Natural Latex Cushioning
Selecting the foam to cushion our mattresses with is easy. Latex is the natural choice. Though natural latex foam is widely used in Europe, many Americans are just now discovering its superior attributes. Put simply, natural latex is exactly what mattress cushioning should be: durable, elastic, and green.
Why Latex is Better
Known for its durability, natural latex is a dense, resilient material derived from rubber. It possesses tremendous elasticity—it’s stretchy—which makes it excellent for minimizing contact pressure and motion transfer. Unlike polyurethane foam, it performs reliably and maintains its physical integrity over time. It is able to fill a tall order: to be soft, flexible, and stable.
Natural, green latex is also desirable for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial properties. More breathable than synthetic foam, it not only resists mold and mildew, but also discourages dust mites, making latex the ideal choice for a healthy mattress.
European Sleep Works uses 100% natural Talalay and Dunlop process latex. Both processes yield quality, high-performance latex, but each possesses unique textural qualities. Talalay has a softer and more elastic character. Dunlop process creates a denser texture.
The European testing board Oeko-Tex certifies that our latex meets the highest standard for cleanliness and purity. The latex we use is free of toxic substances, including formaldehydes, bromides, and PBDE’s (Polybrominated diphenal ethers, which are used in chemical flame retardants). Our latex includes no fillers and has been thoroughly washed to remove all soaps and residues.
European Sleep Works uses natural latex exclusively in our mattress models, pillow top, pillows and wedge. Rest easy and sleep soundly knowing you’re cradled by all-natural latex.
- Made from Rubber: It’s natural and durable—resistant to sag
- Elastic by nature: Conforms to body shape without bounce or movement
- Anti-allergen: Better for nighttime breathing
Oeko-Tex certified chemical free: No harmful substances and no off gassing