Latex mattresses

What is a latex mattress?

A latex mattress has a latex or rubber core. This can be natural latex from the rubber tree or synthetic latex, but usually it is a combination of the two.

Which base should you put a latex mattress on?

 A good latex mattress takes on the shape of the body, provided that it is also well supported where necessary. We therefore recommend choosing a good slatted base to put below it.

At De Nachtwacht, for years now we have been offering the Swiss Swissflex - the top brand for slatted bases. We absolutely advise against placing a latex mattress on a box spring or mesh base.

If you would like more information about latex mattresses or if you are keen to try one out for yourself, contact us or visit our shop in Kortrijk.

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The advantages of a latex mattress

  • Supports your body and takes on its shape
  • Ventilates better than most other foams
  • Feels warmer than a spring mattress

Tailored advice

Buying a mattress, bed, pillow or bedlinen is more than just a decision, it is an experience. And we can help you every step of the way. After all, we know better than anyone what you need for an optimal night's sleep. We are happy to advise you! Visit our store in Kortrijk where our Nachtwacht team is ready to answer all your questions!

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The difference between synthetic and natural latex

Natural latex is more elastic than synthetic latex. As a result, it takes on the shape of your body a little more. On the other hand, it has a shorter lifespan and a large ecological footprint, particularly when the latex is turned into foam on the other side of the world, since a large volume has to be transported very far.

Still looking for a latex mattress that ventilates well? Then you should definitely consider Talalay latex. This latex has undergone additional treatments, resulting in a more open structure.

Latex or another mattress?

A disadvantage of a latex mattress is its lower ventilating and moisture-absorbing capacity, which is lower than that of a good pocket spring mattress or geltex mattress. It does ventilate better than most other foams though, such as memory foam and cold foam. A latex mattress is usually a full block of material, which makes it feel warmer than a spring mattress.

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