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We Stand Behind Our Mattresses

August 18th, 2015
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“My husband and I spent two years researching and trying out organic and all natural mattresses from manufacturers such as OMI, Savvy Rest, and Hastens before deciding on a Flobeds mattress. We took a road trip to Fort Bragg just to try out the mattresses and we could not be happier with our purchase.

My husband is a rotating shift worker and a good night’s sleep is extremely important. When our Costco latex mattress started to sag in the middle after only a few years we decided it was time to upgrade to a mattress with a longer life and better support. When I read the research on the chemicals used in cheap latex mattresses and the off-gassing that occurs with chemically stabilized talalay latex I quickly became convinced of the need for an all-natural and organic alternative. I also spent a lot of time comparing Dunlop latex vs. talalay latex mattresses and was reassured to learn that the process Flobeds uses to create their talalay latex is all natural without any chemicals used to stabilize the latex. There is no question that Flobeds is offering a top-of-the-line quality product at a significant discount than their competitors.

Following over an hour of extensive showroom research we decided that a Z-Zone talalay latex mattress was the right fit for us (v-zone over firm over extra firm). We also bought the euro slat foundation and like the flexible support if offers. The bed shipped in a week and was easy to assemble as per the instructions and online video.

What should really be noted is the exceptional level of customer service. Our salesperson, Dewey, was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and his father Dave was also a delight to work with. We both love the sleep firmness guarantee and plan on buying a medium or soft layer to accommodate a possibly pregnancy in the next few years.

This was a major purchase for us and we really felt more comfortable dealing with a company that will stand behind our mattress. With over 33 years in the business, Flobeds is obviously leading the industry in quality and customer service. ”

Natalie, CA

3 Ways the Couch is Sabatoging Your Sleep

August 11th, 2015

Here are 3 reasons you should hop off the couch and jump back in your bed:

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1. Your couch does not support your body. On your mattress, you can sleep in whatever position you prefer. That means you are more likely to rest in proper natural alignment. A soft and narrow couch will not provide the correct alignment.

2. Your couch will conduct heat differently than your mattress. The FloBeds mattress is made with airflow in mind. Your couch is made with different materials, that is why you may feel too warm or too cool while sleeping on it.

3. The TV in front of your couch will keep you from getting rest. Sleeping on the couch makes it easier to fall into the trap of missing your bedtime because of TV binge watching. In addition, the blue light that the TV emits makes it is harder to fall asleep if you watch TV too close to bedtime.

5 Things You Should Know About Organic Plein-Air Wool

August 10th, 2015

• Pure organic Plein-Air Wool® fiber used in bedding materials promotes maximum air-flow around your body, and provides natural moisture- wicking to help you sleep cool and dry.
• NO chemicals or acids are used in the production or processing of organic wool. The sheep are not dipped or treated with any pesticides or herbicides.
• The organic wool fleece used in our mattress covers is washed with pure fresh water and baking soda – no additives – preserving the natural lanolin content and a skin friendly pH value of 7.5.
• Organic wool also provides chemical-free fire resistance!
• Wool’s natural absorbency offers another distinct advantage. Because of its extraordinary ability to hold moisture, wool fiber is inherently flame-resistant.

Workmanship

July 29th, 2015

 

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We love getting Yelp Reviews. Here is what the most recent Yelper said:

“Best mattresses EVER! After trying out about 5 different kinds of beds and manufacturers,  I will always buy another FloBed. It just doesn’t get any more comfortable or custom than this. Prompt delivery and easy to put together. I downsized from a king FloBed recently to a queen FloBed and love it just as much. The king was still in great shape after 12-15 years, I just needed a smaller bed for my place. Don’t even bother with other companies. FloBeds stands by their workmanship and are the most customizable that I’ve found. They have a terrific replacement policy once you buy from them…as your needs change, you can upgrade parts of your mattress for very little money. Ask about this “Goldie Locks” program. Plus, you will never feel your partner flop around. Back problems are all resolved…even with a serious spinal compression fracture. I healed using this bed and will always maintain good back health on this bed. I have the original FloBed.”

