Best Latex Mattress in Australia

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The world is moving towards eco-friendly products, and if you have also arrived here looking for a bed that neither harms your body nor the planet, then a latex mattress is an apt choice. Cushioning the body, reducing back pain, promoting spinal alignment, durability and being a top eco-product, the latex mattress has it all.

So we dived deep into the latex mattresses available in Australia to tell you what’s worth your money. Here’s our top 5 picks.

Australia’s Best Latex Mattress: Ranked & Rated

Product

Features

Editor’s Pick (Best Overall)​

Peacelily Mattress

Best Splurge

Pure Support Latex Mattress

Most Customisable

Quokkabeds Latex Mattress

Best Hybrid Latex Mattress

Noa Luxe Mattress

Best Value

Zenna Latex Mattress

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Latex Mattresses - What you need to know

Since latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree, it’s all-natural and it has many inherent advantages. It is naturally resistant to mould, dust mites, and other allergens. It is also naturally fire-resistant. Neither does it give offensive odour in the initial days nor does it release toxic fumes with age. Its open-cell structure promotes airflow that keeps the surface cool and hygienic to sleep on and it’s desirable for the warm climes of Australia.

Again, thanks to the natural resiliency of latex, it does a good job of motion isolation. Which means, your partner can roll out of the bed for that midnight piece of chocolate without disturbing your sleep.

But what’s a latex mattress in terms of comfort? Quite stellar! The natural springiness of the latex lets you sink into it softly and immediately balances it out with a buoyant sensation. It also supports the natural curvature of the spine by placing just the right amount of pressure on the heavier and lighter parts of the body and preventing pressure points from developing.

That’s why osteopaths, physical therapists and chiropractors often recommend latex mattresses for pain relief. In fact, 1/3rd of the people who use all-latex beds have reported pain reduction and pain prevention. Longevity is another of its strengths as it can serve you well for 10-12 years.

There are cons too but nothing detrimental, we think. One, it’s heavier than other types of mattresses to lift and install. Two, it’s more expensive. Three, its advantages may vary if it comes mixed with other material.

Detailed Product Reviews

In these individual reviews, we will talk you through the pressure-relieving capabilities, warranty policies, firmness and customisation options of each mattress. Regardless of your budget or preference, you’re bound to find something you like.

1. Peacelily Mattress – Editor’s Pick

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The Peacelily Mattress (formerly Fern Earth) is our editor’s pick because it’s made from the highest quality 100% natural Dunlop latex, it comes with an industry-leading 25-year warranty, you can try it for 100-night and it’s priced competitively. In fact, it uses the same quality latex, which mattresses that cost double or even triple its price tag use. Another stand out feature of the Peacelily Mattress is that it’s flippable which allows you to choose between firm and medium firmness.

The mattress is made using 100% sustainably sourced Dunlop latex and 100% organic cotton and cotton wadding. Both these materials are known for their durability, resilience, comfortability and temperature control. The Peacelily company even uses 100% natural latex glue to bind the three mattress layers together. The naturalness of their materials is substantiated by the fact their mattress is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified who are the leading independent material testing body.

The Peacelily Mattress is adjustable to three firmness levels. The top side is medium-firm and the bottom side is firm (signified by an M symbol and F symbol respectively). And if you’re after something extra plushy, then you can upgrade your Peacelily mattress and add a foam topper.

Prices are very reasonable and start at $849 for a single and $1,499 for a king which includes free shipping. The mattress comes with a 25-year warranty and 100-night trial, so your purchase is essentially risk-free! However, we doubt you’ll return the mattress if the glowing customer reviews are anything to go by. 

Chris said on the Peacelily website: “I feel well rested every day. So far, this is the best mattress I have ever tried. I will recommend this to all my family and friends (so get more in stock!!)”

A couple of users said the mattress was a little too firm for their liking but once again, this is just personal preference and you’ve full 100-days to try the mattress out – absolutely free.

