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Peace Lily vs. Quokka Beds Latex Mattress

We won't lie - these are both genuinely good mattresses because high quality latex is a great choice for superior support, comfort and durability - and neither mattress includes any unhealthy plastic foams that only last a few years. However, read on for some key comparison points...
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Comparison Table: Quokka Beds vs. Peace Lily

Between customer opinions, the type of latex, “prorated” warranties, fire retardants and how their structure ensures you get the right support and comfort for many years to come – we summarise these key points and more when comparing these two investments.

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ProductReview Rating

4.9 - from 73 reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Reviews with 2 stars or less: 1%
"Caused discomfort" 2%
"Never got used to it" 2%

4.3 - from 104 reviews
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Reviews with 2 stars or less: 14%
"Caused discomfort" 14%
"Never got used to it" 17%

Latex

Organic 7-Zone
🌳🌏
Certified 100% Natural and 100% Organic, guaranteeing its health, plus 7 zones of support to contour to where your body needs it most.

Natural Unzoned
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Certified 100% Natural, which may still involve the use of certain chemicals or less sustainable and ethical farming practices.

Warranty

Full 20 Years

A straightforward repair or replacement for the full 20 years.

Prorated 25 Years
⚠️
After 10 years, the customer pays 50% for a replacement mattress plus any shipping costs, which then increases by 5% per year (e.g. pay 95% in year 24).

Fire Retardant

Yes (Organic Wool)
🤗
As well as being temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking, Organic Wool is a natural fire barrier for enhanced safety.

None
🔥
Although a requirement in the USA and UK, including a fire-retardant component is not required in Australia (yet).

Height

16cm or 24cm
😴😴
Choose 2 or 3 layers of latex in Medium or Firm densities, for a large range of adjustable support and feels.

21cm
😴
One height option in a flippable design (one side is slightly firmer than the other).

Structure

Adjustable Layers
🔀
Free layer swap within 100 nights. Can move rooms/houses by 1 person, 1 layer at a time.

Flippable (No Zip)
🔄
Unable to open mattress to inspect or adjust layers, and very large and heavy to move as 1 piece.

Trading History

35 years

Established in 1989 and rebranded in 2019

5 years
😴
Established in 2018

Investment Cost

Queen
$1,575 (16cm)
$2,160 (24cm)

Queen
$1,599 (21cm)

*Data accurate as at April 3rd 2024

The Verdict

Obviously, we’re a bit bias, but we think it is hard to argue why Quokka Beds provides the best latex mattress in Australia:

  1. Highly rated with almost no negative experiences
  2. Organic 7-Zone Latex for superior health, support and comfort
  3. A full warranty from a local business that has 35+ years’ trading history
  4. Organic Wool as a natural, temperature-balancing fire retardant
  5. A range of adjustable firmness options with a free layer swap within 100 nights
  6. Each layer can be removed for easy transport by 1 person

Organic vs. Natural Latex

When it comes to choosing the best latex mattress, the distinction between GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) certified Organic Latex and simply certified Natural Latex is crucial. GOLS certified Organic Latex represents the pinnacle of quality and environmental stewardship, ensuring that the latex is not only natural but also harvested from organic rubber plantations where sustainable and ethical farming practices are rigorously followed. This certification guarantees that the latex is produced without any synthetic additives, harmful chemicals, or pesticides, making it a superior choice for health-conscious consumers. In contrast, while certified Natural Latex does indicate a level of purity and natural origin, it lacks the stringent organic agricultural standards set by GOLS. This means that Natural Latex may still involve the use of certain chemicals or less sustainable farming practices during its production.

✅ Therefore, GOLS-certified Organic Latex is not just a choice for comfort, but also a commitment to higher environmental standards and a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.

What is a Prorated Warranty?

