Natural Latex Mattresses
Our Natural Latex Mattresses feature the most durable and luxurious cushioning material, derived from natural latex, free of synthetic foam, ensuring comfort and longevity.
Choosing your latex mattress
All three of our latex mattresses are made in the same way. They have a natural latex core certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council which is wrapped in two layers of organic wool and finished with an organic cotton cover.
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The Raglan is the deepest of the Abaca latex mattress and is also the most luxurious and long lasting. Suitable for everyone, and you’ll be just as comfortable on it whether you sleep on your back or your side.
In line with our green credentials, we make mattresses from sustainable materials. These materials are all either organic or natural, and we expect our mattresses to last a long time. Our guarantee covers you against faulty workmanship or materials and we hope that you will look after the mattress by turning it regularly, hoovering it occasionally and stripping the bed every now and again to let the mattress breathe.
Need help? Book a mattress consultation
If you’re struggling to choose do please give us a call on 01269 598491, or book a consultation date and time and let one of our expert team help you decide which would be best for you.
Natural latex mattress reviews
Anne F - Ramsey Mattress
I simply cannot recommend Abaca highly enough! We bought our first mattress from you a few years back (after I had extensively researched all others on the market) and you exceeded expectations .The value of deep restful sleep cannot be overestimated. Now family members have bought three more mattresses and are absolutelutely delighted with them. The quality of your products are second to none! The very personal service from Abaca is amazing and I recommend anyone who is looking to buy a mattress to save yourself the trouble of looking anywhere else, you can rest assured with Abaca!
Gilly H - Ramsey Mattress
Just wanted to let you know how much we love our new mattress. Its just marvellous -adored it from day one! Didn’t take anytime to get used to it at all. The only bad thing is that I realise how long its been since I slept in such a comfy bed!
Daniela - Ramsey Mattress
We took delivery of our Ramsey mattress on Monday (as promised) and have now had two wonderful nights of restful therapeutic sleep. We are both older and prone to aches, pains and stiffness and can hardly believe it could make SO much difference in such a short time. Thank you to everyone involved in producing these mattresses. No doubt about it, Natural is best.
Louise - Rhossili Mattress
This mattress has enabled me to sleep through the night despite long term back/hip issues, so the positive impact is felt all the next day as well. Rhiannon's knowledge and customer service is five star. Thanks Rhiannon, for the time you gave me in helping me choose the right one.
Rowan A - Rhossili Mattress
Add customer reviews and quotes to showcase your store's happy customers. I'd badly injured my toe earlier that day, and been advised to put my feet up to speed recovery, so for the first week I was on my new mattress most of the day as well as the night - and if you have to be trapped in bed for days on end, then I can definitely recommend an Abaca mattress to be trapped on! My toe is almost entirely healed now, so sadly I have no good excuse for being in bed except at night! But the pleasure has not gone away - it's still a delight to be sleeping on such a beautifully comfortable, superbly made, and totally sustainable mattress. Thank you to everybody at Abaca!
Lucy F - Rhossili Mattress
I don’t usually leave reviews but The team at Abaca we’re so accommodating and helpful that I couldn’t not! Not only that but our mattress is literally the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I am now sold on buying my son one as he loves our bed too! Thanks so much and if your thinking about it and not sure whether to take the plunge... DO IT! You will not regret it!
Kirsty A - Rhossili Mattress
Thanks to you and all your team for our Rhosilli mattress. It is so comfortable – just like sleeping on a cloud. Well, how I would imagine that would be. My husband says he has no aches or pains in the morning now. The support it gives us great for both of us. Absolutely no off gassing when we in unwrapped it. My only concern was that I might find it a bit warm, being latex, but it is actually better in the respect than our previous mattress, which covering had some polyester in it. So lots of thanks
Rob E - Raglan Mattress
This is just to say how delighted we are with both latex mattress and beautiful oak framed bed. Everyone in our family has now slept on the mattress and everyone had a good night sleep and found the mattress extremely comfortable. It’s firm but it is softish. The bed itself is lovely, very well made. We chose to just have the oak base, no headboard or footboard. Because it is so simple it makes to room look much bigger and very contemporary. I would recommend to anyone. Thank you for an excellent service of delivery and putting the bed together.
Our natural latex mattresses are chemical free
Consumers are becoming aware of the impact toxic substances found in some mattresses are having on their health. After all, your mattress is where you spend nearly half your life.
All our natural latex mattresses are made with natural materials and are completely non toxic. Our range of natural latex mattresses use only the very finest ingredients to keep you feeling happy and healthy.
Natural latex mattresses have health benefits
We spend most of our lives on our mattresses so we need to ensure that they are giving us the best possible comfort & health benefits. Traditional mattresses can cause irritation our respritory system especially memory form which introduces harmful elements to the enviroment.
Our natural latex mattresses do not have any harmful materials and we find that customer who purchase them tend to agree that sleeping on our natrual latex mattresses relieve symptoms like runny noses, sneezing, coughing, and skin irritations within just a few weeks.
