Tag: <span>Latex</span>

30 Jul

Vegan Mattress by FloBeds Chemical Free Natural Latex with Organic Cotton

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Vegan Mattress: Organic Cotton Natural Latex

100% Organic CottonOrganic Cotton where it counts most… next to your body. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven. Cotton, the original sustainable fabric, grown and processed with out chemicals. Our cover is a luxurious soft 2-ply Organic Cotton Euro Knit quilted to more organic cotton for breathability. This is our Vegan latex line.

In our Vegan Line, we take our natural latex mattress and have eliminated the wool in our cover which we use to meet Federal Fire Resistant standards. Our Vegan customers will need to have a doctors prescription so we can make your mattresses with out the wool.
Good for you… Good for the whole world.
natural latex under organic cotton and wool
FloBeds Natural Latex is certified pure. No petrochemicals. Just natural rubber harvested sustainably from the rubber tree. Conforms to your body naturally. Caressing every curve. Supporting where you need support. The FloBeds Organic Cotton Natural Latex mattress is personalized for your body… and your partner’s. Each side can be personalized from soft to extra firm. FloBeds 100% Natural Latex is biodegradable and it is Oekotex Certified
Good for you… Good for the whole world.Forest Sustainability Councilsustainable pine and birch in foundation
FloBeds foundations are made from FSC certified pine sustainably harvested from Ponderosa Pine forests in the western United States and Birch Forests in Western Europe.
Latex Mattress ships in 2 Boxes
Smart Packaging saves on resources. A King Size FloBed Mattress ships in two UPS cartons. Mattress and Foundation ships via UPS in just 4 cartons. Save fuel and trees. The FloBeds Factory-Direct-to-You business model further saves fuel and distribution costs.
2 latex cores and cover coming out of boxrecycle green mattress: latex, woo, cotton
Easy to recycle. Every part of a Green FloBeds Mattress and Foundation is 100% recyclable and biodegradable (Cotton, Latex and Pine). And if you choose our wood legs, the entire bed is made of natural compostable materials.
FloBeds Green Mattresses: Good for you… Good for the whole world.Organic Cotton, Organic Wool, Natural Latex

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Vegan Natural Mattresses

29 Jul

Englander Mattress compared with FloBeds Latex Mattress

Englander Mattress compared with
FloBeds Latex Mattress

When choosing a mattress, you want to consider all your options, so that before buying you can be certain that your mattress is the best on the market. So to help you see how a FloBed stacks up, we have broken down the differences between an Englander mattress, and the natural Talalay latex mattress you will get at FloBeds.

(note: every FloBed is a Talalay Latex Mattress:)Quoted from a site with Englander Latex Mattresses:
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Englander Mattress vs Flobeds’ Talalay Latex

Our latex inner unit is the same one that is used in all of Englander’s latex mattresses sold in the Pacific Northwest. It is 100% pure latex. The ticking is a 60% cotton blend to allow for breathability. The ticking is quilted to polyester fiber and a thin layer of polyurethane foam to provide a deep pattern.”

This polyurethane foam in Englander sleep products acts to stop air flow and maintain heat.  Poly-foam looks like a million bucks when quilted, but doesn’t last long or breathe well….and it also harbors dust mites. By contrast, every FloBed is naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant, and encased in 100% organic cotton and wool. 

“We also put a layer of fiber pad over the latex unit so that the mattress retains a nice ‘crowned’ look. This prevents the bed from looking blocky when made up with sheets, blankets and comforter. However;some other makers use a latex / synthetic blend. We feel that 100% pure natural latex is superior to blends of synthetic latex. Natural latex is more resilient than blends, thus, it will bounce back to its original shape for many years of sleeping comfort.”

All FloBeds FloCare latex mattresses are made with Talalay Latex.

