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06 Aug

Battle Of the Bulge. . . Pillowtops

Pillowtop Mattresses

Today you can’t go into a bedding department without seeing the new extra thickmattresses.  Just like french fries, beds are being “super sized”.   But what does this mean?

Battle of the Bulge - Pillowtops

Are Thicker Beds Better?

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 pillowtop or ….. And at first blush, it looks like a million bucks.  But it doesn’t last. And the actual sleep and support is pretty much the same as your old innerspring/poly-foam bed before it started packing down and having body-impressions where you lay. Our latex mattresses don’t have pillowtops.  Just 100% organic cotton euro stretch-knit quilted to 1″ wool. Our mattress cover has a 360 degree zipper, allowing you to unzip the top and see the actual components of your mattress.  Nothing hidden.  All quality goods.  And we recommend hanging your cover-top in the sun a couple of times a year.  Sunning will freshen and sanitize your mattress cover, as well as helping to eliminate dust mites.

Polyurethane Foam

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).  The auto industry loves it.  Cars get more mileage, and they /don’t need it to last more than 5 years without loosing its shape.
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.

Dust Mites

There is nothing more frustrating than having a good night’s sleep ruined by the sneezing, coughing, and wheezing caused by bedroom allergies. Chances are you have thought about replacing that expensive down comforter or throwing out those pillows.   According to the latest research, the house dust mite has been found to be one of the most common causes of asthma and allergies in the bedroom.

What are dust mites?dust mite
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live by the millions in your bed. Normal beds provide them with the warmth, humidity and food they need for ideal growth and reproduction. It is the allergens produced by the mites, in the form of waste particles, to which allergic people react. It is these particles, when inhaled, that have been shown to induce allergic reactions, aggravate asthma and can exacerbate the symptoms of child eczema.

Wool doesn’t provide dust mites a place to live.  Its dry, porous nature prevents dust-mites and other allergens from settling in. Latex is naturally resistant to dust mites. Mites don’t like rubber. In addition, latex does not provide a hospitable home for mites.

On the other hand, dust mites like polyurethane foam.  They like it a lot.  It has an open-cell honeycomb structure that provides a perfect apartment complex for mites to live in.  Every time you move on top of polyurethane foam, you compress this sponge like material, as it expands to its original shape, it sucks in dust, old skin, moisture or whatever.  It’s like a little dust mite city with automatic food delivery.  Most companies use polyurethane foam in their mattresses, especially in pillowtops.

The FloCare Clean Mattress

We don’t use any poly-foam for added plushness in our better 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 servere 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.

Real Components Providing a Real Sleep Environment

A good bed has 3 main parts
1) Top Cover
Cover should be durable, breathable and of quality fibers. Our cover is made of 100% Organic Cotton Euro Knit quilted to 1″ Organic Wool. Wool is a natural bedding wonder. It breathes well. On a hot night it will wick away a third its weight in moisture. Dust mites don’t like it. It springs back to its natural spring shape. The cover should not interfere with the pressure relief and core support of the components beneath.
2) Pressure Relief–
Under the cover comes the 100% Latex FloCare Comfort Pad made up of a 2″ convoluted latex pad.  This spans the whole bed and contours to your body, eliminating pressure points. The one piece topper also makes it so you will not feel the individual cores below.
3) Support Cores
The main part of a bed is the core…the component that actually does all the heavy lifting.
In our Latex mattress we use 100% Latex cores designed to support the person sleeping above. Since most couples have different weights and different spinal support needs, the FloCare Latex Mattress customizes each half of the bed to the proper firmness.   In addition to our 100 Day Money Back Guarantee we offer a Goldilocks Firmness Guarantee.  We will send you a softer or firmer core if you need it.
And that’s it.  You don’t need a pillow-top.  You don’t need another 5″ of mattress.  Its just fluff.

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,
Margy
(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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Dave,
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)

06 Mar

The Select Mattress | FloBeds

Select Latex

The first FloBeds adjustable Latex mattress design, still selling 20 years later.

The Select Latex Mattress is a great optionOrganicNaturalTalalaySelect if you are in the market for a new mattress. The Select Mattress is made up of two 3 inch core layers on each side that can be customized to create the perfect sleeping environment for a sleeper’s specific needs.

The very top layer is called a comfort layer. SelectZipped
That is two inches of convoluted latex, which provides pressure point relief.
All of these layers of latex are wrapped in a luxurious cover. We use wool quilted to organic cotton to create a chemical free yet fire retardant mattress. Euro Slats
Our European Slats compliment the Select Mattress very well. European Slats have more give than the Pine Slats we offer.
The Select Mattress is a great option for customer’s looking to save a little but still desire a luxurious mattress. Test it out with the 100-night test rest we offer.

