FloBeds Passes Open Flame test, Naturally

Organic Wool - Comfort and Fire Resistant, Naturally
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Standard for the Flammability of Mattress Sets (Open Flame Test)

Consumer Product Safety Commission – 16 CFR Part 1633:

Once again… FloBeds is out in front, leading an industry to comfort and safety… naturally!

The Federal Standard came into force July of 2007. 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.

Federal Fire Standards require mattress to withstand open flame.

A conventional mattress is in flames in just a few minutes compared to a mattress that complies with the federal open-flame standard, on the right.

Mr GreenJeans

FloBeds passed the test using Wool as a fire barrier!

FloBeds Burn Test by Stork Twin Testing CorpRead the Stork Twin Testing Corporation Report

See the complete 32 minute movie from Stork Twin Testing Corporation on the FloBeds Burn Test:

or the exciting 3 minute movie showing just before the flame to flame to no flame:
(omiting 1-1/2 minutes before flame and 29 minutes of smoldering)

Cotton & Wool… NATURALLY!

Don’t make him angry!

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We’re a fan of Mark Ruffalo’s (who isn’t?) and he’s a fan of FloBeds! We just sent him his 4th bed and he was kind enough to let us know how much he likes it and us… “The people and service at Flobeds, from my experience, have been nothing but a pleasure. We have been sleeping on a FloBed since 2000 and now own many. My only wish in all my travels is that every bed that I have to sleep in was one of yours. Too bad you don’t make one to fit in a suitcase. Your beds are well priced and best of all sustainable and Green. Of course I recommend you to any one who will listen and people wonder if I have some part of your business from my zeal. I just like sharing really good things made by really good folks.”
Best,
Mark Ruffalo

Earth Day

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Good for you…
Good for the whole world!

Pure, Green, and Cozy

Your body will thank you for the natural rest and recovery you get from 100% Natural FloBeds. You put 100% into your day, get it back each night our unparalleled line of human support systems.

Natural before it was “Green”.

At FloBeds, we construct our natural latex mattresses with what folks now-a-days call Green materials, like natural rubber, organic cotton and Plein-Air Wool, not because we are jumping on the green bandwagon to sell our wares, but because it is the right thing to do.  And because, that’s how we have always done it.

Read how we use wool to meet the Federal mattress flame resistant laws

Good for you…
Good for the whole world!

Vernal Equinox

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Your nights will be shorter now. Maximize every sleeping opportunity on your new FloBed. Life is too short to sleep on the wrong mattress.

nights are getting shorter

And take advantage of our spring offer. Save some money for those long days ahead or put your precious sleep on a solid FloBed Foundation.

Presidents Day

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Washington and Lincoln…

Foundation & Freedom…

Foundation and Freedom

Join us in celebrating our country”s finest Presidents.

It’s another election year… and we’re all going to need a better night’s sleep as we work to separate what is promised from what is possible.  It’s a hard job… working weekends… but if we don’t do it, who will?  This country Washington and Lincoln helped build is based on an informed electorate.  Democracy needs us to do our job…  I’ll study vote and build beds.  You do what you do best…

FloBeds was Born in Palo Alto

Under the jumping sheep
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Palo Alto Store…

the beginning

It all started here on “The Circle” at the foot of Universtiy Avenue in Palo Alto in 1971.

Palo Alto Mattress Store

Palo Alto Store by Ellery Knight
This Pen and Ink drawing of the Store at 113 University Ave, Palo Alto was done by Ellery Knight. Ellery had a fine hand. He did excellent scrimshaw work. He also did this interior drawing:
Inside the Palo Alto Store
The raised platform in the corner was the old “Tangents” stage, where the early Grateful Dead used to play.

Going to be a good year…

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Especially waking up on a FloBed. Where else will you find a mattress manufacturer that wakes up everydayBuilt for you thinking about how each and every customer is sleeping? When one of our customers needs their FloBed a little softer under the hips, or Bring in the New Year on a FloBedfirmer in the lumbar region, we send them the adjustment cores or zones they need. Because a good night’s sleep every night adds up to a good year.

FloBeds, The Original Personally Crafted Mattress.  We meant it then, and we mean it in 2012.  Remember… your dreams may vary!

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.