About Our Futon Mattresses
A futon is incredibly convenient and efficient. It’s a comfortable spot to sit by day, yet it easily transforms into a bed when guests need to stay overnight. With a quality futon mattress, you can ensure that your convenience translates to a comfortable bed for guests. Fortunately, at City Mattress, we take the quality of our mattresses seriously. You’ll get the quality you expect from us, whether it’s a futon or conventional mattress.
Your Futon Mattress Options
City Mattress offers futon mattresses in Twin, Full, and Queen sizes. Just like with a traditional mattress, the best futon mattress for you is a personal choice. You may prefer one made from innerspring coils, feathers, organic cotton, or even high-quality foam. We’re proud to carry several options from Wolf Corporation, a brand well-known for exceptional futon mattresses. For example, the Cornell Futon Mattress has a wrapped foil innerspring core, surrounded by two layers of high-density CertiPURfoam, which is then covered by three layers of cotton batting. This is done to provide a surface that’s equally comfortable, whether sitting or sleeping.
What Else You Should Know About Our Futon Mattresses
Our futon mattresses are made from high quality materials like memory foam, innersprings, or both. A futon mattress is thinner than a conventional mattress for your bed, so we don’t recommend it for a permanent sleep solution. However, as a comfortable seat that converts to bed when needed, a futon mattress is an excellent choice. Furthermore, just like City Mattress, you can trust a name brand like Wolf Corporation.
Learn More About Futon Mattresses
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. These mattresses are quite thin compared to traditional mattresses, but they are still functional and comfortable.
What mattress size is a futon?
A standard futon is a full/double size mattress, though there are also twin and queen sizes available. Learn more about Futons and available sizes in our dedicated blog post: What Size is a Futon Mattress?
Can I use a conventional full size mattress with a futon?
You can, but the futon probably won’t convert to a sofa again. That’s because a conventional mattress tends to be thicker than a futon mattress. In addition, futon mattresses are made to be easily folded for a futon, whereas a conventional mattress isn’t.
Is a futon mattress 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.
Which fillings are available in a futon mattress?
Basic futon mattresses are made of mostly cotton, with foam, latex, polyester, and innersprings offered as well.
What type of futon frames will go with my futon mattress?
There are three major types of futon frames: bifold, loveseat, and trifold. The Bifold Futon Frame is the most common futon frame. With these frames, the futon mattress is folded lengthwise. A Loveseat Futon Frame is narrower, and intended for smaller 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 should I use with a futon mattress?
You can use standard sheets with a futon mattress, according to the size of the mattress. In other words, a full size futon mattress will use full size sheets, while a queen size futon mattress would need queen size sheets.
What kind of futon mattress is best?
Just like with a traditional mattress, the answer to this is a personal one. You may prefer one made from coils, feathers, organic cotton, or even high-quality foam. The choice is ultimately yours, and City Mattress is proud to give you futon mattress options.
Which is better for a futon frame: metal or wood?
A quality, wooden futon frame will usually last longer than a metal one. In addition, wooden futon frames provide a warmer aesthetic.
Can I use a futon mattress as an everyday bed?
Futon mattresses are best used as everyday sitting surfaces and occasional guest beds. While you can certainly sleep on a futon mattress nightly, the comfort level and longevity of the mattress won’t be ideal. Furthermore, conventional mattresses are designed for everyday use, which is why they are thicker, with more comfort materials.
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. A futon mattress cover helps to extend the life of your futon mattress, by protecting it from spills and other potential damage.
Can I wash my futon cover?
Most futon covers can be washed either by hand, or in a washing machine, using cold water and a mild detergent.. When using a washing machine, always set it for a gentle cycle.
What should I consider when buying a futon mattress?
You’ll want to choose the right size, the right materials, and a name brand you can trust. Be sure to look at several of the options offered by City Mattress before making your final decision.
What’s the difference between a futon and a sofa bed?
The primary difference is that the mattress for a sofa bed is hidden underneath the frame when used as a couch. The sofa has separate seat cushions that you remove in order to pull out the bed. In comparison, a futon mattress functions both as the seat and a bed. In a sitting position, the back of the futon is folded up, while you fold it down to sleep.