What Materials are used for Latex and Memory Foam Mattresses?
There can be several reasons why you are here looking for information on how latex and memory foam mattresses are made.
One major reason could be your concern for the environment, which has made you more conscious about purchasing eco-friendly products.
We are sure you are not only becoming conscious of what these harmful materials can do to your health, but also to your surroundings as well.
Another reason why you are strongly interested is the fact that you want to know how the product is made, especially if you are already planning to buy it, and it’s a product that you are planning to use for a long-term.
Whatever reason you have in mind, read on and find out for yourself.
You have most probably heard of the material latex and might have the impression that a latex mattress comes from all natural substance, since the raw material comes directly from a rubber tree.
Nevertheless, if you are inclined on purchasing a latex mattress, it is worth knowing that you need to be cautious of the actual amount of latex present on the product that you are planning to buy.
Some manufacturers do make use of a 100% natural latex material, which of course makes it more expensive.
On the other hand, there are some that makes use of 85% natural and 15% synthetic material or 20% natural and 80% synthetic material. Whatever you end up buyig is totally up to you.
Memory foam mattresses on the other hand, are made of mostly synthetic materials.
This is why you might need to think twice if you have a particularly sensitive nose. A very common complain we read about this type of mattress is the “outgas” odor that it emits especially when from brand new ones.
While for some people, this would be the least of their concerns, looking for that CertiPUR-US certificate will assure you that the mattress you are using is safe health wise.