FREE Pillows - A $247 Value!
Included with your mattress purchase are 2 bed pillows and 1 travel pillow. All pillows are 100% Natural Dunlop Latex with a medium firmness.
Urban Green Mattress
- Each mattress has 3, 4, or 5 latex layers
- Each 100% Natural Latex Layer is 3” thick
- Mattress Cover adds 1" of thickness
The 3-layer (10”) is the right choice for anyone who likes a firm to very firm mattress, has few aches and pains, or is on a tight budget.
The 4-layer (13") is the right choice in achieving the best possible comfort for the price.
The 5-layer (16”) is for someone who likes a very soft bed or a person who likes the biggest and best.
Urban Green Mattress Cover
The function of the mattress cover is to encase and hold together all the latex layers.
In 2014 we redesigned our mattress cover. The most important change was relocating the zipper from the top to the bottom. This gives the Urban Green Mattress a more contemporary look with the top surface flowing down each side, known as the waterfall effect.
Using this style, there is no more rubbing against a zipper when you are getting into bed. Classy and Functional!
Urban Green Mattress Pad
The function of a mattress pad is to protect the mattress cover from spills, sweat, and other things that may stain or ruin the mattress. It fits over the mattress like a fitted sheet. The Urban Green Mattress Pad has a top surface of ½” of wool quilted between 2 layers of 100% cotton fabric.
The mattress pad is machine washable; the mattress cover is not.
Should you have a mattress pad on your bed? Yes, you should. Not only does it provide another layer of comfort, but it will wick up sweat and other spills.
What is URBAN GREEN?
Urban Green – When we named our product line, we felt these two words were synonymous with Contemporary Natural. That is exactly what we set out to achieve – a natural product with a contemporary design.
In July of 2014, we did an entire redesign of our mattress cover. Not only did we get our Urban Green logo woven into the fabric, but we also changed the location of the zipper from the top of the mattress to the bottom. This was good for 3 reasons. It gave the mattress a more contemporary waterfall appearance with the top fabric flowing from top to sides without a zipper. Also, since the zipper was now relocated near the bottom, people do not encounter that zipper edge when crawling into bed. Last, it is now easier to assemble. Classy and Functional.
What is on the inside?
100% Natural Latex – That’s it. No Springs, no Blended Latex, no Horsehair, no Polyurethane, no Organic Latex, no Cotton, no Memory Foam, no Coils. Just 100% Natural Latex.
We carry 100% Natural Dunlop Latex. With our wide range of layer selection, it is not difficult to dial into the perfect firmness for your mattress.
|XX Firm||6.9||> 40|
ILD Range is +/- 2
Density Range is +/-.2
What is on the outside?
Included with the Urban Green Mattress is a quilted cover that encases the layers of latex. Since this mattress cover has a zipper around the perimeter, it is removable. The quilted cover contains 3 components:
100% Organic Knit Cotton Fabric – Once the Urban Green Mattress is assembled, this top fabric layer is the only part of the mattress that will come in direct contact with your skin. Yes, it is organic.
Natural Joma Wool – The wool has 3 very important functions. It is the only natural component we know of that will enable a mattress to pass the government mandated fire test. Because of the wool, it is not necessary to add any fire-retardant chemicals. The Urban Green Mattress is chemical free. Second, it provides some loft which makes the sleeping surface slightly softer. The last benefit is that the wool can wick sweat from hot sleepers.
100% Natural Cotton Fabric – This white fabric is the bottom layer that helps to hold the quilted cover together. It is the inside fabric that is in direct contact with the latex.
Our Mini-Stack System
With our MINI-STACK system, you can buy a mattress that has 3, 4, or 5 layers of 3" Latex. Since we do not glue these layers to each other, it gives the customer the ability to rearrange the layers within the zippered mattress cover. This allows multiple configuration options to get the comfort needed for a restful night's sleep. The MINI-STACK system has nearly eliminated the need to exchange a layer, which is a good thing for both the customer and us.
The quilted mattress cover encases the Latex and holds the layers in place. Because of the friction of the Latex and the snugness of the cover, these layers will not move or slide once the mattress is zipped.
