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Latex Mattresses Buying Guide

Latex is the substance used to make foam. So when you are looking for a latex mattress, you are essentially looking for a foam mattress. Whether naturally or artificially derived, latex starts as a liquid, is poured into a mold, and then has air bubbles forced into it. These air bubbles give the latex foam its bounce and cushion. The resulting mattress is dense and supportive.

Types of Latex Mattresses

Types of Latex Mattresses

There are two distinct kinds of latex mattresses: natural and synthetic. Memory foam mattresses are made from a slightly different material, and they are discussed in a separate buying guide.

Synthetic

Synthetic foam mattresses feature a core material made from liquid polyurethane that is poured into a mold. Air bubbles are then forced into the liquid. When it dries, the air bubbles trapped inside are what give the foam slab its bounce.

Natural

Natural foam mattresses are made using virtually the same process, except the liquid poured into the mold is a natural derivative of rubber tree sap.

Blend

Some manufacturers meld the lower-cost synthetic product with the all-natural latex to create a blend.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Don't be confused by the interchangeable terms "foam mattress" and "latex mattress" when you shop. They mean the same thing. The points of difference are whether the mattresses are all natural; whether they include any other materials, such as an innerspring core or wool outer layer; and whether they are memory foam, which has a different feel when you lay on it.

All Natural

If the latex mattress is billed as "all natural," that means the original liquid was derived from the rubber tree plant. It is a "green" substance that comes from a renewable resource. A latex blend includes some portion of artificial latex product that is derived from petroleum. All the materials feel the same and constitute a firm, supportive, and buoyant mattress.

Other Materials

Some manufacturers offer mattresses that combine the various properties of different components. A latex mattress may have an innerspring core, which is a familiar mattress feel for most people. Because latex can be warm to sleep on, some beds have cotton or wool layers, which provide a breathable, cooling cushion on top of the mattress.

Memory Foam

The popular memory foam material used in mattresses and mattress accessories is a variation of foam that, when warmed with body heat, expands to fill the nooks and contours of your body. Regular latex mattresses do not expand in this way.

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The Heaven Latex Mattress features pure 100 percent organic dunlop latex, without any chemical additives. This latex is the only b...edding latex that is certified organic by the EU and USDA. The Futon Shop Heaven Latex and Foam Futon Mattress is a one-sided latex futon mattress. You sleep on the natural latex side giving you superior support while encasing your body in super soft luxury. Features: Heaven collection Material: Natural firm latex and cotton Queen size 15-20 Years life expectancy with everyday use Natural chemical free dunlop latex Manufacturer provides 7 years limited lifetime warranty Made in the USA 24 ILD Certi-PUR-US certified high density hybrid soy foam Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 80 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 60 Inches Overall Product Weight: 100 Pounds read more

Heaven 9" Natural Latex Queen Size Futon Mattress
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The Heaven Latex Mattress features pure 100 percent organic dunlop latex, without any chemical additives. This latex is the only b...edding latex that is certified organic by the EU and USDA. The Futon Shop Heaven Latex and Foam Futon Mattress is a one-sided latex futon mattress. You sleep on the natural latex side giving you superior support while encasing your body in super soft luxury. Features: Heaven collection Material: Natural firm latex and cotton 15-20 Years life expectancy with everyday use Natural chemical free Dunlop latex Manufacturer provides 7 years limited lifetime warranty Made in the USA 24 ILD Certi-PUR-US certified high density hybrid soy foam Set includes 1 futon and 1 ottoman mattress Show Additional Info Dimensions: Overall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 80 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 60 Inches Overall Product Weight: 103 Pounds read more

