Tag: Latex

13 Mar

Friday Feature: Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins

hange your firmess for the life of your mattress

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.

Book the room Curious to sleep on a FloBed. Photo credit The Andiron

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.”

So head over to the Andiron website and book your stay on a Flobed natural latex mattress today!

06 Mar

Friday Feature: Alegria Inn

Everybody Raves About The Alegria Inn

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 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.

04 Mar

Saving Daylight

Trading Hours?

This Sunday daylight saving time (DST) begins. We will be changing our clocks to “spring” forward one hour. The purpose of DST is to make better use of natural sunlight. It’s actually a myth that the purpose of the time change was to benefit farmers. DST was enacted as a wartime conservation effort.

The camps are pretty divided when it comes to debating the effectiveness of DST. One side says it great because it encourages people to spend more time outside in the daylight, which saves energy. However, those against it argue that negative side effects of DST outweigh the energy saving. This camp argues that changing the clocks causes a loss of sleep, lost productivity, and accidents due to drowsy driving.

So do what it takes to be prepared for losing one hour of sleep this Sunday.

Tips to Get You Back on Track Quickly

~Make sure you are caught up on your sleep before the clocks change.
~Make sure the lights in your room are dim at night to signal to your body that it’s time for bed.
~Avoid evening activates such as drinking caffeine or alcohol too close to bedtime.
~Did someone mention the FloBed natural latex mattress?

27 Feb

Ultimate Relaxation

Vacation on a FloBed

The formula is simple- you take a beautiful vacation on the Mendocino Coast, plus a FloBed, and get ultimate relaxation! Below is a list of Inns and Bed and Breakfasts that have FloBeds. Every Friday for the next few weeks we will feature one in a post to give you more details about these wonderful vacation spots. So buy a plane ticket or jump in your car, because you are not going to want to miss out.
 You can find a FloBed at:
~Alegria Inn Mendocino, Ca
~Andiron Inn Little River, Ca
~Atrium Bed and Breakfast Fort Bragg, Ca
How a FloBed Will Improve the Quality of Your Vacation
By choosing to stay on a FloBed at one of these locations you will get to experience our luxurious mattress made out of high quality and non-toxic materials. Our all natural or original talalay latex mattresses are wrapped in organic cotton. You spend all day in a harsh world. Retreat to a natural bed covered with organic cotton for a true safe haven.
19 Feb

Mattress Shopping Guide

An Interview With Our Mattress Pro

Dewey Turner has worked at FloBeds for over 10 years selling original blended and all-natural latex mattresses. He has walked countless customers through the process of mattress shopping, so I interviewed Dewey to see if I could gather some mattress shopping information.
Things You Should Know When Mattress Shopping
If I am looking for an all-natural latex mattress where should I start?
If you have decided you want to go with a latex mattress, I can say your on the right track! Whether you purchase a bed from us or anyone else, I would highly recommend all latex. Latex is more durable than anything used in the bedding industry, and here at FloBeds we can make sure you get the proper support needed for your body, without compromising comfort.  If you are curious on what firmness level might be best for you, check out this page people use to customize the mattress of there dreams  every day! Get firmness advice

What is an ILD?

ILD stand for  Indentation Load Deflection and is a standard for measuring foam firmness. This is the universal scale in which the firmness of latex is labeled throughout the bedding industry. Below is a list of the ILD’s for each of our firmness levels, as well as a more scientific description of ILD.

FirmnessILD
Soft Blended19 ILD
Soft Natural22 ILD
Medium (Natural and Blended)28 ILD
Firm (Natural and Blended)32 ILD
Extra Firm (Natural and Blended)36 ILD
Super Firm (Natural and Blended)44 ILD

ILD is a firmness measurement that is a standard for measuring firmness. It is also called IFD, or  Indention Force Deflection. It is a measure of load bearing capacity or firmness. IFD is measured on the surface as 25% IFD. For example to determine 25% IFD, a four-inch thick latex sample is compressed to three-inch thickness. The number of pounds required to achieve compression is the 25% IFD value. The higher the IFD the firmer the surface feel.

What is the difference between Talalay and Dunlop?

For years we carried Natural Dunlop processed latex for our natural customers, because before the year 2005 Natural Talalay was not available.  During the years that we were carrying Natural Dunlop, we ran into many issues. We are selling a product 90% of the time to customers over the phone or off our website, we are selling sight unseen.  Often, a customer may be rather skeptical when the mattress they just ordered arrives in pieces.  During the installation our customers tend to look at each piece rather closely, touching, feeling, and even smelling the foam rubber going into the bed they plan to spend the next 20 years on. With the Dunlop Latex customers would notice that one firm Dunlop core felt different than the next, eye brows began to raise, and customers looked even closer and noticed that the firmness was not even consistent in the head and foot of one piece.  We are really micro tuning mattresses for folks here, and the inconsistency’s our customers found in the Dunlop processed latex made our job a bit more difficult.  The Talalay process just produces a more consistent, durable product, a product we are happy to stamp our name on.
For more information: on Talalay vs Dunlop, or latex in general check out this page on our website: https://www.flobeds.com/information/latex/about-latex-links.htm#TalalayVsDunlop

Why do you suggest a customized bed?

