# ALL LATEX

Latex rubber is the sappy milk derived from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree.
The trees are found in Rainforests in Brazil, Malaysia, Sri-Lanka, Thailand, and India. The liquid rubber is poured into molds and cooked in ovens and solidified.

### There are two types of latex mattresses on the market.

both have their benefits. What you choose all depends on what you’re
looking for with regards to sleep and/or environmental concerns.
The two types of latex are Dunlop and Talalay.
Dunlop Latex.

Dunlop Latex is manufactured using a continuous pour method. There is usually more natural latex in Dunlop, so if having a more ‘natural’ mattress is important to you then Dunlop is the way to go.

The comfort of a Dunlop is usually semi-firm or firm and adapts well to the body. Dunlop Latex is less springy and/or resistant than Talalay, which some people prefer.
Talalay Latex.

Talalay Latex is generally more expensive, and this is because it involves an addition step in the fabrication process. Before the latex Rubber is cooked in the oven, the latex milk is frozen in a vacuum seal. This vacuum freezing ensures that the latex molecules remain distributed equally throughout the cores and sheets which results in a latex that has a more even comfort. This extra step in the fabrication process also makes it possible to have latex that is softer and more comfortable than Dunlop.

Because Talalay is generally more resistant than Dunlop, it has more buoyancy and springiness. For lighter people, this buoyancy can be off-putting, for heavier individuals however, it can provide good comfort and support. Because of the extra step in the manufacturing process, most Talalays contains 30% to 40% natural latex rubber, with the rest coming from emulsifying and binding agents; however, there are 95% natural Rubber Talalays on the market, and we do carry it as well.

A lot of people researching Latex online get caught up with how much latex is in the mattress. A G.O.L.S certified latex has anywhere between 90% and 95% natural latex. Like any chemical solution, there must be other ingredients such as emulsifying and binding agents. This is normal and true for all Latex mattresses on the market.

Anybody that tells you a mattress is 100% latex is selling you a lie. Blended latex, such as Talalay, and Dunlop are both very desirable materials because of their support factor and their ability to conform to the shape of our bodies.

A word about Latex Allergies. People with latex allergies are allergic to the proteins in raw rubber. Latex mattresses and pillows are cooked in an oven in a process called ‘vulcanization’.

Once the rubber is vulcanized, the proteins in the latex rubber are removed eliminating the threat of allergies. Think of it like cooking chicken: once the chicken reaches 165 degrees, the salmonella is eliminated.

#### Respirable

Talalay breathes about 7 times better than any other latex or foam. This means it is better at dissipating body heat, which will ensure a cooler sleep.

#### Supportive

Talalay latex is a two dimensional material that offers both support and pressure relief. The vacuum process used in making Talalay Latex allows for the latex to stretch like a rubber band so it conforms to your body.

#### Durability

Due to the fact that it is vulcanized, Talalay latex is the most resilient material available in mattresses.

#### Hypoallergenic

Naturally mold, mildew and dust mite resistant and is inherently antibacterial and antifungal, making it ideal for people who suffer from asthma or allergies.

#### Environmentally Friendly

Talalay latex is a 100% natural rubber that is made using an eco-friendly production method.