Talalay Global’s flagship product, Natural Talalay Latex, is100% natural rubber. Our 100% Natural Latex is now also made by Talalay Global’ with the Talalay process. FloBeds Natural Latex is produced using no fillers or shortcuts. It is made from 100% Latex Rubber from the Rubber Tree. Then it is poured into the latex mold. A vacuum is applied to the mold to remove air pockets. Flash freezing ensures consistency and will allow the Talatlay Latex to be made in variations of softness and firmness unequaled by any other latex manufacturer in the world (from 4ild to 70ild…our beds range from 20ild to 40ild). Then it’s heated and cured which gives the latex a lifetime of support and durability. A five stage washer removes any residue. It takes 3 to 4 hours to make a latex mattress core.

“The Latex core is made with pincore construction which helps keeps the mattress cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

The density of our latex foam is an impressive 3.4 lbs./cu.ft. There are 3 important reasons for this heavy density. They are:

  1. Long life. We expect this bed to have a 15-20 year service life. The more material, the greater the life.
  2. Exceptional comfort and support. Foam that is less dense must be made stiffer to prevent full compression, or a feeling of sinking deeply into the surface. Stiffer, low density foam is less comfortable and breaks down quickly.
  3. Our Englander Latex Mattress is designed to be a premium, top of the line mattress. When we designed this bed, the goal was to make the best, not achieve a certain price. We have achieved our goal.  Latex foam unlike polyurethane foam, is poured into a mold that is the product end shape and simply dries. Polyurethane foam is poured onto a large -table and then rises to form a “bun” that is then cut into several finished foam products.

Natural latex foam compresses differently than poly-foam. Latex compresses throughout its entire structure as weight is applied. This equally distributes the mechanical burden of compression and creates a soft surface with underlying support. Most poly foam compresses from the surface, with interior compression occurring only under extreme load. This means that the surface foam does most of the work and is subject to wear. The bottom line in foam is that the greater the density, the longer the foam will last. Natural latex can be made very dense and, since it compresses through its full length, is still very comfortable.

I mentioned that our latex mattress has a density of 3.4 lbs./cu.ft. To determine this we actually measured and weighed a foam piece to calculate density. Since our Englander Latex Mattress features pincore construction (the latex unit is pierced with a series of pencil diameter holes to enhance breathability), the actual material density is somewhat greater.”

Every custom Flobeds Natural Latex Mattresses is carefully crafted from 100% natural Talalay latex in a way that meets the specific needs of your body and sleep requirements. That Talalay process, used to create every FloBed mattress core, is what sets our beds apart from the rest. In particular, the longevity associated with Talalay is second to none — and vastly superior to the common Dunlop process. We even have video proof that backs that up. While an Englander mattress might look pretty, only a FloBed can provide the full customization, durability, and attention to detail that will perfectly suit your needs. Don’t believe us? Compare the Englander mattress reviews with our latex mattress reviews, and you’ll see that FloBeds difference. Then contact us and start building your adjustable bed today!

20 Jul

How to Purchase a Bed Online | FloBeds


How to Purchase a Customizable Mattress at FloBeds

Shopping for a mattress online is an exciting new step towards achieving better sleep. However, because there are many options available, finding the right mattress can be difficult. The mattresses sold by online retailers might be comfortable, but many of them are sold as-is and cannot be modified to meet the customer’s needs. Unlike other retailers, FloBeds offers our customers the opportunity to create their own, one-of-a-kind customizable mattress. On top of that, we provide the best latex beds in the business, made from natural Talalay latex.

Are you interested in learning more? Here are 5 easy steps you can take to purchase a quality latex bed and get yourself back on a great sleep schedule:

1. Browse Our Selection of Talalay Latex Mattresses

Before you get started, you’ll need to visit our natural latex mattress page to choose from one of our three mattress types: Select, Deluxe and vZone. No matter which one you pick, each Talalay latex mattress is sure to give you the best sleep you’ve ever had.

2. Get Personalized Firmness Suggestions

If you’re unsure about which mattress type is best for you, you can consult our Mattress Firmness Advice section. Our handy tool allows you to enter key details, such as your sleeping position, your desired mattress firmness and weight and the number of sleepers who will be in your new latex bed. After entering your specifications, you’ll see tailored results that recommend the best Talalay latex mattress settings based on your needs.

3. Apply Mattress Firmness Settings

After you’ve completed the Mattress Firmness Advice tool, a button will appear which will give you the option to apply the recommended firmness to your natural latex bed. All you have to do is click this button and your mattress will be updated with your specifications.

