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Habitat Furnishings, Natural Latex Mattress

Updated on November 4, 2015

Looking for a Mattress

My husband started to have back problem, our ten year-old spring mattress was making it worse. We were due to buy a new mattress. Our problem was how to find a right one, and what kind of mattress shall we buy? We were thinking of buying a sleep number bed, but I didn't feel comfortable with it. We started browsing furniture stores, driving around town to look for a bed that will provide comfort and restful nights for us. We tried lying on few memory foams, spring beds and other types; they did not feel right. We got frustrated going from one furniture store to another and finding nothing that we really wanted.

Looking for a comfortable bed is so frustrating and confusing. I would never thought, we would buy one online and

would really love it. It took us a lot of research and a lot of thinking before we so decide to order one. We are so happy with our purchased. Great bed we ever had.

Natural Latex - Dunlop and Talalay

We never heard about Latex mattress, until we started searching the internet. We looked into a lot of websites and the one that really stood out, was Habitat Furnishing. Their website gives a lot of information and answers to a lot of our questions. My husband and I decided to call them to inquire more about this kind of mattress. Their customer service was great. They were very helpful and was very patient with us. We did not order during the first call - we made several calls before we decided to purchase. It was so scary for us to order an unknown product (at least to us) that we never seen and feel, but the positive customer reviews and the people at habitat who were so helpful, influenced our action to order the mattress. I'm glad we made that decision. I wish we did not wait that long - we never had a mattress this comfortable. After we made an order, they immediately sent our welcome kit with a free bed protector. The free 2 pillows came next and the mattress came after few weeks, they made it after we placed our order. Production time was about 2 to 3 weeks.

There are two procedure to make a latex mattress: dunlop is the traditional process used to manufacture latex. The thick rubber sap is whipped into a froth in the centrifuge, poured into a mold and steamed. The natural sediments of the mixture setted to the bottom of the mold. Dunlop is more denser and firmer. Talalay is a process where the latex is poured in the mold, sealed and continue in a vacuum chamber and flash frozen before it is bake. It is more consistent and softer and more expensive than Dunlop.

Dunlop and Talalay

This video will explain the 2 process of making latex mattress.

Egyptian cotton is my favorite kind of bed sheets and comforters, they are so soft and comfy to sleep with.

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With organic wool cover

This is a queen size mattress, it's 104 pounds. A combination of 6 inches of dunlop and 2 inches of talalay at the top. Delivered free shipping through UPS.

It's been a year since we purchased this mattress. It is still very comfortable and the pillow is out of this world. My husband and I could not use any other pillows anymore. I never heard my husband complaining about his back since we had this mattress! I have asthma, and very sensitive to smell. Latex did have some smell, they said it will diminished in time, but I still smell it more this winter - this is the first winter we have this mattress. The smell bothers me that I have to change beddings every week. I used to change it every two weeks. My only complain is the smell, rubber and garlic like smell.

Habitat Furnishings gave this product a 20 year prorated warranty and 185 days money back trial period. Now they made it into 365 days money back trial period. Except for the smell, we are satisfied with this mattress, no back or neck pains.

***Update on the smell: It is not as strong as before, sometimes I don't even noticed it.

***11/28/13 it's been 3 years since we bought this mattress, it is still very comfy. There is still a little smell, when it became more noticeable, that is my indication to change beddings.

The Habitat Furnishings Mattress comes with - Bed protector

Customer opening latex mattress from Habitat Furnishings

Q & A on Latex Mattress - By the Habitat Furnishings:

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS:

What is latex and makes it different from other materials used in bedding?

Why would I purchase a latex bed instead of a memory foam bed, air bed, or pillow top

Is the Talalay latex used in our 8" Natural Latex mattress really natural?

Why do you only make a 6" and 8" thick natural latex mattress? Why do you think that there's no need to make a thicker mattress?

Why do we not offer a "build your own mattress" selection?

What are the actual weights of your 2 natural latex mattresses, in all standard sizes, when it arrives at my door?

I sleep really hot. Will a latex bed provide some benefit?

What does the term "pincore" mean?

Shopping for a latex bed seems confusing. What should I be looking for, underneath the fancy quilted top?

What about a pillowtop or mattress pad ? Is that necessary to make a latex bed more comfortable?

I live in Wisconsin, and have really cold winters..my memory foam bed is like a rock..will a Latex bed be any different?

Does your company charge for shipping, and how is your product shipped?

What does vacuum packaging mean? Will it hurt my new Latex bed?

What if I don't like it and want to return it?

Why do you offer only 2 models. I see some companies that offer 5 models, with various layers and zones?

Is it really necessary to have an 18" tall mattress?

What kind of warranty do I get with my Latex bed?

How long will my Latex bed last?

Will standard sheets fit my Latex bed, or do I need to buy new sheets?

I have heard of a product which combines memory foam and latex into the same material..do you sell that?

Where are your beds made?

How tall is the EZ Sleep Foundation, and what makes it specifically designed for use with your Natural Latex Mattresses?

I would like to view the details on your 20 Year Factory Warranty for either your Natural Latex Mattress or you Air Bed System...how do I get a copy?

Why do you sell both an Air Bed line and a Natural Latex line of mattresses?

What is your return rate, over the full length of your 365 Day Trial period for your beds?

If I return my bed, how do I get my money back?

How effective is Natural Latex at reducing back pain, pressure points, and helping with my sleep problems?

I have an allergy to Natural Latex...should I order one of your beds?

You provide 2 free Natural Latex pillows with any mattress purchase...what size are they?

Since your Natural Latex mattresses are not excessively thick, how do I find sheets that fit?

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      @tazzytamar: We like this bed, it helps with our backaches. It is very comfortable, the only thing that bothers me is the smell, it was so strong during the first few months, sometimes I can still smell the latex.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I have never heard of these mattresses but will definitely consider getting one in the future

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      Very interesting information about the natural latex mattress, I never considered one before. I do like the natural wool mattress cover, I understand sleep on natural fibers is very comfortable in all weather.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      Something to consider when the time comes for a new mattress. Great information!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I love the organic covering. Great lens.

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Sounds like something to look into, we are due for a new mattress...nice informative lens!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I hope you and your husband now sleep well and i hope he is fine and has no back problem now.

      Well, I like the review and very informative. Blessed!

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      rainykua 4 years ago

      I really have no idea what kind of mattress I have. Thanks for sharing about your "new" latex mattress. It's great that you and your husband love it.:)

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Informative lens, thanks for sharing this information.

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      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      A comfortable mattress is so important to reduce back pain. Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The bed is really comfortable!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks very comfy. I would love to try one some day. :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I wouldn't mind trying one of these.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i like the memory foam but latex mattress will do.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      And a great place to do some homework before you decide upon a latex mattress is http://latexmattress.org.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      @favored: Yes, very comfortable, no neck or back pains, but the only thing that bothers me is the smell - more so on the winter. Thanks for your visit!

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Never heard of this before. Looks comfortable.