faq for the float bed

(seulement en anglais)

Does the float bed move?

The suspended platform moves when you move. The balancing effect of float for those who lie on it is hard to put into words. People lying on the suspended platform are lead to their own center. The smooth path to dormancy is like a foretaste of the subsequent rest. The movements are not obstructed but balanced out smoothly.

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What are the advantages of sleeping on a pliable platform?

For babies the calming effect of the rocking cradle is well known. Experts suppose it is due to recalling the womb. For adults this effect is imitated with waterbeds which have well known drawbacks (orthopedics, climate, electric fields and currents, weight). The float bed offers this comfort in a pleasing and functional way.

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What ensures the superior quality of float?

Max Longin did not only design and develop the concept of the float bed, still every piece is handmade and handfinished mainly by himself. Therefor a delivery time of approximately 8 weeks has to be accepted to achieve the float beds superior quality.

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What is the weight capacity of a float bed?

Each of the stainless steel ropes bears about 1.200 kg (2.645 lbs) static. Such a traction would occur when a weight of about 2.300 kg (over 5.000 lbs) would be evenly spread over the platform.

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How long does it take to assemble a float bed?

When you order a float bed please be aware that float is delivered as a transport-case including a detailed assembly instruction (in English and/or German) and all necessary premium quality tools. The first-time assembly for a skillful person takes approximately 90 minutes. Float is assembled upside down. For turning around the assembled bed the help of a second person is needed. If you prefer an assembly service please ask for it in your inquiry.

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What mattresses are best for a float bed?

Normally the mattress is not included when you order a float bed. For the float bed I recommend Talalay latex mattresses. If you want a mattress delivered with your float bed please mention it in your inquiry. Then a premium Talalay will be offered together with the bed.

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What sizes are available?

float is available for 3 standard mattress sizes:

  • float 16: 200 cm × 160 cm
  • float 18: 220 cm × 180 cm
  • float 20: 200 cm × 200 cm

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What is the over-all size of an assembled float bed?

The size of an assembled float bed depends on the mattress size you choose. You'll get the over-all size when you add 36 cm to both dimensions of the mattress size, e.g. float 16 has a mattress size of 200 cm × 160 cm, what results in an over-all size of 236 cm × 196 cm

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Which timbers are available?

As standards you can choose from the following hardwoods: ash, beech, cherry, elm, maple, oak or walnut. If you prefer other (sustainable) timbers ask for your favorite timber in your inquiry. If the wood is available a float bed in your favorite timber can be manufactured!

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What finishings are used for the timbers?

The finishing used is a special oil with paraffin components. The rods are oiled and polished 3 times what results in a very resistant semi gloss surface with a woodenly haptic.

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Where can I purchase my float bed?

If you are interested in ordering a float bed - please send an e-mail to inquiries@max-longin.com. You will receive a formal quote with an exact delivery time as quickly as possible. Therefore the following information is required: the size and timber you prefer and your country and postal code (delivery address).

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Has the float bed a warranty?

If a float bed is well-assembled it is a life time (and longer) furniture. Each float bed is equipped with a warranty certificate offering an extended warranty of 5 years.

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What are the delivery times?

When you order a float bed it is usually ready to ship in about 8 weeks. As a matter of fact delivery time depends on the destiny (delivery address) where your float bed shall be shipped to. Because of the limited production capacities the delivery period is always up to confirmation.

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How much does a float bed cost?

The prices in the list below are at-door prices including all fees and taxes. Due to changing exchange rates and transportation costs they are subject to confirmation.

The mentioned prices refer to payment by credit card. If you pay via PayPal you are rebated 2%. If you pay by money transfer you are rebated 5%.

  • USA:
    • float 16: 7.820 USD
    • float 18: 9.080 USD
    • float 20: 9.380 USD
  • UK:
    • float 16: 4.080 GBP
    • float 18: 4.680 GBP
    • float 20: 4.890 GBP
  • Eurozone:
    • float 16: 4.560 EUR
    • float 18: 5.290 EUR
    • float 20: 5.520 EUR
  • Switzerland:
    • float 16: 7.520 CHF
    • float 18: 8.780 CHF
    • float 20: 9.240 CHF
  • Japan:
    • float 16: 720.000 JPY
    • float 18: 820.000 JPY
    • float 20: 860.000 JPY
  • Canada:
    • float 16: 9.220 CAD
    • float 18: 10.440 CAD
    • float 20: 10.860 CAD

(Included are taxes, freight, freight-insurance and fees. Included are a detailed assembly instruction and all the premium quality tools needed for the assembly. Included is a 5 year warranty. A mattress is not included.)

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When and how is the ordered float bed to be paid?

You can pay by credit card (Amex, Master, Visa), PayPal (2% rebate) or bank transfer (5% rebate).
If you pay by credit card your credit card data is required 3 weeks before shipping.
If you pay via PayPal please transfer the invoice 1 week before shipping.
If you choose bank transfer please transfer the invoice 2 weeks before shipment.

When you order a timber different from walnut, maple or cherry you will be asked for a 15% deposit.

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