Cold foam mattresses and latex mattresses are high-quality alternatives to the popular spring mattresses. But how do they differ? Find out below the properties of both mattress types.
The production of cold foam and latex mattresses
Cold foam mattresses are made of PUR foam, a plastic that is also used as insulation, for floors and adhesives. As the name suggests, cold foam mattresses are not heated during manufacture. After hardening, the cold foam mattress is crushed to break open the closed pores and make them elastic and breathable.
Latex mattresses can be made of natural or synthetic latex. Cheap models are almost always made of synthetic latex or a mixture in which the synthetic latex makes up the greater part. These synthetic latex mattresses are significantly cheaper, but they also do not have the excellent properties that make natural latex mattresses.
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Cold foam mattress and both types of latex mattresses in comparison
|Point elasticity||Very good||Very good||Well|
|Suitable for allergy sufferers||Mostly yes||Yes (have an antiseptic effect!)||Rather yes|
|Suitable for people with back problems||Yes, as long as they are not very difficult||Yes!||Rather yes|
|lifespan||Very high||Very high||High|
|New mattress smell||Very strong||Mostly a slight odor||Strong|
|Suitable for sweaty people||Rather less||Yes||No|
The agony of choice: a decision-making aid
Most of the latex mattresses available on the market are made only to a small extent from natural rubber, because real rubber is very expensive. If you are looking for a really high quality mattress and are willing to pay a lot of money for it, the natural latex mattress is definitely the best choice, because it surpasses the cold foam mattress a lot in terms of point elasticity and hygiene.
The prices in comparison
In the following, different mattress models from different suppliers with a size of 90 x 200 cm are compared. (As of May 2017)
|diamona Perfect Fit Plus; € 242.20 - € 699.00||diamona Latex Pure; € 378.10-1049.00||sembella Belair Clima Natur Lana; € 312.20 - € 590|
|Badenia Irisette Vitaflex Flextube KS; 228.00 - 649.00 €||Röwa Legra emerald; € 799.00 - € 949.00||dormiente Natural Basic 3; 699 - 860 €|
|Schlaraffia Geltex 500; € 400.00 - € 419.00||Schlaraffia Greenfinch 200 Aqua; € 699.90||MALIE Pure Green natural latex; € 348.00 - € 530.90|