Final verdict: The competitive pricing, excellent bodily support and the fact it uses the highest quality latex makes this mattress the editor’s pick. We love this mattress and are sure you will too. 

2. Pure Support Latex Mattress – Best Splurge

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Aussies who’re looking to splurge on their latex mattress can’t go wrong with Pure Support latex mattress. The mattress comes with seven intricate support zones which contour specific areas of the body for personalised comfort. This spine-aligning feature is also promoted by chiropractors and aims to keep you comfortably supported and alleviate pain points.

Although this is the priciest mattress (starting at $3695 and $7395 for the king), there is currently a big sale with up to a $2000 reduction. This mattress is worth the money because it has been Pure Support’s best seller for the last 65 years and it was most recently crowned ‘Mattress of The Year 2020’ by Productreview.

Every material used to construct this mattress is completely natural. It is also 100% chemical-free and is fully reversible. Each mattress comes with a luxurious quilted bamboo cover that can be removed and washed. Bamboo doesn’t attract moisture which allows the mattress to stay cool in summer and warmer in winter, which is great for the Aussie climate.

The mattress is available in either a medium or firm firmness level, so it appeals to different preferences. But if you still aren’t sure, the company offers a ‘sleep consultation’ which means you can call them up, book an appointment and test out different mattresses to find the most suitable density for you. They have a showroom in Brisbane and Sydney where you can personally test out the mattress. 

The mattress comes in a whole range of sizes and they also offer custom made sizes so you can inquire about this should you have specific needs. Pure Support does not offer any refunds as the mattresses are specifically made to order but they do offer a 21-year guarantee.

It has over 346 reviews on Productreview and generates a 4.9 star rating. Mosman from Sydney said: “The Latex Australia Pure Support mattress meets all our expectations. It’s good all-round support is very comfortable and meets our needs in a low profile look. We’re very happy with the service at purchase and look forward to 21 years of good sleep.”

Final verdict: If money isn’t a constraint and you’re looking for the very best latex mattress in Australia, Pure support latex mattress comes as a no-brainer choice. We love the fact the company offers a sleep consultation and does custom sizes so that you can find the perfect match for your needs.

3. Zenna Latex Mattress – Best Value

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Latex mattresses shouldn’t have to cost an arm and a leg and with Zenna pure latex mattress, it doesn’t have to. With the queen size costing just under $1600 with free shipping, it certainly doesn’t get any better. And just like our top pick (Pure Support), the Zenna pure latex mattress has also received the 2020 Mattress Award from Productreview.com.au.

Made from 100% natural latex block with no layers or filler material, it gives you true latex mattress experience – supportive, bouncy yet comfortable without the hefty price tag.

The mattress is made using all-organic eco-friendly Oeko-tex class 1 and Euro latex and adheres to strict European standards. Additionally, it is certified by ECO INSTITUT, Germany, which ensures the latex mattress is 100% natural and free from hazardous particles. The Zenna comes with its own zip-off bamboo cover that is very soft, breathable and is machine washable.

The Zenna mattress has seven different support zones to ensure the necessary parts of the human body are supported well. For example, there is a soft zone for the hip area and a firmer zone for where the head lays. In the default configuration, the mattress is rated as medium-firm and it can be flipped for a firmer feel.

Customers seemed very happy with their purchase and out of 96 reviews, the Zenna generates a 4.9 star review. Christine on Productreview said about the mattress: “After reading reviews and researching other mattresses we bought our zenna mattress. We’ve had it a year now, and It’s by far the most comfortable mattress we’ve slept on. I love the easy warmth of it in winter, the natural support it provides, and how well we both sleep now. I tried the latex pillow on checkout and really pleased I did, will now buy more for the rest of the family.”

Further, one designer for Zenna said “This bed really represents the best value that I have ever seen”.

