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, 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.
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.
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.
Posted in About FloBeds by Dave Turneron April 14, 2015 @ 2:34 pm
Goldilocks Was Right
When the time comes to make a purchase that you will be using every day, you might start to feel a little overwhelmed. Often times mattress shopping includes heading to a crowded mattress shop, wondering if you are getting the best deal, fending off the aggressive salesmen, and spending a few minutes testing out a mattress that you hope you will like spending 8 hrs on every night. That does not have to be your shopping experience. At FloBeds we like to make sure you don’t have to deal with crowds or haggling. You can have a great mattress shopping experience from the comfort of your own home. Let us help you design a latex mattress to fit both your body and your partner’s.
Even Newsweek thinks you should try a FloBed. As mentioned in the Newsweek article, “…find a mattress you can adjust to the point of perfection. Flobeds (flobeds.com or 1-800-FLOBEDS) sells stackable latex panels that range from soft to superfirm. Stack two panels of different firmnesses for a truly customized sleep. And because each side of the mattress has separate panels, your partner can sleep on marble while you float on marshmallows.” T.E. Newsweek
Have you ever taken a second to stop and think about what you are sleeping on? If you have a FloBed you have nothing to worry about, however, not all mattresses are made with the same materials that we use. You spend a third of your life in bed… consider what you’re sleeping on. We were the first to use wool to pass the federal fire standards for mattresses, making our covers chemical free. Organic Cotton is obvious… but we even wash it before quilting it to our organic wool.
We even use solid Ponderosa Pine for our slat foundations. The Pine slat foundations are FCS certified of course.
FloBeds is Okeo-Tex certified. Okeo-Tex is the world leader in testing for human safety in textiles.
People spend about a third of their lives in bed. We want to make sure that third of your life is not only comfortable but chemical free.
FloBeds Latex mattresses offering pressure relief for sleepers of all sizes.
Fort Bragg, CA
Imagine you could choose any spot on your body and make your mattress softer or firmer in that exact spot. That is relief, relief a FloBeds vZone Latex Mattress delivers to thousands of sleepers. The genius of the vZone lies in the six adjustable latex zones, all encased in an organic cotton sleeve, within the zippered luxurious Euro-knit organic cotton cover. Most bodies need attention in three areas: shoulders, hips and lumbar.
Need a little softer in your hip zone? Simply open cover, unzip the pocketed hip zone and insert your soft zone. Each sleeper controls their own firmness or pressure relief. www.FloBeds.com provides a “Mattress & Firmness Selector” and ships worldwide.
Add a European Slat Foundation with flexible beach wood slats under the mattress and one finds sleep and comfort most only.
FloBeds is able to make a pure clean mattress by using natural latex from the rubber tree surrounded by organic cotton quilted to organic wool. The wool acts as a fire barrier and passes the Standard for the Flammability of Mattress Sets (Open Flame Test). The new standard required mattresses and foundations to be able to withstand an open flame for 50 seconds on the side and 70 seconds on the top without igniting. Most companies use FR chemicals or other artificial components to pass this test… FloBeds is proud to use only wool to make our mattresses meet this standard. dream of.
Customer reviews cover the gamut from “herniated disk pain gone” to “our son’s FloBed is far cozier and more comfortable than our more expensive Duxiana.”
FloBeds was started by Dave Turner while a student at Stanford University. They sell 90 percent of their beds via www.FloBeds.com which features both a “Goldilocks Firmness Guarantee” and a Money-back Guarantee. Now the mayor of the small Northern California coastal town of Fort Bragg, Turner likes to tell folks that doing business on the internet is a lot like doing business in a small town: if you don’t treat someone fair, everyone will know about it. FloBeds’ focus on customer service before and after the sale seems to be paying off as 2013 saw their best year ever, and sales continue to grow. Contact: Dave Turner, President, FloBeds firstname.lastname@example.org 707-964-3356 Tags: Natural, latex, European slat foundation, pressure relief, lumbar support, mattress zone.