Talalay Latex Mattress Beds
Enjoy the Pure Comfort of Talalay Latex Mattresses, Toppers, and Pillows
If you have not experienced the comfort of a Talalay Latex Mattress You are in for a Pleasant Surprise!
This is another review of a product that I actually own and use every day. I love my mattress I bought it 6 years ago and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Talalay Latex is the better alternative than memory foam for
people seeking a foam based mattress with no box springs. Only one company in the United States
actually manufacturers Talalay Latex Mattresses. That company I Latex International based in Shelton, CT. The only
other company that manufacturers Talalay Latex is Dunlopilo in England. It's a very expensive time consuming process.
Latex International calls their brand of Talatech® latex foam. They claim it’s the most resilient and consistent latex foam in the world.
The benefits of Talatech® latex foam are many:
Durability – a Talalay Latex Mattress will last easily 20 years or longer
Talalay Latex is breathable – 4x more than polyurethane, memory foam, or Dunlop process latex
Talalay is naturally hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, and antimicrobial inhibiting bacterial growth, mildew, and mold.
Sealy, Sterns & Foster, Simmons, Serta, King Koil and Prana all use Talatech® in their latex foam mattresses.
So what exactly is Talalay Latex?
Talalay Latex is a manufacturing process applied to Natural Latex to create a softer more durable product. Here is how Latex International describes their product:
Latex International (LI) certifies that the compound utilized to make its TalatechTM natural latex mattress cores and toppers includes natural latex rubber harvested from the “Hevea Brasiliensis” rubber tree, currently sourced from tropical plantations in western Africa, as well as soaps and curing agents. We do NOT use any man-made or synthetic latex in our Talatech™ natural latex formula.
The majority of 100% natural latex sleep products are produced via the Dunlop process, while our latex is produced via the Talalay process. LI's proprietary compound mix required by the complex Talalay process includes raw materials such as natural rubber latex, zinc oxide, fatty acid soaps, and sulfur, which are needed for the vulcanization, foaming, and curing process.
Our natural formula makes the highest quality, most durable, resilient, and consistent latex in the world. After curing, our latex is washed 5 times to remove any proteins and residuals. Latex International ILD or firmness tests all of our natural latex products in 9 locations to ensure uniform feel throughout the latex core. Durability tests prove our latex is the most consistent and durable natural latex product in the world, which means a longer comfort life for consumers.
Latex International performs very stringent durability testing to compare its latex to its competitors. · Compression Set Test: Samples are clamped to 50% of their original thickness for 22 hours at 158F, removed and % loss in thickness is measured. Higher values indicate a higher propensity for the product to take a set over time. This test is used to simulate the body impression effect on the foam after a person lies on the bed for extended periods of time.
% Loss of Latex Core Thickness:
LI TalatechTM Natural Latex: 4.2%
Asian Natural Latex: 12.5% (198% > than LI natural)
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Why Should You Buy a Talalay Latex Mattress or Foam Topper or Pillow?
Value – over time the Talalay Mattress will outlast your standard innerspring mattress by 10-15 years.
Durability – Talalay Mattresses will not form “weak spots”… because there are not springs to collapse. You don’t have to rotate or flip a Talalay mattress like a spring based mattress.
Dust Mite Prevention – Talalay is naturally resistant to dustmites, bacteria, and mold as previously mentioned.
No Out Gassing – No horrible smell to deal with. Memory Foam products can take months to get rid of their putrid smell. And they can out gas chemicals for years! Breathing those chemicals is unhealthy and makes it hard for you to sleep. I know because I purchased a Memory Foam Mattress Topper and had to return it the smell was so powerful. And it was not very comfortable, I got hot and sticky at night because the memory foam didn’t breathe. Companies like Tempurpedic don’t want you to know about how hot their mattresses can get. Here in Vegas it’s hot enough already!
Spine and Back Support – Talalay can be purchased in varying degrees of firmness depending on your own needs. And it does not create pressure points as your body’s weight is distributed more evenly. Some memory foam mattresses form craters as your body sinks into them, making it difficult to turn at night after you have been in one position for a long period of time. Talalay Mattresses will not.
What is a great nights sleep worth to your health? Everything! If you can not afford a full blown Latex Mattress – I’d suggest a Latex Topper, so you at least derive some of the benefits. Mattresses.Net is an online retailer in PhoenixArizona that offers the cheapest prices I’ve found on Latex Toppers. I have no affiliation with them, I know of them because I have purchased from them.
Like any bedding product one must try before they buy. You really have to lie down for awhile on a Latex Mattress or try out a Latex pillow to fully appreciate the way they feel. But even so it’s hard until you have spent a couple nights on one.
I own a full Latex Mattress and a Latex Topper I added for additional softness. Another Great thing about Foam is it’s easy to move. You do not need a Box Springs. Plus you and your partner can have a custom bed and still sleep together. Just purchase Twin Foam Mattresses, push both beds together, then put a Talalay Latex Mattress Topper across both and you both get the exact firmness you desire. When your partner moves the bed won’t move so it will not wake you up!
I can highly recommend Talalay Mattresses and Toppers to anyone except for those rare few individuals who have an allergy to Latex. Throw in 400 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets and you have the prefect recipe for improved sleep, health, and energy.
Note: The Talalay process uses natural rubber, but it’s not organic because there is not way to really make an organic mattress from natural rubber, the foam has to be processed.