FloBeds customers sleeping on latex, “just enjoy, staying in bed”
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)
Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron March 19, 2016 @ 11:04 am
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.
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.
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).
The first FloBeds adjustable Latex mattress design, still selling 20 years later.
The Select Latex Mattress is a great option 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. 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. 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.
Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron February 21, 2016 @ 9:41 pm
Everyone Is built differently. Your Pillow should should be too!
Our Natural Latex Pillows can be Adjusted!
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 Right… so was Saint Valentine!
Our Natural Talalay Mattresses feature premium 100% Natural Latex latex inside a luxurious organic euro knit cotton quilted to organic wool for a chemical free latex 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. Test out the Select Latex Mattress, which features top to bottom and side to side construction with a 2 layer latex core and a choice of 13 personal firmness variations FOR EACH SLEEPER. Or there is the Deluxe Latex Mattress, which has an additional core layer of premium Natural Talalay latex. Our 3-layer-core Deluxe provides an extra layer of comfort, with more firmness personalization and flexibility to accommodate a wider range of body types…for bodies x-tra small to x-tra large. Our most popular option is the vZone Mattress. In addition to the top to bottom & side to side customization of our Select & Deluxe models, the vZone features head to toe adjustable zoning to provide pressure point relief for hips and shoulders as well as additional lumbar support. With the Natural vZone, your mattress is customized and adjustable in every direction! Try our Mattress Selector to calculate your individual recommendation, or call us to help you find your perfect night’s sleep.
Here are 3 easy tips that will help you sleep in a natural environment:
Sleep on our 100% Natural Talalay Latex Mattress. Derived from the hevea brasiliensis, or rubber tree, latex has natural qualities that simply make it the PERFECT MATTRESS MATERIAL. 100% Natural Latex provides the best comfort and support for your individual sleep needs AND consumer peace-of-mind. Good for you…good for the our environment!
Use our 100% Natural Twice Fluffed Latex Pillows
Make sure your mattress is on our foundation. It all starts with a good foundation. Our Euro Slat, Fir Slat and Pine Slat Foundations take the place of a traditional box spring set, but are built like a house. Natural wood, no harmful chemicals.
It always seemed like my parents had a better mattress than me. Well, FloBed parents do not make the same mistake. Here is some great news: we sell a version of your mattress that is perfect for your kids! The Student Mattress features two layers of Talalay Latex to make a 6″ mattress. We use our same Euro Stretch knit organic cotton that we use in all our natural latex mattresses. For students we quilted needled wool on all sides to provide a cool Tite-Top surface that breathes and wicks away moisture. And since wool is naturally fire resistant, we don’t have to add chemicals or artificial barriers to meet the Federal Flame Resistant Standard. We use blems, minor defects or laminated cores to create the highly affordable Student Mattress. Per special request, we can make a student mattress out of first quality cores for $100 more. No more excuses. Nothing but bright-eyed and bushy-tailed smiling students every morning. Ok, maybe we won’t guarantee that, but you know we can guarantee the rest you & your students need!