We all need our sleep: beauty, brains, energy or just for rest and recuperation.
You may have heard of the six sleep admonitions to getting a good night’s sleep:
Keep to a schedule, even on weekends.
Maintain a bedtime pattern.
Get exercise everyday, but not just before bed.
Don’t eat or drink alcohol or caffeine before bedtime.
Keep your bedroom environment conducive to sleep: cool, dark and quiet.
Give your body (spine, lumbar, shoulders and hips) the support it requires with a proper mattress.
If you can take care of items 1 – 5, we can help you get a mattress that, as Goldilocks said, is Just Right.
To design a mattress that gives you spinal alignment as well as relief for your pressure points, just take a momement to tell us about your six sleep demographics:
How old are you?
What is your height?
What is your weight?
Are you male or female?
Do you predominantly sleep on your back, stomach or side?
Do you generally like your mattress softer or firmer.
We make every mattress out of Talalay Latex surrounded by Organic EuroKnit Cotton quilted to Organic Wool. Each side is designed for each sleeper. Life
is too short to compromise on proper support in your mattress. We will build your mattress to your sleep demographics. And every FloBed is adjustable. With our Goldilocks Guarantee you can make it softer or firmer for the 20 year life of the mattress.
Because we manufacture every FloBed latex mattress and ship it directly to you, we can afford to put in the very best materials and provide you with unparalleled customer service. All at a price that is less than you will find in the traditional distribution cycle because you are only paying for the materials and the 10 person company that makes your FloBed. You are not paying for storefronts, wholesale and retail sales force, extra transport and all the usual cost of doing business. And a money back guarantee as well as a Goldilocks Guarantee allowing you to order new firmness cores at a steep discount for 20 years.
Back in the 1996 we had a crazy dream: allow customers to design a quality mattress online that would meet their sleeping needs… not just a good compromise, but a mattress each sleeper could choose the right mattress configuration for their body. Five years later Temma Ehrenfeld, of Newsweek, coined “Goldilocks Was Right” after purchasing a FloBed and then writing about it…
and we’ve been helping folks make their bed “Just Right” ever since.
The one thing we have never lost sight of is treating our customers like we would want to be treated. That adds up to: 1) making our mattresses out of the best materials we can find — Talalay latex of just the right firmness combinations cut precisely to fit together in a single unit of individualized comfort and 2) unparalleled customer service.
Back in the 90s, we were shipping common carrier. We worked hard to make it possible to ship our latex mattress and quality foundation via UPS by 1998. And we never lost sight of the importance of having the right support for each person. We knew that people of different age, weight, height and sleeping positions deserve a mattress that is built for them.
It is fun to see all the mattress companies popping up on the Internet, making “bed-in-a-box” ubiquitous. But as they say: As they say: “Often imitated, never duplicated.”
The “Boxing” is just one part… Many of these ghostly wanna-be’s promote “one firmness fits all”. Crazy, but at last count there were over 60 of these companies… usually offering a couple of inches of latex or memory foam on top of inexpensive polyurethane foam. Glad you found us in the increasing noisy Internet mattress market. We know we have to make each side right. We believe you deserve a mattress made with more than one or two inches of latex (ours, of course, is 100% latex. Top-to-Bottom, Side-to-Side). And of course you deserve a company famous for its unparalleled customer service. Maybe age does matter.
We are excited to announce that FloBeds became a Certified B Corporation® on the Autumnal Equinox, September 22, 2106. B Corps are a new way of identifying companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Today, there are over 1,800 Certified B Corps around the globe, including Warby Parker, Patagonia and Ben and Jerry’s. In our little Northern Californian community of Fort Bragg we have Thanksgiving Coffee (the morning engine at FloBeds:), Harvest Market (feeds most of us), Beckman Printing and North Coast Brewing (I don’t need to tell you what they do for us… except I should point out that they make an awesome Steller IPA and contribute a portion of Steller sales to help support our local Noyo Center for Marine Science, of which I sit on the board).
Here are some of the things that helped us qualify for certification:
In the final episode of our mini-series, Lea Laase describes her experience working with the FloBeds staff. Lea found that her husband’s side of the mattress was perfect but her side needed some adjustments. So she called the FloBeds team and was told over the phone what changes she could make to start sleeping comfortably. The great thing about purchasing a FloBed is we are only one call away. Our team is here to support you in your quest for a better night’s sleep.
Here are the 10 easy steps you take to purchase a FloBed Online:
1. Visit FloBeds.com
2. Decide if you would like the Organic Mattress- Natural Latex or Original Latex Mattress
3. Choose between the Select, Deluxe, or vZone model
4. Select “Help Me Choose Firmness” to received personalized firmness suggestions
5. Fill out the Mattress and Firmness Selector with your information
6. Once that is complete you can read about the mattress and firmness recommendations
7. If you are happy with the recommended firmness select “Apply Recommended Firmness” and continue
8. Pick a foundation and legs
9. Proceed to checkout
10. Celebrate! It will only be a few days until you are sleeping soundly on your new FloBed.
If you have any questions during this process please give us a call at 800-356-2337. One of our Firmness Advisors would be happy to walk you through this process.
Our sales staff works hard every day to bring our customers the best shopping experience possible. We know it can be difficult to make such a big purchase online. That is why we make it our mission to help you feel comfortable through the entire shopping experience. Have questions? Give us a call. Have questions and we are not open? Send us an email. Our trained firmness advisors are here to help you find the best fit for your personal needs.
Here is one customer’s Yelp review:
Literally, some of the best sales staff I have ever worked with. The crazy part, is that I have never even met these people in person. I feel like I’m a part of their family and that they honestly care about their customers and their products meeting the standards of their customers. I have been using my vzone bed for a little over a month now and my wife and I love it. I can also feel great about the fact that, if there ever comes a time when this bed doesn’t meet our specific needs, I can modify it to whatever specs I want (i.e. firmness). If my wife needs a change because she is aching from pregnancy, there are ways you can help with that with this bed. It’s truly an amazing company and I’m glad I did the research and took a hard look at the mattress industry to come to the conclusion to go with FloBeds. I couldn’t be happier.
Last year we had the pleasure of working with the Albion Schoolhouse. This beautiful vacation rental on the coast of Northern California has multiple FloBeds.
“Enjoy fresh air, the comforts of a fine hotel; a stage with live mics; a bounty of totally excellent board games; yoga mats; secret gardens; a big tv screen and a fully stocked kick-ass chef’s kitchen. Constructed in 1924, this grammar school served the town’s schoolchildren and community until 1995 when it was purchased by William Bottrell who spent 20 years lovingly restoring and renovating it.”
If you are looking for a getaway where you can get some peace, quiet and good sleep, look no further! It is always hard to go on vacation and leave the comfort of your FloBed Latex Mattress. A very important part of vacation is having the chance to catch up on your sleep. However, we all know what a gamble it can be when you go to a hotel and have to hope that the mattress is comfortable. Head on over The Albion Schoolhouse and you can rest assured that you will be able to catch some Z’s on a FloBed.
Our last blog post introduced one of our valued customers, Lea Laase. Lea purchased her FloBed over a year ago. In this second episode, she explains the research she went through to find the right type of mattress for her and her husband. In addition, Lea elaborates on the features of the FloBed Mattresses that really sold her. We hope that this customer story can help you in your search for a new mattress. Next week will be the final episode of Lea’s Customer Review Mini Series.