Guest Blogger: Michael Earnheart, Wickford, RI Showroom Manager
With all the information available with a simple Google search, it is easy to be overwhelmed by which material is better, which one has more chemicals, which one is actually synthetic … the list goes on.
Here’s an insider tip: Talalay and Dunlop are the same latex. The only thing that sets them apart is process in how each are made.
Dunlop is simply covered and baked, that’s it! Talalay is a little more involved, but it’s worthwhile because of the amount of variations you can get from firm to soft.
Talalay, before reaching the mold like the Dunlop process, has to pass through a vacuum tube to remove excess air. Once the liquid latex is inside the mold, it is then flash frozen and then heated up 200˚F.
There doesn’t appear to be much difference, does there? Well, those simple differences between the two allow for Talalay to have so much more versatility when being used in your mattress.
So, you have found a natural latex mattress that feels good, but you think it could feel a little better – especially on your side. This is where Talalay shines! The air removed from the latex in the Talalay process allows for the latex to be fluffier, think of angel food cake: spongy and springy. This allows it for a better fit and it conforms to your body, giving you that wonderful pressure-relief that is so sought after.
Fear not, seekers of healthy sleep. There are no mysterious chemical-laden processes at work here. Just one natural material that is made in two different ways, to better help you get the comfort you’re looking for.
As our friend Tom Eisenberg has said at Latex International has said, “Talalay is going to give you pressure relief. It’s designed to do that.”
The Clean Bedroom deals with only 100% natural latex. There are never any chemicals in our mattresses, pillows or toppers – period.
Shop confidently at The Clean Bedroom, knowing our sleep advisors will find the perfect fit for you. Be sure to consider Talalay latex in your quest for pressure relief and the most superb and healthy night’s sleep of your life.
Until next time, sleep healthy.