We agree with the stats. The 4 layer (13") mattress is the right choice in achieving the best comfort for the price. When we had a showroom, we had the 3 layer mattresses right across the aisle from the 4 layer mattresses. Nearly every day, someone would ask why the 4 layer mattresses felt so much more comfortable than the equivalent 3 layer mattress. Even though we agreed, we really didn't know the answer. We think the more latex in a mattress, the more comfortable the bed will be.
The plush cotton/wool cover adds 1/2" of thickness to the top and 1/2" of thickness to the bottom of the mattress, thus adding an inch of thickness to the mattress.
- 10" (3 layers) - 6 possible configurations (23% of sales)
- People who want a somewhat firm to very firm mattress
- People who have few or no aches or pains
- People who are on a semi tight budget
- 13" (4 layers) - 24 possible configurations (70% of sales)
- People who want the most comfort in relation to the price
- People who go to bed in pain
- 16" (5 layers) - 120 possible configurations (7% of sales)
- People who want the biggest and best
- People who need a mattress to complement their beautiful bedroom set
- People who want the very best shot at comfort
As you know, the beauty of the Mini Stack system is that you can rearrange the 3" layers. Soft is intended for the top only, but the other layers can be rearranged in any order to give you different degrees of firmness.
It is entirely your decision which layers to buy, but here is a list of the most popular configurations that we sell:
|3 Layer||4 Layer||5 Layer|
If you are in doubt, give us a call. We have been doing this a long time and are usually right. Our goal is to get the purchase correct the first time.
Our mattresses do not need a foundation for support. If you have a Platform Bed or Captain's Bed, you can place it directly on the slats or plywood. If you need an extra 6-10 inches to achieve the desired height, you can use your current box spring or foundation as long as it doesn't sag. If it does sag, you can either get a new foundation or put 3/4" plywood over your existing base to level it.
Adjustable foundations are also an option.
YES. You need to protect this major purchase from animals, children, spills, and yourself. We sell two types of mattress pads. Both are machine washable.
The Urban Green Natural mattress pad is made with a 1/2" layer of Joma wool quilted between two layers of 100% Natural cotton fabric. Not only will the wool add a little plushness to the top of your mattress, it will also wick small spills and sweat. We started manufacturing this product in response to customer feedback, one of which said, "After spending this amount of money to buy a mattress that is totally natural, why would I want to put a polyester mattress pad on my bed?"
The Waterproof mattress pad is waterproof. It is not a plastic feeling, crunchy sounding pad most of us are used to. It is as natural as can be for a waterproof pad.
Lately, many people have been buying both mattress pads. They get the Waterproof mattress pad to protect their mattress and the Urban Green for added comfort and a 2nd layer of protection.
Bottom Line: Whether you buy it from us or not, you NEED a mattress pad. You do not want to be calling us to order a new mattress cover. Currently, the new covers range from $300 - $500.
There are many properties of foam. The two most important are Density and ILD. Density is nothing more than how much a piece of foam weighs. It is determined by taking a cubic foot of foam (12" x 12" x 12") and weighing it. If the foam cube weighs 5 pounds, the density is 5.0. If it weighs 2.5 pounds, the density is 2.5. The higher the density, the longer the foam should last.
ILD stands for Indentation Load Deflection and refers to the firmness of a piece of foam. The lab puts a 4" x 15" x 15" piece of foam on a flat surface. Then a round metal plate, 8" in diameter, pushes down on that piece of foam. The amount of pounds of pressure it takes to squeeze the 4" piece of foam to 3 inches (25% compression) is referred to as the ILD. A low ILD, such as 14, doesn't offer much resistance and is an extremely soft piece of foam. One that takes 44 pounds of pressure is an extra firm piece of foam. Generally speaking, ILD's of 14-22 are considered soft, 23-29 are medium, 30-37 are firm, and 38+ are considered extra firm. The comfort range for most people is 25-35.
Foam does soften slightly with regular use. Polyurethane foam and Latex foam are the two types primarily used in the furniture industry for cushions and mattresses. Polyurethane foam is made by mixing various petroleum based chemicals. The most popular types of polyurethanes are Visco Elastic (Memory) Foam and High Resilient Foam. Latex foam is made by using the milky white liquid from the rubber tree. The most popular types of Latex are Talalay and Dunlop. Even though polyurethane is a cost effective alternative to Latex, it is not a natural product, is not as comfortable, and will not last as long.
