Will My Mattress Work As A Sofa Or A Bed?
One of the most common questions I see involving futons is mattress quality. Will my futon mattress be comfortable enough for an every night bed? The Futon Shop did a survey of 200 customers and found 70 percent of all customers were sleeping on Futon Shop Mattresses in their master bedroom or in the children’s bedroom. In other words, as their primary bed mattress. So what makes these futons so comfortable? The secret is, “It is what inside that counts.”
Futon Mattress Comfort
Comfort is not how a mattress or futon looks, but how it feels. A mattress is comfortable if it supports your body, has the durability to withstand tossing and turning, and made with ingredients that do not deteriorate from time, heat or light. A few questions you must ask yourself about your mattress
- Does the mattress or futon contour to your body?
- Does the mattress hold your spine straight when you sleep?
- Does the mattress dip, sag, feel mushy or too soft?
- Does the mattress have an order of petro-chemicals from memory foams?
Futon Mattress Quality
Another common question I see deals with futon mattress quality. Many people recall futons with nostalgia from their days at college and how they had a lumpy mattress that was half on the floor and half hanging on a bent metal futon frame that needed to be propped up against a wall to stay up. If this was your experience, then odds are you were the proud owner of the typical cheaply made overseas metal frame and low grade cotton mattress. The cotton would shift in these mattresses and cause horrible lumps in the mattresses. Further, the low grade short fibers in these mattresses would compress after a matter of days or weeks. This is by no means what futons made by The Futon Shop are.
Locally Made Futon Mattresses
The Futon Shop makes futon mattresses with natural, chemical free, and organic ingredients such as cotton, wool, and latex. They also use green alternatives to common ingredients like soy foam, soy memory foam, gel soy memory foam, and recycled steel coils. With that being said, the combinations of these ingredients comprise over 40 mattresses that The Futon Shop currently sells. If you don't find one you like you can also get any combination of ingredients in your own custom mattress. All their mattresses are made in the United States in San Francisco California at their manufacturing plant.
3 Types of Use
Platform Bed Mattress
1. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for every night sleep on a platform bed frame for maximum comfort and will not bend on a futon sofa bed. These mattresses are designed to be used on platform bed frames as traditional mattresses. They either are too heavy to be used on a futon, or have a large slab of soy foam or latex so they will not bend as easily.
Click to see The Futon Shop's selection of Platform Bed Mattresses.
Platform Bed and Futon Bed Mattresses
2. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for use on both platform bed frames and futon sofa beds These mattresses can be used on a futon frame or platform bed frame interchangeably. Most of the mattresses made by The Futon Shop are designed this way.
Click to see The Futon Shop's selection of Sofa Bed Mattresses.
Click to read more about lumpy futons.
Click to read more about tufted vs. un tufted mattresses.
Click to read about the right mattress for your sleep position.
Click to read more about farm to bedroom. The Futon Shop also is one of the largest retailers of platform beds in the United States. They manufacture a good portion of their mattresses specifically to be used for sleeping and not sitting.
Click to learn more about futons vs. platform beds.
So I have put together this handy guide to go over 3 types of use intended for the mattresses offered by The Futon Shop.
Couch Futon Mattresses
3. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for use on a sofa bed frame and are not recommended for every night sleep These mattresses are for futons only. They are intended to be used on futons as separate seating areas. The goal of these mattresses is to provide look and comfort while not breaking the bank.
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