Prices start at $995.00 for a single and reach $1795.00 for a king. Zenna allows you to trial the mattress for 100 nights and if you’re not happy with it you can return it for a full refund. The Zenna comes with a 10-year guarantee and a predicted 20 to 25-year lifespan. The mattress is vacuum packed and rolled to ensure easy transport.

Final verdict: Zenna pure latex mattress packs in a perfect balance of comfort, durability and affordability. The dual firmness options make it suitable for a range of sleepers, be it back, side, front or combo, while a 100-day sleep trial makes it a risk-free proposition.

4. Quokkabeds Latex Mattress – Most Customisable

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Are you a fussy sleeper? Or are you very particular about the firmness of your bed? Then tune in! The Quokkabed’s mattress comes with different layers that you can switch around and layer on top of one another to adjust the feel and firmness of the bed to your exact needs.

When buying the mattress, you have to choose the height and the feel of the mattress. Majority of customers seem to be content with the 16cm 2-layer option as it is built to provide enough comfort and support but 3-layer (24cm) will add that extra luxurious feeling and more customisation options. In terms of firmness, you need to choose between medium and medium-firm. Additionally, by rearranging the layers in a medium-firm, you can create a firmer feel.

The company also offers a 100-night comfort guarantee under which they ship an additional layer which allows you to further fine tune the mattress firmness, at no additional cost to you. However, on the downside, there is no option to return the mattress for a full refund but considering the host of customisation options, we don’t think you would need that.

Quokkabeds use 100% Organic Dunlop Latex from sustainable forests in Vietnam and their cover for the bed is made from 100% organic cotton. They have both a GOTS and eco-INSTITUT certification. All of their beds are constructed in Western Australia.

Prices start at $1350 and the mattress comes with a 20-year warranty (which means if there is more than 20mm of sagging in the mattress, they will replace it free of charge).

They have an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 and 33 independent reviews. Stefanie said on Productreview: “The mattress is very comfortable and easy to assemble. It is supportive for my back and I like that you can change the firmness of the mattress by shifting the layers around.”

Final verdict: We love the fact that this mattress can be tailored to individual needs and preferences. The ability to switch the layers around makes this mattress versatile and suitable for all styles of sleepers.

5. Noa Luxe Mattress – Best Hybrid Latex Mattress 

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This Noa Luxe Mattress is not a pure latex mattress but is one of the best hybrid mattresses we found. Why is hybrid a good option? Well, it has the comfort and contouring properties of latex while offering the support of traditional innerspring mattresses. This is great for heavier folk (105 kg+) as you have the additional support of the inner coil layer. 

The mattress is crafted with a bunch of layers that include micro-coils, gel memory foam and charcoal latex. These individual layers make the mattress ultra-breathable, ergonomic, comfortable and cooling. On a firmness scale of 1-10, the mattress is between 7-8 which also happens to be the goldilocks zone for most Aussies. 

Prices start at $799 for the Single size and it comes with a 100-night trial and a 15-year warranty. Overall, customers seem to love the product. 

Navneet, a satisfied customer says: “Its my first time purchasing a mattress online without testing it first. I have no regrets with this purchase. Mattress is really medium firm….I do not experience backaches anymore. Customer service is excellent….they promptly reply to all your queries. Highly recommend this product and company.” 

Final verdict: The Noa luxe mattress is made of high-quality materials such as gel memory foam, charcoal latex, micro-coils and individually wrapped coils. At the same time, the middle of the road firmness makes it suitable for all sleeping styles – back, side, stomach or combo. Also, the combination of traditional coil with multiple layers, especially makes it very supportive and a good choice for heavier people. However, if you want a 100% organic or natural mattress, then this won’t be the choice for you. 

Buyer’s guide: Factors to consider when buying Latex Mattress

Here’s the breakdown of everything you should consider before you take the plunge and buy your dream latex mattress. 

Quality of the latex: organic, natural or synthetic? 

1) Organic latex comes from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree and no pesticides are used to grow the tree. Getting the certified organic tick depends on how the material is processed (using no chemicals). They tend to be on the pricier side but you are paying the premium because its completely sourced from nature. This is the best option for eco-warriors as it is 100% non-toxic and great for the planet.

