Latex is extremely well suited to the Australian climate so it’s no surprise you have a LOT of options. I’m here to help you choose your latex mattress by narrowing down some of the best options you can buy online.
I’ve chosen three mattresses that come with free delivery, an in-home sleep trial, and a price under $2000 (yes, you can get a quality latex mattress for this, you don’t need to pay $5000 – $10,000). Each has a different design so there will be something that appeals to everyone, and I have a very clear favourite out of the three (I’ll tell you why at the end).
Here’s what we’ll cover in this Latex Mattress Australia overview:
- Why Latex Is A Great Choice For Life In Australia
- What To Look For When Choosing Your Latex Mattress
- Three Great Latex Mattress Options Available In Australia
- My Top Latex Mattress Australia Recommendation
Why Latex Is A Great Choice For Australians
If you’re searching for a latex mattress, chances are you’re already well aware of the benefits of using a latex mattress. In case you’re not, here’s the highlights:
- Available in natural or even organic sometimes, it’s the most “chemical free” mattress material you’ll find. Australians are an environemntally savvy bunch, so it suits those looking for natural and sustainably sourced products.
- Latex is naturally breathable so it’s great for helping you regulate your body tempurature through the night (you shouldn’t feel hot sleeping on a latex mattress with good bedding). This is particularly important when you live in a climate that can get quite hot, like Australia! In fact, I notice a lot more mattresses containing latex in the Australian market than other countries, for this very reason.
- Latex is extremely durable: you can expect a high quality latex mattress to last 20 years or more. This is more than double the 8-10 years you’d get from a memory foam or coil mattress
- Latex is extremely responsive: it will offer amazing pressure relief when you lie on it but you won’t sink in. It also has a bit of bounce
I really like latex mattresses. I find them extremely comfortable and I like that they’re natural and very supportive. I’m not due a mattress upgrade for a good number of years but when I next do, a latex mattress is high on my list.
What To Look For When Choosing Your Latex Mattress
There are a few things to look out for when choosing your latex mattress. These are:
- Is the latex natural? If so, what percentage? This is important because it does require chemicals to get latex from its liquid rubber form into its mattress foam form. Look for a company that can guarantee you the highest possible proportion of natural latex (the highest I’ve seen is 96%) and a good washing of the latex after the foaming process.
- If the company is claiming organic, do they have the organic certifcations to back that up?
- Can the company show you their latex has been sustainably grown?
- What is the thickness of the mattress? I think 20 cm is a good guide. Latex is an extremely heavy and expensive material so I think you’ll struggle to find any taller than this (a memory foam mattress in a box will stand at around 23 – 27cm tall for reference)
- If you’re buying in a store, your options for a full latex mattress are going to be limited. There are more options online, some of which are fantastic. If you’re buying online, look for: a risk free in-home sleep trial, low delivery costs (free is even better), a good warranty, and different firmness options for you to try
Option One – Peacelily (spoiler: this is my favourite)
Peacelily is easily the best latex mattress you’re going to find.
If you’re looking for a full latex mattress with no other materials inside, Peacelily is definitely your best value for money. Featuring a generous 20cm of latex and a flippable design to allow you to choose your own firmness, it’s easy to see why Peacelily has become an extremely popular mattress in a relatively short amount of time. Not only does Peacelily have one of the most generous amounts of latex, it’s probably the most natural mattress you’ll find.
Here’s the highlights:
- Peacelily is an Australian owned company, who make their mattresses in their own facility in Sri Lanka (this is where Peacelily source their latex)
- Certified organic cotton cover and quilting
- 20cm of natural latex. On one side of the mattress you have 5cm of gentle medium latex, on the flip side you have 5m of firm latex. This allows you to flip the mattress to change the firmness. The core is 10cm of higher density latex. The whole thing is held together with a natural latex glue.
- Price range: $849 – $1499 (get an exact breakdown of the costs of your Peacelily mattress)
- Free delivery
- 100 Night trial and 25 year warranty (you won’t find a mattress warranty longer than that)
- Want an even softer feel? Buy the matching topper (shown above) to match your mattress and have the full set.
You’ll read more about why Peacelily is my top pick at the end of this article. If you want to read my full review of this exciting latex mattress option, click here.
Option Two – A Bit Of Everything: Macoda
Macoda is a great choice if you want can’t decide if you want memory foam or latex, because it actually contains both! Like Peacelily above, Macoda is a flippable mattress: you put the latex on the top for a medium feel, and the memory foam on the top for a softer feel. You just flip over the top comfort layers to get the feel and material you want. Easy!
Here are the details of the Macoda mattress:
- Australian owned company, mattress is made in China
- Bamboo and polyester cover
- 3cm of latex (have this layer on top for a medium feel with less contouring and more resilience)
- 5cm of gel infused memory foam (have this layer on top for a softer feel with more contouring of your pressure points)
- Zoned support coils sitting on top of a base foam (don’t flip your Macoda over, the base foam on the bottom is just a landing pad for the coils, and it’s a sign of a well designed mattress)
- Price range: $750 – $1200
- Free delivery
- 100 Night trial and 10 year warranty
Macoda is a really well designed mattress for those that want it all. I’ve already touched on the fact it contains latex and memory foam, but let’s not overlook the quality of the base of a Macoda mattress. Zoned support coils mean there are different strength coils strategically placed across the base of the mattress to give you optimum support (e.g. softer coils around your shoulders and hips, firmer coils for spinal support). A mattress packing all the features of Macoda would easily set you back 3-4 times the price if you tried to find something similar in a store.
Option Three – Hugo
Hugo is an Australian made all foam mattress. It has less latex than the other mattresses in this article, but this also means it’s the cheapest. It still has a generous height of 24.5cm and thicker layers of comfort foams than you’ll find in many of the big overseas brands. Hugo is good value for money.
- Australian owned and Australian made
- 1.5cm of natural latex
- 3cm of contouring memory foam
- transition foam
- 15cm of high density support foam
- Price range: $695 – $1095
- Free delivery
- 3 month trial and 10 year warranty
Hugo is the lowest price mattress in this article and it’s the only one that’s actually made in Australia. It’s a great mattress that’s worthy of your attention.
Why Peacelily Is My Top Recommendation
So how do you choose the best one of all those options? I think there’s a pretty clear winner, actually. It’s got to be Peacelily. Here’s how it ticks all the boxes:
- The best value full latex mattress you can buy (you’re getting 20cm of latex for under $1500, which is pretty incredible)
- The latex in Peacelily is natural and sustainably sourced, the cotton is certified organic. This makes it one of the most natural mattresses you’ll find anywhere.
- You essentially get two mattresses in one: gentle firm on one side, firm on the other. This makes it a great choice for people who aren’t sure which option is going to be the best for them.
- The longest warranty of any mattress you can buy in Australia. Latex is famed for its natural durability, so Peacelily is naturally happy to back their product.
Think Peacelily sounds too good to be true? It’s not. They’ve got great service, happy customers, and the mattress is of a very high quality. It even has luxury quality touches like hand stitched edging and sturdy handles. Peacelily the easy winner for me, and if I was buying a mattress out of these options, choosing Peacelily would be a total no-brainer.