looks great, but will my ceiling hold it?
on picture above, with 6 people in a small bed here, your ceiling will
is the most frequent concern, but it's almost never a real problem at
all. Any ceiling that is built to code, or structurally sound, will
easily hold the Floating Bed. (Just as your floor can easily hold the
weight of several people standing on it.)
a simple matter to distribute the weight over a few square feet of the
ceiling, which we can explain on the phone or in the instructions. We
have various hardware and mounting plates, or you can get them locally.
A reasonably good carpenter can hang one in most rooms in 3 - 8 hours.
We do recommend professional installation, which usually costs about
$200 - $300. Elaborate, highly artistic installations or unusual rooms
can take more time, costing more.
option is the indoor pyramid or 4-pod stand.
looks like fun, but I don’t think I would like all the motion.
onlookers initially have this question. Ironically, nearly all users want more motion, not less, after a few nights’ use. It actually
settles down too soon after rocking for them. However, it can be
tethered to reduce the motion if desirable.
so great about it?
the Benefits page.
it provide good back support and sleeping surface?
It has an (optional) Memory Foam mattress. However, memory foam without
a flexible supporting element under it does not make the best suspension
material, because if it is thick enough to be comfortable, you sink in
too deep. So we created an adjustable suspension, which no other Memory
Foam bed has.
The Floating Bed has 2 hinges which allow you to adjust the tension on
the support net to whatever tautness or firmness you prefer, up to very
high levels of tautness. (This is one of the many patentable features
you will find on your Floating Bed.) This undersupport net is extremely
strong yet completely flexible, so it conforms exactly to your body, and
the net tension determines how deep you will sink in.
The bed is round, which is the preferred shape to distribute the weight
equally in all directions. (Rectangular shapes tend to have inequal
radial force vectors, and thus will have “creases” , whereas round
shapes allow depressions that mimic the exact shape of the weight they
This lets us use the ideal thickness of Memory Foam, so it can do the
best job possible, AND you can adjust the firmness.
do I know if I’ll like it?
offer a money back guarantee. Also, see Is
It Right For Me?
many people can get in it?
With proper installation, it is easily strong enough to support six
adults, although four is the practical space limit if they are lying
why haven’t I heard of it, or seen one at my friends’ house?
is a new product category. You could be the first person you know to get
one. We’ll send you a free accessory credit if you give us an idea
that we use.
is it constructed, and how does it work? Is it durable, ecological?
stainless steel hoop is made of 4 sections of heavy tubing,
approximately 6’ long, joined together by two insert joints and two
hinged joints. Developing this unique hinging feature and engineering it
with sufficient strength took a long time, and the hinges are
particularly important for many reasons.
hinges allows the device to be shipped via UPS, and stored easily in a
small box. (Impossible with most beds.) It also makes it easy for one
person to carry it around, which would be difficult or impossible with a
fixed hoop which cannot be broken into sections for getting through
doorways, up and down stairs, around tight corners, etc.
the hoop also allows the user to get the net desirably tight. The user
can quickly and easily “shrink” or tighten the support net with the
hoop hinges folded, so the net is not under tension. Then the hoop is
unfolded into place in one motion, and the hinge/hoop acts like a 4'
long lever, which instantly increases the tension on the net. This is
also an important feature, because it is impossible to sufficiently
tighten a net by hand without significant leverage. Once tensioned, the
net or mat excels at the role provided by the inner springs and mattress
in old-fashioned beds, so all you need is a modest top mattress or
treatment to make it supremely comfortable. This reduces weight,
shipping and transportation costs, and difficulties of other beds, and
reduces our use of natural resources.
bed comes with all cords properly attached, and everything ready in
place. So after 4 tube joint insertions, one hinge unfoldment, and 6
bolts are tightened, the bed is ready for use in just minutes, once a
suitable attachment point is found, or made.
are there so many cascade lines (the cone-like cords that it hangs
This better distributes weight around the frame, creates an interesting
visual effect, and provides decorative options. The tension between the
cascade lines and the hoop holds sheets and bedding fast in place,
similar to tucking them under the mattress on a conventional bed. It
provides a place to lean against, and enhances certain yoga and other
positions. It provides support for the optional tent. Lastly, although
the True Pendulum Motion makes it nearly impossible to fall out, the
Cascade Lines further minimize the possibility. (You can more easily
fall out of a regular bed than a Floating Bed.)
However, it can be supplied with fewer (8) cascade lines without
significantly reducing the strength.
far will it swing, and how much wall clearance does it need?
This depends on ceiling height, room furniture, and whether you tether
it. Since the beds are large (even the small one is 7’ 6” in
diameter), a room larger than 11 feet square is preferred. However,
people have placed them in spaces narrower than 10.' Also, it can be
tethered and used in a smaller space. With a taller ceiling (or top
supporting point) it will swing farther, with a slower swinging
"frequency." Most people prefer to hang it from the tallest
height available, if they have enough wall clearance. We are happy to
talk with you to see if you have a good space, so call for free advice.
can I get one?
now to get one! Shipping usually takes place in 2-4 days in the 48 states.
you help me if I have questions?
We are committed to helping you get the most enjoyable installation,
sleeping, and recreational experience possible. We will answer your
questions when you call or email as long and often as necessary. (This
helps us too, because we want to find out how you are doing.) This is a
trend-setting new product and naturally there will be things to learn
about it. We will help you.
Return Policy and Warranty:
fee if you try the bed for one week, and return it in
"as-new" condition within 30 days.
fee if you do not install and try it, but return in brand new
condition within 30 days.
warranty against manufacturing defects. Does not cover abuse to the
What do I do if I still have other
call 913-269-3177 or email at info @ autismindex.com. Our mailing
address is Autism Index, P.O. Box 860095, Shawnee Mission,