Memory Foam vs. Latex

Memory Foam vs. Latex

The most common premium materials found in specialty beds are memory foam and latex. It is difficult to decide, which one is right for you without learning about their qualities and trying them out. They are both extremely popular, sharing the same features like superior durability and dust mite and allergen resistance. However, there are some significant differences:

Memory Foam

Or visco-elastic foam is a material known for its superior pressure relieving quality and reducing tossing and turning. It provides even support by molding and contouring to the shape of your body. It is oil based, made from polyurethane.

Memory Foam Benefits:

Customer satisfaction

Slower response time – molding feel

Pressure and pain relief

Long lifespan – up to 20 years

Allergen resistance

Widely available

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Latex is more buoyant and resilient unlike slow reacting memory foam. It provides pressure relief and at the same time excellent temperature control. Latex could be natural, synthetic or blended. Natural latex is derived from a milky fluid of a rubber tree plant.

Latex Benefits:

Well-balanced support

Fast response/recovery time

Long lifespan – up to 20 years

Allergen resistance

Pressure relief

Temperature control - breathability
Natural material - 100% natural latex

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