Latex Mattress Durability -How Long do 100% Natural Latex Mattresses Last?

latex mattress durability

We often get the question How well does latex hold up over time?? and Will the latex eventually leaves an indentation over time?? Below I have posted the results of our 100% Natural Latex resilience test showing just how well it holds up over time. I will attempt to break down these numbers, so you don’t have to pull out your calculator.

It’s important to realize that 100% natural Talalay will last longer and be more durable than 100% natural Dunlop. You can explore the differences here. Here’s a quick video on Dunlop latex vs Talalay latex.

Another good thing to know is that the firmer the latex whether Dunlop or Talalay the longer it will last and the more durable it will be. Soft latex breaks down quicker. This can be helped by rotating the top layer or two every 3 – 6 months to allow the latex to wear evenly.

Dunlop Latex Mattress Durability

The information below is only for Dunlop latex.

Subject: 6? 100% Natural Dunlop Latex Core
How the test was done: 150lb impression weight. Similar to an average human. The test was done in two stages at 30 and 60,000 strokes. An initial test of 200 strokes was done to compare the difference between a new latex core before and after the 60,000 impressions.

To learn more about firmness ratings, check out the information on ILDs.

Change in height: After 60,000 impressions. There was a 1.4mm loss in height. 60,000 Impressions is the equivalent of laying down and getting back up every day of the year for 134 years! Below is a millimeter chart just so you can see how small the loss is.


Change in hardness: After 30,000 impressesions there was a 2% change in hardness. This is the break in period. After another 30,000 impressions there was only a 1% change in hardness
Conclustion: Latex is one of the most resiliant materials used in mattress manafacturing today. You can rest assured (no phun intented) you will enjoy years of consistant sleep night after night.