Natural Variations in Latex Foam
Latex foam is a minimally processed material that uses the bare minimum of non-
organic compounds in the manufacturing process. The result is a product that has
variation from piece to piece and even within the same piece. The latex foam sheets
that we use as our latex mattresslayers all have some level of variation. These
inconsistencies do not affect the layer’s comfort, quality or durability.
As a general rule, latex made using the Dunlop process will have more irregularity
than latex made using the Talalay process, which involves greater processing.
Some inconsistencies you might find in latex foam includes:
Discoloration: Latex foam goes through a baking process while in the mold used to
form the sheets. This can sometimes leave discolored marks. Latex foam also
naturally changes color over time, due to the natural oxidation process.
Small Voids or Uneven Texture: You may notice minor voids or uneven looking
texture on the surface of your latex mattress. These cosmetic inconsistencies will not
affect the durability of your mattress and are often caused when the foam is removed
from the mold or during the cooling process because there are no additional
chemical binders being used.
Remember: nothing in nature is without its imperfections – that’s what makes us
100% perfect just the way we are!