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FloBeds vs. The Other Guys

May 19th, 2015
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Have the leading brand name mattresses companies invented a new way to build a bed?  In a word, no. They are working hard to provide more of the same:  bigger beds that require different sheets, sometimes even different headboards.  Yet still they are using the same spring construction, with more layers polyurethane foam.  Sometimes they add a layer of latex.  But in order to keep profits up, you will usually find lots of poly-foam going by the name super-soft foam, upholstery layer, extra plush pillow top

Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam, or poly-foam, is a petroleum product designed to imitate latex derived from the rubber tree (foam rubber).  It weighs about one fourth the weight of latex, and lasts about one fourth as long (3-5 years instead of 20 years for Talatech Latex). Poly-foam is like a sponge.  Because of its open cell structure, every time you move on your bed you are sucking into the bed dust, moisture, old skin, pollens and whatever is in the air.  Wool and latex don’t do this.

The FloCare Clean Mattress

We don’t use any poly-foam for added plushness in our better beds.   Instead, we use wool.  Naturally better.  Our covers are not as “fluffy” as the “high-profile” mattresses sold in many stores, just better.   Our covers unzip, so you can easily hang your mattress-top in the sun.  We suggest sunning your mattress-top a couple of times a year.  Sunning will kill dust mites. Latex is dust mite resistant.  If you suffer from severe allergies, with the top off, you can vacuum  your mattress components to remove allergens.  That, combined with your sunned mattress top will provide you with the cleanest and most comfortable mattress possible.

The FloBeds Family

May 14th, 2015

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We are a family owned and operated business, which makes it easy for us to offer our customers the individual attention they deserve.

Dave Turner entered the sleep business in 1971. His children have always joked that they have been working for their father since they were able to put stamps on envelopes. Today the FloBeds shop is run by Dave Turner, his wife Anne, and oldest son Dewey. When you call to purchase your FloBed you will most likely be greeted by Dewey or his coworker Garrett.

Our team gets excited every time a new customer calls to learn about our FloBeds. We also love hearing from our existing customers, whether it’s to help adjust layers or to sell them another bed. Since we are a family owned business we are able to work quickly and efficiently as a team to keep our customers happy. The best part about buying a FloBed is you have a support system and a family that will be there for you over the next 20 years.

Barbara Barry

May 11th, 2015
Barbara Barry in House Beautiful

Barbara Barry in House Beautiful

What does the famous interior designer Barbara Barry sleep on? A FloBed of course. This Los Angeles designer shared her list of favorite home products with House Beautiful and she included our FloBed as her mattress of choice. This design expert trusts our mattresses and so can you!

Our Organic Mattresses feature premium 100% Natural Talalay latex inside a luxurious organic euro knit cotton quilted to organic wool for a chemical free mattress. Our multi-layer latex cores accommodate the firmness needs of each individual sleeper by allowing each of you to choose your own firmness combinations.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

May 6th, 2015

Here is a little thank you note we got from one of our customers Dr. Lago-

“As an orthopedic surgeon, I have seen many patients who have been adversely affected by an uncomfortable bed. The obliteration of pressure points has been a major result. Motion on either side of the bed goes un-noticed with FloBed. The old days when I awoke with a low backache are gone.”

DR Lago

Certified Pure

April 8th, 2015

Have you ever taken a second to stop and think about what you are sleeping on? If you have a FloBed you have nothing to worry about, however, not all mattresses are made with the same materials that we use. You spend a third of your life in bed… consider what you’re sleeping on. We were the first to use wool to pass the federal fire standards for mattresses, making our covers chemical free. Organic Cotton is obvious… but we even wash it before quilting it to our organic wool.

We even use solid Ponderosa Pine for our slat foundations. The Pine slat foundations are FCS certified of course.

Okeo-Tex

FloBeds is Okeo-Tex certified. Okeo-Tex is the world leader in testing for human safety in textiles.

People spend about a third of their lives in bed. We want to make sure that third of your life is not only comfortable but chemical free.

Our Most Popular Mattress

March 25th, 2015

Often times when people call FloBeds to learn more about our latex mattresses they ask, “What is your most popular bed?” Well the answer is the vZone.

The vZone Mattress

vZone Latex Mattress

In addition to the top to bottom & side to side customization of our Select & Deluxe models, the vZone features head to toe adjustable zoning to provide pressure point relief for hips and shoulders as well as additional lumbar support. With the Organic Natural or Original vZone, your mattress is customized and adjustable in every direction!

What Our Customers Have to Say

four stars

 

 

My wife and I have been customers of Flobeds since almost the beginning. We started with an individual control air bed and then migrated to the latex once that was available back in 2000. It was now time to replace a couple of the foam cores and we upgraded to the vZone! What a difference a day makes! My wife woke up after the first night with absolutely no back pain and each night keeps getting better!

The products and people are just the best. I applaud them for their innovation and keeping a step ahead of all the other brands you hear on the radio and TV. Keep it up Flobeds!!

