We tell our customers that latex lasts much longer than the other foams out there. That is why we have such a great 20-year guarantee, the Goldilocks Guarantee. FloBeds want to make sure your bed is always “Just Right”, whether it is 18 months after your purchase or 16 years! We make mattresses that are made to last. Nancy Barry-Jansson has had her mattress for 16 years and here is what she has to say:
5 Star Review
“Read the 2nd of my 2 reviews on the FloBed site, under “Customer Service Reviews” that I wrote after we’d had the bed 18 months. It’s now been 16 YEARS and the bed is seriously *still* as comfortable as when we got it! This is a great investment in your sleep and physical well-being!
The only downside, as I said before, “It’s such a wonderful bed that when we go on vacation we can’t wait to get back home to our wonderful comfy bed!! We wish all the hotels and B&Bs knew about your fabulous mattresses.” <—Hasn’t changed in 16yrs! Thank you, FloBeds. I look forward to buying more for the guest rooms and referring people your way. ;-)”
In 1996, Dave Turner had just patented an idea for a hospital bed that he was sure was going to change the way people slept, rested, and healed forever. But he had two problems: the first was that he had just relocated to Fort Bragg, California-a little town in Northern California on the Mendocino Coast, hours away from any urban hub of industry. The second was that he was the stay-at-home dad for four kids-effectively ruling out any long business trips to trade shows. Hungry to gain traction, Dave decided to take a chance on another revolutionary idea: the World Wide Web. He taught himself how to build a website, and then he waited for the calls to come in. And, sure enough, they did. But not for his hospital beds.
“The first call was from a man in Germany. He wanted a waterbed and wondered if I could ship it to him, and I thought, ‘why not?'” So while every other business of the 90’s was trying to think outside the box, Dave began to figure out how he could adapt his business to fit inside the box.
Twenty years later, Dave’s ingenious FloBed Latex Mattress is so unique that UPS published a case study: “Fitting a Bed in a Box.” And the World Wide Web has done the business well: over $2 million yearly in sales come from FloBeds.com. Despite the fact that they are shipped all over the world, every single FloBed remains handcrafted in Fort Bragg, California, where Dave’s “dream team” works to make sure every customer’s mattress is “Just Right.” Specializing in customization, FloBeds come with personalized levels of firmness for each side of the bed. And the “Goldilocks Guarantee” means that your bed will always be just right-if you need to adjust your firmness, just give the dream team a call.
FloBeds uses 100% natural Talalay latex, the best material for conforming to and supporting the human body. Their best-selling mattress is completely natural, using no harmful chemicals-so you can rest easy.
The best bed for dreamers. For thinking outside and inside the box. Dreamt up, drawn up, crafted, shipped and adjusted from Fort Bragg, California-where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean (oops, a little Fort Bragg Mayor Dave slipped in).
I remember when the bed arrived. Those boxes are really sturdy and the bed so easily fits inside due to its modular design. I have to tell you, I hung on to those boxes for a while just in case I was going to move but after 10 years I had to let them go to recycling.
My wife Virginia and I love our bed.
We have had it for over ten years and it continues to give us a great night?s sleep, the construction is solid, the support is great and we just enjoy staying in bed.
The only maintenance activity we perform is taking the mattress apart each year and putting it back together. I?m not really sure its recommended but it just seems right!
We are writing a story about Celebrating 20 Years of Dreams in a Box, (or: How a Generation Knows Mattresses Come UPS) and I thought we should share our customer’s experience with FloBeds. We would love to hear from you, and if your family has multi-generations sleeping on FloBeds… be sure to include that. Would you consider making a statement about your memories of mattresses being delivered via UPS? Just drop me an email… or if you use Google+ you can post at google.com/+flobeds/about.
ps. as my thanks for sharing, we will send you a 10″ x 14″ Twice Fluffed Travel Pillow.
The Select Latex Mattress is a great option if you are in the market for a new mattress. The Select Mattress is made up of two 3 inch core layers on each side that can be customized to create the perfect sleeping environment for a sleeper’s specific needs.
The very top layer is called a comfort layer.
That is two inches of convoluted latex, which provides pressure point relief.
