3″ Organic Latex Slab

$168.00$740.00

Description

  • GOLS Certified Organic
  • Dunlop Processed
  • Fast Response
  • Durable
  • Sustainable
  • Flexible
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Excellent airflow compared to other foams

Firmness Specifications:

Soft: 11-17 ILD / D55
Medium: 18-23 ILD / D65
Firm: 24-29 ILD / D75
Extra Firm: 30-37 ILD / D85
Hard: 38-45 ILD / D95

ILD = Indentation Load Deflection
D = Density

Call it what you want: 100% All Natural, Organic, Botanical, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Vegan latex, these latex slabs are as pure it gets. All the latex used in the foam is sourced from 100% natural sources, namely hevea brasiliensis trees in Sri Lanka.

Our organic natural latex rubber is fantastic at absorbing pressure points and has great rebound. With 5 firmnesses to choose from, it is the most luxurious natural fill to sleep on. Read The Banana Test post if you need guidance picking from five firmness to arrange in any order you choose. The post on bed frames will be helpful when buying a new frame or foundation to support your latex. To test out the firmnesses, stop by if you are in the Lafayette, IN or Minneapolis area.

Our Dunlop processed organic latex is durable and long lasting. Its twenty to thirty year lifespan is enabled by the 96% of latex in the finished product. That latex can long outlast the air the Talalay produced latex uses to create its foam.

To make a Eastern King Split (where each side gets to have its own firmness), select two Twin XL for the size of each latex slab. A Full (double) is as wide as two cribs (toddler) side by side, though 21″ longer. To create a 1/2 Queen, either buy a full Queen and add one cutting fee to your cart for two 1/2 Queen slices of the same firmness or visit our Custom Cut page if you want just one 1/2 Queen.

Since no California King molds are made for the baking of the latex, the molds are poured only in Eastern King sizes, then a 4″ piece from the side of an Eastern King will be glued to the bottom of the California King. The glue is a water-based adhesive which carries UL Greenguard/Greenguard Gold certification. You may request the 4″ piece to not be glued, but it will have a difficult time not buckling or shifting inside the ticking as it is so narrow.

To purchase a 6″ core, put two 3″ selections of the same firmness in your cart, proceed to the checkout page and in the small box labeled “Order Notes”, leave us the following note: “Please leave these slabs together as one 6″ core and do not split them.” There is no price difference between two 3″ slabs and one 6″ core.

Don’t be hesitant to take advantage of our Buy and Try Period. Even after sleeping on it, you can swap out firmnesses until you get the right comfort.  Your short term used pieces will end up in our Clearance section. Our 15 year warranty is so simple, you won’t find another one like it.

  • For custom sizes of natural latex slab for your cushions, bassinets or couches or any other projects, visit our Custom Cut Latex Calculator.
  • To find precut latex in depths other than 3″, visit our Clearance section.
  • For information on what bed frames or support work well with latex, see this article.
  • Note the other tabs of information on this page:  Sizes and Care

To see a quick slideshow of assembly of a latex mattress in just 2 minutes, watch this video.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Firmness

Soft, Medium, Firm, Extra Firm, Hard

SIZES

Crib: 28″x 52″
Twin: 38″ x 75″
Twin XL: 38″ x 80″
Full: 54″ x 75″
Full XL: 54″ x 80″
Queen: 60″ x 80″
Eastern King: 76″ x 80″
California King: 72″ x 84″

VARIATIONS

SIZE

Latex is very flexible and grippy.  It can be unwieldy and floppy.  When we put it on the table to cut, we flop it as straight and as evenly as we can, taking care that we don’t stretch it. However, occasionally latex will have a mind of its own and despite our measuring, will end up  +/-1″  than the dimensions listed above.  While this is rare, it happens, and is not something we will replace.  2″ or more, contact us.

FORM

Latex molds do not produce the same piece of latex every time.  Variations are to be expected.

You may spot clean the latex with a damp cloth or vinegar. Soak up as much moisture as possible with a towel before allowing it to dry in shaded room. Strong cleaning solutions will degrade latex

Latex can absorb odors. Wool is an effective barrier from body odors, but if you have a pet accident or unusual amounts of smoke in the room, deodorize the latex with vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and mist the affected area. Let it air dry for 24 hours. Repeat if necessary. If stained, diluted hydrogen peroxide will eventually reduce the discoloration. Be advised that strong hydrogen peroxide will degrade latex.

Latex is quite good at collecting dust and hair. If you want to keep it clean, keep it covered. If you feel it needs vacuuming, you can vacuum through the ticking. If you remove the ticking to vacuum, use a wand attachment and be gentle.

Latex is anti-microbial, which means that latex is reluctant to grow mold or mildew, and should be kept dry. If the latex does get soaked, soak up as much liquid as possible as quickly as possible. Latex is absorbent and will retain any liquid that you do not remove, though it will air dry eventually. DO NOT submerge your latex in water. You will notice as you try to pull your latex out of its bath that it will fall apart in your hands.

While latex is the most breathable of all bedding foams, it does appreciate the chance to let mild dampness like humidity and body moisture evaporate. It does well on a slatted frame in a climate controlled environment. It can do perfectly well in small spaces such as tiny homes and RV’s as long as their ventilation system is kept running to remove the condensation. Those of you who have non-air conditioned homes or who put the latex on a solid board instead of slats will want to give the latex chance to breathe by alternately flipping one side of the mattress up once a month.