Regulate your temperature with our natural latex mattresses
Man made materials used in mattresses make for very poor temperature regulation. Memory foam, for example, often becomes very hot at night, whereas the organic cotton and wool used in every Abaca natural latex mattress wick moisture away from the body and help your body achieve restful sleep.
Abaca latex mattresses are natural & sustainable
We are very conscious of our carbon footprint. Every year 7.5 million mattresses go into landfill in the UK alone, so producing natural & organic latex mattresses using materials that can be recycled is really important to us.
Have a query about our natural Latex Mattresses?
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FAQs - Find out more about natural latex mattresses
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WHERE DOES NATURAL LATEX COME FROM TO MAKE MATTRESSES?
Natural latex to make mattresses comes from the milky sap harvested from the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis). It’s said that rubber trees originally grew in Brazil, but over the centuries they have been planted across the globe and can now be found in the tropics of South East Asia and Africa.
The Latex is harvested by stripping a thin layer of bark from the tree, the sap then runs out and is collected in a cup. The milky coloured sap is thick and viscous and can be made into a whole range of different things including our natural & organic latex mattresses.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND NATURAL LATEX MATTRESSES?
Latex wasn’t used to make foam until the earlier half of the 20th century. E.A. Murphy, a British scientist for the Dunlop company, is thought to be credited for producing the first latex foam in the late 1920’s. While this opened the possibility for latex mattress construction, it took five years of research and development before they worked out how to create the bubbles needed to produce a latex mattress. Eventually, latex mattress construction evolved into the Dunlop and Talalay processes we know of today.
How did this discovery happen? All it took was a thinking out-of-the-box moment when Mr Murphy thought to use of his wife’s whisk to whip up latex! Apparently other people at the company weren’t all that impressed with his discovery, but they soon changed their minds when they saw the way that the rubber could be moulded and the amazing cushioning it provided.
The whipped latex become a huge success, and quickly become used in such things as seat cushions in motorcycles and cars, and later airplane cockpit seats. Then, as early as 1931, the first latex mattress was introduced. In addition to comfort, the initial latex mattress was marketed as a mattress that saved time because it didn’t need to be turned.
HOW IS A LATEX MATTRESS PAD MADE?
There are two famous production processes for making latex foam for mattresses: Dunlop and Talalay. Both involve whipping up rubber sap into froth and steam baking it, but the Talalay process also freezes the latex foam in a vacuum chamber. The Talalay freezing process consumes a lot of energy for little gain, which is something to take into consideration when choosing an environmentally friendly mattress.
WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING NATURAL LATEX MATTRESSES?
First of all make sure that the mattress you are buying is genuine latex! Here are the definitions for latex that’s commonly sold in the UK.
Pure Latex. A pure latex mattress is made from a blend of 20% latex and 80% synthetic. But that can’t be right I hear you cry! But yes, that is correct.
Natural Latex. It must be OK if it’s natural surely? Sadly, no. Natural latex can be made up of just about any percentage of ‘real’ latex, and the synthetic stuff. Some retailers will come clean about that, others may not even know.
Graphite Latex. This is a mix of graphite and latex. It’s easily spotted because the graphite turns the latex a grey colour. The mix is roughly 70% synthetic to 30% latex.
100% Natural Latex. This is the real thing!
All our latex mattresses are made from 100% Natural Latex. So you know you are getting the real thing.
HOW DO I MEASURE MY BED FOR A LATEX MATTRESS?
Natural Latex mattresses are often bought for beds which are non- standard sizes since it’s easy to shape. So whether you’ve got a four poster or an awkward size bed that’s been built to fit in a particular space, latex does the job really well. It’s perfectly possible to make a latex mattress to any shape or size but it’s really important to get the measurements right. If the bed is a four poster or one in which the mattress sits within a wooden frame, then having the right shape and size mattress is crucial. Pictures are always helpful, an accurate drawing with the correct length and width even more so. Remember that if you’re putting your latex mattress into a wooden box frame that the mattress needs to be 2 centimetres or so smaller otherwise it’s really difficult to tuck a sheet in.
WHAT SORT OF BED CAN I PUT A LATEX MATTRESS ON?
An organic latex mattress will sit quite happily on any sort of frame so long as it is properly supported. So if you’re using a slatted base, please make sure that the gap between the slats is no more than about 5 cms, ( 2” ). If the gap is much more than that and you want to keep the bed please give us a call as we have solutions. It’s always best to put a mattress made from natural materials on to a base that allows it to breathe. A slatted base is perfect, but if your bed has a box base or is a divan style then the materials inside may well be man-made and not breathable. You can prolong the life of your mattress by putting a wool blanket between the mattress and the bed base. That will give the mattress a better surface to sit on in the case of a divan type bed and will reduce wear if the base is made of wooden slats.
HOW LONG WILL A LATEX MATTRESS LAST
A natural & organic latex mattress will last a long time if it’s looked after properly. We have customers who have had theirs for more than 20 years and they’re still going strong. All mattresses made with natural materials benefit from being stripped back and allowed to air once a week. The mattress also ought to be turned regularly.