What is the difference between cold foam mattresses and latex mattresses? Cold foam has a better ventilation capacity than latex and is significantly cooler. But there are other differences between cold foam and latex. The lifespan of latex is definitely shorter because it has a closed-cell structure, and latex (rubber) can withstand salt very badly. The salt, when the sweat has dried, remains on the foam and hard latex out. Salt does not affect cold foam.
Because the ventilation in latex is less good, latex is seen and experienced as a warm type of mattress. Cold foam is right a relatively cool mattress due to the good ventilation and works well for people who sweat during the night. The elasticity of cold foam is a great good, and therefore the lying comfort is also so similar to latex. Because cold foam is also particularly elastic and therefore offers good support and a lot of comforts. Finally, the durability of cold foam is longer than with latex. Latex will harden with the years and thus become firmer.
What is the difference between cold foam mattresses and latex mattresses?
Properties of latex mattresses
A latex mattress has a latex core (rubber). Latex is naturally particularly resilient and therefore offers good support. Latex is, therefore, very flexible and stretchable but has a low ventilation capacity. Because the ventilation in latex is so minimal, latex mattresses are always experienced as warm mattresses. This type of mattress is, therefore, most suitable for people who are cold quickly.
The comfort of latex is experienced as high by its resilience and good support. If you compare latex with cold foam, you will see completely different values regarding ventilation and bed climate. The support and comfort are similar. Cold foam is also a lot more durable and will last longer than latex without the comfort deteriorating or the support no longer being good (silage). The cell structure is closed at “normal” latex, so the ventilation is minimal. Talalay latex, like cold foam, has an open cell structure which makes the ventilation good, and the material remains a lot cooler and drier. Talalay latex is, therefore, most similar to cold foam.
Advantages of a latex mattress are the resilience (support) and comfort that a latex mattress offers. However, Latex does not ventilate well and feels relatively warm. Also, a good latex mattress is quite expensive, and you have to count on €800.
Properties of cold foam mattresses
Cold foam is the most innovative foam of the moment. Cold foam is flexible and elastic, so it offers a lot of support and a lot of comforts. The comfort of cold foam is mainly due to its high elasticity (point elasticity). Because the cell structure of the cold foam is open, good ventilation takes place. A dryer mattress is automatically more hygienic and also fresher. Better ventilation also ensures a cooler bed climate. Cold foam can be suitable for any weight, heavy or light, but ideal for heavy people. However, the right firmness in terms of cold foam must be chosen. In cold foam, silage formation is rare. Cold foam deforms somewhat over the years, but there is no silage. The disadvantage of cold foam, as opposed to polyether, is that it is more expensive.
A cold foam mattress’s advantages are: A cold foam mattress lasts a long time, cold foam offers a lot of comfort and support, and it is relatively cool due to the good ventilation.