All of these layers of latex are wrapped in a luxurious cover. We use wool quilted to organic cotton to create a chemical free yet fire retardant mattress.
Our European Slats compliment the Select Mattress very well. European Slats have more give than the Pine Slats we offer.
The Select Mattress is a great option for customer’s looking to save a little but still desire a luxurious mattress. Test it out with the 100-night test rest we offer.
As we are heading into spring, it is a great time to sun your FloBeds Mattress Cover. Unlike other mattress covers, our FloBeds cover can be zipped offed and removed. You never want to put your cover in the washing machine since it will shrink, however, it is a great idea to hang your mattress in the sun.
We suggest sunning your mattress-top a couple of times a year. Sunning will kill dust mites. Latex and visco-elastic are both dust mite resistant. If you suffer from severe allergies, with the top off, you can vacuum the inside top of your mattress components to remove allergens. That, combined with your sunned mattress top will provide you with cleanest and most comfortable mattress possible.
Your mattress cover may be spot washed with cold water and mild soap. It should be line dried.
Buying a mattress does not have to be difficult. Don’t waste your time wandering around a mattress store listening to a pushy salesman. We have boiled it down to five easy steps that can be accomplished from the comfort of your own home:
When we say chemical free latex mattress it goes without saying we are referring to to toxic chemicals… those chemicals that can cause harm to the human body. The FloBeds Natural Latex Mattress is chemical free in all the right ways.
Starting from the top we first find the organic cotton two ply European stretch knit. The Euro-knit allows the cover to conform to your body and not hammock or interfere with the support characteristics of latex.
The cover is quilted to organic wool. FloBeds has used wool on top of our latex mattresses since the 1990s because of its healthy qualities: breathability, hollow structure (wicks away 1/3 its weight in moisture), and comfort. When the Federal Government started requiring mattresses to be flame resistant, most companies started using chemicals and artificial barriers to make their mattress pass the open flame test. We passed with organic wool, on all six sides of the mattress (lofted wool as shown below and compressed wool on the sides and bottom).
Not only is the FloBed cover comfortable, healthy and strong… it is beautiful.
Inside the cover it is simple: the best support material in the world… 100% Natural Talalay Latex. Made from the milk of the rubber tree. No blending with synthetic to cut costs. No mixing with Dunlop latex to save money. If we could find a better material to put inside our mattress… we would (even if it cost more money).
All of this great material is supported by our Euro Slat foundation. The sides are made of solid FSC certified sustainable Ponderosa Pine and covered with organic cotton quilted to compressed organic wool.
Contouring bent beech slat suspension provides both give and rotation and constantly respond to the shifting planes of your body, keeping your spine straight and gives just the right amount of support. Bent-Beech Slats are incredibly durable. They won’t break, crack or bend out of shape. (Europeans adopted this Swiss invention 60 years ago.)
There is nothing more frustrating than having a good night’s sleep ruined by the sneezing, coughing, and wheezing caused by bedroom allergies. Chances are you have thought about replacing that expensive down comforter or throwing out those pillows. According to the latest research, the house dust mite has been found to be one of the most common causes of asthma and allergies in the bedroom.
WHAT ARE DUST MITES?
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live by the millions in your bed. Normal beds provides them with the warmth, humidity and food they need for ideal growth and reproduction. It is the allergens produced by the mites, in the form of waste particles, to which allergic people react. It is these particles, when inhaled, that have been shown to induce allergic reactions, aggravate asthma and can exacerbate the symptoms of child eczema.
Wool doesn’t provide dust mites a place to live. Its dry, porous nature prevents dust mites and other allergens from settling in. Latex is naturally resistant to dust mites. In addition latex does not provide a hospitable place for dust mites to live.
On the other hand, dust mites like polyurethane foam. They like it a lot. It has an open-cell honeycomb structure that provides a perfect apartment complex for mites to live in. Every time you move on top of polyurethane foam, you compress this sponge like material, as it expands to its original shape, it sucks in dust, old skin, moisture or whatever. It like a little dust mite city with automatic food delivery. Most companies use polyurethane foam in their mattresses, especially in pillow-tops. We don’t use any polyfoam in our better beds. Instead, we use wool on top of latex. Naturally better.