Quokka Beds offers a 20-year warranty, which is fully comprehensive, meaning any defects are fixed or replaced at no cost throughout the entire 20 years. Although Peace Lily has a longer warranty of 25 years, the benefit is lessened due to its prorated nature starting in year 11. This means for Peace Lily beds, you’ll need to pay half the original price for replacements from year 11 onwards, and also cover any shipping costs.

✅ In contrast, Quokka Beds maintains a straightforward, cost-free service for the entire duration of its 20-year warranty.

Getting The Firmness Right

Quokka Beds enhances their customizable layered system with 75mm layers of D70 or D85 latex, allowing you to choose between different densities for tailored firmness. This flexibility lets you adjust the Medium or Firm layers to your liking, ensuring the mattress feels perfect for your comfort. They also provide a free layer swap within the first 100 nights, giving you the opportunity to fine-tune the firmness at no extra cost. The right firmness is crucial for a good night’s sleep as it properly supports your body and prevents discomfort.

In comparison, Peace Lily uses a core of 100mm of D80 latex, surrounded by 50mm each of D65 and D75 latex, offering a flippable mattress with two firmness options. However, some Peace Lily customers have noted that the firm side is not firm enough for their preference.

✅ While Peace Lily’s design does offer some level of firmness choice, it lacks the extensive customization that Quokka Beds provides, which can be a significant factor in achieving the ideal sleep setup for individual comfort needs.

What’s actually inside your mattress?

A latex mattress with a zippered cover offers several advantages over a non-zippered one. The ability to unzip and inspect the latex layers ensures quality control, as you can directly verify the material’s quality, unlike mattresses that might conceal lower quality latex. This feature also allows for easy customization and adjustment of layers for personalized comfort. Additionally, the zippered design simplifies maintenance and cleaning, essential for hygiene. It enables regular checks for durability, ensuring the mattress’s longevity, and allows for inspection for mold or allergens, crucial for health and safety.

✅ In essence, a zippered latex mattress provides transparency, adaptability, and ease of movement, enhancing the overall value and user experience.

How are mattresses made fire retardant?

The use of natural fire retardants in mattresses is increasingly important, particularly in countries like Australia where regulations do not yet strictly enforce this. Natural fire retardants, such as wool, are vital for safety, reducing the risk of fire hazards without the need for chemical additives. Wool is an excellent choice as it not only acts as a natural fire barrier but also offers additional benefits like temperature regulation and moisture-wicking.

✅ Incorporating natural fire retardants like wool in mattresses ensures enhanced safety for users, aligns with eco-friendly practices, and maintains comfort without compromising on health.

What do customers say?

You can check out the live ProductReview listings for Quokka Beds here and Peace Lily here. Quokka Beds has a higher overall customer satisfaction with an overall rating of 4.9 compared to Peacelily’s 4.3. Quokka Beds is favored for its quick adjustment period, minimal discomfort reports, and fewer sagging complaints, alongside a value for money rating of 4.8 versus Peacelily’s 4.4.

✅ Quokka Beds stands out for its superior customer satisfaction and preference.

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About Our Natural Bamboo Covers

Why do you offer 2 covers for this size?

We are always looking for ways to improve our environmental impact, which is why we switched to our new Organic Cotton Covers as soon as we could – but it meant we have some very good quality stock leftover. Rather than put it to waste, we decided to offer it at a small discount to those who want it. Further, due to worldwide shortages and container delays, we may run out of stock of our Quilted covers, and may only be able to offer other covers for some sizes.

How is the ‘Bamboo’ cover different?

The main difference is our Cotton covers are made of 100% Certified Organic material, although our Bamboo covers were still sustainably sourced and 100% Natural. Both covers feel the same on the latex (acting as a minimal comfort layer to protect and hold the latex in place), both have zips on 3 sides and both are cold-machine washable. However, the Bamboo cover is more stretchy, so it can actually be a little easier to put the mattress together. And you can always switch to a Cotton cover later if you wish, which we would do for half-price (Queen $240 $120 or King $290 $145). Thanks for your support!

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