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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

Change

April 29th, 2015

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One of the best features of a FloBed is that it can change as you change. This is great news for pregnant mothers. As that little baby inside of you begins to grow you may find that you are not getting the support you need from your mattress. Other mattresses are sewn shut, but FloBeds are not! Unzip that cover and switch the pieces of latex on your side to a firmer configuration. If you need help with that just give us a call and we can walk you through it.

FloBeds Takes First!

April 28th, 2015
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The FloBeds team takes first place.

FloBeds sponsors a local basketball team here in Fort Bragg. Our Manager of Operations, Dewey Turner, put together a FloBeds team that meant business. The team went 12-2 this season. It was a very competitive season but our FloBeds team prevailed! Congratulations to everyone on the team: Brandon Tupper, Patrick Turner, Tim Anderson, Myles Anderson, Josh Hartsock, Kevin Miller, Woody Heckeroth, Dewey Turner, Cody Odekirk, Ernie Rubio, and Jason Cimolino (not pictured).

Here are some additional photos of the team with their families-

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One Size Does Not Fit All

April 22nd, 2015

We are all different heights, weights, and have different sleeping preferences, so why do most mattress manufactures use the one size fits all mentality? Here at FloBeds we know that your partner might like to sleep on something similar to rock, while you prefer a cloud. That is why FloBeds can be customized. Ever wonder what the inside of a FloBed looks like? Go ahead and take a look under the hood:

exploded-view

What you are going to find is-

A mattress you can adjust: Top-to-Bottom, Side-to-Side & Head-to-Toe
  •Top-to-Bottom: Several adjustable layers of Latex customized for YOUR body
  •Side-to-Side: Each side personalized to accommodate both sleeper’s firmness needs
  •Head-to-Toe: Pain in your shoulders or hips? Need extra lumbar support? Are you a side or back sleeper? The vZone allows you to micro-tune customized “zones”

Don’t Miss Out On The Fun This Earth Day

April 22nd, 2015

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate Earth Day today NASA is asking that we share pictures of our favorite places using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome. When you look up this hashtag you will also see photos that NASA will be posting as well. After Earth Day NASA will use some of the best pictures to compile a video.

Operations Manager Dewey Says his #NoPlaceLikeHome is anywhere with his family-

#NoPlaceLikeHome

To Change the World, Start Off By Making Your Bed

April 15th, 2015

Admiral McRaven, a Navy Seal, gave a new meaning to making your bed every morning. He states that, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.” Watch the video below to hear more on his philosophy: if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

How it Began

April 10th, 2015

Owning a business is not an easy task, and it is not for everyone. Dave, the owner of FloBeds, has been in business for over 35 years. It all began one summer while he was attending Stanford in Palo Alto. In 1971 he entered the specialty sleep business in Palo Alto, California as a means to pay for college. After 4 years of political science and waterbeds, Dave opened a second retail store. Since then his business has changed and adapted multiple times. Watch the video below to hear how FloBeds evolved into the successful natural latex mattress shop it is today: