There are two types of foam with which to make mattresses: Latex, which is derived from rubber trees, and foam, more commonly referred to as memory foam, and it is produced from synthetic materials. While each is used to make mattresses, and we carry each material in our stores, there are a great variety of qualities and construction techniques involved with each. But the fundamental difference is that latex, made from rubber tree sap, bounces, and memory foam absorbs energy. If you were to jump on a memory foam mattress, you don't spring back, whereas latex will give you more of a trampoline effect.
And while there are compelling arguments for both materials, there are very, very few synthetic foam mattresses available that qualify as non-toxic or green. Do a quick Google search of memory foam mattress San Francisco and you will come up with a lot of marketing talk and not much real science. Some companies claim to be eco-friendly and green with no real, true, current third party test results, and use fire barrier materials also carry no valid science to back their claims of non-toxic.
The only memory foam company we here at Nest Bedding could find that met our standard of local and certified was the Nest Bedding line of memory foam mattresses. And in the San Francisco, Ca area, there is no one carrying this brand of memory foam mattress other than Nest Bedding. Why is that? We found that we could make the best quality and the most affordable mattresses ourselves.
Locally, you have several stores around San Francisco who sell memory foam mattresses, some are a good quality and others not so good. Here are some tips for choosing a good one:
- Where is your mattress produced? Where are their materials sourced?
- What do other consumers have to say about the product? Searching for reviews online will give you some good feedback.
- What support does the retailer offer? Nest Bedding offers a 100% money back guarantee, no strings attached, no restock fee.
- Are there legitimate third party test results for all of their marketing claims such as fire barrier, VOC and hypoallergenic claims?
- What kind of warranty and length of warranty do they offer?