Australia’s latex mattresses come in three different varieties: natural, synthetic, or blended latex. Latex is more elastic than memory foam, resulting in a responsive, springy mattress. Although all natural latex is derived from rubber trees, synthetic latex provides similar properties. Some mattresses are constructed from a natural/synthetic latex blend, while others feature 100% natural latex. There are many ways to manufacture this material, but two common methods result in Dunlop latex and Talalay latex.