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FloBeds vs SleepEz 09 Sep 2011 09:54 #1

After reading good things about FloBeds elsewhere on the web, I couldn't find any mention of them in the forum or as being on the Membership list.

Because they allow one to "build" a bed layer by layer, they were on my short list of retailers which includes SleepEz.

I have read positive comments on the forum about SleepEz. It would be great if you could comment on FloBeds.

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 09 Sep 2011 15:04 #2

Hi Mike,

While there is no doubt that FloBeds is a very high quality mattress ... they are also in a higher budger range and don't have quite the same ability to customize a mattress as sleepez in terms of the layer thickness and types of latex available. They do however have a customizable zoning option with their vZone that is unusual and can be very effective.

They have a "fixed" 2" convoluted topper which is used on top of all their mattresses. This somewhat limits the options of customizing a mattress for a particular individual as every mattress has the same top 2" rather than a choice between ILD's for the very top layer. Their Posture Select for example would be the "functional" equivalent of the sleepez 9000 (which has a soft 2" non convoluted top layer which would be similar .. but slightly firmer ... to 2" of convolute) and in queen (blended talalay) the flobeds would be about $600 more. Even the Sleepez 10000 with a 3" top layer which can be customized is $350 less (this is not including the additional 5% discount from SleepEz that your membership here would entitle you to).

EDIT: You can see more updated information about Flobeds in post #11 here

The very top layer can play an important role in customizing a mattress for different sleeping positions and weights.

Flobeds only offers Talalay latex (in natural and blended) rather than both Talalay and Dunlop. While for most people this is not a real issue ... for some a choice of having Dunlop in the lower layers is a valuable option. The information on Dunlop on the Flobeds site regarding the durability of Dunlop is also somewhat misleading (there are many Dunlop mattresses which have been in daily use over 30 years).

Sleepez offers different covers (with wool for those who like the idea of sleeping of wool and a 4 way stretch cover for those who want to sleep closer to the latex and take more full advantage of its elasticity and shape conforming abilities). Flobeds offers a wool cover only. This can also make a difference in how a mattress "performs".

FloBeds has the vZone option (at an extra $300) which which may be more zoning than is necessary and a possible source of complication and confusion but others may appreciate this option and they have indicated that it's the option that has their highest customer satisfaction.

Refund Policy:
Flobeds refunds are 100 days. Customer pays shipping (unclear if original shipping is deducted)
SleepEz refunds are 90 days. Customer pays shipping (to return only)

Layer Exchanges:
Flobeds charges $75 for the first two half layer exchanges ($150 for a full layer and I believe shipping is included). Available for 5 years. Second two half layer exchanges are $150 each ($300 for full layer) in the first 5 years and then increases in subsequent years.
SleepEz charges $30 for the first full layer exchange (all shipping included). Subsequent layer exchanges are shipping cost only both ways. Exchanges available for 90 days with no limit.

Both are good quality and value and the major differences boil down to the ability to customize the types of latex, the choice of custom zoning for those where this may be important, the layering options, thickness, and firmness, and the cover options with SleepEz and their lower pricing for "retular" non zoned layers.

Hope this helps in your choices :)

Phoenix
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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 09 Sep 2011 15:13 #3

Yes Phoenix, it does help.
Thanks for you prompt reply & the valuable information you site offers.

-Mike

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 07 Oct 2011 22:47 #4

Phoenix,

Thank you for your thoughts on Flo Beds and Sleep EZ. We're ready to buy our first latex mattress and I've been researching the topic for weeks now. At this point, we are leaning towards Sleep EZ, the 10000 model. Seems like a great mattress at a good price and Sean at Sleep EZ has been as great as everyone says.

I just found this site and find it extremely helpful. Thanks for the good work you do!

DMP

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 08 Oct 2011 19:20 #5

Hi DMP,

Thanks for your kind comments, I appreciate them. SleepEz, like the other manufacturers on this site (and many that aren't ... yet :)), offers great value ... not least because the 10000 uses the highest quality material in the entire mattress and can be customized for each individual's needs and preferences.

I'm glad that the site helped you.

