Latex International Talalay Latex is 4x more durable than other Latex and 20x more durable than traditional bedding foams.
At Latex International, we continually ensure that our formulas will last the test of time. Using the standardized ASTM Cornell Indentation test we prove that our Talalay outlasts any other material used for bedding today.
This is the most rigorous and material damaging ASTM standardized test that exists for bedding components. While Latex International Talalay performs flawlessly over a period of 12 hours representing decades of use, other Latex's break down much more quickly and foams such as memory foam and polyurethane foam actually tear apart within minutes.
The strength of our material allows LI to match any warranty that retail stores choose to offer on their products and assures maximum value for consumers.
Latex International Talalay Latex breathes up to 7x better than other Latex or foams for cooler sleep.
One of the fastest growing concerns with bedding today is sleeping hot. This is a legitimate concern because not only is it uncomfortable, sleeping too hot interrupts the quality of our sleep as we continuously move to find a cooler spot. This can occur from both mattresses and pillows.
The heightened awareness of sleeping hot is primarily due to increased use of Memory Foam in mattresses. Memory Foam has a collapsible cell structure that traps body heat and radiates it back at us resulting in uncomfortable perspiration.
Talalay Latex is sometimes confused with Memory Foam because of extensive Memory Foam advertising. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Talalay Latex rubber cell structure resists collapsing and allows air to circulate. This breathability whisks away our body heat preventing mattresses and pillows from becoming an oven.
Latex International has gone one step further and developed Talalay GL which is a unique formulation of Talalay Latex with special phase change properties. Talalay GL actually helps regulate the consistency of body temperature for a temperature neutral sleeping experience.
- Mold, Mildew, Bacteria - Dust Mites
- LI Talalay Latex is Mold, Mildew - Bacteria proof and Dust Mite resistant
Most people don't consider their mattress as a contributing source for respiratory problems and allergic reactions. We think of our bed as a "safe haven". The reality can be much more yucky.
Mold, mildew, bacteria and dust mites love our beds - pillows. We shed millions of microscopic skin cells and perspire nearly 1 pint of water every night. The microscopic skin cells and water vapor fall through the weave of our linens and mattress cover landing on the cushioning layers below where they become a food and water source for mold, mildew, bacteria and dust mites - it can't be avoided, and it's gross.
Whether your "landing pad" cushion layer is hospitable to these infestations is the controlling factor to the amount of hazardous dust created from your mattress - pillow.
Foams such as Memory Foam - Polyurethane Foam are environments where these contaminants thrive, so if they compose the top cushion layers of your mattress you may have a problem.
Independent testing shows that Latex International Talalay Latex is mold, mildew - bacteria proof- these organisms simply won't grow on it. Furthermore, itand dust mite resistant so these critters will prefer to be elsewhere, not right next to your face as you sleep.
Try to find a healthier bedding material, we dare you.
In a perfect world all bedding products would be as safe as Latex International's Talalay Latex. The reality is that todayand technology for producing foams like Memory Foam or Polyurethane Foam simply aren't.
Todayand foams may contain any or all of the following, each are known carcinogens.
- Methyl Benzene (tolunlene)
- Methyl Dianiline
- Vinilideine Chloride
Latex International Talalay Latex contains none of these.
Zero cases of allergic reactions to LI products have been reported.
Latex International has been making Talalay pillows and mattress components for over 35 years. Every year millions of products are sold using Latex International Talalay.
The FDA tracks allergic reactions to Latex products in the USA. Not once has there been a report of an allergic reaction attributed to any of our Talalay products.
CONSISTENCY TESTING: MATTRESSES - PILLOW
Latex International is the only Latex producer that tests every block of mattress material in 9 separate areas to insure consistency throughout each piece. This means that retailers and consumers can be sure that products delivered or brought home will match the products experienced in the showroom every single time.
Because pillows are not able to be measured in the same way as block mattress material, we electronically weigh and then hand inspect every pillow for quality and consistency. This is an extra time consuming step in our process, but it is the only way to be completely sure that consumers receive the very highest quality pillows every single time.