Tag: sleep

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)

09 Aug

FloBeds tool belt, packed with tools to help you sleep!

custom crafted talalay mattress

Tool Belt

When we customize a mattress for you… we think we have it “Just Right” for you. If we don’t… we will do anything we can to get it “Just Right”. That’s because we are such a nice company… but also… if we can make you happy you won’t ask for your money back. WIN-WIN!

Tools we can use
to get your firmness… “Just Right”

1) Firmness of your Support Cores

(ILD= Indentation Load Deflection)
Latex Cores do the heavy liftingSoft 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
Hardness range measurements based on ASTM D-1055. (ILDs are production specification and may vary ± 2 ILD)
 
vZone

2) The vZone

The vZone is the solution when your body needs extra special attention:

  • Softer where you need it softer… firmer where you need it firmer.
  • Built for your body, with the ability to change it.
  • Every vZone comes with zones you can move and manipulate.
  • Shoulders: Choose between 3 firmnesses.
  • Lumbar: Choose between 3 firmnesses.
  • Hips: Choose between 2 firmnesses.
  • In addition to flexibility of our famous Goldilocks Guarantee, we will provide replacement zones for your vZone layer as well. If you can think of a configuration that would work for you… FloBeds can probably make it.
 

3) Horsehair

Our Talalay convolute, topped with horsehair and hand-tied in an organic cotton case.
Sleep cool, with an added layer of firmness.
HorseHair

 
Swedish Steel Pocket Coils

4) Swedish Steel Pocketed Coils

Sometimes a bit of steel in your spine is what you need.

  • Enjoy the benefits of Swedish Steel Pocketed Coils
  • Individual response
  • Dynamic tensioning
  • We developed the specific design of our individually encased coils in cooperation with one of the best spring manufacturers in Europe.
 
coir and convolute

5) Rubberized Natural Coco Fiber (Coir)

  • Air Flo
  • Firmer one inch layer
 

We want to make your mattress Just Right. Don’t hesitate to ask!

We cut all of our latex to achieve the support your body needs.cut exact
Our team at the FloBeds Latex Shop use EdgeSweets equipment to make sure every piece of latex in our mattresses meets our exacting specifications, so we can make sure our beds meet your demanding needs.

22 Jul

Fun Fact Friday

If you have called FloBeds you have probably spoken to Dewey Turner. Dewey started full time at FloBeds in 2003! His fondest memory is when he went to Utah in 2009 to get a new Edge Sweets Latex-Foam Horizontal Saw. That saw made it possible for FloBeds to control the quality and precision of the latex layers in every latex mattress.

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saw 2

Every Talalay latex core is slit into two 3 inch cores with the horizontal saw.  The new (center) surfaces are inspected to make sure there are no voids.  It then moves on to the vertical saw to be trimmed to size.

08 Jul

Yoga Your Way Out of Pain | FloBeds

back pain

Combine Yoga, with a Natural Latex Mattress from FloBeds.

Many people who work in offices sit at desks for 8 hours! This can cause back pain. The yoga instructor featured in the video below is named Jake and he says, “Back pain is an epidemic in America. And the pain is accentuated by our desk culture and the use of mobile devices.” (Yoga With Jake: 10-Minute Yoga Routine to Ease Back Pain) So if Jake was describing you, or if you are looking for a good stretch take a look at the video below.

17 Jun

Easy Steps to Sleep Better

FloBeds Latex Mattress

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:

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Deluxe Natural Talalay Latex Mattress

All Natural Mattress
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FloBeds Latex Mattress
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Great job Pat! Thanks for continuing to depend on FloBeds for a better night’s sleep.

26 May

Hottest Accessory

Wool Mattress Protector

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.

19 May

FloBeds vs. The Other Guys

 Latex vs Polyurethane vs Springs

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

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.

Springs

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.

06 May

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Thank you Dr. Lago

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.

22 Apr

One Size Does Not Fit All

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:

exploded-view

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”

A mattress that fits YOU

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