Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron June 17, 2015 @ 12:07 pm
Set-up Was Easy Peasy
We recently received an email from our customer Pat saying, “…seeing how quickly our second Flobed was assembled.” In these photos, you see Pat setting up our Pine Slat Foundation and Deluxe Latex Mattress. Watch how easy it was for Pat:
Great job Pat! Thanks for continuing to depend on FloBeds for a better night’s sleep.
Many of our customers come to us looking for an all natural/ chemical free mattress option. We spend one-third of our lives asleep in our bedrooms, so here are some tips to create a healthy, non-toxic space:
1. Sleep on an all natural latex mattress from FloBeds. 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.
2. Use solid wood furniture- like our Pine Slat foundation. 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 latex mattress.
3. Use organic cotton sheets. Most cotton is grown using harmful pesticides and fertilizers, so make sure you go with an organic option.
As most customers know our FloBeds covers are not machine washable. That is why we carry the very popular St. Dormeir Wool Mattress Protector. Even people who do not own our beds call our store in search of the popular St. Dormeir Protector.
This amazing new Wool has been specially milled by a new European process to make it completely machine washable (and dryable) without shrinking. Typical wool pads need to be dry cleaned, or at best hand washed. St.Dormeir protectors have all the convenience of polyester fills, but you can now sleep on natural wool with all its famous characteristics.
Breathability keeps you cool in the summer, and cozy in the winter, and it lasts years longer than polyester. Wool is even naturally flame retardant (Polyester burns easily because it is made from hydrocarbons – just like other plastics, gasoline, etc.).
St.Dormeir Protectors are made with 100% Cotton Terry covers, filled with New Zealand Wool. This Cotton Terry is also used as the skirt that goes all around the sides of the protector, to fit completely over your mattress. It has full elastic all around the bottom edge for the best fit. They are extremely moisture-absorbent, and they are also very soft to sleep on.
Have the leading brand name mattresses companies invented a new way to build a bed? In a word, no. They are working hard to provide more of the same: bigger beds that require different sheets, sometimes even different headboards. Yet still they are using the same spring construction, with more layers polyurethane foam. Sometimes they add a layer of latex. But in order to keep profits up, you will usually find lots of poly-foam going by the name super-soft foam, upholstery layer, extra plush pillow top
Polyurethane foam, or poly-foam, is a petroleum product designed to imitate latex derived from the rubber tree (foam rubber). It weighs about one fourth the weight of latex, and lasts about one fourth as long (3-5 years instead of 20 years for Talatech Latex). Poly-foam is like a sponge. Because of its open cell structure, every time you move on your bed you are sucking into the bed dust, moisture, old skin, pollens and whatever is in the air. Wool and latex don’t do this.
Innersprings do not have the issues that polyurethane foam does. They can be gauged to different firmnesses. Probably the best thing going for them are they are incredibly inexpensive compared to natural Talalay latex, but do not last as long without losing their ability to support.
The FloBeds Talalay Latex Mattress
Natural Talalay latex is naturally conforming and supportive. The FloBed invention allows you to change the firmness on either side of your 100% natural latex mattress anytime for the 20 year life of the mattress.
We don’t use any poly-foam for added plushness in our beds. Instead, we use wool. Naturally better. Our covers are not as “fluffy” as the “high-profile” mattresses sold in many stores, just better. Our covers unzip, so you can easily hang your mattress-top in the sun. We suggest sunning your mattress-top a couple of times a year. Sunning will kill dust mites. Latex is dust mite resistant. If you suffer from severe allergies, with the top off, you can vacuum your mattress components to remove allergens. That, combined with your sunned mattress top will provide you with the cleanest and most comfortable mattress possible.
Here is a little thank you note we got from one of our customers Dr. Lago-
“As an orthopedic surgeon, I have seen many patients who have been adversely affected by an uncomfortable bed. The obliteration of pressure points has been a major result. Motion on either side of the bed goes un-noticed with FloBed. The old days when I awoke with a low backache are gone.”
FloBeds latex mattresses are adjustable for the 20 year life of the mattress.
Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron April 22, 2015 @ 2:51 pm
Every FloBed Is Personalized For Each Sleeper
We are all different heights, weights, and have different sleeping preferences, so why do most mattress manufactures use the one size fits all mentality? Here at FloBeds we know that your partner might like to sleep on something similar to rock, while you prefer a cloud. That is why FloBeds latex mattresses can be customized. Ever wonder what the inside of a FloBed looks like? Go ahead and take a look under the hood:
What you are going to find is-
A mattress you can adjust: Top-to-Bottom, Side-to-Side & Head-to-Toe •Top-to-Bottom: Several adjustable layers of Latex customized for YOUR body •Side-to-Side: Each side personalized to accommodate both sleeper’s firmness needs •Head-to-Toe: Pain in your shoulders or hips? Need extra lumbar support? Are you a side or back sleeper? The vZone allows you to micro-tune customized “zones”
Have you ever taken a second to stop and think about what you are sleeping on? If you have a FloBed you have nothing to worry about, however, not all mattresses are made with the same materials that we use. You spend a third of your life in bed… consider what you’re sleeping on. We were the first to use wool to pass the federal fire standards for mattresses, making our covers chemical free. Organic Cotton is obvious… but we even wash it before quilting it to our organic wool.
We even use solid Ponderosa Pine for our slat foundations. The Pine slat foundations are FCS certified of course.
FloBeds is Okeo-Tex certified. Okeo-Tex is the world leader in testing for human safety in textiles.
People spend about a third of their lives in bed. We want to make sure that third of your life is not only comfortable but chemical free.
Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron March 13, 2015 @ 2:04 pm
Destination: Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins
This Friday we are featuring the Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins. The Andiron is nestled in the woods off of Highway 1 in Little River, California. It is only minutes away from the coastal town of Mendocino where you can find fun shops, fine dining, and amazing coastal views.
The Andiron is exciting and different because as the website states, “…rooms are each entirely unique and reflect our love of everything vintage, salvaged, rehabbed, and recycled.” The Inn offers fun activities including board games, croquet, badminton, and a hot tub.
One Andiron customer Nicole Said, “Beautiful, comfortable, fun place to vacation. Amazing host and hostess, Scott and Madeline treat you like family. If you LOVE vintage, wilderness & kindness you have to go!! Thank you for a wonderful stay. Wish we lived closer so we could visit more often.”
The Alegria Inn, a popular ocean front inn with cottages, is located in the beautiful town of Mendocino, California. The Alegria Inn has not 1, not 2, but 3 FloBeds for guests to enjoy! Our latex mattresses can be found in the Pacific Suite, Cove Cottage, and the Tree House rooms.
Whether you are exploring the garden or unwinding in the hot tube with an ocean view, you are sure to experience a relaxing vacation. On the Alegria Inn Facebook customer Edu Montenegro Susperreguy gave the inn 5 stars. He said, “We had such a great time there 2 weekends ago. We stayed in the best room, the cove cottage. It felt as if we were all alone in paradise, but with a wonderful breakfast waiting for us every morning, cookies every afternoon, hot tub in the evening, and a ready made fire at night. We can’t wait to go back.”
So what are you waiting for? Come up to the Mendocino coast and stay at the Alegria Inn for a relaxing vacation on a FloBed.