4. Manually Choose Your Mattress Firmness Settings

If you don’t need recommendations when choosing your new natural Talalay latex mattress, you can skip our tool and start shopping right away. At the top right of our mattress product page, there will be a drop down menu with four separate options — size, mattress model, left side firmness and right side firmness. Simply fill in these fields and add to your cart once completed. And, if you would like to add twice-fluffed pillows to your order for free, you can!

5. Add a Mattress Foundation

Before you confirm your purchase, make sure you browse and order one of our many foundations which properly support your natural latex bed. We offer FloBeds foundations in three variants — Fir Slat, Euro Slat and Adjustable. These foundations fully elevate the mattress to meet the shape and size of your body, allowing for complete comfort.

Find Great Talalay Latex Mattresses at FloBeds

Now that you’ve created a wonderful customizable mattress, it’s time to complete your order. Once we’ve received your confirmation, our team will begin constructing your mattress right away. After a few days, your latex bed will arrive at your doorstep, just waiting for you to indulge in blissful comfort. If you have any questions about our customizable mattresses or require assistance, please contact us at any time and one of our Firmness Advisors will be happy to walk you through the process.

31 May

4 Sleep Tips for Success

What you can do in the bedroom to sleep better

Here are some pointers on how the right bedroom setup can help you sleep better. Check these tips off your list and your will be on your way to dreamland in no time.

  1. A custom mattress: Many people sleep on mattresses that are too firm or too soft. FloBeds can be customized, so your mattress can fit your body and sleeping habits just right. Our latex mattresses are extremely supportive and the layers in the mattresses can be switched around to achieve different firmnesses.
  2. The right height frame: Make sure it isn’t too difficult to get in and out of bed because of your bed frame height. Even the rules of Funghi suggest you pay attention to the height of your frame. FloBeds offers various height legs so you can find the best one that fit your needs.
  3. The right sleep temperature: Research shows that your bedroom should be between 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. Invest in a smart thermostat to make sure your room is the right temperature.
  4. The right humidity: “Extreme weather conditions impact our mood, our health, and can even our sleep. When the air has a high humidity concentration, we feel hot and sweaty – which means uncomfortable sleep. When the air is too dry, on the other end, our skin, eye and nasal passages dry out which is also uncomfortable.”-Huff Post According to the National Sleep Foundation your room should always be at 50% humidity.
24 May

The Big and Tall | FloBeds

A latex mattress fit for a king.  We combine Natural Latex, with horse hair, and coconut fiber.


Big & Tall Performance Organic Mattresses
Our Organic Big & Tall Performance Latex Mattresses feature premium 100% Natural Talalay latex inside a luxurious organic euro knit cotton quilted to organic wool. Our multi-layer latex cores accommodate the firmness needs of each individual sleeper by allowing each of you to choose your own firmness combinations. The Big & Tall Performance Latex Mattress adds an organic sateen encased wool over horsehair layer on top for the ultimate in sleeping cool.Big & Tall Mattress - exploded view
Build the firmness (and softness) for each side.

Organic Natural Big & Tall vZone– 16 inches of Top-to-Bottom, Side-to-Side and Head-to-Toe adjustable zoning for relief at hips and shoulders plus lumbar support.

23 Apr

Another 5 Star Review: Creating Balance

Another 5 Star Review: Creating Balance

Dear Dave,
I have been waiting to write to you about the bed I bought back in October 2015. I wanted to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. First, Dewey was great walking me through and helping me pick the layers to best suit my sleeping needs. Second, being a single woman I was amazed at the ease of getting the bed delivered to my front door, me getting the sections upstairs, and assembling it in the bedroom. Third, and most incredible–I am so comfortable! I sleep soundly all night! I am in love with my FloBed! It has exceeded my expectations, my back no longer hurts or aches. I am so happy and grateful.
Thank you,
(owner of Deluxe Latex Mattress)

23 Apr

What is Your Child Sleeping On? | FloBeds

A chemical free sleeping environment, recommended for you and your loved ones.  You spend a third of your life in bed, make it non-toxic.

