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Dunlop vs Talalay Latex and…

March 29th, 2014

On Mar 29, 2014,  Y. Z. wrote:

Interested in latex mattress.

1. I believe firm Dunlop latex is better for the support. Do you have such an option?

*We only offer Talalay.  We feel it is superior in consistency and longevity.  Latex firmness is measured in ILD, which is how many pounds it takes to compress a 4” piece of latex to 3”.  A 36 ILD  Talalay piece of latex takes the same 36 pounds to compress as a Dunlop piece.  Dunlop is stiffer, and can be used as a bottom layer without compromising the mattress.  This will allow for a lower cost mattress.  However, we feel that it is important to be able to move layers up and down in your mattress to achieve the best support for your body.  If you have a Dunlop layer on the bottom and want to firm up your mattress, moving the Dunlop to the top will bring a stiffer, less conforming layer closer to your body and compromise the comfort.

ILD and Firmness http://www.flobeds.com/information/latex/firmness-spectrum.htm
Talalay vs Dunop http://www.flobeds.com/information/latex/talalay-vs-dunlop.htm
2. Convoluted latex is soft. I prefer a bit firm as a top. Does convoluted latex also has firm, medium and soft type?

*We offer our 2” layer of convolute on all our mattresses.  It is for pressure relief and blood circulation.  If, after trying our mattress with convolute, a FloBeds customer wants a solid 2” layer instead, we will exchange (no charge) the convolute for any firmness desired from 22 ILD to 36 ILD.

3. After purchasing, can I change one of the layers, e.g. Change the firm for medium… What is the cost?

*We offer our Goldilocks Guarantee which allows you to purchase new cores (half width in King, Queen or Full) at a deep discounted price of $75 for the first 5 years.  Here is a link to the complete details of the Goldilocks Guarantee:  http://www.flobeds.com/guarantee/goldilocks-guarantee.htm

4. Returning cost

*Our 100 day test rest allows you to return your FloBed for a full refund of the purchase price.  You only pay the shipping.  For example:  A queen mattress and foundation would cost  $149 to ship to the Continental US.  We offer our UPS account to return at the same price, so your risk would be $149 twice, or $298.  A mattress only is $99 each way.

Thank you for considering FloBeds,

Dave

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.

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!

Thanksgiving… a time to pause… and say thanks.

November 28th, 2013

Thanksgiving…

It has been a good year at FloBeds, thanks to all of you who put your trust in our team to make your mattress “Just Right”.   We love to hear from our customers about how they love their FloBed.  And it is no small matter.  It turns out that after 15 y ears of making the “Original Personally Crafted Latex Mattress”, over half our sales come from satisfied customers:  either purchasing another FloBed… or recommending FloBeds to a friend or relative.

We want to take this Thanksgiving to offer a discount on our Twice Fluffed line of shredded latex products.  Half off as a way of saying thanks.

Since February of this year we have been offering our organic and original latex mattresses at every day good prices.  No sales.  No wondering if this is a good deal.  Day in… day out… we are offering our best price for a product we are proud to back up with the finest customer service and “personally crafting” in the sleep industry.  We have been taking care of our customers and their adjustable latex mattresses one-on-one for since the 1990′s.  And with your good will and the continued blessings we are so fortunate to receive, we will continue to provide quality service to you and your friends for generations to come.

Happy Thanksgiving to  you and yours,

Dave

Everyday… Every year

February 15th, 2013

FloBed customers know we are always here to take care of their sleep needs.  Today, or 10 years later… once you buy a FloBed you are part of our family.  Our designs insure your FloBed will be “Just Right”.  If you need to change the firmness of your bed to make it right today, or years from now, just give us a call.  You’re likely to get one of Turner family… Dave, Dewey or Anne.  Maybe some of our co-family-workers… Garrett, or Brandon.  And because you’re extended family… we get right to what we need to make your mattress  ”Just Right”.  Everyday… every year.

Along the lines of everyday… every  year, we are doing away with our monthly sales and going to an everyday best price.  (The whole extended family knew we were guaranteeing the best price for 100 days and this just makes it easier.)

Hope 2013 finds you well rested and ready to make your dreams come true!

Remember… your dreams may vary,

Dave and the whole FloBeds Family

The Matrimonial Bed…

February 4th, 2013


I love our business.  Most of our expertise is consumed in making a mattress that supports each sleeper the way their body needs.  But Valentines Day reminds us that we have another very important role:  making a mattress that a couple can snuggle,  spoon  and go through their lives together in.   This side of mattress construction means we have to make a mattress that allows crossing over to the other side as natural as sleeping on your own side.

And we do!  Every Flobed has two common layers at the top to make side-shifting as easy as rolling over: Our Luxurious Cover of Organic Stretch Knit Cotton quilted to Organic Wool Cover on top of our pressure relieving one piece Convoluted Talalay Latex Comfort Pad.  

The perfect bed… built Just Right to support your body all night long and cozy and intimate all at the same time.

Goldilocks Was Rightso was Saint Valentine!

Shop Smart

November 16th, 2012

Buyinga mattress does not need to raise your blood pressure.

We think there are three important things a smart shopper should look for:

  • Personalized Comfort Levels
  • Ability to Change Comfort Levels
  • The Right to get Your Money Back

Add great quality and some of our famous customer service
and you have a Dream Machine!

Veterans Day

November 12th, 2012

Taking time to remember and thanks those who have stepped up to serve… and especially to those who gave their all.  In addition to our current sale, we want to extend an extra 5% discount to any veterans who are thinking of taking advantage of our sale.  Just give us a call.  Wish I could could play the beautiful music our local High School Band played yesterday at our Veterans Day Celebration… but you’ll have to use your imagination… it was great.

Production Slowdown!

October 24th, 2012

San Francisco Giants 2010 World Champion Trophy with Dave

Due to unbelievable circumstances we will be shutting down three of our facilities early: The Latex Shop, Wood Shop and Shipping will all need to close by 4:30 PM to get out in front of the first pitch.

Go Giants!


Oh yeah… don’t forget
to take advantage of our Halloween Special

(Mayor Dave gets first dibs on the 2010 trophy when the Giants brought it to Fort Bragg) (and that means fewer organic mattresses will get shipped:(

Fall on the coast

October 12th, 2012

It’s Fall. We’re expecting rain.
Our little town on the Northern California Coast is beginning to switch gears. Most of the summer visitors have gone. It’s not our usual weather… heat inland over the ridge is pulling in the marine air.
Morning on the Fort Bragg Coast

Walking the downtown streets with sweater turned up at the neck feels pretty good. Last week Anne and I took the grand kids out to walk the ocean bluffs. If you’re in our neck of the woods, it’s a great walk. And stop in at FloBeds and say hi. We’re still downtown… under the jumping sheep.
Under the jumping sheep