Dunlop vs Talalay Latex and…

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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 https://www.flobeds.com/information/latex/firmness-spectrum.htm
Talalay vs Dunop https://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:  https://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

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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 pure clean 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:  Natural, latex, European slat foundation, pressure relief, lumbar support, mattress zone.

Spring (good)… Springs (not so good)

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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.

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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

The Matrimonial Bed…

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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!

Saving on Seconds

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*SOLD OUT*
Wow… we didn’t make it to Cyber Monday… didn’t count on so many of our customers jumping on our clearance… The warehouse is back in order. Thank you FloBed owners!
Seconds? Latex cores and toppers that are not first quality.  A manufacturing mistake (maybe a rough surface) , truck or forklift damage or a core made up of 3 or 4 smaller pieces laminated.  We have been providing the best quality latex available anywhere.  Others put their latex in a cover and sew it up… you never see it.  We let you manipulate your latex cores to make the mattress firmness just right!  And you get to see every piece… touch it, squeeze it and appreciate it.  So of course we make sure only the best latex goes to our customers.

It only goes to follow we have to set some pieces aside.  Some pieces becomes more pieces and soon we start taking up serious warehouse space.  So what to do?  We decided to have a “Seconds Sale” and offer our beds at a big discount.  Save this Thanksgiving weekend.  We couldn’t decide whether to call it a Black Friday Sale, Cyber Monday or Clearance Sale.   So we went with all three.  Welcome to the Black-Friday Cyber-Monday Clearance Sale this Thanksgiving weekend.  All our designs:  Save!  Every one with a new “First” quality FloBeds cover made of organic cotton stretch knit quilted to organic wool.  Inside will be “Second” quality FloBeds Talalay latex components.  These beds will sleep the same:  just as comfortable, just as adjustable (you even get the Golidlocks Guarantee where you can buy 2 additional firmness cores for $75 for 5 years) and just as durable.

no such thing…

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Who says “There’s no such thing as a…
Free Foundation Sale
but remember, it only counts under a great mattress!

And we guarantee you’ll love it… or your money back! I remember when Rocky first challenged sales to try and sell more beds with foundations then the wood shop could make.  That was one of our most successful events ever!  Since then, when spring and summer roll around, and folks are outside, not thinking about how they slept last night… we sometimes kick it up a notch and have a foundation sale.

And boy, when you see the quality of what Rocky and his team put out… you wonder how we can afford to do it.

May Day

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It’s May, it’s May…
Celebrate May - Dance around the May Pole!
Camelot comes to mind…

But on the business of a good night’s sleep, consider your needs…
Does your shoulder hurt?  Do you have specific areas that need pressure relief?  Is your bed too hard?  Do you and your partner have to compromise on your mattress firmness?

Let us give  you some Firm AdviceLet us give you some Firm Advice!

Our Mattress Selector and Firmness Advisor
will ask you a 6 questions about you and your sleep and point you in the right direction.

Because we are a small mattress company (just 10 full time employees:), we are able to consider your needs when we design a mattress for you.  And with our Goldilocks Guarantee, if we don’t get it “Just Right”… we will work with you to get it right or give your money back.  It’s not rocket science, but it does take some thinking and personal attention.

Dave’s Word

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 Sage sleep advice from FloBeds founder, Dave Turner, who also happens to be the Mayor of our fair city of Fort Bragg, California… Really, he’s our founder and our Mayor!  We had to give him his own “column”.
            Life is too short for a cheap mattress.  OK, something original… Quality is important.  As my kids say: “Huge”.  We don’t cut corners when it comes to the quality of our components.  And because of our manufacturer-direct-to-you model, our prices are still reasonable.  But right up there with quality and our attention to detail is our attention to YOU.  We’re real good at getting your mattress Just Right for your body.  And when we don’t, were the best at making it right.  We can tune our beds to you.  If we can’t… we give your money back.  It’s not complicated, but it takes a lot of attention.  We promise to give you our attention.  I hope you enjoy our new improved look.  Thanks Eve.

“Comfiest Bed in Our Home”

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Dear Flobeds,

I am writing to let you know that my husband and I sleep on a Duxiana mattress.  I decided to purchase a high quality, healthy mattress for our teenage son.  He and I went to the Duxiana store together, but I did not want to spend quite that much money on his mattress. I had heard about your Flobeds natural talalay mattresses from my sister and decided to purchase one for my son.  He has the comfiest bed in our home.  His bed is by far cozier and more comfortable than mine with the  Duxiana mattress.  In fact, I recently purchased a talalay topper from Flobeds to put on top of my Duxiana to make it more comfortable.  It has helped, but the full flobeds mattress is still more comfortable than my own.

Thank you for your excellent, natural, healthy, comfortable product.

Gratefully,
Sandy