January 17, 2018 Popular Wool Bed Configurations (Part 3): All-Natural Wool Mattress, Topper & Latex Padded Slats So far on our blog we’ve discussed two popular wool bedding configurations: a wool mattress plus wool-filled topper and latex pad and our latex mattress with wool-filled topper. Both of these configurations exhibit the many benefits of wool and make for wonderful all-natural alternatives to conventional bedding. This week, we’re diving into one of our classic systems: the wool mattress with wool-filled topper and latex padded slats. Let’s begin with the base layer… Latex Padded Slats An alternative version to the latex pad from the first configuration, this layer is comprised of latex strips glued onto wooden slats. Adding latex beneath wool mattresses provides buoyancy and give to the firm and resilient consistency of wool. Some of the advantages of latex strips over a solid latex pad are: Air Flow: While the latex pad alone provides adequate aeration beneath the wool mattress, latex strips offers considerable more air flow. One of the benefits of wool bedding is its ability to wick moisture away from your skin throughout the night in order to keep you in a comfortable temperature zone. Providing air flow beneath your wool mattress allows it to release that moisture and stay fresh. Economy: Latex strips are more economical than a latex pad. Affordable pricing is always an important consideration. Design: Latex padded slats are a unique design that we developed many years ago. Something to consider when deciding between latex strips and a latex pad is that a solid piece of latex probably has more longevity than smaller strips of latex—meaning a latex pad may be more resilient over a long period of time than the latex strips. These latex strips come with or without the option for organic cotton covers. Next up, the wool bedding! Premium 5” Wool Mattress There are so many benefits to a wool mattress, from its aforementioned quality to regulate temperature to its ability to help you sleep more soundly. A wool mattress also helps to reduce common bedroom allergies, is completely biodegradable, and is naturally fire resistant. 3” Snuggle Mate wool-filled topper This is the ultimate topper for a soft, yet supportive bed. Our wool-filled toppers add additional cushion to your mattress and provides a natural, breathable layer between you and your mattress. Stay tuned for more wool bedding configurations in the weeks to come!