Memoryfoam, popularly referred to as visco-elastic polyurethane foam, is manufactured from polyurethane and chemicals that add to its viscosity level, increasing the product’s density. Latex on the other hand is a naturally derived biodegradable product which comes from rubber trees. Latex is hypo-allergenic and it keeps its user cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Latex does not attract mildew, mold and bacteria, so is very clean. Foams made out of latex are three times more resistant to dust mites and bacteria than ordinary mattresses. Latex foam provide a luxurious feel to its user by gently conforming to body contours while inherently providing a naturally resilient and healthy sleep environment.
Malaysia and Indonesia are the countries that deliver the raw materials of latex. Latex is basically sap milked from rubber trees. Local workers of these two countries harvest the liquid latex and process. The liquid latex is then shipped to Europe and the United States where it is manufactured into mattress cores and toppers, as well as pillows.
Latex and Memoryfoam mattresses are fantastic, compared to other traditional products. They are superior to the standard mattresses in comfort, spine alignment, circulation and pressure distribution. In the recent years, however, these two mattresses created competition amongst them.
Differences between these two are as below:
- Latex is made from a rubber-based product while the Memoryfoam is derived from plastics.
- Latex can last up to 20 years. Memoryfoam lasts around 10 years.
- The Latex foam is a ‘no flip’ mattresses unlike Memoryfoam, which in some cases can be folded.
- Latex foam provides 31% more pressure relief and contouring support than Memoryfoam.
- Latex foam responds instantly to human body contours, without waiting for the body heat to indicate anything.
- Latex is somewhat environmentally friendly where else, Memoryfoam is not.
- Latex does not attract mildew, mold and bacteria, unlike Memoryfoam.
- Latex has a fast adjustment time in responding to bodily rearrangements, while the Memoryfoam has a very slow adjustment time.
- Latex foam has stable firmness over wide temperature changes while the Memoryfoam becomes softer at increased temperature.
- Latex foam has independent cell construction which allows two people to comfortably share the same bed without disrupting each other, unlike the Memoryfoam.
- Latex foams are less soft and more pliable than the Memoryfoam mattresses.
Both latex foam and the Memoryfoam are great materials for ensuring sleeps. Many people like latex over Memoryfoam because they view it as a natural product and, therefore, they reason that it is healthier to sleep on. Natural latex is biodegradable. One important advantage Memoryfoam has over Latex foam is the way in which it responds to increases in pressure. Both has ups and downs. So the saga of Latex Foam vs Memory foam beds continues.