In order to facilitate your choice of acquisition of your next bedding, we have drawn the points of comparison between clothes made of synthetic latex and clothes 100% natural latex (See more of these at laidtex.com). At Come, concerned about the ecological issue, we decided to design healthy clothes based on 100% natural latex providing high quality comfort. It is obviously possible to sleep properly on other technologies such as foam, springs or synthetic latex. Here are the major differences between latex and 100% natural latex:
Composition and origin of materials
The 100% natural latex extracted in liquid form comes from a tree: the rubber tree. To obtain the name 100% natural, the latex must be composed of 85% natural latex. At Come, our latex contains more than 95% pure rubber tree milk. From plant origin, our 100% natural latex has 7 comfort zones, one for each part of your body to keep your spine straight. Ecological, the 100% natural latex comes directly from the rubber tree. The quality of the 100% natural latex is measured by its percentage of pure rubber tree milk, its density and its comfort zones. At Come, our latex contains more than 95% pure rubber milk and offers a density of 75-85 kg / m² depending on the parts of your body to maintain. For the Difference between natural and synthetic latex this is important.
Synthetic latex contains only a tiny part of 100% natural latex (about 20%). Appellations are sometimes misleading: “100% latex” or “natural latex”. Indeed, the clothes with these names are made of synthetic latex, so it is important to look at the percentage of natural latex and certifications. A natural or organic clothes is certified by the name “100% natural latex” Latex that is not certified 100% natural contain between 0 and 25% of pure rubber tree milk, the rest is made of chemicals whose polyurethane, directly derived from oil. A manufacture therefore, mainly chemical, allowing to vary the quality of one latex to another and thus reduce the costs. Finally, the lower the percentage of natural latex, the less comfortable, elastic, airy and resistant your clothes will be.
Come latex is certified 100% natural
Only 30% of the synthetic latex is of natural origin. Beware of deceptive calls.
The 100% natural latex is made up of millions of micro bubbles of air allowing the clothes to breathe continuously. In addition, it has hundreds of cells distributed over its entire surface to regulate the temperature in the entire cloth.
100% natural latex is the ideal solution for heat sensitive sleepers. Thanks to its natural composition, your clothes breathe from the inside and allowevacuating all surplus moisture to guarantee a dry bed all year long.
Synthetic latex does not have the same heat regulation capabilities because it consists of less than 20% pure rubber tree milk. Indeed, the remaining 80% or more are chemicals such as polyurethane found in the foam. Thus, the synthetic latex has the same disadvantages as the foam. Its composition does not allow your clothes to breathe, on the contrary, moisture will remain stored inside your bed does not evacuate excess sweat. In addition, opt for synthetic latex can therefore release bad odors.
- The heat is perfectly regulated with natural latex
- Heat is less well managed with synthetic latex
100% natural latex is the technology that achieves the best longevity results. Indeed, it loses only 5% of its elasticity after 10 years of daily use. It is for this reason that at Come, we guarantee the completeness of our natural clothes during 10 years. Indeed, the life of 100% natural latex clothes is about 15 years.
The synthetic latex is composed of less than 20% pure rubber tree milk and therefore has disadvantages similar to those of the foam (chemicals, longevity). Indeed, the 80% or more of chemicals to design the synthetic latex offer excellent comfort during the first years but very quickly, after 5 or 7 years, the chemicals are no longer effective and your clothes collapses. As for the foam, it is difficult to give a generality for the life of synthetic latex clothes but many customer reviews show this longevity dissatisfaction.
- Natural latex can be kept almost 15 years
- The life of the synthetic latex is limited
The 100% natural latex has excellent elastic capacities. Indeed, when you lie on clothes100% natural latex, it will take the shape of your body while maintaining your body and your spine ideally. Once raised, your clothes will return to its original shape, it is the resilience of the cloth. After 10 years, the 100% natural latex is able to take back 95% of its initial form, so you will never feel a bowl effect under your body.
Synthetic latex also has a very good resilience. Indeed, its tiny part of 100% natural latex combined with chemicals allows the clothes to return to its original shape after each use. The only difference will lie in the duration. A clothes synthetic latex can resume its original shape for 5 years on average (against 10 to 15 for a latex clothes 100% natural), and then its ability resilience will degrade over time.
The term “latex” applies only to the “soul” of the cloth, that is to say the layer covering the suspension system.
To be called “100% latex”:
- The soul of the cloth must be made of latex only.
- It must be at least 10 cm thick, made entirely of latex.
- The soul must represent at least 60% of the total thickness.
For a cloth and bedding at the top, follow the guide:
- Choosing a good cloth is good, keeping it in good condition is better! All the steps to properly maintain your cloth on our dedicated practice sheet.
- You are still unsure about the type of suspension of your future cloth: springs, foam, latex, etc.? Find our comparative suspension of cloth to help you choose.
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