Do You Have a Mattress Like The One In The Store?

Q: We tried out the XYZ quilt top pure latex mattress at ABC Carpet and Home store and liked it very much, except for the price.  I’m wondering if you’re familiar enough with XYZ’s products to recommend whether it’s possible to create a similar feeling product from your own lineup.

A: The XYZ  7-Zone would be most comparable to one of our vZone mattress blended latex version or natural latex version.  Most manufactures are producing some sort of zoned mattress these days to relieve shoulder and hip pressure points or offer additional lumbar support. To match the feel of the XYZ exactly we would need the ILD’s of the latex used.

But rather than trying to match the feel of their 7-Zone, we’d rather build a bed that’s just right for the two of you.  While the XYZ may have felt great in the store, the chances of it being the perfect sleeping surface for both of you is slim. Based on your body weight, height and sleeping style, and that of your sleeping partner, we can recommend what we feel would be best for each of you.

All About Talalay Latex

Ever wonder about the latex FloBeds uses to make our beds? We’re proud to say we use Talalay latex, a process that produces the finest quality latex available. It’s American made, and is the most resilient, consistent, and breathable latex available.

Here’s a video that tells you all about it…

Buying a Green Mattress

People who care about the environment and live a green lifestyle want their bed to be all-natural too.

Purchasing a mattress is a significant investment, so here are some tips to help you get the best value when you buy green.

First, know what materials to look for. You’ll avoid mattresses made of environmentally unfriendly materials if you look for organic cotton, untreated wool, natural latex and sustainably harvested pine.

The organic cotton should be where it counts most… next to your body. Organic cotton is the original sustainable fabric, grown and processed with out chemicals.

Mattress covers should include natural wool. Wool is naturally fire and pest resistant, so a blend of wool and cotton is better than cotton-only. Organic wool allows air-flow around your body, and naturally wicks away moisture. You’ll not only sleep cool and dry, but sleep with peace of mind, knowing the wool is the finest wool gathered in the most sheep-friendly way. Organic wool is free of pollutants and harmful substances with zero chemicals used during the growing and processing. There should be wool on all six sides of the mattress.
When you look inside of a green mattress, expect to find certified natural latex. Not foam, not metal springs, just layers of 100% natural latex. 100% natural means there are no petro-chemicals, just natural rubber harvested sustainably from the rubber tree. 100% natural latex is a great green choice as it’s biodegradable and Oekotex Certified.

The wood foundation should be all natural too. Look for foundations made from FSC certified pine sustainably harvested from Ponderosa Pine forests in the western United States and Birch Forests in Western Europe.

Next, learn about the maker of the mattress; this is easy since very few companies specialize in building green mattresses.

Visit their web site to see what they have to say, and ask around to see what their customers say about their products and service. Then call the company and see how much they know about green products and what they’re like to work with.

Once you find a mattress made of quality organic materials, produced by a company with a good reputation for quality and service, find out where to purchase their bed. Most retail mattress stores do not offer all-natural mattresses so the best place to find a green mattress is online.  Buying on-line direct from the manufacturer works because you get to really sleep on the bed so you know how your body feels in the morning.  Just make certain they have a money back guarantee and will work with you to get ‘just right’.

Buying on-line can also be good for the environment. Ask if the company uses Smart Packaging to save on resources. A king size mattress and foundation can be shipped in just 4 small cartons which saves fuel and trees. And buying direct from the factory saves fuel and distribution costs.

recycle green mattress: latex, woo, cotton

Finally, you can rest easy if you know your green mattress can be recycled at the end of it’s life. Every part of a green sleep system should be 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

FloBeds was the first mattress company to use wool (and no chemicals) to pass the new Federal FR standards.

FloBeds Green Organic Mattresses: Good for you… Good for the whole world.

Are You Comfortable?

Make sure you feel cozy and secure, and most importantly, comfortable in your new bed.

Forget the old adage that a mattress has to be hard as a board to be good for you.  The only things a too-hard mattress will put to sleep are your shoulders and hips.

Call us at (800)356-2337, or use our on-line Firm Adviser to create the mattress of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I live in Geneseo, IL and was wondering where I can buy one of  your beds that is closer to where I live?

Dewey Answers:

Other than here in Fort Bragg on the Northern Coast of California, we sell all of our beds direct.  We offer a 90 night Test Rest money back guarantee so you can evaluate your FloBeds Mattress in the comfort and privacy of your home.  We feel this is better than trying one for 15 minutes in a showroom, where you really can’t know how your body will feel in the morning.
Goldilocks GuaranteeA few years ago we though about selling through dealers. But we quickly realized an ordinary mattress store can’t offer the level of customer service that you need to guarantee a good night’s sleep. Unlike FloBeds – who makes your mattress to your specifications – dealers don’t like giving money-back guarantees, aren’t prepared to carry the inventory needed to offer 13 different firmnesses, and don’t give the kind of service necessary to fine-tune firmnesses by offering different latex cores until your bed is just right.

So we decided the best thing for our customers is to sell through our web site, with as much phone time as you want before, during and after the sale.

By the way… if  you’re wondering about our trustworthiness, read about our 8th year of  zero complaints! We would have more, but BBB stopped sending out the letters!

