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Latex vs. Foam Boat Mattresses

Foam and Latex are very different

When discussing the types of boat mattresses available, people are often confused by the differences between foam and latex. Often those names are used interchangeably, but actually, they are very different materials.

  • Foam is a petroleum product. Latex is made from the sap of the rubber tree.

  • Latex is naturally antimicrobial

  • Latex is inherently breathes while foams need to be treated to keep them from getting warm.

  • Latex has great longevity.

  • Latex has great rebound.

There are many types and qualities of foam including memory foam or viscoelastic. When determining what the best composition for your boat mattress, it is important to understand the characteristics of the available materials.

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