All About Latex Mattresses – And A Good Night’s Sleep

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:

  1. Keep to a schedule, even on weekends.
  2. Maintain a bedtime pattern.
  3. Get exercise everyday, but not just before bed.
  4. Don’t eat or drink alcohol or caffeine before bedtime.
  5. Keep your bedroom environment conducive to sleep: cool, dark and quiet.
  6. 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:

Go Ahead, Make My Bed
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  1. How old are you?
  2. What is your height?
  3. What is your weight?
  4. Are you male or female?
  5. Do you predominantly sleep on your back, stomach or side?
  6. 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

Click to see our 20 yearGoldilocks Guarantee
Click to see our 20 year Goldilocks Guarantee

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.

Not losing sight…

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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” newsweek-189after 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.

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Often imitated, never duplicated.

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.
In Beds for 28 years, on the web since 1996

The original
The original bed in box… and qualilty too!

Another 5 Star Review: Creating Balance

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Dear Dave,

I have been waiting to write to you about the bed I bought back in October 2015. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. First, Dewey was great walking me through and helping me pick the layers to best suit my sleeping needs. Second, being a single woman I was amazed at the ease of getting the bed delivered to my front door, me getting the sections upstairs, and assembling it in the bedroom. Third, and most incredible–I am so comfortable! I sleep soundly all night! I am in love with my FloBed! It has exceeded my expectations, my back no longer hurts or aches. I am so happy and grateful.

Thank you,

Margy

Five Easy Steps to a Better Nights Sleep

The frame Todd built demonstrating his fine craftmanship

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:

  1. Go to flobeds.com
  2. Select a mattress
  3. Use the firmness advisor to personalize you mattress
  4. Add a foundation if you are looking for a new one or if your current one is over 7 years old
  5. Proceed to checkout and get ready to receive an amazing night’s sleep

Yes it is as easy as that! If you need any extra support our talented staff of firmness advisors are here to help you.

Moving Your Mattress

You don’t have to dread moving your mattress any longer! FloBeds are made up of multiple parts so you can move your mattress piece by piece.

Here are the instructions for shrinking latex cores:

  1. Fold the core in thirds and place in larger plastic bag.
  2. Use vacuum to shrink it down to small bag size.
  3. Slide it into smaller bag.

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Calling Paul

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Have you noticed someone new answering the phone at FloBeds? That is the one and only Paul. He started a few months ago and has become an important part of our team. We interviewed Paul so you can get to know him better:

Q: What do you like about working at FloBeds?

A: I love the atmosphere! When I first started working here I repeatedly asked myself, “What are you doing here pal? You are not a salesman. You hate talking people into anything!” But I soon realized the awesome family aka management, puts no pressure into selling beds. The product is so good it sells itself! All I do is provide service and information, I love it. The office is completely open with all the desks facing each other, whenever I have a question or when someone needs anything we just vocally launch it across the room and answers come flying back. On a typical day we get to hang out and share thoughts about basketball and other tough guy things, while working of course ^_^, oh and there is always nice upbeat music playing.

Q: What is your ideal FloBed model and firmness setup?

A: I am currently sleeping on an Eastern King Deluxe placed on the Euro Slat Foundation, with the cores setup as medium over firm on top of extra firm. I literally dream about this bed while sleeping on it. I am juggling three jobs and the feeling I get when I come home and melt into this mattress is indescribable. <—- did not mean to sound like an ad.. its just awesome!

Q: Do you prefer Natural or Blended Latex?

A: I tried but I really can’t tell the difference. My bed at home is blended latex and I have taken quite a few quality control office naps on our 100% natural version. I have come to the conclusion that more office naps will be required for final judgement.

Q: What do you like about speaking with FloBeds’ customers?

A: I like taking care of people, and I love that everyone who calls in is calling for the same exact reason; they are looking for that good melt into your mattress sleep, and I have been given the tools to help them make it happen. BRING IT ON FRIENDS!!!

 

FloBeds Are Easy to Set up for Any Age

We talk to many people every day about how easy it is to set up our mattresses. Here is a great example of how easy it is for customers:

“You were right a 71 year old woman can set up one of your beds and it was fun. This is a wonderful sleeping unit.” -Donna E.

If Donna can do it so can you! If you need some direction just take a look at the video instructions below.

The Importance of a Solid Foundation

A sagging mattress can be frustrating and painful. One of the first thing you should check is your box spring. Having a quality box spring under 7 years old is critical. If you are feeling like your mattress is sagging, take it off the box spring and put it to the side. You will then be able to take a look at the box spring and see if it is warped and causing the mattress to sag.

Make sure your box spring or foundation is good quality. Our Pine Foundation was engineered to be put together with 8 wing-nuts, this strong foundation is constructed of solid wood sides and 3-1/2″ pine slats to provide a firm surface with air circulation for your mattress. True level surface for lasting performance and support.

Pine Slat Foundation
Pine Slat Foundation

Another great option is the European Slat Foundation. This is the global standard for mattress support. Contouring bent beech slats provide both give and rotation, constantly responding to the shifting planes of your body, keeping your spine straight. The choice of 200 million people worldwide.

Euro Slat Foundation
Euro Slat Foundation

Don’t spend another night tossing and turning because of your foundation. Take the time to investigate what is going wrong.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

FloBeds Team Out at the Giants Game
FloBeds Team Out at the Giants Game

This past weekend Dave Turner sent his FloBeds team on a special trip to thank them for all of their hard work. Knowing how much his team loves baseball, Dave gave the guys tickets to a Giants game! They made the long drive down to San Francisco to catch a fun game at AT&T Park. Great seats, great team and a great day to be a FloBeds employee.