Originally we could not get our natural latex in Talalay, so we imported natural latex made in the Dunlop process by the container from Sri Lanka. We couldn't help but notice that our Latex International Talalay Latex (blended) kept its shape and resiliency much better than the Dunlop.
As our natural latex mattress sales grew, we kept asking Latex International to consider making a 100% Natural Talalay. Finally in 2005 they did, and FloBeds was first in line. We have never looked back.
The Talalay process creates a more consistent and supple latex. Conversely, the Dunlop process creates a latex that in not as consistent and is stiffer. This is the reason some manufacturers choose to save money by using Dunlop on the bottom and Talalay on the top. The Dunlop on the bottom is not felt as much as the layer of Talalay on top. This is a way to save money, but the FloBeds Invention takes advantage of the sleeper's ability to move a firmer layer up if your body needs a slightly firmer sleeping surface. This is why we are so famous for being able to get your mattress "Just Right". We have even heard some folks selling Dunlop as a firmer mattress, but that makes no sense. Since all latex is measured in ILD (indention load deflection), a 32 ILD in Dunlop will take the same 32 pounds to compress 4 inches to 3 inches as a 32 ILD Talalay mattress core.
In July of 2009, while cleaning out the upper shelves at our Latex Shop, we found some latex cores that had been stored compressed for years. We wondered how dramatic the difference in resiliency would be and wanted to share the study with our customers...even we were surprised at the results.
In this film you will ntice the latex core made using the Dunlop Process does not spring back like the Talalay it takes a set. We believe this same study happens in your bedroom every night . when you sleep in the same place year after year the Dunlop will not come back to it original shape after years of use.