Latex Beds -Some Facts
Sometimes we hear that some people think that latex mattresses are hot to sleep on.
This was true or could still be the case if you purchased a cheap latex mattress, made from synthetic rubber.
It could be true if the finish of the latex mattress isn’t ‘pinholed’ and has a shiny surface, like a ‘skin’.
Remember you often get what you pay for and the more you search for price the more quality goes out the door. You could end up happily buying the cheapest bed and end up with a bed that will let you down, sag, retain heat and generally not meet expectations – but really, what did you expect?
Choose your retailer for the best beds Perth before you choose your bed. Smart shopping is about value, not price. Does the mattress you plan on buying have an internal 100% cotton cover to distribute heat and moisture? Is the outer cover premium quality? Is the mattress cover really appealing, all shiny and fluffy? – if it is, its synthetic, heat retaining and cheap.
Choose bamboo or cotton covers, they are cooler and healthier to sleep on. For the best beds Perth, see us at the Back and Neck Bed Shop for the quality bedding you want.
A tip, ask to view the inside of the mattress, the latex itself, there should be a removable cover so you can see the latex if not, beware what’s to hide? And don’t forget it’s all about the smell Smell the latex. Is it a chemical smell? It should have a very mild milky or vanilla like smell. Remember latex should be natural and as such should have its own mild distinct smell, like leather, wool, wood etc.
Times have changed so have manufacturing methods. In the 1970 and 80’s latex beds were warm to sleep on because they had no air vents and had a flat shiny skin, like a car tyre. As such heat and moisture couldn’t escape. Now days the latex mattresses should have air tunnels or pinholes in them to quickly ventilate heat and moisture away. Secondly the latex surface should be slightly rough so the surface area is increased making the latex cooler.
Don’t be afraid when buying a quality latex mattress. Those who do, sing the beds praises and recommend latex bedding to anyone who will listen with almost religious vigour. We should call ourselves best beds Perth, not the Back and Neck Bed Shop!
It’s easy to knock a product but this is a no brainer – latex, natural, environmentally friendly, provides jobs in remote tropical areas where work is hard to get, is hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant, naturally flame resistant, exceptionally comfortable and supportive, highly durable, available in different densities, doesn’t off gas dangerous chemicals, isn’t oil based like ordinary bed foam (PU foams) = synthetic.
Bed manufactures see latex as the competition – why don’t they use it more?
Easy. 1. Latex is expensive and will damage their profit margins. There is more potential profit in a memory foam, (visco elastic) bed. Bed retailers are encouraged with special incentives to push the cheapest mattresses at the highest price.
Remember the shiny cover – Beware shiny, it’s the roo in the headlights!
I hope the above has been helpful and as they say – choose your bed retailer then choose your bed and for the best beds Perth, see us before you buy elsewhere as we are not just another bed shop.