While much remains a variable when determining the life of rubber there is one universal truth - it lasts significantly longer than other mattress options because it's more resilient to body impressions.
Most latex beds should last at minimum 10 years. However, 20 years or more is not an uncommon lifetime for natural latex. Rubber outlasts synthetic compounds and natural latex can remain usable for up to 30 years.
Latex beds are either all-natural, synthetic or a blend of the two. The decision made here will determine how long the mattress is likely to last. Even though natural latex is considered to be the most durable, many consumers have heralded the latex blend as a long-lasting alternative.
The manufacturing process will also be a determining factor in the life expectancy of a latex mattress. They come in both the Dunlop or Talalay variety. Generally, the Talalay mattress is considered superior due to a more complex manufacturing process. Most are of the Dunlop variety but they do not last as long as Talalay.
The extended lifespan of a latex bed works significantly in the consumer’s behalf. They're generally more expensive than memory foam and traditional innerspring mattresses. But they also last longer. Factor the cost of the mattress and its life expectancy and compare to any other mattress variety and it becomes clear that latex is the superior investment.