All our latex mattress covers feature 100% Cotton Euro Stretch Knit quilted to 1 inch of 100% Pure Wool on top and needled wool quilted in the sides and bottom. Because wool is naturally fire-resistant, our mattress covers meet Federal Flammability standards naturally (without chemical or artificial additives).
Under our luxurious cover you'll first experience 2 inches of pure "cush." Convoluted Talalay Latex provides pressure relief and comfort without diminishing the support qualities of the latex cores.
Latex, derived from the milk of the rubber tree, is naturally resilient and elastic. When converted into foam rubber it becomes an open-celled supportive yet conforming material ideally suited for your mattress. The FloBed system of three inch inter-changeable foam layers creates a customized mattress for each and every customer... that can be adjusted at anytime.
The Talalay method of making foam rubber creates a more consistent and supple latex foam. Joseph Talalay invented a process that pours foamed liquid rubber into a mold with a vacuum to distribute evenly, flash freezes to lock in consistency and heats it up. The Talalay method takes five times as long as the regular Dunlop method.
Latex firmness is measured in "indention load deflection" or ILD. The FloBeds layer system uses 5 firmnesses: Soft (22 ILD), Medium (28 ILD), Firm (32 ILD), Extra Firm (26 ILD) and SuperFirm (44 ILD).
Choose from 100% Natural Latex in our Organic
Cotton & Wool Cover or Blended Latex (30% Natural Latex + 70% Synthetic Latex) in our 100% Cotton & Wool Cover, both processed using the Talalay method.
Which is right for you?
The apperance, touch, feel and performance are virtually the same, which is why FloBeds offers a 20 Year Warranty for BOTH our Blended and Natural Latex mattresses.
The most recent testing demonstrates the less than 2% difference in natural latex softening versus the blended over ten years.
Organic-Natural is the best choice for those looking for a chemical-free bed, although we have found that offgassing is NOT an issue with Original Latex.
You'll be able to change to Natural or Blended Talalay Latex in the cart.
From 1979 to 1989 FloBeds FloCare division provided mattress warranty service in ten states for major department stores (JC Pennys and Sears as well regional chains). Soon several manufactures contracted with FloCare for their floation systems. In 1985 FloCare started making Floation Mattresses for JP Penny stores west of the Rocky Mountains. Simmons FloCare to expand into innerspring warranty and repair service. Inside an innerspring -- that was quite an eye-opener: we learned what failed in a mattress. When we saw latex foam rubber, we new it would be a far superior foam for the beddding industry. Latex foam is much more durable, comfortable and breathable than regular polyfoam or memory foam.
The FloBeds Latex Mattress Sleep System was designed in 1997.
We are flattered that SavvyRest, OMI, Lifekind, and other manufactures have followed our latex foam mattress lead... but, as they say: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated.
Flom the beggining, FloBeds was intent on making "where to buy a latex mattress" easy. We also wanted to give our customers the confidence they could buy a mattress on the Internet (this was 1997), so we decided to guarantee you will love your mattress, or your money back. It takes dedication and attention to our exacting manufacturing standards to produce a product like ours. We never take short cuts.
* To manufacture a latex mattress that allowed each sleeper to have personalized comfort...
* To produce a Natural Mattress with natural latex wherein the user could change the firmness on their side...
* To offer a Goldilocks Guarantee which enables the user change firmesses for the 20 year life of their mattress...
* To use wool as a natural fire barrier to meet the Federal Open Flame test for mattresses...
* To provide personal service to guarantee that every mattress we sell is Just Right...
... and of course, to offer a 100 day Money Back Guarantee, because no one should have to sleep on a mattress they do not love!
Life is too short to sleep on a cheap mattress.