are made with some synthetic materials and not just natural latex.
Targeted Support and Targeted Pressure Relief
There is quite a bit of difference between the latex mattresses in the market today. A mattress shaped into flat molds, for instance, can offer little in the way of targeted support or pressure relief. The latex mattresses offered by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and Stearns and Foster (S&F) are made in this manner. Their mattresses are flat and firm and do not offer any targeted zones for support. In contrast, Brentwood Home mattresses offer a layer of natural latex foam that provides focalized support to five areas of the body. Additionally, Brentwood Home mattress foam is sculpted into three zones that target major pressure points. None of the mattresses offered by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, or S&F offer this additional attention to pressure point relief. Instead, they are designed to adapt and conform to the shape of your body over use.
Non-Toxic Materials and Chemical Free Fire Retardants
Whether you have a sensitivity to chemicals and impurities or just want to bring natural materials and products into your home, selecting a quality mattress can present some challenges. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to discern exactly what a mattress is made of. If you are looking for a 100% natural mattress, free of toxins, chemicals, and pesticides, it is important to find out if the mattress has been certified as non-toxic. Also, research whether a mattress has been treated with chemicals to meet fire retardant legal requirements. A scan of the latex mattresses made by BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F reveals that none are certified as non-toxic. This means that their mattresses will be comprised of some amount of synthetic material. Of the products we reviewed, Brentwood Home latex mattresses are the only ones holding a non-toxic certification. According to their website, Brentwood Home makes their mattresses from 100% natural latex harvested in Vietnam, certified organic cotton, organic wool from New Zealand, and organic coconut husk materials. When it comes to fire retardant treatments, Brentwood Home mattresses don’t use petroleum-based materials, formaldehyde, or toxic adhesives as flame retardants. Instead, they rely on natural materials, like wool, to meet safety standards. The mattresses sold by the major competitors, BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F, do rely on chemicals for fire retardant treatments. It should be noted that most mattress manufacturers choose to use chemicals in this manner as it is fast, efficient, and cost-effective for them. The natural alternatives tend to take more time, effort, and money.
Our choice is a Brentwood Home Mattress
Purchasing a new mattress is a major decision, and it is one made infrequently. A Brentwood Home mattress is our clear winner in terms of comfort, materials, durability, and trustworthiness. You get both superior comfort and the knowledge that you purchased a product made of natural, sustainable materials. Brentwood Home offers a 25-year warranty, free shipping and returns, and 120-night in-home trial, so you can feel confident about your decision. Contact Brentwood Home
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