Our 100% Natual Latex is made by Radium with the Talalay process. We have found the Radium Natural Talalay to be the purest and most consistant Natural Latex. Our FloBeds Natural Latex is produced using no fillers or shortcuts. It is made from 100% Latex Rubber from the Rubber Tree.
Talalay Latex provides the most supple, body conforming and long lasting mattresses.
Talalay now available in pure 100% Natural Latex for FloBeds mattresses.
|Blended Talalay||100% Natural Talalay||Difference|
|SOFTENING||14.8% impact loss||17.4% impact loss||2.6%|
No. You want edge-to-edge comfort. Many companies try to save money by eliminating latex from their "latex bed". A 4 inch "firm" edge of polyurethane foam will save 20% in latex costs. Yet, although it may start out feeling firmer, it will break down faster than the latex portion of the mattress. Two inches of polyurethane layers ("supersoft", "contourfoam" or ???) will save another 20%. Your FloBeds will be 100% Talalay Latex, edge-to-edge and top-to-bottom!
Talalay latex is more supple and resilient. All latex is meaured in ILD (indention load deflection) and a 32 ILD in Dunlop is not firmer than a 32 ILD in Talalay, although it is stiffer. We used to carry Dunlop in Natural before we were able to get the Talalay Natural. We did a study on how the two types of latex would "bounce" back after being compressed for long periods of time (like sleeping in your bed every night for years).
You can watch a movie of the results: