The Advantages of Natural Latex over Foam in Cushions and Mattresses

May 31, 2024

The Advantages of Natural Latex over Foam in Cushions and Mattresses

Natural  and GOLS certified organic latex offer several advantages. Natural latex is more durable and has a longer lifespan compared to the highest density foam. Latex retains its shape and support for many years without sagging or losing its resilience. Even high density foam tends to noticeably sag quite a bit over a  five year period.

Natural and GOLS certified organic latex provide a unique combination of support and comfort. They conform to the body’s contours while still providing ample support, resulting in a comfortable sitting experience.

Natural latex has an open cell structure and naturally breathes, allowing for better airflow and temperature regulation compared to foam which has a closed cell structure and is made from petrochemicals. It is a great option for mattresses and people who sleep hot. Many people prefer natural latex because it is derived from the sap of rubber trees and has no synthetic inputs.   It, also, has hypoallergenic  properties. Natural latex is inherently resistant to dust mites and mold, making it a good choice for allergy sufferers.

Latex cushions and mattresses have good motion isolation properties, meaning movements on one side of the sofa cushion or bed are less likely to disturb another person on it. While nice for a sofa, it is a big advantage in a mattress with a sleeping partner.

Foam has a wider range of firmness options and is less expensive. Poor quality foam as one finds in cheap on-line mattresses and sofas can last as little as a year. It will not breakdown in a landfill and natural or organic latex will.

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