„Latex hat die Nase vorn“

‘Latex is ahead’

With this headline, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (edition 28.8.2014) summarised a broad-based report of the results of the Stiftung Warentest. 'The Stiftung Warentest has chosen the latex mattresses as the test winner,' writes the Süddeutsche. 'They only have a market share of less than one percent. But latex mattresses performed best in the test. Good mattresses made of this material last a long time and would fit all body sizes and shapes, regardless of the sleeping position, according to the foundation.’ (http://www.sueddeutsche.de/geld/stiftung-warentest-ueber-matratzen-latex-liegt-vorne-1.2106970)
Stiftung Warentest provides information on the advantages and disadvantages of different types of mattresses on a separate page. (http://www.test.de/Matratzen-im-Test-1830877-4746601/)

The mattress experts name the advantages of latex mattresses:

  • Good thermal insulation, recommended for anyone who feels the cold.
  • Good durability, as sweat and heat do not affect latex.
  • Ideally suited for adjustable slatted frames.
  • Comfortable lying feeling, soft and supportive at the same time.

 Stiftung Warentest cites the following disadvantages:

  • Moderate moisture transport, therefore less suitable for people who sweat.

  • Heavy and wobbly, makes rotating and turning difficult.

We have been thinking about both of these for a long time and have taken action to address the issues. We work exclusively with pure natural and Fair Rubber certified rubber and it really has its weight. For this reason, we have provided the cover of the mattresses with handy, stable handles, so that two people can easily turn and transport the mattress.

And people who sweat a lot do not have to do without the comfort and positive properties that only a latex mattress offers. A mattress consists of a latex core, a coating and a cover. For the coating, you can choose between certified organic cotton fleece,pure new wool fleece, camel down hair or silk fibre fleece. Cotton is breathable and can absorb almost a quarter of its own weight in moisture without feeling clammy. Pure new wool warms well, regulates moisture and ensures a pleasant, dry sleeping environment. In case of camel down and silk, the same benefits apply.

And we would like to comment on one last statement made by the mattress experts at Stiftung Warentest.

'Latex mattresses are mostly made of synthetic latex. They seldom contain natural rubber,' they say, explaining the different types of mattresses.

Our latex mattresses are made exclusively from natural latex- we never use synthetic latex. Why is this difference important?

With a mattress made of natural rubber, you are making an active contribution to environmental protection. Synthetic latex is made from petroleum. We would not want this kind of material around every night.

Mattresses made of natural latex, on the other hand, are made from the sap of rubber trees and are biodegradable. And when it comes to CO2, rubber trees are top notch, as they absorb more than even tropical rainforests. A natural latex mattress - that means protecting the environment while you sleep.

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