21 Feb

How to Adjust Your FloBeds Latex Pillow | FloBeds

Everyone Is built differently. Your Pillow should should be too!

Our Natural Latex Pillows can be Adjusted!

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There are some things to keep in mind when you are adjusting your FloBeds Twice Fluffed Shredded Latex Pillow, including the depth of the curve in your neck, your sleeping position, and your mattress firmness. For back sleepers make sure the pillow fills in the gap between your neck and pillow. You do not want to be propped up so high that you can see your feet. Side sleepers should have a pillow that fills in the void between your ear and the bed. Your pillow should be thicker than a back sleeper’s pillow. Stomach sleepers need a thinner pillow to try to keep your body aligned. You do not want your pillow so full that your head is higher than the rest of your body. Luckily the FloBeds Latex Pillow can adjust to meet anyone’s needs!  Shop Twice Fluffed Shredded Latex Pillow.

21 Feb

Tips for Back, Side and Stomach Sleepers

Back, Side and Stomach Sleepers

Did you know that sleeping posture is just as important as sitting posture? It is very vital that you protect your back while you sleep. You put the least amount of pressure on it by sleeping on your back or side. Side sleepers should sleep with a pillow between their knees to keep proper spine alignment. Stomach sleepers specifically should use a smaller pillow to keep your head aligned while sleeping. When purchasing and customizing your FloBeds mattress make sure you keep in mind that stomach sleepers need a firmer mattress than back or side sleepers.

vZone Layers provide adjustable pressure relief for shoulders and hips and extra lumbar support

If you have more questions please give us a call at 1-800-356-2337 and one of our firmness experts can give you more information on which mattress configuration fits your sleeping position.  Or use our firmness advisor for our natural latex mattress.

12 Feb

The Perfect Valentines Gift | FloBeds

Valentines Day Sale

Personalize your mattress.

Your relationship is unique, your mattress should be too!

Customization is the key to happiness for you and your sweetie! Our latex mattress makes a perfect Valentines day gift. Our multi-layer latex cores accommodate the firmness needs of each individual sleeper by allowing each of you to choose your own firmness combinations.

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.
adjustable base
Take it a step further and really impress your sweetie with an adjustable base. The inspired design of the Prodigy adjustable bed base is a welcome indulgence for all who seek tranquility. Feel the stress melt away when you activate the sensuous built-in massage. Change positions with ease with our wireless remote. Smart as it is beautiful.
Happy Valentines Day!

A mattress made for couples

 I love our business.  Most of our expertise is consumed in making a mattress that supports each sleeper the way their body needs.  But Valentines Day reminds us that we have another very important role:  making a mattress that a couple can snuggle,  spoon  and go through their lives together in.   This side of mattress construction means we have to make a mattress that allows crossing over to the other side as natural as sleeping on your own side.
And we do!  Every Flobed has two common layers at the top to make side-shifting as easy as rolling over: Our Luxurious Cover of Organic Stretch Knit Cotton quilted to Organic Wool Cover on top of our pressure relieving one piece Convoluted Talalay Latex Comfort Pad.  
The perfect bed… built Just Right to support your body all night long and cozy and intimate all at the same time.
Goldilocks Was Rightso was Saint Valentine!

02 Dec

The Perfect Wish List | FloBeds

A gift that will be used more than any other, a good nights sleep is a thoughtful, priceless gift.

Whether you are looking to get someone the perfect gift or researching what should be on your wish list, we are here to help. Here are the top FloBeds gift ideas we have for you:
1. The Organic Mattress
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. Our multi-layer latex cores accommodate the firmness needs of each individual sleeper by allowing each of you to choose your own firmness combinations. Try our Latex Mattress Selector to calculate your individual recommendation for your perfect night’s sleep.
2. The Twice Fluffed Adjustable Pillow
Adjustable Pillow made with virgin talalay latex shredded twice for optimum loft and two organic cotton covers.
3. St. Dormir Wool Mattress Protector *Extremely Popular*
St.Dormeir Protectors are washable and made with 100% Cotton Terry covers, filled with New Zealand Wool.
4. Euro Slat Foundation
Euro slats provide both give and rotation, constantly responding to the shifting planes of your body. Keeps your spine straight and give just the right amount of support.
Hope you were nice this year and get everything on your wish list!
Happy Holidays

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