Natural Organic Latex Mattresses
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The sublime pleasure of sleeping on an Electropedic Natural Organic Latex Mattress is utterly unique when compared to other mattresses, nothing else even comes close! Due to its increased compressibility a natural organic latex mattress can shape itself and conform to your body in a way that no other mattress can, providing you superior support for both a good night's sleep and possible relief for those with aches and pains. Made of natural and organic materials, latex mattresses breathe better than any other sleeping surface so you can have a cool night's sleep. What's more, latex mattresses outlast all other mattresses. For more information, call (800) 233‑7382 in California or (800) 733‑1818 in Arizona/Nevada.
The Electropedic Latex Mattress Story
It all began in 1964 when Henry Kraus opened the first Electropedic Beds store, manufacturing and selling the incredible adjustable beds he had first seen at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. Some years later while traveling through Europe on pleasure, Henry Kraus stayed at a small boutique hotel in Switzerland and found the coziest mattresses he had ever slept on. Henry Kraus had been manufacturing and selling sleep products for some time at that point and the incredible feel of this mattress was very surprising to him! After waking up feeling invigorated and free of his typical back ache, Henry Kraus made a decision to stay another night.
Now Henry Kraus had gone through back surgery about two decades earlier, and waking up without pain was both invaluable and a new experience. After his second night in that Swiss hotel, he once again awoke feeling rested and pain-free. He was so affected by the mattress that he was unable to let it go.
Henry Kraus actually made a special trip back to Switzerland to that same hotel to find out what was so special about the mattress he had slept on. What was inside? How and where they were made? Where they were sold? He wanted to know where he could buy one and ship it back to the USA for his own personal use. Henry Kraus discovered that this special mattress was actually a natural organic latex mattress and these were actually quite popular in Europe. Soon after that Henry Kraus began manufacturing and selling natural organic latex mattresses, handmade one at a time, which then became the best selling mattresses at Electropedic. And now with nearly sixty years of expertise, Electropedic which was started by Henry Kraus in 1964 is still a family owned business run by his two sons, Lloyd and Philip Kraus.
Latex - Native To The Amazon Rainforest
Natural Organic Latex comes from the hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree), originally native to the Amazon jungles of Brazil. The first use of rubber was by the Olmecs who, about 3,000 years ago, were the first major civilization in Mexico. The Olmecs harvested latex to make rubber balls for the the ancient Mesoamerican ball games. The ancient Mayans then picked up the practice and continued using latex balls at these ball games for hundreds of years.
In these cultures latex was the symbolic of fertility, and was often burned, buried, or (fortunately for archaeology) laid in sacrificial pools as an offering to various deities. Natural Organic Latex is white and milky in appearance, has an elastic consistency, and is removed from the tree through a process called "rubber tapping," similar to the way maple syrup is tapped from maple trees. Today, latex is imported into the USA and foamed into mattress cores using the Talalay process for Electropedic.
What is Classic Latex?
Classic is blended latex, a combination of natural latex and synthetic latex mixed together. By combining natural organic latex and synthetic latex together you get the best of both worlds, natural health benefits and luxurious feel from natural latex combined with extended durability from synthetic latex.
What is 100% Natural Organic Talalay Latex?
Natural Organic Latex is harvested from the hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree), native to the Amazon jungle of Brazil and now grown in tropical climate plantations around the world. Natural Organic Latex is bio-degradable and naturally resistant to mold, mildew & bacteria. Natural Organic Latex, is 100% "natural" and if you're looking a more "green" lifestyle, Electropedic's Natural Organic Talalay Latex mattress is 100% chemical free, highly durable and very long lasting.
