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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 09:14 #1

Does anyone know what mattress manufactures use Vita Talalay for the latex in their construction? I'm looking for a mattress that uses wool to meet flammability standards and uses no polyurethane foam or chemical flame retardants or chemicals applied to the fabrics or coat the wool fibers..

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 11:09 #2

I was just looking at this yesterday, www.flobeds.com/product/natural-latex-mattress/ . Looks like FloBeds uses 100% Talalay latex (I'm assuming Talalay latex and Vita Talalay latex are the same?), and organic wool and cotton cover.

I'm sure there are many more manufacturers that the experts on this forum could suggest.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 11:24 #3

sleepyamy wrote: I was just looking at this yesterday, www.flobeds.com/product/natural-latex-mattress/ . Looks like FloBeds uses 100% Talalay latex (I'm assuming Talalay latex and Vita Talalay latex are the same?), and organic wool and cotton cover.

I'm sure there are many more manufacturers that the experts on this forum could suggest.


Thank you. Vita Talalay is a brand of Talalay, but it doesn't appear that they specify the brand. I am also looking for a hybrid, although full latex isn't necessarily out of the question.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 12:51 #4

If you are looking for talalay latex there are only 2 manufacturers of talalay latex foam in the world right now. One is Radium in the Netherlands and the other is Talalay Global in the US. Vita Talalay is just the brand name for Radium's talalay latex, there's nothing special about it otherwise. In fact right now Radium is having difficulty with getting their latex into the US due to Covid supply chain disruptions so you might want to be other to either one as a possibility since they are both good quality these days (years ago that was not always the case). I heard that Talalay Global is now setting up a distribution center in Arizona so they can service the west coast better so that's going to help alot with supply too.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 12:57 #5

Hey empusa,

Thanks for your question :) .

Does anyone know what mattress manufactures use Vita Talalay for the latex in their construction?


These trusted members offer both Talalay Global and Radium Foam/ Vita Talalay latex as components:


You may enjoy Phoenix's post response to "Radium Foam Vs. Latex International" a helpful comparison of the two Talalay latex producers.

I'm looking for a mattress that uses wool to meet flammability standards and uses no polyurethane foam or chemical flame retardants or chemicals applied to the fabrics or coat the wool fibers..


From a review of their sites, Sleep EZ states in their FAQs that they use wool as a natural fire barrier, and while I see that Arizona Premium offers replacement mattress covers featuring wool in their construction, no similar statement is mentioned. Hope this helps with your research and let us know if you find other manufacturers using Radium Talalay latex.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 13:00 #6

Mattrebuild wrote: there's nothing special about it otherwise.


I'm looking for Vita Talalay, because of the testing and washing that they do and the Oeko-tex 100 Class 1 certification.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 13:07 #7

Sensei wrote:
I see that Arizona Premium offers replacement mattress covers featuring wool in their construction, no similar statement is mentioned.

Sensei


Thank you Sensei, I ruled out those mattress covers, as they use Bamboo material. I'm looking for a GOTS cotton and a very clean wool (e.g. no chemical treatment). Often wool is treated to improve the workability.

I would love to try the European Sleep Works. That said, the shipping is an issue.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 13:14 #8

I also would be interested in a tufted mattress, rather that one that uses adhesives, as I can not tolerate any solvents at all. I would have to thoroughly vet the adhesive used, and then there's a trust issue. There can be a difference between what is advertised and what is actually used in the mattress.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 13:59 #9

Flexus Comfort said as of 4/2020 they are sourcing from Radium ( see here )

From a few posts on this forum, it appears that Sleep EZ, Flobeds, and Arizona Premium Mattress have sourced Talalay from both Radium and Talalay Global in the past, so they might be good candidates.

Savvy Rest says that they use Radium's Vita Talalay in their mattresses ( see here )

It looks like a lot of mattress retailers aren't exclusive to Vita Talalay or Talalay Global and switch back and forth based on various factors.

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Latex Used by Mattress Manufacturers 28 Feb 2021 14:21 #10

After reading your subsequent posts, I have an additional thought. If you are having difficulty finding a mattress that meets all of your requirements, you may consider DIY.

You should be able to source the Vita Talalay Latex slabs from one of the suppliers mentioned above.

DIY Natural Bedding and Foam Order both sell organic cotton zipped covers. Both have several options in this space, including organic cotton covers quilted with wool, and organic cotton covers without any quilting.In the later case, you could add some wool batting yourself (DIY Natural Bedding sells that, too).

If you put the mattress together yourself, you'd know exactly what was (and wasn't) in it.The DIY route has its own pros/cons though, and while completely doable, an adventurous outlook and a willingness to persevere through some trial and error is often needed.

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