Tag: Sustainable

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.

20 May

Noyo Center for Marine Science Sponsor

FloBeds is a proud sponsor of the Noyo Center

The Noyo Center for Marine Science in Fort Bragg, Ca. “…will create a physical space for researchers, students, families and visitors to explore the Mendocino coast and investigate the dynamic relationship between humans and the natural world.” (Noyo Center)
FloBeds is proud to support a facility that will:

  • Place the Mendocino Coast at the forefront of marine research and education.
  • Engage citizens and children in scientific exploration of the natural world.
  • Exhibit a rare blue whale skeleton
  • Facilitate collaboration among scientists, public agencies and private business in research and management of natural resources.
  • Support the restoration and protection of coastal and marine ecosystems.
  • Promote investigation of climate variability and education about improved resiliency.
  • Draw visitors to Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast.
  • Diversify economic development for Fort Bragg and Mendocino County.

FloBeds, Personalized Latex Mattress

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

Thank You Mothers! | FloBeds

FloBeds wants to shout out to all the mothers out there!! We appreciate you!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our hardworking and dedicated mothers out there. How will you be celebrating the mothers in your life this weekend?  Here are some ideas: treat your mom to a plush new FloBed, a twice fluffed pillow, or some brand new sheets for her bed. Or some flowers and a lovely brunch would be nice too!

We would like to recognize and thank the amazing mothers at FloBeds:

Anne Turner & Rosa Nieto

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

Don't Miss Out On The Fun This Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day today NASA is asking that we share pictures of our favorite places using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeHome. When you look up this hashtag you will also see photos that NASA will be posting as well. After Earth Day NASA will use some of the best pictures to compile a video.

Operations Manager Dewey Says his #NoPlaceLikeHome is anywhere with his family-

Remember, FloBeds are not only good for you, they are good for the whole world:  Organic Cotton, Organic Wool, Natural Talalay Latex, FSC Pine and pure goodness.Organic Cotton and Wool. All Natural Talalay Latex

15 Apr

To Change the World, Start Off By Making Your Bed

The First Task of the Day

Admiral McRaven, a Navy Seal, gave a new meaning to making your bed every morning. He states that, “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.” Watch the video below to hear more on his philosophy: if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

And then there is Making Your FloBed… creating your personalized natural latex mattress.  But that’s a little off the Admiral’s message.

14 Apr

Newsweek was Right

Newsweek was right - this bed is JUST RIGHT

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

08 Apr

Certified Pure

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.

Okeo-Tex

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.

17 Mar

3 Bed Time Snacks

Natural Talalay Latex Shredded Pillow


Go Ahead, Snack Before Bed

Do you ever go to bed feeling very sleepy but you still have a hard time getting the quality sleep you need? Well the journal Cell Reports has found that this may be due to your circadian clock being out of whack. Getting things back in sync could be as easy as picking the right bedtime snack. Researchers have found that eating the right carbohydrate-rich snack at night could help re-set you clock. Carbs increase insulin secretion which stimulates healthy circadian patterns. Listed below are three healthy options, but remember to stick to snack size portions!

  1. Almond Butter on Bread- a slice of whole-grain bread with a tablespoon of almond butter
  2. Cherries- these have approximately 24 grams of carbs per cup
  3. Whole-Grain Crackers- switch chips with a few 100% whole grain crackers

So next time you find yourself reaching for a midnight snack try one of our carb loaded suggestions above.

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