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You’re sleeping on a natural latex mattress.  Do you know what your child is sleeping on? Well if your child is sleeping on a FloBeds Kids Beds: Crib Mattress – Student Mattress here is what you can expect:
Your child is sleeping on

  1. Organic Cotton where it counts most…next to your body. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven. Cotton, the original sustainable fabric, grown and processed without chemicals.
  2. You can be confident that the wool in our luxurious mattress cover is chemical free. NO chemicals or acids are used in the production or processing of organic wool. The sheep are not dipped or treated with any pesticides or herbicides.
  3. Natural Latex is naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial (Bacteria, mold and mildew cannot live in latex) and dust mite resistant (tests prove latex is 3 times more resistant to dust mites than a traditional mattress) making it the perfect mattress material for allergy sufferers or anyone interested in breathing fresh, clean air while they sleep.

When you want to make sure your baby is sleeping on pure nature: Organic Cotton quilted to Organic Wool surrounding 100% Natural Latex.  Our Student Mattress is the ultimate in good stewardship. Good for your student…good for our environment!
Here’s when Mackenzie grew out of her custom Moses basket FloBed, and had to move into her FloBed Crib mattress!

19 Mar

Customer Review

FloBeds customers sleeping on latex, “just enjoy, staying in bed”

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I remember when the bed arrived. Those boxes are really sturdy and the bed so easily fits inside due to its modular design. I have to tell you, I hung on to those boxes for a while just in case I was going to move but after 10 years I had to let them go to recycling.
My wife Virginia and I love our bed.
We have had it for over ten years and it continues to give us a great night?s sleep, the construction is solid, the support is great and we just enjoy staying in bed.
The only maintenance activity we perform is taking the mattress apart each year and putting it back together. I?m not really sure its recommended but it just seems right!
Thanks for constructing such a great bed.
Best, John W., Carpinteria, CA – 3/16/2016
(owner of a zoned latex mattress)

19 Mar

20 Years of Dreams in a Box!

Winter Solstice Sunset 2011

Dreamers Get a Box Full of Sleep

FORT BRAGG, Calif.March 15, 2016

In 1996, Dave Turner had just patented an idea for a hospital bed that was going to change the way people slept, rested, and healed forever. But he had two problems: the first was that he had just relocated to Fort Bragg—a little town in Northern California on the Mendocino Coast, hours away from any urban hub. The second was that he was the stay-at-home dad for four kids—effectively ruling out long business trips to trade shows. Hungry to gain traction, Dave decided to take a chance on another revolutionary idea: the World Wide Web. He taught himself how to build a website, and then waited for the calls to come in. And they did. But not for hospital beds.

“The first call was from Germany. A man wanted a waterbed and wondered if I could ship it to him, and I thought, ‘why not?'” So while every other business of the 90’s was trying to think outside the box, Dave began to figure out how he could adapt his business to fit inside the box.

The original

Twenty years later, Dave’s ingenious FloBed Latex Mattress is so unique that UPS published a case study: “Fitting a Bed in a Box.” And the World Wide Web has done the business well: over $2 million yearly in sales come from FloBeds.com. Even though they are shipped all over the world, every single FloBed remains handcrafted in Fort Bragg, California, where Dave’s “dream team” works to make sure every customer’s mattress is “Just Right“. Specializing in customization, FloBeds come with personalized levels of firmness for each side of the bed. And the “Goldilocks Guarantee” means that your bed will always be just right—if you need to adjust your firmness, just give the dream team a call.

FloBeds uses natural Talalay latex, the best material for conforming to and supporting the human body. Their best-selling latex mattress is completely natural, using no harmful chemicals—so you can rest easy.

The best bed for dreamers. For thinking outside and inside the box. Dreamt up, drawn up, crafted, shipped and adjusted from Fort Bragg, California—where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean (oops, a little Fort Bragg Mayor Dave slipped in).

