Pure Latex Bliss Mattresses
BILTRITE Furniture is proud to announce that we have added Pure Latex Bliss to our lineup of specialty mattress brands, exclusive to us, all of which are made in the USA. Below is more information from Pure Latex Bliss. Come check out these great mattresses at BILTRITE today!
Relax & Relieve
The most important thing a Pure LatexBLISS mattress does is help relax muscles, which relieves tension. Spinal alignment is important when selecting a mattress but buying a mattress that helps muscles relax is equally as important. If we buy a mattress that creates pressure on our body, that pressure will cause our muscles to be tense and can even pull our spine out of alignment.
One of the common problems of our generation is that our muscles are too tense. This is one of the reasons why massage is at an all time high. The primary cause of muscle tension is stress. Followed by poor posture, prolonged sitting and inappropriate sleep surfaces.
If we allow our muscles to relax, our body will relax including our overstressed mind. Relaxing our muscles can help relieve stress, manage anxiety, relieve stiffness, control blood pressure and boost immunity. Insomnia often comes from the inability of our muscles to relax. Chronic muscle tension also uses up energy, which can make us fatigue easier during the day.
Pure LatexBLISS mattresses allow your muscles to relax by providing uplifting support and a pressure-less feel. Many describe it as being the same sense of floating, being suspended. It is a difference you can feel.
Muscle relaxation occurs based on the round cell structure of the Talalay Latex rubber in a Pure LatexBLISS mattress. An all-Talalay Latex mattress allows your body to be lifted back up to the surface instead of sink down into the mattress and bottom out like fiber and foam do. This pressure-less feeling helps relieve tension by completely relaxing your muscles.
Uplifting vs. Sinking: The Difference Between Talalay Latex and Memory Foam
Both talalay latex rubber and memory foams are marketed as the premium materials for mattresses, but they’re hardly the same. In fact, the two materials are actually opposites in many ways. And your experience of sleeping on them couldn’t be more different! Here are some critical ways these materials differ from one another:
Talalay Latex is a rubber. Memory foam is a foam.
Talalay Latex rubber is a natural material derived from the Hevea tree. Memory foam is a synthetic material and is a petroleum-based product.
Talalay Latex rubber has a breathable design and cell structure that provides a temperature neutral environment. Memory foam is a dense material, which needs heat to activate its pressure relieving quality.
You “sleep on” Talalay Latex rubber and it has an uplifting effect. You “sleep in” memory foam which provides a “sinking” effect.
Talalay Latex rubber is a two dimensional material. It is both supportive by being uplifting and is also pressure relieving. Most memory foam mattresses use memory foam in the pressure relief layer and traditional poly foam in the support layer.
Talalay Latex rubber is “bottomless.” Even when you lay on your side, your body does not “bottom out” into a hard layer in the mattress or on the foundation. Memory foam allows you to bottom out onto what is underneath it.
Talalay Latex rubber is a fast response material. When you move, it immediately responds to your new position. Memory foam is a slow response material.
Talalay Latex rubber is hypoallergenic.
Talalay Latex rubber is extremely durable. Because it is vulcanized, it is the most resilient material available in a mattress.
Talalay Latex rubber is antibacterial and antifungal.
Good for the Environment
Bliss is both the healthy and environmentally conscious option. All our beds are made with Natural Talalay Latex Rubber, which starts as sap from the Hevea Tree. These trees have a 25 year productive life and a strong effect on the environment as they quickly absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and help reduce greenhouse emissions.
The Talalay process features natural, biodegradable ingredients that come from renewable resources and water-based raw materials: natural latex, air, and water. Talalay Latex Rubber is made using an Eco-Friendly Production Method that does not use solvents and does not damage the ozone layer. The manufacturing process does not require external filtration, as it does not emit harmful elements into the air. Latex International’s Talalay Latex is certified by Oeko-Tex (Europe’s highest environmental consumer product standard) to be free of harmful substances and chemicals.
From a carbon footprint standpoint, the majority of our assembly facilities are next to a Latex International Latex Cutting Facility. This means trucks do not haul mattress cores from a Latex Plant to our assembly facilities. Reducing this step not only saves you cost and makes our operation more efficient, but it’s good for the planet. There are a lot of latex mattress brands that are also good for the environment. What sets Bliss apart is that we haven’t just kept the plant in mind – we’ve also designed a mattress that’s healthy for you. Our quilt free, fiber free, upholstery foam free design offers many health benefits:
Natural Talalay Latex Rubber is Naturally Breathable which dissipates body heat.
It’s Mold and Mildew Proof which can provide an allergen free environment.
It’s Dust Mite Resistant which can prevent runny noses, nasal congestion, or asthma attacks caused by dust mite manifestation.
It’s Antibacterial and Antifungal which may reduce the spread of bacteria.
It’s Naturally Hypoallergenic because it does not produce toxic off-gases.
It’s extremely resilient and durable for lifetime performance.
Come try this amazing product at BILTRITE!