With a conventional mattress made by say, one of the major “S” brands, a very large couple may walk into a showroom and be told one mattress will be good for them. Lets say he weighs 300lbs, while she is 275lbs. Later that afternoon it would not be uncommon for that very same mattress to be sold to another couple weighing half as much.  What I’m getting at here is, people are built differently, their mattresses should be too. Here’s a link to more information on that topic: https://www.flobeds.com/changeable-firmness/

What kind of warranty questions should I ask?

Most mattress company’s have warranties, often overstated, and over claimed. The question is will the company your thinking of going with stand behind their warranty?   Many will not, we will: http://www.bbb.org/greater-san-francisco/business-reviews/mattresses/flobeds-in-fort-bragg-ca-15241 and have been since the 70’s.  We think it is a good sign when the company has been in business longer than its warranty.

15 Feb

FloBeds Organic Latex Mattress Care Tips

FloBeds Natural Talalay Mattress surrounded by Organic Cotton quilted to wool

Care for your Organic Cotton & Wool Cover

Below are some basic tips for FloBeds’ customers. Our natural and blended latex mattresses have easy but specific care instructions.

Natural Latex Mattress /Cover Care Instructions

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 the inside top of your mattress components to remove allergens. That, combined with your sunned mattress top will provide you with cleanest and most comfortable mattress possible. Your mattress cover may be spot washed with cold water and mild soap. It should be line dried.

DO NOT MACHINE WASH AND DO NOT PUT IN DRYER.

30 Jan

Getting it Just Right

Beds Just Right, Pillows Too!

Our Natural Latex Twice Fluffed Pillows are put through the shredder twice to give them optimum loft. Shape them for your sleeping position: higher for your side, neck support when on your back. With two zippered covers (an inner organic sateen cotton and an outer organic Euro-stretch-knit). And, most important of all… our Twice Fluffed Pillows are adjustable: simply open the cover and remove until your pillow is Just Right.

You don’t have to just take our word for it. Below is a review from our customer Sylvia:

“The shredded latex pillow by FloBeds, was a shot in the dark, and I found light! I now have no neck pains. Being able to adjust the pillow for my needs, makes so much since, I took out about 5 handfuls, while my husband left his full, to each his own with the FloBed Dream pillow.”

26 Feb

Spring (good)… Springs (not so good)

Organic Wool - Comfort and Fire Resistant, Naturally

A Wire Coiled…

Not the same as pure natural Talalay Latex.

It rained again today.  What a blessing.
We have had 3 years of very dry weather.  The thought of mandatory water rationing is not pleasant, but was on the horizon before these last two storms.
I hope the rain continues.

Curious Lambs
Spring Lambs are curious!

The sheep need it too!
Spring lambs are frolicking.  They will be making future FloBeds wool and live to an old age.  Are sheep-years like dog-years?   One thing is certain: our customers don’t count sheep!
Maybe you should consider a natural latex mattress made with 100% pure milk of the rubber tree foam rubber cores surrounded by organic cotton and organic wool (the wool is our way of making a fire-safe mattress that meets US Open Flame Mattress Standards).  No more counting sheep… just enjoy the great qualities of latex and wool in a chemical free bed of your dreams!

27 Jul

Da ‘Quan Bowers chooses FloBeds

Da‘Quan Bowers is BIG on FloBeds

“Football is a tough sport to recover from, even when 100% healthy. But it is even tougher when you have injuries. Since coming in to the NFL I have had surgery on my knee and on my achilles. Having two different comfort-levels on each side of my bed, and the fact that FloBeds customized the length of my bed so my legs don‘t hang off the bottom has been HUGE to my recovery.”

da-quan bowers at work
Da Quan Bowers at work

Da‘Quan talks about his FloBed
“Football is a tough sport to recover from, even when 100% healthy. But it is even tougher when you have injuries. Since coming in to the NFL I have had surgery on my knee and on my achillees. Having two different comfort-levels on each side of my bed, and the fact that FloBeds customized the length of my bed so my legs don‘t hang off the bottom (like they do everywhere else) has been HUGE to my recovery. I have not had to lay on a couch to keep my legs elevated, and I’ve been able to sleep comfortably through the night with 2 lower-leg injuries. ”

working out
Working Out

Da‘Quan works out a little harder, knowing he‘s going home to his FloBed.

I cannot thank Dave and Dewey enough for building me a ridiculously comfortable bed that has been even more valuable to me and my recovery than I could’ve imagined. Thank you guys so much!
My FloBed does it everytime … I get in it and literally don‘t make it past 20 minutes, even when trying to watch TV or stay awake!”

Da Quan at work
Another day at work for Da’Quan Bowers!
22 Apr

Earth Day

Good for you…
Good for the whole world!
Organic Cotton, organic wool and natural Talalay

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!

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