People ask: Why Natural Latex Mattresses are so expensive?
The truth is that they are not; not when you consider what it takes to harvest the raw material, to tap the sap from the Rubber Tree, and then to process this precious raw material into the best quality 100% Natural Latex Mattress. It takes almost 1000 tappings to produce one Queen size Natural Latex Mattress. For this you need to tap 7.5 hectares of rubber tree plantation. Each tapping needs to be done skilfully by hand, there is no machine that can do the job. The high labour component in the harvesting of the latex sap makes the raw latex so valuable that it is called Liquid Gold, and ships have been pirated for this precious cargo.
The other factor to weigh up, is that when you buy one of our Premium Quality Latex Mattresses, you are making an investment in sublime sleeping comfort for at least ten years and quite possibly up to 20 years. This is about 5475 sleeps, which works out to about 20 cents per sleep, not expensive for a good night’s sleep.
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Thickness and Density Designed for Your Support and Comfort
We make five Latex Mattresses: our 17cm thick Dawn Latex Mattress Supreme in three different densities and our 12cm thick Dawn Latex Mattress Deluxe in two different densities. They are made with 15cm and 10cm latex cores respectively which then fit inside a removable washable cover. This cover is made of 100 % natural Tencel quilting 1cm thick on each side. Our Latex Mattresses come in 3 different densities; Firm, Medium and Soft. This means that within our Multi Density range there are 32 different density options. All are the same price. Keep in mind that a thicker mattress does not necessarily mean more durability or comfort. Thicker latex mattresses are usually made from cheaper quality latex, resulting in premature collapsing, whereas all our latex mattresses, regardless of thickness, are made from the same Premium Quality ensuring their longevity.
The thickness and density of the Latex Mattress that we prescribe for you will be determined by several factors. Generally speaking, our 12cm Latex Mattresses are for people of lighter weight and are best combined with our support systems only. Our 17cm thick Latex Mattresses are for average to heavier weights and although not advised, can sometimes be combined with standard slat supports. Generally speaking a person of average weight, say between 50kg -100 kg, would require a Latex Mattress not less than 12cm thick and no greater than 17cm thick.
People sometimes think that a thicker Latex Mattress is better. But this is a misconception because of the comparison with an innerspring mattress. An innerspring mattress needs to be thick because it must have thick padding either side of the spring system. A Latex Mattress has no springs so extra padding is unnecessary. Sometimes people say they want a latex mattress thicker than 17cm, either because they just like the look of a thick mattress, or perhaps they are trying to achieve an overall bed height on an existing frame, or their fitted sheets were designed for an inner spring mattress.
But compare such considerations with the disadvantages of having a Latex Mattress thicker than 17cm.
First, a thicker latex mattress would cost you substantially more. If you are offered a thicker latex mattress at the same price or cheaper, you can be sure the quality of the materials will be inferior. It will have a shorter life and comfort will be compromised.
Secondly, a Quality Latex Mattress is heavy. By providing only what is required and no unnecessary thickness, the Mattress is much easier to freight, move around or rotate and turn.
Thirdly, a Latex Mattress thicker than 17cm negates the benefits of our special posture slats.
As for sheets, Latex Mattresses are heavy and flexible and don’t slide on the slatted bases, so you can use flat sheets. Or fitted sheets, with elastic all the way round, work quite well as they can be easily tucked further under the mattress.
Both the 12cm and 17cm mattress are preferably set upon our fully- adjustable Posture Slat Support Bases, although in some cases it is possible to use our thicker latex mattresses with more basic, standard slat support.
Dawn Latex Beds, The World’s Best
We have a reputation for the best quality and price.
Our 100% Premium Quality Natural Latex Mattresses are made in our own factory, so you make a Genuine Saving.
It is undisputed in the bedding industry that Premium 100% Natural Latex makes the best quality bedding known to man; their comfort and durability are simply unmatched.
Our range is superior: featuring latex mattresses that are made from 100% Natural, 7- Zoned Multi- Density, 95 point ECO/LGA Quality Latex. The Latex core is then covered with our Heavy Duty 1600gsm, 100% Cotton and 100% Natural Tencel Quilted, Removable washable cover.
Our 100% Natural Latex is sourced and made in Malaysia from locally harvested and properly managed rubber tree plantations. Rubber trees are long-lived. The original batch of seedlings was brought to Malaysia from Brazil in 1876 and one of these seedlings still exists today as the oldest surviving rubber tree. Malaysia produces almost 20% of the world’s natural rubber. Since the establishment of the Malaysian Rubber Board in 1925, Malaysia has maintained a world-renowned reputation for producing the highest quality 100% Natural Latex Mattresses from locally harvested and managed plantations.