Randi K. 4th Generation BILTRITE Family Member
Tips to Sleep Better
The Better Sleep Council is a non-profit organization devoted to educating the public about the importance of sleep to good health and about the value of the sleep system and sleep environment in pursuit of a good night’s sleep. Following is their list of 10 Tips To Better Sleep.
1. We all have too much to do, so take time out and recharge yourself by getting a good night’s sleep. The quality and quantity of your sleep can make all the difference in how productive you’ll be the next day. Here are ten tips to help you get the sleep you need and deserve.
2. Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule, including weekends.
3. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
4.Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.
5. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
6. Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.
7. Exercise regularly. It is best to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime.
8. Avoid nicotine (e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products). Used close to bedtime, it can lead to poor sleep.
9. Avoid caffeine (e.g., coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) close to bedtime. It can keep you awake.
10. Avoid alcohol close to bedtime. It can lead to disrupted sleep later in the night.
Randi K. 4th Generation Family Member
The Importance of Buying Local!
Did you know for every $2 you spend at a locally owned business, more than 68¢ remains in Milwaukee? It’s true! When you shop at a national chain, only 43¢ stay in the community. Locally owned businesses maintain Milwaukee’s unmistakable style. When you’re in Milwaukee, you know it! You’re local. We’re local. So shop local and shop BiltRite!
TEMPLE CUSTOM MADE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE-EXCLUSIVELY AT BILTRITE FURNITURE
BiltRite Furniture is proud to feature the exclusive best available “Design it Yourself” Tailor Made Collection from Temple furniture. Temple Furniture is all made in the USA at their factory located in Maiden, North Carolina, and is a family owned and operated business, just like us! Temple is celebrating their 50th year in business this year. You can design your own sofas, chairs, sectionals, loveseats, etc. by picking your exact fabric, arm, back, firmness, and base. First, choose from 3 sofa sizes (75”-85”-95”). Also sleepers, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, theatre sectionals, or a full line of sectionals are available for custom designing. Next, begin to uniquely tailor your selection to best suit your needs by choosing from 12 arms, 7 backs, and 6 styles. The construction is 8-way hand tied coil spring bases. So come in to BiltRite Furniture and custom design your own upholstered furniture. It’s as easy as 1,2,3…and you can choose from 504 custom designs, 900 fabrics, and 900 colors!
4th Generation Family Member
Maximize Your Apartment Space
Living in a small space like a condo or senior-living facility brings its own decorating challenges. If you live in an apartment many of your options may be determined by your landlord’s rules. But don’t let them be limitations! There are plenty of creative ways to transform your apartment, condo, or other small living space into a beautiful, comfortable home. Try some of these ideas to open up space, add personality, and make the place feel like yours.
Let there be light
Reflected light makes a room feel bigger, so use interesting lighting, and glass items to open up small spaces. Layering multiple light sources – a window, a floor lamp, and a wall sconce (some don’t need to be hardwired) – also helps to make small spaces look larger. You can visually double the size of a room thanks to the illusion of depth created by a hanging mirror. Take advantage of the space beyond your windows and use minimal treatments, such as blinds, that can be opened wide to draw the eye beyond the wall. Glass-topped dining tables or coffee tables virtually disappear, giving a sense of openness.
It’s the best trick to make yourself feel like you have a whole new apartment. As you experiment, you’ll find different ways to use your limited space. Try an arrangement that breaks your room into several functional zones. Float furniture away from the walls to create groupings – TV-watching zone, dining area, home office – to make the most use of your space. Opt for flexible pieces that can be easily moved – tables with fold-down leaves can do double duty against the wall or in the middle of the room. Modular furniture, such as a sectional sofa that splits up into smaller pieces can be arranged in different combinations – they may fit up the stairs better than a traditional sofa too! We also have reclining sofas and come-apart sofas that are great for delivering to small areas that other stores cannot. Many of our sofas, loveseats, sectionals and reclining options can come apart for easy delivery. These pieces are perfect for attics, basements, second floors, narrow spaces and tight delivery situations.
Take it UP!
Visually increase the height of your room with tall furnishings. Vertical lines draw the eye up, so try a tall bookshelf. One with open shelves, known as an étagère, offers display space as well as always-useful storage. You can create the same heightening effect with artwork hung high on the walls. Your favorite art or photographs will also add color and personality to drab apartment walls. Small nail holes are easily spackled over when you move out, but there are options for picture-hanging hardware that doesn’t damage the wall.
Make an entrance
Literally! If you don’t have an official foyer or hall, creating one with a console table or hall tree is a snap. An entrance is more than just a place to hang coats, leave shoes and drop keys; it’s a welcoming area that sets the tone for the rest of your home. Depending on the size of the area by your door, you could fit a shallow bookshelf, a small bench, and a basket for gloves and scarves. Add a mirror for taking a last quick check how you look before heading out.
Get creative with your small space solutions, and make the place a reflection of yourself. Just because you don’t own your apartment doesn’t mean you can’t make it yours. If it’s full of your personal touches, it will feel more like home.
4th Generation Family Member