What is a Natural Latex Mattress?
Natural latex is made from the sap of rubber trees. 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. Natural latex is a renewable and sustainable material free of contaminants or synthetic ingredients. Mattresses made of natural latex take less energy to produce, last longer, and do not aggravate or instigate health issues associated with synthetic mattresses. The inherent qualities of natural latex mean that mattresses tend to be firmer and more resilient. Yet another attractive property of natural latex is that it naturally repels dust mites and germs. Additionally, natural latex mattresses tend to have cooler surfaces due to better airflow. Most major mattress manufacturers offer latex mattresses as part of their catalogue. 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
Not all latex mattresses on the market today are created equal. Those latex mattress which have been shaped into flat molds, for instance, offer little in the way of targeted support or pressure relief. The major companies, BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and Stearns and Foster (S&F), only offer latex mattresses made in this manner. Their mattresses are flat and firm and do not offer any targeted zones for support. Comparatively, the mattresses from Brentwood Home are designed with a layer of natural latex foam which provides targeted support to five specific areas of the body. Additionally, Brentwood Home mattress foam is sculpted into three zones that target major pressure points. BeautyRest, Tempurpedic, and S&F mattresses do not appear to offer the same targeted 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
Oftentimes products, such as mattresses, retain the chemicals and toxic materials used in latex manufacturing. Sometimes these chemicals are a byproduct of purchasing components from other manufacturers, and sometimes the chemicals are used to seal or protect the latex mattresses as part of the original manufacturing process. It is important to note that declaring a product “non-toxic" is not enough. Companies must adhere to a certification process in order for their mattresses to be deemed “non-toxic". Major brands such as BeautyRest Black, S&F, Saatva, and TempurPedic do not currently offer mattresses made of non-toxic materials. Based on those mattresses we reviewed, only those made by Brentwood Home have been certified non-toxic. Another way for chemicals to sneak into your mattress is during production when flame retardants are added. During production, mattresses must be made flame retardant, as required by the law. There are a variety of methods, though, allowed for the treatment. Of the brands we reviewed, Brentwood Home is currently the only company treating its mattresses with chemical free fire retardants.
Our choice is a Brentwood Home Mattress
Purchasing a new mattress is a major decision, and it is one made infrequently. Whether you are looking for comfort, natural materials, durability, or a product from a manufacturer you can trust, the clear winner is a natural latex mattress from Brentwood Home. You no longer have to choose between buying a mattress with superior comfort and one made from 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
today to learn more about their complete line of mattresses and decide if one is right for you.