-Blue R

Austin, Texas

Fun Friday Facts

July 16th, 2015

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Dave and Anne Turner brought their business, FloBeds, up to Fort Bragg in 1992. First they ran their business out of their home on Highway 20. FACT: Anne even recalls that their shipping department was based out of a horse barn on the property! In 1998 they opened up shop on Redwood Ave. in downtown Fort Bragg, and they have been there ever since. If you ever stop by our shop to try a mattress make sure you check out Anne Turner’s award-winning quilts.

Priceless

July 15th, 2015

Thank you to all of our amazing customers who have written reviews for FloBeds. Your reviews help other people understand just how important a great mattress is for a better night’s sleep.

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4-Star–I purchased two organic FloBeds last October. Every night I get into bed and say “I love my bed”. I am so thankful for the team of experts at FloBed. They customized our beds perfectly. I also purchased the cotton sheets, wool mattress covers and the contoured neck pillow. All are wonderful. The neck pillow is perfect. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that you are doing everything possible to protect your health from chemicals and EMF’s while you are sleeping. Organic latex and no metal in the mattresses or the bed frame keep me confident and peaceful. My teenage son would probably sleep all day in his FloBed if he could. Thank you so very much. A great nights sleep is priceless. Vicki Leesburg, FL

If you have not reviewed your FloBeds purchase yet please take a minute to let us know what you think. You can review your purchase on FloBeds.com, Yelp, or Google+.

Easy Steps to Sleep Better

June 17th, 2015

We recently received an email from our customer Pat saying, “…seeing how quickly our second Flobed was assembled.” In these photos, you see Pat setting up our Pine Slat Foundation and Deluxe Mattress. Watch how easy it was for Pat:

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FloBeds All Natural Cover

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Latex Mattress

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Great job Pat! Thanks for continuing to depend on FloBeds for a better night’s sleep.

3 Steps to Detoxify Your Sleeping Space

June 15th, 2015

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Many of our customers come to us looking for an all natural/ chemical free mattress option. We spend one-third of our lives asleep in our bedrooms, so here are some tips to create a healthy, non-toxic space:

1. Sleep on an all natural latex mattress from FloBeds. 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.

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2. Use solid wood furniture- like our Pine Slat foundation. Engineered to be put together with 8 wing-nuts, this strong foundation is constructed of solid wood sides and 3-1/2″ pine slats to provide a firm surface with air circulation for your mattress.

Pine Slat Foundation

Pine Slat Foundation

3. Use organic cotton sheets. Most cotton is grown using harmful pesticides and fertilizers, so make sure you go with an organic option.

S-Cape to a Better Night

June 8th, 2015

“We’ve had our beds for almost 3 years, and there are still a couple of times a week that we’re sitting up in bed, drinking our morning coffee, ‘taking our massage’ and one of us will say. “Boy am I glad we got these beds!”. They truly are SO comfortable.” -Susan K

Susan is referring to her FloBed and the adjustable base she purchased for her mattress. One our new favorite adjustable bases is the S-Cape.

The S-Cape Photo Credit: Leggett and Platt

The S-Cape Photo Credit: Leggett and Platt

Here is comfort that transcends anything you’ve ever experienced before. Luxurious comfort you customize at the touch of a button. Deeply satisfying comfort in an infinite selection of positions.

Features

*Plug-in Electrical Components – All electrical components plug into a central junction box for easy replacement in the rare event of a component failure. Motors, massage units and hand control are factory tested prior to shipping.

*Plywood Base Platform – Only the finest plywoods are used for platforms, providing a strong unbreakable surface for your FloBeds Mattress.

*Quiet Operation – Two powerful, yet extremely quiet, DC electric lift motors respond instantly and smoothly. Maintenance and service free.

*Swing-A-Way Headboard Brackets – Exclusive Patented Swing-A-Way Headboard Brackets For Easy Set-up & Easy Access.

 

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.