02 Mar

Dust Mites

Don’t Let Mattress Dust Mites
Keep You From A Good Night’s Sleep

Your bedroom should be a place of sanctuary, a place you can escape at the end of the day and rest. But for many people, their bed is a haven for a microscopic intruder that may be causing the place of rest to be a place of unrest, with hours of coughing and sneezing. The intruder: mattress dust mites. One of the most common causes of asthma and allergy problems in the bedroom, dust mites and mattresses seem to go hand in hand. But does it have to be that way? With a latex mattress, dust mites may be less of a concern. Keep reading to learn more.


What Are Mattress Dust Mites?

Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live by the millions in your bed. They are only about 0.4 millimeters long, so you won’t be able to see them with the naked eye. The average bed provides the ideal amount of warmth, humidity and food they need to grow and reproduce. Adult mattress mites usually live for one to three months, feeding on a variety of foods, but mostly they love to dine on our dead skin. The allergens produced by the mattress dust mites, in the form of waste particles, cause allergic reactions, aggravate asthma and exacerbate the symptoms of child eczema.

How to Know if You Have Dust Mites

The easiest way to know that you are dealing with dust mites is to recognize the allergic symptoms you are experiencing. Symptoms of a mattress dust mite allergy can include a runny or itchy nose, sneezing and nasal congestion. For those with asthma, dust mites can cause you to wheeze more than normal and require more asthma medicine, especially at night.

Do All Beds Have Dust Mites?

Nearly every bed will have dust mites. However, there are several factors that can influence how likely you are to have issues with mattress mites. Dust mites thrive in humidity, so the more humid your home or area where you live is, the more likely you are to have dust mites.

Also important is the fabric used to make your mattress. Mattress dust mites love polyurethane foam, the product most mattress manufacturers use. It has an open-cell honeycomb structure that provides a perfect apartment complex for mites to live in. At FloBeds, we don’t use any polyfoam in our natural latex mattresses. Instead, we use wool on top of Talalay latex. Wool doesn’t provide dust mites a place to live as its dry, porous nature prevents mattress dust mites and other allergens from settling in. Likewise, latex is naturally resistant to mattress mites and does not provide a hospitable place for them to live. So, can dust mites live in latex mattresses? It’s possible, but much less likely. Simply put, if you are sleeping on a latex mattress, dust mites are much less of a concern. If you’re not, switch to a latex mattress and dust mites won’t be keeping you up all night sneezing.

How to Kill Dust Mites in Mattresses

One of the best ways to kill mattress dust mites is using baking soda and a vacuum cleaner. Start by adding a few drops of an essential oil to a cup of baking soda. After you sprinkle the baking soda across the top of the mattress, allow it to sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum up all of it. Flip your mattress and repeat these steps for the other side.

When you are removing dust mites from your mattress, remember that they can also live in your sheets and pillow. However, much like with your bed, if you’re using a latex pillow, dust mites are less likely to thrive. To completely eliminate mattress dust mites, always wash and dry your sheets on the “hot” setting, and don’t forget to replace your pillow if it is more than two years old.

How to Prevent Dust Mites

While there is no way to entirely rid your bed of mattress dust mites, there are some steps you can take to help cut down on your exposure and keep more from returning. As mentioned previously, if you sleep on a latex mattress, dust mites are less likely to be an issue for you. Other important steps you can take include:

  • Keep the bedroom as free of dust as possible.
  • Use a vacuum cleaner in your bedroom frequently.
  • Cover any bedding, whether it’s a mattress, pillow, box spring or duvet, with dust mite proof covers.
  • Wash your sheets weekly in hot water.
  • Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from your bedroom.

Discover How FloBeds Can Help Reduce Mattress Dust Mite Problems

Mattress dust mites may be small creatures, but they can quickly become a big problem, especially if you have serious allergy issues. At FloBeds, we create our custom mattresses from 100 percent natural latex, making them less hospitable homes for dust mites. And every FloBed has a top layer of organic cotton quilted to organic wool which can be occasionally unzipped and hung out in the sun to help eliminate dust mites that may have made it to the top of your bed.

Our fully personalized mattresses can help customers reduce their allergic reactions to dust mites and get a better, more comfortable night’s sleep. Contact us today to find out more about a custom latex mattress, and dust mites can become a thing of the past for you.

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