16 Years Later and Still a 5 Star Review

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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:

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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. ;-)”

Chemical Free Mattress

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When we say chemical free 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.

Organic Cotton Cover
Organic Cotton Cover

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).

Organic Wool - Comfort and Fire Resistant, Naturally
Organic Wool – Comfort and Fire Resistant, Naturally

Not only is the FloBed cover comfortable, healthy and strong… it is beautiful.

Healthy and Beautiful Cover
Healthy and 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).

Natural Deluxe Mattress
Natural Deluxe Mattress with 100% Natural Talalay Latex

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.

Under the Euro Slats
Under the Euro Slats

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.)

This much goodness has not gone un-noticed…

Radium Foam awarded Cradle to Cradle... the ultimate badge of sustainablity
Radium Foam awarded Cradle to Cradle… the ultimate badge of sustainability

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How to Adjust Your FloBeds Latex Pillow

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There are some things to keep in mind when you are adjusting your free FloBeds Twice Fluffed Shredded Latex Pillow, including the depth of the curve in your neck, your sleeping position, and your mattress firmness. For back sleepers make sure the pillow fills in the gap between your neck and pillow. You do not want to be propped up so high that you can see your feet. Side sleepers should have a pillow that fills in the void between your ear and the bed. Your pillow should be thicker than a back sleeper’s pillow. Stomach sleepers need a thinner pillow to try to keep your body aligned. You do not want your pillow so full that your head is higher than the rest of your body. Luckily the FloBeds Latex Pillow can adjust to meet anyone’s needs!

Tips for Back, Side and Stomach Sleepers

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Did you know that sleeping posture is just as important as sitting posture? It is very vital that you protect your back while you sleep. You put the least amount of pressure on it by sleeping on your back or side. Side sleepers should sleep with a pillow between their knees to keep proper spine alignment. Stomach sleepers specifically should use a smaller pillow to keep your head aligned while sleeping. When purchasing and customizing your FloBeds mattress make sure you keep in mind that stomach sleepers need a firmer mattress than back or side sleepers. If you have more questions please give us a call at 1-800-356-2337 and one of our firmness experts can give you more information on which mattress configuration fits your sleeping position.

Stop Tossing and Turning and Start Sleeping

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At FloBeds we pride ourselves in selling latex mattresses specifically. We believe latex is the solution to all of your uncomfortable and restless nights. According to the ErgoCheck system (pictured below) a latex  mattress distributes pressure more evenly than even the most expensive innerspring mattress. The ErgoCheck system is a measuring pad with 648 individual pressure sensors distributed across the testing surface. It shows the physical pressure between the body and mattress to determine pressure points.

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Tests have demonstrated that areas with pressure measuring above 32 millimeters of mercury (shown in dark blue) will inhibit blood circulation and cause muscle ache and tossing and turning.

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So even science shows you that a Latex mattress is your solution to a better nights sleep.

Moving Your Mattress

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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!!!

 

The Perfect Wish List

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Whether you are looking to get someone the perfect gift or researching what should be on your wish list, we are here to help. Here are the top FloBeds gift ideas we have for you:

1. The Organic Mattress

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. Try ourMattress Selector to calculate your individual recommendation for your perfect night’s sleep.

2. The Twice Fluffed Adjustable Pillow

Adjustable Pillow made with virgin talalay latex shredded twice for optimum loft and two organic cotton covers.

3. St. Dormir Wool Mattress Protector *Extremely Popular*

St.Dormeir Protectors are washable and made with 100% Cotton Terry covers, filled with New Zealand Wool.

4. Euro Slatt Foundation

Euro slats provide both give and rotation, constantly responding to the shifting planes of your body. Keeps your spine straight and give just the right amount of support.

Hope you were nice this year and get everything on your wish list!

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Switching from Pillow Top to Latex

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“We’ve had the FloBed about 6 months now and love it! We were both experiencing morning back pain with our previous pillow top mattress. After researching the qualities of latex mattresses we decided to try it. We were very impressed with the ability to create your own firmness levels to match your body type and preferences. Very easy to put together and the best news – no more back pain!”

Sometimes customers are hesitant to switch to Latex. We understand it is a big change, but if you are looking for a high-quality mattress that provides amazing support, we have the one for you. Just pick the firmness combination that is going to work best for your specific needs and get ready to start sleeping better.

Fun Fact Friday

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates winning the Bill Russell Finals MVP award and the 2015 NBA Championship during a parade on June 19, 2015 in Oakland, CA. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Fact: The Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala puts sleep first.

The Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala has a, “…newfound devotion to analyzing and refining his sleeping habits.” (Huffpost Sports) He has spent the last few years prioritizing his favorite TV shows over sleep, but that has now changed. He received specific directions on how to improve his bedtime habits from an expert at Stanford University. The Steps include:

  1. No cell phone or computer in the bedroom after 11:15 pm
  2. Breathing exercises

Getting more rest improves exhaustion levels, decreasing injury risk and improving shooting performance. A study showed that Iguodala, “…exhibited a 29 percent gain in points per minute and a 37 percent drop in turnovers per game when he slept an adequate number of hours.”

If more sleep helped Iguodala win a MVP title and Championship, imagine what it can do for you.