2) Natural latex is still sourced from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree but the difference is that pesticides are used to assist the growth of the tree and standard farming practices are used to extract the product. Natural latex is still a great option because the material is natural even though it isn’t chemical-free.

3) Non-natural latex on the other hand, is an artificial form of latex that is synthetically produced to mimic natural latex’s feel and look.

Most mattresses will either be 100% natural/organic or a natural/synthetic blend. It is rare for a mattress to be completely synthetic but it can occur, so make sure you check before purchasing.

So which option is best? A pure organic mattress or a natural/synthetic blend? Well ultimately it comes down to what you prefer. Manufacturers use a mix of natural/synthetic latex because the blend is more flexible which means they can more easily mould the mattress how they want. However, pure organic and natural latex are healthier and better for the environment.

Dunlop vs. Talalay latex

The process of turning the white milky latex product into a usable material can be done one of two ways. The first is the Dunlop method that whips the latex extract into a froth which is then injected into a mould and baked. This results in a fairly dense yet durable latex. The second method is through the Talalay method which also froths and whips the latex but only partially fills the mould. The mould is vacuum-sealed which causes the latex to enlarge and the latex fills out the rest of the mould through expansion. The mould is then flash-frozen which creates more light and airy latex.

The difference between the two processes does not really create a huge difference in the end product. That said, Dunlop is denser and springy in nature while the Talalay foam is more bouncy and lighter in comparison. Most people prefer Dunlop foam over Talalay, though.

Firmness

Everyone has a different preference for how firm they like their bed and this is just a matter of trial and error. Some like very firm mattresses and others like squishy.

Firmness is usually measured by mass per unit volume (kg/m3) and the hardness of a mattress is measured by kPa (kilo-pascal) or ILD (indentation load deflection), so you can inquire about this from the company if you already know the firmness you like. A better tell-tale sign of firmness is the number of pinholes on the mattress. The size of the pinholes, the amount and the placement of these pinholes are purposeful and all achieve different levels of softness and bodily-support.

Given buying a latex mattress is a decade-long investment, you want to make sure you buy the perfect one for you. Most companies offer a ‘sleep trial’ period where you can test out the mattress and return it if you’re not satisfied so a lot of the purchases are risk-free in this sense.

Certifications

The top-quality latex mattresses will have certifications. That little tick that proves it has passed the stringent tests. There are international bodies such as GOTS and eco-INSTITUT which grant these certifications and they take their job very seriously to ensure latex remains a premium product. So if a mattress has been endorsed then that’s a very good sign.

Warranty

Most latex mattresses come with at least a 15-year warranty but some even grant a 25-year warranty. Latex has great longevity and it can be used for a minimum of 10 years, so anything above 15 years should protect you well.

Pricing

Latex mattresses tend to be more expensive than regular mattresses but they are usually far more durable. Prices range between $800 but can reach $8,000. Cheaper mattresses tend to use less natural products and don’t have as many supportive features. More expensive mattresses are better designed and incorporate a myriad of separate ‘support zones’ that cater to the different body parts as you sleep.

Wrapping Up

I know that’s a lot of information to consume but we hope you learnt something interesting and are considering making the switch to a latex mattress. If you were already convinced, then we hope one of the mattresses on this list piqued your interest.

2 thoughts on “Australia’s Best Latex Mattress of 2021”

    1. Hey Gina,

      Latex or for that matter any foam-based mattresses are denser than innerspring mattresses. So, yes latex mattress sleeps marginally hot or close to neutral temperature. The breathable design of some of the newer latex mattresses does not trap heat like the older latex blocks mattresses and they should do fine in hotter climates as well. That said, some of the mattresses that we’ve recommended in the list like Peacelily even come with 100-night sleep trial. So you can try them and experience the mattress before finalizing.

      I hope this was helpful.

      -James

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