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Qualities To Look Out For in Futon Beds

Aug 25, 2008
Buying a futon bed is a great choice. A futon bed can be used during the day as a sofa and makes a great bed for sleeping on. However, before buying you should know what futon bed mattress qualities to look for.

Futon beds have become increasingly popular. These dual purpose pieces of furniture are great when you don't have much space, or if you want a sofa that can be occasionally used as a bed for guests. Futon beds also tend to cost less than the more traditional sofa beds. However before buying a futon bed and mattress you should decide exactly what function the futon bed will be put to use.

The frame of a futon bed, however can be pretty much whatever you want it to be. They can be made of wood, such as oak, pine, maple, and others can be made of metal or rattan. Whatever they are made of, you can be sure to easily find one with a great design and that is stylish enough to fit the decor of your home to a "T".

Secondly, it should be borne in mind that it isn?t the futon frame that provides the comfort when either sitting or sleeping on a futon: it is the futon mattress that provides the comfort. A futon bed mattress made for a tri-fold futon frame is not as thick as that for a bi-fold futon bed frame. Therefore, if you intend to sleep on your futon regularly you might be best to buy a bi-fold futon bed mattress: a thicker mattress tends to provide more support. But if space is at a premium and you will only occasionally sleep on your futon best, than the tri-fold will certainly suffice.

Most futons are either bi-fold or tri-fold, which basically describes the number of flat surfaces that make up the futon. When you pick out the futon bed for you, make sure you open and close it, because you want something that effortlessly converts from a bed to a couch for you. After all, who wants to struggle with a heavy mattress and frame when you are ready for bed? The easier the better. So whatever look you go with, make sure the design is convenient like a futon should be.
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