Latex, visco or HR for dummies

Here at Velda we’re best known for our pocketspring mattresses! You can read up on latex, visco and HR foam on this website. These are all materials that can be found in the comfort layers of our mattresses. This layer is on top of the core pocket spring section and helps to determine how comfortable your mattress is! As we know this isn’t always an easy choice, we want to give you an overview of the features and the advantages and disadvantages of each material.


Latex is also known as foam rubber. This means Latex can also be considered a type of rubber. This foam can be part natural latex and part chemical latex.

Latex is known for its high elasticity. This ensures the material adapts to the shape of your body and allows you to sleep in your perfect position. Latex is also perfect if you suffer allergies that interfere with your sleep! Household dust mites and moulds cannot properly grow or survive on latex. This means the mattress has anti-allergy and anti-bacterial properties!

A lot of people have a Latex allergy. We ask you to think very carefully about which materials you can tolerate.


Visco foam is also known as memory foam. This material is made of viscoelastic polyurethane. Fun fact? Memory foam was developed by NASA in 1966.

Thanks to visco foam’s open surface, the material adapts to your body temperature and weight. Your mattress will take on your body heat and shape to help you enjoy a quality night’s sleep every night.

Given that visco foam retains your body heat, it is best to avoid it if you get particularly hot at night!

HR foam

HR foam is an abbreviation for High Resistance foam. This material is also made from polyurethane through a chemical process. This also ensure fantastic durability and resistance!

HR form is the most affordable form of cold foam. Thanks to its open-cell structure, you can enjoy optimum ventilation as you sleep. Perfect for if you sweat a lot during the night.

If you don’t like sleeping on a hard mattress, you should avoid HR foam. It is a very firm material that offers a high level of resilience.

Do you still have questions about which material is the best for you? Ask one of our Velda distributors for professional advice!


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