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#1 of 5 Old 03-31-2008, 08:35 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello everyone,

It's time (finally) to get a new mattress for the family bed.

I would love to get a natural rubber latex mattress, but what little consumer opinion I can find on the web is NOT positive. People say they feel wonderful at first, then get very lumpy (the top layer), with permanent body indentations getting as bad as 4 inches (?!?!) deep which develop after about two-four months of use.

I love the idea of not having springs, but I KNOW the Tempur-Pedic stuff must be toxic (mother got one and it smelled like it was full of petroleum), so I'm really hoping to find a brand of latex mattress which has worked out their kinks....

Of course...if anyone has used any organic cotton, bamboo or wool conventional "style" mattresses...I'd be glad of your opinion on those too

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i would like to know of a good one also. there must be someone on here who has a recommendation.
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A good quality natural latex mattress should not do that. They are known to last quite comfortably up to 30 years. Make sure you look for one with no synthetic added and no flame retardent except wool. I LOVE my latex mattress. We've had it about 3 years now.
If you pm me I can give you a link to our website, as we sell organic and latex mattresses and are having a great Earth Day Sale this month.....

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Weird. Mine is exactly the same as when we bought it. Except for some teeny tears in the latex which don't have any practical effect.
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I'm glad to know there are some good ones. I think the ones I saw (Englanders are the only ones actually sold in a non-virtual store here) had a top layer of some sort of latex/memory foam mixture, covered in bamboo or orgo cotton fibers. Maybe it is the foam/latex in the top layer that causes the trouble...not the underlayers of pure latex themselves. I'll PM you shortly, Talia Rose, for more info .

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