Synthetic latex mattress reviews and information
An unblended synthetic latex mattress has a few advantages over pure natural latex. Most prominent among them is the cost. Synthetic mattresses are made from petroleum-based products and is formed using a chemical process in a latex manufacturing facility. While the price of petroleum may change on an annual basis, the cost of the materials used for synthetic tend to remain reasonably static and allow for some price leverage. Typically synthetic mattresses are easy to sell because of the retail price. They have high durability and a thicker build, making them more stiff – which can be good or bad depending on what you are looking for.
Synthetic mattresses can be marketed as “pure”. This tag means that there is no filler, which can help to lower the cost even further. Filler consists of composite materials such as clay or other products mixed into the latex during manufacture, reducing pure synthetic density.
So for the average customer, a latex mattress made from synthetic materials might be just the right fit. Topped with a knit wool topper or even a thin memory foam layer, synthetic can easily approach the proper comfort zone for most latex buyers.
For those with more discerning tastes, a blended synthetic natural latex mattress might be the better solution.