Frequently Asked Questions
The Futon Shop is not your typical organic mattress brand. We are a vertically integrated retailer that manufactures chemical free and eco-friendly mattresses from start to finish. Tucked away in a 30,000 square foot factory located at 2150 Cesar Chavez St. in San Francisco.
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Flame Retardants can be extremely harmful to one’s health.
Not only does The Futon Shop manufacture all their products on American soil in San Francisco California, but they try to avoid the use of flame retardants whenever possible. Virgin wool is a natural fire retardant. They use it as a barrier fabric whenever possible.
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We have designed many types of mattresses for every type of sleeper.
- Mattress designed for an every night sleep surface on a platform bed frame. This mattress will not bend on a futon sofa bed.
- Hybrid Mattress designed for use on both platform bed frames and futon sofa beds.
- Mattress designed for everyday use on a futon frame. Not recommended for every night sleep.
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For the first few months of use, we recommend you rotate your mattress head to toe and flip it every time you change your sheets to ensure the organic fibers settle evenly. After six months, you can rotate your mattress once per month and flip it every few months.
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Our mattresses are designed to last anywhere from 5 to 25 years depending on the ingredients inside your mattress and how well you care for your mattress.
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You do not need box springs for any of our mattresses. Most of our mattresses are designed to work on a slatted platform bed as well as a convertible futon sofa bed frame. If you would like a box spring we have designed an organic all natural coconut foundation.
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All manufactured products have odors based on their components. American Wool sometimes has a fresh odor. Our natural and organic materials have not been treated with toxic chemicals.
The ingredients may contain a faint odor. You will find the scent dissipates over the course of a few weeks. Natural Latex does have a slight odor as well.
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Long fiber wool and cotton resist forming balls or lumps and give futons a longer life expectancy. Dipping or lumping is generally caused by uneven wear on the mattress. By following the flip and rotation instructions. You will ensure that your mattress does not experience dipping or lumping.
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Mattress tufting is the method of ensuring that the layers within a mattress stay put. Prevents the natural materials from shifting. A tuft can be a quilted circle on the top of a mattress, a lace tie or button that goes completely through the mattress from the top of the mattress completely through to the bottom of the mattress.
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Get the right mattress feel based on sleeping position. There are a few common sleeping positions based on firmness level. Some of the most common are side sleepers (we recommend soft to medium firm), back sleepers (we recommend med firm to firm), and stomach sleepers (we recommend extra firm).
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Latex and Memory foam mattresses are best for motion isolation. They can absorb a tremendous amount of motion.
Individually pocketed coils achieve the same result. They minimize the area of motion. Natural Fiber will also provide motion isolation.
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There is no single mattress style or type that works for all people. Although any mattress that helps someone sleep without pain and stiffness is the best mattress for that individual. A good mattress should provide back support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine.
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A firm mattress helps alleviate back pain. It can also promote better spine alignment and muscle relaxation.
We recommend oeko tex certified coconut coir fiber for extra firm mattresses
100% Natural, GOTS Certified Organic (global organic textile standard), Soft Pillow Top Feel, Sustainable, Biodegradable, Breathable, Moisture-wicking, Odor-resistant, Temperature regulating For Optimal Body Temperature, No Dust Mites
Additionally, natural wool is flame-resistant, making it a safer choice for bedding, mattress toppers and other wool products. The best soft top layer.
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USDA Certified 100% Organic Cotton Batting, Harsh Chemical Free, Organically Grown, Eco-Friendly Natural bedding, Hypoallergenic, Grown in America
Why is organic cotton better
100% Chemical Free, GOLS Certified Organic (global organic latex standard), Natural From Rubber Trees, Talalay Latex, Dunlop Latex, No Synthetic Latex, Pressure Relief, Breathability, HypoAllergenic, Independent Support, Firmness, Durability, Sustainable, Chemical Free, Relief Of Pressure Points, Different Density Latex Layers
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Mattress covers that come with a case that use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabric.
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Our high quality organic futons and mattresses are sitting in homes all through New York state. Since 1976 our customers have been sitting and sleeping on our healthy non-toxic mattresses and futons and we are proud of it.
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