Phoenix
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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 15 Oct 2011 14:24 #6

Now this is what I need in my area - This sleepez is a great site!! Informative - full disclosure!!! Love the 10,000 line or even the 8500 line seems good. Do people go to the showroom or order blind? This is cross country for me so shipping would be enormous - any suggestions on this caliber company in my area? Seems like the dunlop mix with Talalay in support layers is the way to go vs all the Talalay

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 15 Oct 2011 14:43 #7

Hello

I would love any feedback that you can give after your purchase as I live in NY and would be ordering site unseen.

Thanks

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 15 Oct 2011 22:34 #8

Eliseneedsleep. Go to savvyrest.com and type your NY zip code in the top right of the home page, click "find dealer". Go visit a showroom. They offer only one bed that has 3, 3" layers of 100% natural dunlop and/or 100% natural talalay. Both sides of the mattress are customizable. It is the same mattress as SleepEZ 10,000 except that the mattress cover is different. Find the combination you like and then order from SleepEZ as they provide better value. There are endless combinations to try. It will be well worth the visit. - Mike

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 15 Oct 2011 23:46 #9

thanks mike!! :-)

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Re: FloBeds vs SleepEz 15 Feb 2013 20:08 #10

Phoenix,

What a great site you have. It’s been fun watching your expertise grow since I first started reading your posts on WTB. The breadth of topics you cover in-depth here is impressive. And thank you for the kind words about the quality of our mattress above. We are proud of sourcing out the very best components we can find.

I wanted to take the opportunity to correct the record as to a couple of points stated in this thread:

You state, regarding my company FloBleds: “they do not have the same… ability to customize a mattress…” I do not believe anyone can match our ability to customize and meet our customers sleep needs, hands down. Not only can we make any layer an ILD firmness from 19 to 44 for either sleeper, we can also make a 2” one-piece topper in any firmness if a customer thinks that is what they need (although very few have wanted trade out their convoluted Talalay latex topper which is an ideal pressure interface: it is both extremely comfortable and promotes blood circulation through the skin). We are very serious when we say “The Original Personally Crafted Mattress” and our service just begins when we ship a bed. If a customer has a pain or issue with how they are sleeping, we work hard to address that need. With the widest range of ILDs on hand we can quickly provide the exact firmness combination needed. We stock horsehair for folks who sleep hot. We have pocketed coils for those who need a combination of latex and springs. Our service doesn’t stop until a customer is getting the support their body needs. Not for just 100 days, but for the life of the mattress. We’re a family business, and our customers become family.

FloBeds further can customize the pressure in a specific targeted area like the hips or shoulders. You would be amazed to read how many customers find relief for the first time in years. The vZone has become our most popular mattress and has the lowest return rate under our 100 Day money back guarantee. It is not in any way “gimmicky”. We have used 2” Velcro to hold each zone in place which allows the sleeper to switch the firmness in any of the 6 zones (Shoulders, Lumbar and Hips are the zones that are most critical, as they are the most common problem areas… and they are responsible for spinal alignment). In addition, for 100 days we will send any zone firmness needed at no charge. This year we took the vZone to a new level, providing organic cotton zippered pockets for each zone to smooth the zones and make adjustment even easier.

Our cover is an organic cotton 4-way stretch knit quilted to organic wool. We even put compressed wool on the sides and bottom so we can meet the Federal Fire Standard without using chemicals or artificial barriers. Our cover alone sells for $600, as compared to others with only wool on top which typically sell for $200-$300.

When you say: “SleepEz is an actual factory and can make custom sizes if necessary ... FloBeds is a mattress "constructor" and puts together components.” I am not sure what you mean. Our actual factory has two Edge Sweets foam saws: A $90,000 horizontal band saw that can cut a piece of foam 80” wide by 100” inches long. This is what every FloBeds Core is cut to our exacting specifications. We have a smaller vertical saw to cut the core to King, Queen or Standard Sizes. We make custom size mattresses every week. They say “imitation is the sincerest (form) of flattery” We are indeed honored that SleepEz chose to imitate the design we created in the 1990s and continue to perfect today.

Lastly, I appreciate you pointing out that we often have had sales (although the one you mentioned was one of our smaller sales). I would be remiss if I did not let you know that this year we have embarked on a new “everyday low price” and will not have monthly sales. Our customers have always known about our price-match guarantee and were good at dialing it in. This will make it easier for everyone.

Thanks for allowing me to put in my two bits. Keep up the good work, your site is a great resource for the tired & sore sleepless who are looking for the rest they deserve.

Dave
President
FloBeds

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