(That means we will give your money back before we let you be unhappy:)

Dewey Builds a Bed

Ever wonder how they get that big bed in those little boxes? Or what happens once your bed arrives at your house?

Watch this – Dewey made a video that takes the mystery out of the process by showing how you build your bed, step-by-step. Cool.

Absurdly Big Dog Bed and Ones ‘Just Right’

Local dignitaries prove bed is more than 7 x 9 feet!

Did you hear we built a REALLY big dog bed and sent pictures and documentation to Guinness to claim the world’s record for the Largest Dog Bed? It was 7 by 9 ft, bigger than any of our people beds, and made of the same all natural components. Maybe you heard that we took the bed to the Paul Bunyan Days Ugly Dog Contest to see how many dogs we could pile onto it?  The answer was 25, 25 dogs of all sizes and shapes shared the bed without mishap. Actually, I did hear from Hairy Putter, Director of Barketing for Mendocino County, that he was momentarily buried under a rather big brute, but no real harm done.

25 Dogs Pile onto Bed

The logical question of course was how about one for my dog? People commented their dog has a FloBed – theirs! But folks have been asking if we’d make him or her one of their own.

So, drum roll please…. introducing FloBeds’ Dog Beds! They come in small, medium and large, just like your dogs. They’re all natural, just like your FloBeds bed, and like our people beds, they’re great for people – I mean dogs – that wake up stiff  and sore.

We have two styles, one with just the bed, another that includes bolsters on three sides. A small is 24 x 35 inches, $132 or $225; medium is 30 x 40, $142 or $240, and a large breed bed is 36 x 48, $179 or $308 with bolsters.

But, because you’re among the first to order, you save 25% on our introductory Paul Bunyan Sale. Click HERE to find out more, see the pictures and video, or place your dog bed order.

Life just got a little sweeter and a lot more comfortable for your four-legged friends!

Custom Becoming Customary

Made-to-order goods gaining favor…

FloBeds 'Firmness Advisor'

The Wall Street Journal recently discovered what you already know – more products are being made to meet personal preferences.  The article says there’s an increased interest in customized goods, ranging from specially made toilet paper to one-of-a-kind pet food. The article even mentions a guy who “rests on a mattress he designed himself.”

It seems younger customers – ones who’ve grown up personalizing their ring tones and building play lists – pretty much expect products to be tailored to suit their needs.

The article describes designing online as highly interactive,  something consumers enjoy because it adds a level of excitement that not only makes the best bed, it makes buying it more fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Hi,  We tried out the Royal Pedic quilt top pure latex mattress at ABC Carpet and Home store and liked it very much, except for the price. I’m wondering if you’re familiar enough with Royal Pedic’s products to recommend whether it’s possible to create a similar feeling product from your own lineup.

Here is a link to it (although the image is wrong as it’s not actually a pillowtop as shown).  The product tearsheet link along the bottom of the page shows the correct image along with some specs, but unfortunately not the ILD ratings

http://www.abchome.com/nbsp/hpmattresses/tabid/250/productId/321/Default.aspx

I’m not especially concerned about whether the materials qualify as all-organic. However I would be interested to know whether your all-natural latex actually feels any different than your blended talalay latex.

I’m also not concerned about whether the thickness is exactly the same, I’m more interested in knowing if we could put together a mattress that feels about the same as the Royal Pedic regardless of the physical differences.

Could you also point me to some pictures of the cotton/wool cover you use on your mattresses, and describe how much padding is in it?
Thanks,
Dan

A: Dan,  The Royal Pedic 7 zone would be most comparable to our vZone mattress.(blended latex version https://www.flobeds.com/products/6299EK ) (Natural Latex version https://www.flobeds.com/products/6499EK ) Most manufactures are producing some sort of zoned mattress these days to relieve pressure points for a sleepers shoulders and hips as well as offer additional lumbar support. In order to match the feel of the Royal Pedic exactly we would need the ild’s of the latex used, however we at FloBeds feel that a mattress should be custom built for each sleeper, while the Royal Pedic may have felt great in the store the chances of it being the perfect sleeping surface for each of you is slim. Based on your body weight,  height, sleeping style, we can recommend what we feel would be best for each of you, we then give you 100 nights to make sure the bed is for you.  Our Goldilocks Guranantee lets you fine tune your mattress for 20 years https://www.flobeds.com/guarantee/goldilocks-guarantee.htm.

As to our 100% natural Talalay vs The Blended Talalay (30% natural 70% synthetic) I tell folks; as far as look, touch, feel, performance, and warranty goes the two are the same. The Natural will run a little bit thicker and weigh more, but it really comes down to a personal preference.

Here is a link to our organic cotton and wool cover https://www.flobeds.com/information/natural-organic/covers.htm , we use 1inch of organic wool in the quilted top, as well as needle punched wool in the side walls and bottom of the cover for our flame barrier. Wool is naturally flame resistant, and a great addition to the organic cotton ticking in our mattress covers.

If you have any further questions about our mattresses, please feel free to give us a call, or email back.

Thanks,
Dewey Turner
dewey@flobeds.com
1(800)FloBeds -1(800)356-2337