Heaven 2 Piece 9" Natural Latex Queen Size Futon Mattress Set
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The Futon Shop Phiten soul Futon Mattress is made exclusively by the Futon Shop's sleep team to support your body?s natural rejuve...nation process while you rest. The secret is Phiten's aqua-titanium. The empower your soul Phiten latex mattress is infused with Phiten's aqua-titanium offering you what no other mattress can. Empower your soul and uncover your full potential. All people have a special gift; some are musical, some are athletic, some may be artistic and others may still have yet to discover theirs. Let your soul guide you to the realization of your gift and reach your greatest potential. Empower your soul with the adequate rest it needs on The Futon Shop Phiten bed. To help you empower your soul, try The Futon Shop Phiten new empower mattress collection for yourself. This Phiten firm latex Futon Mattress has been specifically designed for use on a bed frame or sofa bed and is happily recommended for every night sleep. Show Additional Info Features: 15-20 year life expectancy with everyday use 34-38 ILD all natural chemical free dunlop latex 733 individually pocketed double tempered steel spring coils 100 percent organic staple cotton Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty Phiten collection Show Additional Info Dimensions: TwinOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 79 Pounds Extra Long TwinOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 79 Inches Overall Product Weight: 82 Pounds FullOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 86 Pounds QueenOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 60 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 119 Pounds Eastern KingOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 76 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 178 Pounds California KingOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 72 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 84 Inches Overall Product Weight: 165 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Phiten Soul 8" Latex Futon Mattress
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Comfort Rest Latex Futon Mattress
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The Heaven latex mattress features pure 100 percent organic dunlop latex, without any chemical additives. This latex is the only b...edding latex that is certified organic by the EU and USDA. The Futon Shop heaven latex and foam Futon Mattress is a one-sided latex futon mattress. You sleep on the natural latex side giving you superior support while encasing your body in super soft luxury. Features: 15-20 year life expectancy with everyday use All natural chemical free dunlop latex 24 ILD Certi-PUR-US certified high density hybrid soy foam Heaven collection Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty Show Additional Info Dimensions: TwinOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 77 Pounds FullOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 80 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Heaven 2 Piece 9" Latex Foam Futon Mattress Set
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The Phiten renew your life firm latex healthy bed features pure and rich virgin wool, USDA certified organic cotton, plus pure che...mical-free firm Dunlop latex. If you want comfort, and pure supportive sleep then the renew your life latex bed Phiten Futon Mattress is perfect for you. This natural latex bed is rated firm. The Phiten Life Futon Mattress with natural latex organic cotton and wool mattress has three main ingredients; 100% American grown USDA certified organic cotton; 100% American grown virgin wool; EU and USDA certified 100 percent organic dunlop latex, which makes this one of The Futon Shop's most pure and favorite mattresses. Dunlop latex is the only natural latex available today without chemical additives. Feel the difference. Features: 15-20 year life expectancy with everyday use 2" of 38 ILD Certi-PUR-US certified high density hybrid soy foam Material: Natural virgin wool 100 percent organic staple cotton Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty Phiten collection Show Additional Info Dimensions: California KingOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 72 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 84 Inches Overall Product Weight: 125 Pounds Extra Long TwinOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 79 Inches Overall Product Weight: 78 Pounds Eastern KingOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 76 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 135 Pounds FullOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 88 Pounds QueenOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 60 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 104 Pounds TwinOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 72 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Phiten Life 9" Latex Futon Mattress
