The truth about latex mattresses

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    Find out the truth about latex mattresses from South Australia’s experts


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    From the benefits of choosing a latex mattress to how it’s made, our specialists in South Australia share the truth about latex mattresses. Latex delivers on being a supportive and comfortable mattress surface that guarantees to last a very long time and is a sleeping solution that comes highly recommended by the experts at Dreamland.

    Why choose a latex rubber mattress?

    One of the most popular natural support systems for a guaranteed good night’s sleep is latex rubber. Dunlopillo Latex Mattresses were very popular more than 50 years ago, and like any other technology, there have been changes for the better.

    I'm confused. What types of latex are available?

    latex manufacture
    There are only two methods of latex manufacture. Latex is either made using the original continuous process invented in the 1920s, or the more advanced Talalay method, developed in the 1960s.

    What is so good about Talalay latex?

    Talalay latex
    • Latex is naturally conforming, so you are assured optimal orthopaedic support in any sleep position.
    • Talalay latex mattresses alleviate areas of high pressure that cause you to toss and turn at night.
    • Latex is also hypoallergenic, anti-microbial and dust mite resistant.
    • Open cell structure is fully breathable, enabling air to pass from cell to cell to remove body moisture.
    • Keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 

    Does Talalay use 100% natural rubber?

    Yes. Talalay latex mattresses are a combination of 100% latex rubber and synthetic material. It does not contain fillers,
    such as clay.

    How is Talalay latex made?

    Liquid rubber
    Liquid rubber and compound is whipped into foam and poured into a mould. The pin core construction is made with rods piercing the mould. A vacuum is placed on the mould that creates a perfectly even mixture of latex and air bubbles. The material is then frozen to -30 degrees centigrade creating the open and interconnecting cell structure of Talalay. Carbon dioxide and air is then pumped through the mould before heat of 115 degrees via the rods in the core creating an even temperature throughout. The cores are thoroughly washed and only cored Talalay mattress cores are thoroughly washed in this way to rid of any impurities and dust. The cores are then dried over eight hours at a temperature of 85 degrees.

    What, then, is standard natural latex?

    Latex uses the continuous Dunlop process. This latex does not have the consistent or supple characteristics of Talalay, is not made in a vacuum, nor does it require the extensive processing steps of Talalay. Standard natural latex is produced much cheaper than Talalay latex and is not open cell in structure. Latex produced by this process can use fillers such as clay or silica.

    Is there any truth about latex allergies?

    This refers to medical latex products. The key culprit is a protein in natural latex that is not present in properly produced latex such as that used for mattresses and pillows. Talalay latex is thoroughly washed during manufacture, therefore, does not contain any of these proteins that may cause allergic reactions.

    Why is Talalay latex more expensive?

    Talalay cores
    Talalay cores use pure latex rubber and synthetic latex manufactured by using the more involved Talalay process. Polyurethane foam is chemical based and much cheaper to produce and is also lighter than latex foam. Talalay latex, with no fillers, will outlive synthetic polyurethane foams by many years, making it cost-effective in the long run.

    Call us today on  1300 233 799  to find out about the benefits of choosing latex mattresses.

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