Latex is derived from the rubber tree. It is a natural, biodegradable material that is inherently anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and dust mite free. Latex inhibits the growth of mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria. This makes it the best option for health-conscious consumers and those who suffer from allergies. We have not seen a foam product that comes close to the quality and resilience of Latex.
Latex starts as a milky white liquid composed of rubber, dispersed in water. Latex has a pin-core construction with hundreds of tiny air channels. Because of this natural ventilation, it provides more breathability, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The density of the 100% Natural Dunlop Latex which we sell has a range of 4.0 – 6.9 pounds per cubic foot, depending on the desired firmness. More weight means longer life. It is available in Soft, Medium Soft, Medium Firm, Firm, X Firm, and XX Firm. There is no resilience like Latex. If you have slept a night on it, you know.
There are no glue seams in our latex. Each layer will come in one solid piece.
Yes and No. It depends on the reason.
- I weigh 105 pounds and my husband weighs 260. I need my side softer than he does.
- I grew up sleeping on a futon and like the mattress real firm. My wife has arthritis and needs it soft.
Not So Good Reasons:
- We are planning to move 3 years from now and want to make transporting this mattress as easy as possible.
- I sleep alone right now, but I am hoping I won't be within a few years. I think he (or she) will weigh about...
We feel that it is better not to split the top layer. Even though it allows you to further customize the mattress, there is a tradeoff. Any couple that wants to meet in the middle will be straddling that area where the 2 different layers come together.
We talk to a lot of people. Here are the two extremes of what we have been told about sleeping habits:
- "I stay on my side, he stays on his side and he better not touch me during the night."
- "We are like one big 375 pound blob in the middle of the bed all night long."
Bottom Line: There are times when splitting the layers makes total sense and other times it doesn't.
There is no additional charge for splitting layers. Even though we do not receive a lot of requests, it is not uncommon to process an order with at least one split layer.
Directions for ordering: Go through the shopping cart as if you are ordering whole layers of latex. In the comment box, let us know exactly which layers you want split. Here is an example:
- 1st layer - Complete Layer Medium Soft
- 2nd layer - Medium/Firm
- 3rd layer - Firm/X Firm
- 4th layer - Complete Layer X Firm
Does your mattress contain chemicals or flame retardants?
We use all Natural Joma Wool that enables us to pass government testing.
Latex is known to be a very breathable
material. Therefore, it will actually
help to moderate your temperature.
The cover is made of a knit organic
cotton. It is not woven.
Yes, however the mattress covers are
made specifically for the number of layers that you purchase. We will exchange a latex layer (one time) but
we do not exchange covers. If you buy an
additional layer, you have 3 choices (1) put one of the layers under the
mattress (2) to put one of the layers on top of the mattress (3) or to buy a
new cover. The price of an additional
cover ranges from $299 - $499. The best
thing to do is to buy the 13” right away if you think that is what you want to
end up with.
The size of your mattress and the densities of your latex layers will determine the overall weight of your bed. See the chart below for the average weights:
Most foundations or bases work well with our mattresses. If you have a Platform Bed or Captain's Bed, you can place it directly on the slats or plywood. If you need an extra 6-10 inches to achieve the desired height, you can use your current box spring or foundation as long as it doesn't sag.
Yes. People tend to think the Latex layers might shift, but they don't. Not only do they stick to each other, but the mattress cover is made so the layers fit snug inside. We have sold all sizes (10", 13", and 16") for adjustable beds and the answer is the same. They all have no problems and work great!
We highly recommend purchasing a
mattress pad. This goes on top of your
mattress cover to protect it. If there
was a spill or accident on the cover, we recommend to spot clean it with water
or nontoxic soap. If it smells you could
sprinkle baking soda on the cover, let it sit, then vacuum it up. We then highly recommend letting it fully air
The best way to move your mattress to keep it clean and more manageable to move it is to take it apart. Start by unzipping the cover, remove the top layer, fold it in half long ways, roll it up tightly similar to a sleeping bag, put it in a large black trash bag or wrap it in blankets and tape it to keep it tightly rolled. Do this for all of your latex layers ensuring they are tightly rolled and protected, then make sure to also put your cover in a large bag or wrapped up somehow to keep it protected during your move.
Most sheets will fit our beds. If you are purchasing a 13” or 16” from us, we recommend finding deep pocket sheets.