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The Futon Shop Phiten soul Futon Mattress is made exclusively by the Futon Shop's sleep team to support your body?s natural rejuve...nation process while you rest. The secret is Phiten's aqua-titanium. The empower your soul Phiten latex mattress is infused with Phiten's Aqua-Titanium offering you what no other mattress can. Empower your soul and uncover your full potential. All people have a special gift; some are musical, some are athletic, some may be artistic and others may still have yet to discover theirs. Let your soul guide you to the realization of your gift and reach your greatest potential. Empower your soul with the adequate rest it needs on The Futon Shop Phiten bed. To help you empower your soul, try the Futon Shop Phiten new empower mattress collection for yourself. This Phiten firm latex Futon Mattress has been specifically designed for use on a bed frame or sofa bed and is happily recommended for every night sleep. Show Additional Info Features: 15-20 year life expectancy with everyday use 34-38 ILD all natural chemical free dunlop latex 733 individually pocketed double tempered steel spring coils 100 percent organic staple cotton Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty Phiten collection Show Additional Info Dimensions: FullOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 89 Pounds QueenOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 60 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 102 Pounds TwinOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 82 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Phiten 2 Piece 8" Soul Latex Futon Mattress Set
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The Heaven latex mattress features pure 100 percent organic dunlop latex, without any chemical additives. This latex is the only b...edding latex that is certified organic by the EU and USDA. The Futon Shop heaven latex and foam Futon Mattress is a one-sided latex futon mattress. You sleep on the natural latex side giving you superior support while encasing your body in super soft luxury. Features: 15-20 year life expectancy with everyday use All natural chemical free dunlop latex 24 ILD Certi-PUR-US certified high density hybrid soy foam Heaven collection Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty Show Additional Info Dimensions: California KingOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 72 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 84 Inches Overall Product Weight: 170 Pounds Eastern KingOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 76 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 170 Pounds Extra Long TwinOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 79 Inches Overall Product Weight: 68 Pounds FullOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 74 Pounds TwinOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 60 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Heaven 9" Latex Foam Futon Mattress
The Futon Shop
$1,196.76-$1,391.92 $1,495.95
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The Eternity Wool and Latex Futon Mattress features virgin wool and chemical free all natural Dunlop Latex. This wool futon mattre...ss is rated Extra Firm. The main ingredient of the Eternity Wool and Latex Futon Mattress consists of 2 inches of extra firm, 95 density 100 percent organic Dunlop Latex without any chemical additives. Surrounding the Dunlop latex are layers of 100 percent virgin wool and staple cotton (both American grown and raised). This Eco Friendly product is naturally hypo-allergenic, dust mite resistant, and will not support mildew or bacteria. The latex in this premium mattress is manufactured by a plant that is ISO 9001 Certified, the mark of excellence and consistency in any industry. Features: 15 to 20 year life expectancy with everyday use 34-38 ILD all natural chemical free dunlop latex 50 ILD Certi-PUR-US certified high density hybrid soy foam Material: Natural virgin wool Long fiber locally grown staple cotton Eternity collection Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty Show Additional Info Dimensions: FullOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 75 Pounds QueenOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 60 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 91 Pounds TwinOverall Thickness: 9 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 63 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Eternity 2 Piece 9" Latex Futon Mattress Set
The Futon Shop
$800.72-$920.72 $1,000.90
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The Organic Cotton Futon Mattress is made with only 1 ingredient, 100 percent USDA Certified Organic Cotton. For the purest take o...n firm natural organic comfort, choose The Organic Cotton Futon Bed Mattress. It is simple, affordable and comfortable, making it one of the most popular mattresses offered. The 100 percent Long Fiber Organic Staple Cotton is pesticide free, hypoallergenic, more durable than conventional cotton, as well as being more breathable and absorbent that conventional. This Organic Cotton Mattress is made locally in San Francisco and is suggested for occasional sitting and sleeping with a platform bed or convertible futon sofa bed being ideal for occasional use in a second bedroom, dorm room, home office or guestroom. Features: 6-10 year life expectancy with occasional use 100 percent organic staple cotton Made in the USA Manufacturer provides limited lifetime 7 years warranty 8-10 year life expectancy with occasional use 8" Firm organic latex mattress with organic cotton 38 ILD all natural chemical free dunlop latex Organic collection Show Additional Info Dimensions: FullOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 54 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 78 Pounds QueenOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 60 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 80 Inches Overall Product Weight: 86 Pounds TwinOverall Thickness: 8 Inches Overall Width - Side to Side: 39 Inches Overall Depth - Front to Back: 75 Inches Overall Product Weight: 60 Pounds Show Additional Info read more

Organic 2 Piece 8" Latex Futon Mattress Set
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