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Spring (good)… Springs (not so good)

February 26th, 2014

It rained again today.  What a blessing.

We have had 3 years of very dry weather.  The thought of mandatory water rationing is not pleasant, but was on the horizon before these last two storms.

I hope the rain continues.

Curious Lambs

Spring Lambs are curious!

The sheep need it too!

Spring lambs are frolicking.  They will be making future FloBeds wool and live to an old age.  Are sheep-years like dog-years?   One thing is certain: our customers don’t count sheep!

Maybe you should consider a natural latex mattress made with 100% pure milk of the rubber tree foam rubber cores surrounded by organic cotton and organic wool (the wool is our way of making a fire-safe mattress that meets US Open Flame Mattress Standards).  No more counting sheep… just enjoy the great qualities of latex and wool in a chemical free bed of your dreams!

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2012

Good for you…
Good for the whole world!

Pure, Green, and Cozy

Your body will thank you for the natural rest and recovery you get from 100% Natural FloBeds. You put 100% into your day, get it back each night our unparalleled line of human support systems.

Natural before it was “Green”.

At FloBeds, we construct our natural latex mattresses with what folks now-a-days call Green materials, like natural rubber, organic cotton and Plein-Air Wool, not because we are jumping on the green bandwagon to sell our wares, but because it is the right thing to do.  And because, that’s how we have always done it.

Read how we use wool to meet the Federal mattress flame resistant laws

Good for you…
Good for the whole world!

Saving on Seconds

November 24th, 2011


*SOLD OUT*
Wow… we didn’t make it to Cyber Monday… didn’t count on so many of our customers jumping on our clearance… The warehouse is back in order. Thank you FloBed owners!
Seconds? Latex cores and toppers that are not first quality.  A manufacturing mistake (maybe a rough surface) , truck or forklift damage or a core made up of 3 or 4 smaller pieces laminated.  We have been providing the best quality latex available anywhere.  Others put their latex in a cover and sew it up… you never see it.  We let you manipulate your latex cores to make the mattress firmness just right!  And you get to see every piece… touch it, squeeze it and appreciate it.  So of course we make sure only the best latex goes to our customers.

It only goes to follow we have to set some pieces aside.  Some pieces becomes more pieces and soon we start taking up serious warehouse space.  So what to do?  We decided to have a “Seconds Sale” and offer our beds at a big discount.  Save this Thanksgiving weekend.  We couldn’t decide whether to call it a Black Friday Sale, Cyber Monday or Clearance Sale.   So we went with all three.  Welcome to the Black-Friday Cyber-Monday Clearance Sale this Thanksgiving weekend.  All our designs:  Save!  Every one with a new ”First” quality FloBeds cover made of organic cotton stretch knit quilted to organic wool.  Inside will be “Second” quality FloBeds Talalay latex components.  These beds will sleep the same:  just as comfortable, just as adjustable (you even get the Golidlocks Guarantee where you can buy 2 additional firmness cores for $75 for 5 years) and just as durable.

Dave’s Word

April 12th, 2011

 Sage sleep advice from FloBeds founder, Dave Turner, who also happens to be the Mayor of our fair city of Fort Bragg, California… Really, he’s our founder and our Mayor!  We had to give him his own “column”.
            Life is too short for a cheap mattress.  OK, something original… Quality is important.  As my kids say: “Huge”.  We don’t cut corners when it comes to the quality of our components.  And because of our manufacturer-direct-to-you model, our prices are still reasonable.  But right up there with quality and our attention to detail is our attention to YOU.  We’re real good at getting your mattress Just Right for your body.  And when we don’t, were the best at making it right.  We can tune our beds to you.  If we can’t… we give your money back.  It’s not complicated, but it takes a lot of attention.  We promise to give you our attention.  I hope you enjoy our new improved look.  Thanks Eve.

Buying a Green Mattress

October 11th, 2010

People who care about the environment and live a green lifestyle want their bed to be all-natural too.

Purchasing a mattress is a significant investment, so here are some tips to help you get the best value when you buy green.

First, know what materials to look for. You’ll avoid mattresses made of environmentally unfriendly materials if you look for organic cotton, untreated wool, natural latex and sustainably harvested pine.

The organic cotton should be where it counts most… next to your body. Organic cotton is the original sustainable fabric, grown and processed with out chemicals.

Mattress covers should include natural wool. Wool is naturally fire and pest resistant, so a blend of wool and cotton is better than cotton-only. Organic wool allows air-flow around your body, and naturally wicks away moisture. You’ll not only sleep cool and dry, but sleep with peace of mind, knowing the wool is the finest wool gathered in the most sheep-friendly way. Organic wool is free of pollutants and harmful substances with zero chemicals used during the growing and processing. There should be wool on all six sides of the mattress.
When you look inside of a green mattress, expect to find certified natural latex. Not foam, not metal springs, just layers of 100% natural latex. 100% natural means there are no petro-chemicals, just natural rubber harvested sustainably from the rubber tree. 100% natural latex is a great green choice as it’s biodegradable and Oekotex Certified.

The wood foundation should be all natural too. Look for foundations made from FSC certified pine sustainably harvested from Ponderosa Pine forests in the western United States and Birch Forests in Western Europe.

Next, learn about the maker of the mattress; this is easy since very few companies specialize in building green mattresses.

Visit their web site to see what they have to say, and ask around to see what their customers say about their products and service. Then call the company and see how much they know about green products and what they’re like to work with.

Once you find a mattress made of quality organic materials, produced by a company with a good reputation for quality and service, find out where to purchase their bed. Most retail mattress stores do not offer all-natural mattresses so the best place to find a green mattress is online.  Buying on-line direct from the manufacturer works because you get to really sleep on the bed so you know how your body feels in the morning.  Just make certain they have a money back guarantee and will work with you to get ‘just right’.

Buying on-line can also be good for the environment. Ask if the company uses Smart Packaging to save on resources. A king size mattress and foundation can be shipped in just 4 small cartons which saves fuel and trees. And buying direct from the factory saves fuel and distribution costs.

recycle green mattress: latex, woo, cotton

Finally, you can rest easy if you know your green mattress can be recycled at the end of it’s life. Every part of a green sleep system should be 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

FloBeds was the first mattress company to use wool (and no chemicals) to pass the new Federal FR standards.

FloBeds Green Organic Mattresses: Good for you… Good for the whole world.