Products - Foam
Our quality mattresses use only the best foam that we can find. They
are two basic types - Polyurethane high-density, high resiliency foam
and Latex Rubber Foam.
Pictured at the right, you can see that they are two
different types just by appearance. Our flexible foam is constructed
out of Petroleum, and our Latex foam Rubber comes from the Rubber
But what about comfort? Studies and surveys done by
consumer reports have found that even the most expensive springs do
not have an affect on comfort in the same way that foam does.
Flexible Foam is measured, or graded in 2
different ways: density and IFD (Indentation Force Deflection)
Foam Density is based on the weight per cubic foot. A cubic foot is
equal to an area of 12 x 12 x 12(inches).
Foam is comprised of two different things: Air and Urethane
chemicals. The more Urethane that is in the foam, the higher the
density. The higher the density, the longer-lasting it will be, in
other words the longer it will maintain its "loft" and support.
This is basically a measure of how much pressure it takes to
compress the foam 25% of total thickness. An example would be: if you
have a cushion that is inches thick, and it has an IFD rating of
32, it would take 32 pounds of pressure to compress the foam cushion
to 3 inches or 25%.
IFD affects the foam firmness and softness. The higher IFD number,
the firmer the foam will feel. There is a careful balance between good
support and gentleness on the pressure points.
Our showroom is the perfect place to learn about our foam and try out
the many different feelings.
for more information on foam and its construction, visit the US Foam
You can see the difference between the Flexible, High Density foam and
Latex Foam Rubber
Latex Foam Rubber
Latex is made from the Rubber Tree, a naturally derived biodegradable
product. Interestingly enough, it is also Anti-microbial, mold and
mildew cannot live in it. Dust mites and bacteria cannot live inside
Latex is a renewable resource, a milky sap from the rubber
tree. The latex is then processed using synthetics to improve the cell
structure and augmenting the durability and support of the raw foam
rubber. The Talalay ratio is: 40% Natural Latex and 60% Synthetic.
Why use Latex?
Latex, besides being naturally hypoallergenic and dust-mite resistant,
has the natural stretching property typically associated with the
rubber band. We have not yet figured out how to make a synthetic
rubber band. Because of this stretching quality, the Latex Mattresses
are able to conform to your body and still maintain gentleness on the