The Talalay process for making Natural Organic Latex is the newest and most advanced form of Natural Organic Latex mattress production and was developed in the 1940s. Some liquid Natural Organic Latex is poured into the mattress mold and the air is vacuumed out, expanding the liquid Natural Organic Latex and filling the mold form. The liquid Natural Organic Latex is then frozen which gives Talalay Natural Organic Latex its distinctive uniform consistency and even firmness throughout the mattress. In the original Dunlop process (see below), gravity makes the bottom side of the mattress a bit more dense and firm. The liquid Talalay Natural Organic Latex is then baked in a vulcanization oven. The baked Natural Organic Latex is then removed from its mold and thoroughly washed. The Natural Organic Latex is then baked again to remove any moisture. The ability of of a natural Talalay Natural Organic Latex mattress to confirm to your body, reducing pressure on your muscles and circulation is unsurpassed!
What is Certified Organic Dunlop Natural Organic Latex?
The Dunlop Natural Organic process for making Natural Organic Latex is the original form of latex production and was developed in 1929. The milky white Natural Organic Latex is whipped into a liquid foam and poured into the mattress core mold. This is where the Dunlop and Talalay processes diverge in their techniques. In the Dunlop Natural Organic process the liquid natural organic latex mixture is poured into the mold in a single pour, completely filling the mold. The frothy liquid Natural Organic Latex is then allowed to settle before being baked in a vulcanization oven. The baked Natural Organic Latex is then removed from its mold and thoroughly washed. The Natural Organic Latex is then baked again to remove any moisture. This results in a fine foam that is softer on the top side and denser on the bottom side because of the effects of gravity.
In an Electropedic Certified Organic Dunlop Natural Organic Latex Mattress, the Natural Organic Latex itself is certified by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) and the organic cotton mattress cover is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). These certifications requires the manufacturing process to follow strict mandatory social and environmental regulations.
The Ultimate Mattress 11" Natural Organic Latex Mattress
The Ultimate Mattress 11" Natural Organic Latex mattresses by Electropedic is The Ultimate in luxury! Each mattress is hand-crafted, one-at-a-time, with three (3) separate layers of Natural Organic Latex. Each Natural Organic Latex layer is hand wrapped in an organic cotton sock, and then each is placed into three (3) separate zippered chambers. The Ultimate is a two-sided mattress that is completely reversible! The top and bottom comfort layers are each two (2) inches of softer Natural Organic Latex than the center core. The center core layer is six (6) inches. The mattress is then wrapped in one half (½) inch of luxurious quilting made of cotton and wool and is eleven (11) inches high.
The Electropedic 9" High Profile Natural Organic Latex Mattress
The 9" High Profile Natural Organic Latex mattresses by Electropedic are each hand-crafted, one-at-a-time, with three (3) separate layers of Natural Organic Latex. Each Natural Organic Latex layer is hand wrapped in an organic cotton sock, and then each is placed into three (3) separate zippered chambers. The 9" High Profile is a two-sided mattress that is completely reversible. The top and bottom comfort layers are each one (1) inch of softer Natural Organic Latex than the center core. The center core layer is six (6) inches. The mattress is then wrapped in one half (½) inch of luxurious quilting made of cotton and wool and is nine (9) inches high.
The Electropedic 7" Slim Profile Natural Organic Latex Mattress
The 7" Slim Profile Natural Organic Latex mattresses by Electropedic are each hand-crafted, one-at-a-time. The Natural Organic Latex layer is hand wrapped in an organic cotton sock. The 7" Slim Profile Natural Organic Latex mattress is a two-sided mattress that is completely reversible. The center Natural Organic Latex core layer is six (6) inches. The mattress is then wrapped in one half (½) inch of luxurious quilting made of cotton and wool and is seven (7) inches high.
Electropedic latex mattress are available in four (4) firmnesses for your comfort: Soft/Plush, Regular-Firm, Extra-Firm and Ultra-Firm. Electropedic mattress firmness are rated on either the ILD (Indentation Load Deflection) numerical scale or the Talalay Global Latex "N" scale. Some mattresses may show both ratings systems. Higher numbers indicate greater firmness.
All Electropedic Talalay Natural Organic latex mattresses are OEKO-TEX certified Class 100 (their healthiest classification), assuring that your mattress is made without the use of any toxic chemicals.