Choosing a new bed is one of the most important decisions you will make in the next 20+ years!

People are constantly telling us they have paid thousands of dollars for a new bed, not long ago and they are not happy with the comfort or support and it has big body impressions on each side with a ridge in the centre. This checklist can save you from making a very costly mistake with your comfort and wallet. Choose wisely!


Does the company making your bed the highest level of quality control certification in the world?

Zenna source their latex exclusively from Latexco in Belgium who belong to the Euro Latex Assoc, and have certificates awarded from LGA for durability. Oko-Tex and Euro Latex for no harmful substances and the Belgium government for Environmental care. Each mattress core is individually tested and bar coded for rigorous quality control and traceability. No calcium based fillers are used to “enhance the processability” as used by most latex manufacturers.

Do you have 100 night comfort trial?

Zenna mattresses are extremely comfortable but what happens if for some reason your new bed does not suit you?

Can you expect your new bed to last 20 to 30 years?

Choice magazine says expect 20-25 years from a good quality latex mattress. Most innerspring manufacturers say to expect 8-10 years good life from their mattresses!

Does it have a zip removable, washable cover made from natural materials: bamboo?

It is scary how much dust (skin flakes) accumulates in a mattress over the years. Even regular vacuuming cannot clean as well as an occasional wash for superior hygiene. Hey, how many mattresses can you open and see what is actually inside?

Is the mattress warranted to ISO 3385 which only allows 5% loss of height?

That’s only an 11mm body impression in a 22cm mattress. In fact, Zenna mattresses average only 2% {5mm} loss of height when tested to ISO 3385 when given 60,000 cycles with a 140kg roller!

Does the mattress have ventilation holes top and bottom?

Is the mattress free to breathe, keeping you cooler and drier? Or does it have thick layers of polyurethane foam and polyester fibre, trapping body heat and moisture.

Is the material used in your mattress naturally resistant to bacteria, moulds and dust mites? Or is it treated with chemicals; fungicides, bactericides and pesticides to prevent microbes growing in your bed? Latex and bamboo are naturally antibiotic. Polyurethane foams need to be chemically treated to do what latex does naturally.

Is the cover made from a soft stretch fabric?

Still damask or suede fabrics cause a harder, less yielding surface which is less comfortable and has less ventilation.

Is the mattress you choose the best choice for the environment?

A mattress that lasts around 3 times longer has 1/3 the manufacturing, transport and eventual land fill impact.

A mattress that uses a renewable resource from sustainable rubber tree plantations, latex, is far kinder than steel and polyurethane foam, which are petro chemically sourced. Bamboo fabric, from perennial plants that need no artificial chemical pesticides and fertilizers, is regarded as being the best environmentally careful fabric currently available.

Does the base have plenty of ventilation?

Many bases now have a solid sheet of material on top that allows no air flow. They are hotter and allow moisture build up. We suspect this is because they do not have sufficient slats to give the necessary strength and support.

If you have a problem with your bed, do you deal with the shop that you purchased from or a distant factory complaints department?