Learn More About Futon Mattresses
What is the mattress size for a futon?
Most futon mattresses come in a full size/double size. They can easily fit one person and even two people is they sleep snuggly.
What is a futon mattress?
A futon mattress sits on a futon frame. This frame can fold down into a bed or up into a sofa. Today, most futon mattress products have a foam filling, innersprings, or a hybrid combination of both foam and coils. These mattresses are quite thin compared to traditional mattresses, but they are still functional and comfortable.
Are futon mattresses good to sleep on?
Yes! These mattresses are made from high quality materials like foams, innersprings, or both. While they are certainly thinner than the mattress you have on your bed, you can still get a solid night of sleep on one of these mattresses.
What fillings are available for futon mattresses?
Basic futon mattresses are made of mostly cotton, with foam, latex, polyster, and innersprings offered as well.
What types of futon frames will go with my mattress?
There are 3 major types of futon frames: bifold, loveseat, and trifold. The Bifold Futon Frame is the most common futon frame. It is one in which the futon mattress is folded in half the long way. A Loveseat Futon Frame is the equivalent sofa, and is designed for small spaces. The Trifold Futon Frame folds the mattress in thirds upon the frame. Because the mattress is folded this way, only thinner models can be used on these frames.
What size sheets will fit a futon mattress?
Most standard sheets designed for beds can also be used on a futon mattress. If you futon mattress is a full size, full size sheets will work.
What kind of futon mattress is best?
We offer several brands and products. Which one is right for you? Just like with a traditional mattress, the answer to this is a personal one. You may prefer one made from coils, or feathers, or organic cotton, or even high-quality foam.
What is better, wood or metal frame for my futon mattress?
Wood futon frames will give your futon frame a longer life. As well, they are generally nicer looking frames. This sets them apart from metal futon frames.
Should I use a futon mattress as a guest bed or everyday bed?
Futons can be used as an everyday bed. However the question of comfort, quality, and longevity should be taken into consideration. You probably will wake up with back pains and a sore neck eventually. It is best to limit the number of nights in a row you sleep on a futon.
Do I need a futon cover?
Yes! A futon mattress should be used with a replaceable washable cover. Most of them are made of sturdy heavy texture fabrics and have a two-way zipper for easy use.
Can I wash my futon cover?
Most futon covers can be washed either by hand or in a washing machine on gentle, and with cold water using a mild detergent.
What to consider when buying a futon?
You will want to choose the right size, the right materals, and a name brand you can trust. Be sure to look at several of the options offered by City Matress before making your final choice.
What's the difference between a futon and sofa bed?
The main difference is that the mattress for a sofa bed is hidden underneath the frame when used as a couch. It has separate seat cushions that you remove in order to pull out the bed. The mattress for a futon is used as the seat cushion and the mattress! In a sitting position, the back of the futon is folded up.