LUCID 10 Inch Latex Foam Mattress Review
LUCID 10 inch latex foam mattress is a new mattress released by LUCID at the end of 2012. Compared to other LUCID 10-inch mattresses, the latex foam mattress has two layers, 3-inch Dunlop blended latex top layer and 7-inch foam base. It’s a great choice for people who don’t like the sinking trap feeling memory foam offers because it provides soft support for the body. If you go to the local store and sleep on the latex bed, you must know the fast response to your body. Besides the mattress retains no heat and you don’t feel overly warm on the bed. The best part of LUCID 10″ Latex Foam Mattress is the fantastic price and it costs as much as the memory foam model.
Features of LUCID 10″ Latex Foam Mattress
Firmness grade: 7-8 (1-10 softest to firmest)
If you browse image of firmness rating, you will see it’s rated as medium. In a fact, LUCID changed the image and the original one stating the mattress was firm. It seems they only changed the image not firmness because most owners reviewed the mattress is on the firm side. It’s not that firm like sleeping on a rock and able to let you sink a bit. This LUCID mattress has 3 inch latex foam layer so you can’t expect it would sink down like the memory foam. 7-8 firmness rating is more accurate.
Dunlop blended latex
Some people always want to know what the type of latex the mattress is using. It’s Dunlop blended latex with 90% natural and 10% synthetic latex. Many people are confused about Dunlop and Talalay manufacturing method and think one is superior to the other. The truth is both methods can produce comfortable, quality, and expensive mattress. The biggest difference is Dunlop has a narrow firmness range and Talalay has a wide one. Dunlop latex feels firmer than Talaly type and that’s a reason why LUCID 10 inch latex is a firm mattress.
Where is it made?
I find many people post the same question here and there on the internet. Where is it made? Here is the answer: LUCID 10″ Latex Foam Mattress is made in China and so are all other LUCID mattresses. Although China mattress manufacturers don’t follow the same guideline as US manufacturers, the mattress quality is reliable too. If you do care where it’s a China made product, search “made in the USA” on this site and you will find may options.
Hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-dust mite
LUCID 10-inch Latex Foam Mattress is very popular among many moms and dads. One reason is it is naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-dust mite. The natural feature is great for baby and prevents organisms from thriving on the bed. For persons who are sensitive to chemicals, or have allergies (or asthma), they don’t need to worry about the problem.
No night sweaty
LUCID 10-inch Latex Foam Mattress uses the latex as the top layer to solve a big issue of memory foam, sleeping hot. Unlike memory foam, the latex doesn’t trap any heat or raise the sleeping temperature. Sleepers, especially the hot sleepers, will find it very comfortable at night.
Some people dislike the sinking trap experience and slow response of memory foam. That doesn’t happen on LUCID 10-inch Latex Foam Mattress. Memory foam takes a while to conform to the contour of your body and return to the original shape. But 10″ LUCID Latex mattress supports your body fully once you lie down. It doesn’t allow you to sink into the bed so that you don’t feel the pressure points.
All LUCID mattresses have cheap price and LUCID 10-inch Latex Foam Mattress is no exception. This 10″ latex is much cheaper than other latex mattresses and costs little over LUCID 10-inch Memory Foam Mattress, which is a fraction of the name brand. Click for lower price and free shipping
Warranty and mattress foundation
LUCID has strict requirements for warranty claim. Owners can’t put latex and memory foam mattress on a box spring because that will shut off air circulation and the mattress will get mold. The wooden slats aren’t qualified for mattress foundation because it may get mold too. The recommended foundation is metal frame and LUCID Foldable Bed Base is what LUCID made for their mattress. Using metal frame to provide the mattress proper support otherwise you may void the warranty.
Issues of LUCID 10 Inch Latex Foam Mattress
A few buyers mentioned they smelt a strong chemical odor when they unwrapped the mattress. But opening windows will help it air out.
There’re a few customers, but not many, find some areas of their mattress go moldy even when it’s not unwrapped. When you receive the mattress, check every part of the mattress to make sure it doesn’t get mold. The mattress can be return to Amazon within 30 days for Amazon purchase and 120 days for purchase from LUCID website.
About 60%-70% of owners report it’s too firm and they don’t sink down a bit. Some of them who didn’t bother to return the mattress buy a memory foam topper on top of it to make it softer and more comfortable. This mattress will be a great choice for firm mattress fans but not recommended to lightweight persons and people who prefer soft bed.
“This mattress is very nice. I love the overall softness of the cover and feel of the mattress. . .it is definitely NOT very firm but somewhere between that and a medium support.” – KNCS
“extremely comfortable, seems quality so far, not smelly.” – Laura
- Available bed sizes: California King, Full, King, Queen Twin, Twin XL
- 3-inch latex layer
- 7-inch foam base
- 25-year warranty
- 95%-99% natural latex