Thanks Dave!
Cheers,
Greg

Friday Feature: The Atrium Bed and Breakfast

March 20th, 2015
Atrium Bed and Breakfast Photo Credit: Atrium Facebook

Atrium Bed and Breakfast Photo Credit: Atrium Facebook

This week our Friday feature is about a Victorian inn called the Atrium Bed and Breakfast located here in Fort Bragg, California. This vacation spot is located only a few blocks away from the FloBeds Sleep Shop. It is also located very close to rivers, state parks, redwoods, and the famous Glass Beach.

The Nest Room Photo Credit: Atrium Website

The Nest Room Photo Credit: Atrium Website

Make sure you request the Nest when you make your reservation. The Nest features our queen size FloBed and it is a, “…sunny, whimsical, bird-themed room.” (Atrium Website)

Whale and Seal Watching Phot Credit: Atrium Facebook

Whale and Seal Watching Photo Credit: Atrium Facebook

 

Here are some fun activity suggestions from Atrium, “Imagine sitting in our flower-filled atrium garden while sipping your choice of morning beverage and planning your day. Will it be sifting through mounds of beautiful sea glass at one of our glass beaches, a train ride through the redwoods, horseback riding on the beach, or walking through our downtown and museum?”(Atrium Website)

Ultimate Relaxation

February 27th, 2015
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The formula is simple- you take a beautiful vacation on the Mendocino Coast, plus a FloBed, and get ultimate relaxation! Below is a list of Inns and Bed and Breakfasts that have FloBeds. Every Friday for the next few weeks we will feature one in a post to give you more details about these wonderful vacation spots. So buy a plane ticket or jump in your car, because you are not going to want to miss out.
 You can find a FloBed at:
~Alegria Inn Mendocino, Ca
~Andiron Inn Little River, Ca
~Atrium Bed and Breakfast Fort Bragg, Ca
-The Albion Schoolhouse Mendocino, Ca
How a FloBed Will Improve the Quality of Your Vacation
By choosing to stay on a FloBed at one of these locations you will get to experience our luxurious mattress made out of high quality and non-toxic materials. Our all natural or original talalay latex mattresses are wrapped in organic cotton. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven.

Delivering the Perfect Organic Mattress

February 3rd, 2015

Derived from the rubber tree, natural latex has qualities that simply make it the PERFECT ORGANIC MATTRESS MATERIAL.

Organic Cotton where it counts most…next to your body. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven.

Nature’s best bedding fiber, Plein-Air Wool® is the term used for wool that comes from… well, happy sheep that live outside all year round and aren’t exposed to pesticides or herbicides. Not surprisingly, wool from sheep raised in this humane manner is superior in resilience, bounce & loft.


Imagine Pressure Relief In Bed

March 7th, 2014

Fort Bragg, CA

Imagine you could choose any spot on your body and make your mattress softer or firmer in that exact spot.  That is relief, relief a FloBeds vZone Latex Mattress delivers to thousands of sleepers.  The genius of the vZone lies in the six adjustable latex zones, all encased in an organic cotton sleeve, within the zippered luxurious Euro-knit organic cotton cover.  Most bodies need attention in three areas: shoulders, hips and lumbar.

Need a little softer in your hip zone?  Simply open cover, unzip the pocketed hip zone and insert your soft zone.  Each sleeper controls their own firmness or pressure relief.  www.FloBeds.com provides a “Mattress & Firmness Selector” and ships worldwide.

Add a European Slat Foundation with flexible beach wood slats under the mattress and one finds sleep and comfort most only.

FloBeds is able to make a chemical free mattress by using natural latex from the rubber tree surrounded by organic cotton quilted to organic wool.  The wool acts as a fire barrier and passes the Standard for the Flammability of Mattress Sets (Open Flame Test).  The new standard required mattresses and foundations to be able to withstand an open flame for 50 seconds on the side and 70 seconds on the top without igniting. Most companies use FR chemicals or other artificial components to pass this test… FloBeds is proud to use only wool to make our mattresses meet this standard. dream of.

Customer reviews cover the gamut from “herniated disk pain gone” to “our son’s FloBed is far cozier and more comfortable than our more expensive Duxiana.”

FloBeds was started by Dave Turner while a student at Stanford University.  They sell 90 percent of their beds via www.FloBeds.com which features both a “Goldilocks Firmness Guarantee” and a Money-back Guarantee.   Now the mayor of the small Northern California coastal town of Fort Bragg, Turner likes to tell folks that doing business on the internet is a lot like doing business in a small town:  if you don’t treat someone fair, everyone will know about it.  FloBeds’ focus on customer service before and after the sale seems to be paying off as 2013 saw their best year ever, and sales continue to grow.

Contact:  Dave Turner, President, FloBeds davet@flobeds.com 707-964-3356

Tags:  organic mattress, natural, latex, European slat foundation, pressure relief, lumbar support, mattress zone, chemical free.