Learn about the top latex mattress brands and see what they use in their beds.
One of the most challenging types of beds to research is a latex mattress, due to difficulty of finding reliable information on brands. Knowing what goes into a mattress proves important for making the best buying decision, since people are primarily drawn to latex by benefits like being natural, healthy and durable. However, the different manufacturing and process methods can have a big impact on durability, longevity, comfort and whether the mattress contains harmful chemicals. We scoured the internet and researched 19 of the most popular latex mattress brands to see what type of latex these use in an effort to make your shopping process a little simpler. All of the details are also provided in a handy reference chart at the bottom of this article. Pricing and facts are accurate as of April 2013.
Latex Mattress Brands
Latex mattresses from this company include 100% natural, certified organic Dunlop latex with organic covers and wool fire barriers. The company features 4 models that carry the Eco-Institut certification, which means no dangerous products were used in their manufacturing process or are emitted in the final product. No glue or adhesives are used, and customization is available. Verified reviews rate each model between 90-100% in satisfaction.
Comfort Solutions/King Koil
King Koil mattress compositions include all latex beds and latex over spring beds. This line of mattresses is sold through various dealers. While information regarding King Koil products is difficult to find and their mattresses are sold through other retailers, overall customer satisfaction rankings for their products rank in the 60% range, which includes their other lines.
This company incorporates layers of latex foam with other mattress compositions as part of their comfort or pillow top layer. Some of the other layers may include memory foam or gel for covering an innerspring base. Corsicana beds are wholesaled through dealers. Online reviews for the brand overall tend to average around 50-60% positive.
The line of mattresses using Talalay latex include about ½ inch to 2 inches latex in the foam topper, over spring or air support systems. They vary considerably in price based on the other components, starting at approximately $1099 for an innerspring and 2 inch latex pillow top combination. Online reviews for Denver Mattress overall average around 55-60% satisfaction, though the reviews on their website are mostly positive.
This company is based in California and offers their latex mattresses through a line called Ethos. They feature all-latex, latex over foam and latex over spring designs. Most of their beds use “natural” Talalay latex, though they do offer one model with 100% natural latex and an organic cotton cover. Diamond retailers through dealers, and reviews are difficult to find online.
Englander mattresses are made of 100% Dunlop latex that is created with a 2 inch overlay around a 6 inch core. Their latex is described as 100% pure and references are made to natural. Two models are available on their website, a standard model and organic, though little information is provided about the layers and composition. In online reviews, their latex mattresses tend to score around 60% in owner satisfaction.
Flobeds offers both blended and 100% natural latex mattresses via their website. The line uses only Talalay materials and sells all-latex beds. Reviews for Flobeds tend to average around 78-81% in owner satisfaction.
Ikea is a well-known retailer of low-priced furniture. They offer two latex mattress models, one synthetic and one blended. Both beds are made of Dunlop latex. Covers are either cotton/poly blend with rayon or all-cotton with wool. Though Ikea does not allow product reviews on their website, average reviews online tend to average about 75-80% satisfaction.
Jamison Bedding advertises the use of Talalay latex in their TLC mattress collection. The collection includes several models of latex-over-foam and all-latex beds. The website does not specify the composition of the latex, meaning it is likely a blend. This brand is sold through dealers and reviews online range from about 70-80% for the brand overall.
The Kluft latex mattresses include a variety of latex over spring, latex over foam, foam over latex, and all-=latex beds. These are considered ultra luxury mattresses, with prices in the $5000-35,000 range. Latex used in the Kluft mattresses includes Dunlop for cores and Talalay, in both natural and blended formulations. These beds are sold through dealers, and in the limited reviews online, a majority of people voiced complaints about impressions due to inclusion of PU foams.
Natura offers several varieties of all-latex and spring/foam hybrid mattresses. Their beds feature both Dunlop and Talalay material, though it is not specified whether it is all natural or synthetic. Natura sells through dealers, and reviews available online prove fairly limited and mixed.
Natures Rest mattresses come in all-latex and hybrid foam models. The website says the latex contains a high natural percentage, meaning it is blended. Little detail is provided as to the type of latex used, though independent websites cite Dunlop. Their lines are sold through dealers and have average satisfaction ratings of only 50%.
This line is produced by OMI, and contains several models of all-latex and hybrid beds sold through dealers. The various configurations use both organic Dunlop and natural Talalay material and various types of covers. Organipedic available through dealers, but is very hard to find reviews for online.
Restonic offers latex mattresses through its HealthRest line. Their website provides very minimal information regarding the composition and manufacturing process of the materials. However, third party websites state that beds licensed under the brand include both Dunlop and Talalay, and natural and blended materials, as well as hybrid and all-latex beds. Reviews on Restonic also prove fairly limited, with averages for brand overall between 80-70%
This brand retails through their website and offers a few models of all-latex and innerspring hybrid mattresses. They utilize both organic Dunlop and natural Talalay materials, and describe their product as all natural. Reviewer satisfaction is around 80% in reviews online.
Sealy manufacturers a latex line its own brand and the Stearns and Foster brand. The Sealy brand latex beds contain blended Dunlop latex over poly foam cores. The Stearns and Foster Luxury Latex line also contains Dunlop latex, but utilizes Dunlop as the support core with latex and/or poly foam on top. Both lines tend to receive average ratings in the 60-65% range.
Simmons Natural Care line utilizes blended latex and poly foam. Materials online do not specify the manufacturing process, but it is believed to be Dunlop. This line does not have extensive reviews online, but in those we could find it appears to average around 40-50% in owner satisfaction.
Spring Air offers latex mattresses under their Back Supporter Four Seasons line. This line includes latex over poly foam and all latex beds with poly foam comfort layers. Latex appears to blended, and sources online have found beds to include both Talalay and Dunlop latex, though the manufacturer’s website does not specify. There are not many sources for their latex line specifically, but the Spring Air brand overall has average satisfaction ratings between 40-50%.
Quick Reference Guide for Latex Mattress Brands:
Brand Owner Satisfaction Price Range (Queen) Notes Warranty Amerisleep 93% $1099 - $1999 8”-14” profile
2”-3” memory foam
20 year Sealy Optimum 77% $1074 - $2274 10”-13” profile
3”-6” gel memory foam
Gel and traditional
10 year Simmons Comforpedic 77% $1100 - $2300 (est) 9.5”-13” profile
3-5” memory foam
Gel and traditional
10 year Tempurpedic 81% $1699 - $7499 8”-15” profile
3”-7” memory foam
Medium to high density
After combing through dozens of websites and reading countless reviews, we’ve compiled our findings into the chart below for easy reading. Overall, mattresses made with 100% natural and Talalay latex tended to receive the best owner ratings, while those with blended and hybrid beds fared poorly. The highest rated brand overall in our research was Astrabeds, an online retailer of 100% natural mattresses. Their models start at $1299, and contain no filler foams or toxic additives. We hope this guide to latex mattress brands has helped simplify your search, and feel free to drop us a line if you want to learn more.