Will My Mattress or Futon Mattress Lump?
What Makes A Mattress Lumpy?
There are many factors that make a futon or mattress lumpy and most of them are inside the mattress where you cannot see. For the most part, the hills and valleys that can form in a mattress are caused by inferior fibers. When you move back and forth to get comfortable on your futon or futon mattress, the shorter fibers break and compress rapidly. As these short fibers break apart and compress, your mattress becomes lumpy.
Another component in lumpy mattresses is foam. There are many mattresses on the market today that consist of only polyurethane foam stacked and glued on even more layers of polyurethane foam. Most polyurethane foam mattress will become lumpy over time.
- Short fibers make for lumpy mattresses
- If a mattress or futon are made with polyester or dacron batting, the batting collapses in time and the mattress get a hole in the area.
- Most mattresses and futons made with polyurethane foam will breakdown and deteriorate in time creating lumps.
- Some hand tufted mattresses and futons do not have enough pressure to hold the fibers properly in place.
Avoid Buying A Lumpy Futon Mattress
Futons have come a long way. Ten to fifteen years ago, futon mattresses did not have foam or latex cores and the cotton options were limited. Most of the cotton consisted of short fiber needle punched felted pads. Many shops selling futon mattresses did not know what kind of cotton was inside their mattresses. Reputable futon mattress retailers will be very aware of every ingredient in their mattresses. Be wary of futon retailers that cannot tell you the type of cotton (or other ingredients) inside their futons. The concern is that most mattresses and futons feel great when they are brand new, within a few months your mattress has slid half way down your frame, has a huge dip where you have been sitting or laying, and your mattress is lumpy. This rapid degradation is mainly due to low quality comfort layers.
The Futon Shop has been specializing in manufacturing futon mattresses since 1976 and is constantly improving the quality of its futon mattresses by using the best green and organic fibers to give you the best quality in your mattress for your futon and for your platform bed. The Futon Shop has found Organic Staple Cotton to be the highest quality and most durable cotton. Using this long fiber cotton, lumpiness is avoided. Low-grade cotton has short fibers, which do not hold the moisture for very long and tend to break and become a lumpy futon mattress. Top grade Staple cotton has the strongest strands that are taken from the top of the cotton plant. 100% staple cotton futons resist lumping and give futons a longer life expectancy. The Futon Shop uses the best quality long fiber staple cotton for 90% of their mattresses.
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• Click to learn more about tufted vs. un tufted mattresses.
• Click to read about mattress lifespans.
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