There are three different types of latex mattress construction; all-latex, foam over latex and latex over foam. The Ultimate Dreams Latex Custom Comfort mattress is a latex over foam type. A latex over foam mattress is designed to have a latex comfort layer and a foam support base.
One of the main reasons why someone would opt for a latex-over-foam over an all-latex mattress is the price. There is a very significant price difference between the two types of latex mattresses. An all-latex can cost twice or three times more than a latex-over-foam because latex is a very expensive material.
With a latex over foam, latex is only present in the comfort layer, thus, reducing the overall cost of the mattress. You will still be getting the benefits of latex such as pressure and pain relief, comfort, motion isolation and more. The only downside is that it may have a stronger initial off gassing due to the foam on the support layer and it is not as durable as an all-latex. These are still very durable, it’s just that an all-latex mattress is unmatched when it comes to durability and longevity.
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Ultimate Dreams Latex Custom Comfort Ratings
|Pricing||4/5||It is very affordable but there are differences in pricing depending on the firmness.|
|Motion Isolation||5/5||Motion transfer is practically non existent.|
|Cooling||4.5/5||Cooling is not a major issue because of the design.|
|Off Gassing||4.5/5||Very minimal, considering that it has a standard foam support base.|
|Silent Sleeping||5/5||Since this is an all foam mattress, noise is not a factor.|
|Warranty||4.5/5||10 years warranty.|
|Customer Support||4.5/5||Customer support is very good. No complaints here.|
|OVERALL||4.5/5||A very good alternative if you want a latex mattress but your budget is not enough for an all latex.|
- Established and reputable online mattress retailer
- Made in the USA
- Firmness options to choose from or you can ask them for assistance if you are not sure as to how firm your mattress should be
- Latex is naturally hypo allergenic, dust mite resistant, mold and mildew proof and anti bacterial.
- Reasonably priced
- Very heavy, hard to move
- Not good for people with allergic reactions to latex. It uses blended latex – natural + synthetic
The mattress has a total thickness of 10 inches and it has a bamboo cover. There are 2 layers, the comfort layer is 3 inches of blended talalay latex and the support layer is 5.5 inches of convoluted high density foam.
There are different firmness options to choose from: Firm, Cushion Firm, Plush/Medium and Ultra Plush/Soft. However, we recommend the “Ask Chuck” option. This option will allow you to get the most appropriate firmness level for your needs. They will contact you after purchasing and help you choose the firmness that you prefer.
The top layer is a 3″ blended talalay latex. Blended latex is a combination of natural and synthetic latex. Talalay is the processing method used so the end product is softer as opposed to latex that is processed using the Dunlop method. If you want to know more about this, click here to view our latex guide.
The support layer is a 5.5″ convoluted high density foam. The convoluted design allows for airflow and this will allow you to sleep cooler. The foam can support you properly as it is very dense (1.5lbs).
The cover of the mattress is a quilted bamboo cover with 1.5 inches of hyperflex foam.
All foams are CertiPUR-US certified and the mattress is made in the USA.
How Does it Perform
- Comfort and Support
Being able to choose your preferred firmness is definitely a plus because you will be getting a mattress that you will be comfortable in. The latex in the comfort layer provides pressure and pain relief and it can contour to your body without the sinking feeling that is present in memory foams. As a result, movement and getting in and out of bed is easier.
Having a bamboo quilted cover results in a very soft feeling when you initially lay on the mattress. The dense (1.5lbs) support foam is very effective. It will allow you to sleep with proper posture and the convoluted design helps with the temperature.
You will be able to sleep cooler because of the convoluted design of the support foam for airflow and because the mattress is using a bamboo cover. The bamboo cover can absorb moisture and this can help in maintaining a good temperature as you sleep.
- Motion Transfer
You will be able to move without disturbing your sleeping partner with this mattress.
- Off Gassing
Off gassing is minimal to non existent. Despite the presence of polyfoam in the design of the mattress, off gassing is not a problem and this is quite an achievement.
Who Should Buy this Mattress?
The Ultimate Dreams Latex Custom Comfort mattress is a mattress that we can recommend to anyone, except for those that are allergic to latex. With the different firmness options available, this mattress is good for any type of sleeper, be it back, stomach or side.
If you want a latex mattress but an all-natural is too much for your budget, this mattress is a very good option. It will still provide the benefits of having a latex mattress but at a lower price.