The Springless Beauty Called Futon Bed Mattresses

As you know already, futon beds which are rather popular in western countries like USA and Canada, actually originated in the Far East in Japan. The Japanese futons are quite different from their American counterparts and they serve different purposes from the American ones. And these Japanese futons are quite environment friendly since cotton batting is used to manufacture these mattresses.

The Japanese people are quite aesthetically inclined and the proof of this lies in the fact that they like to air their futon mattresses once in a while and rid the mattresses of dirt, dust mites and microorganisms by keeping the mattresses in direct and strong sunlight throughout the day and then, with the help of a tool or a bamboo stick, they beat the blues out of the mattress. This practice is certainly very healthy as the mattress can be got rid of bacteria and germs, without much pain or effort.

In western countries, the futon mattress is used rather differently. No one dreams of separating the bed frame from the mattress, just so that it can receive an airing. Americans don’t like to store away their futons and pack them up in remote closets nor do they like to provide their futons with daily airings.

The futon bed mattress occupies pride of place on the bed frame throughout the day and at night the couch is drawn out and stretched out to transform it into a comfy bed. Foam style batting is used to manufacture western futons and this makes it all the more environment friendly.

While the Japanese futons are lighter, the American counterparts are heavier and thicker and the Americans prefer Springless mattresses. But of course, you have the full freedom to purchase an inner spring futon bed mattress, but I have discussed that topic in another article in details.

When you have limited space in your house or apartment and cannot accommodate an extra bed or sofa in your living space or maybe in the guest room, this multi purpose futon bed cum sofa will provide an efficient solution to all your space problems and the best part is that, futons are healthy for your spine and comfortable as well.

How Do I Know Which Futon Bed Mattress Is Ideal For My Needs?

There are quite a few different types of futon beds available in the market and in online stores and they belong to various price ranges. It is easy to get confused between the several types that you will get to see. Let me provide you with some tips that will get you going.

There are two types of futon bed mattresses available nowadays. One is the bi fold variety and the other is the tri fold variety.  If you want the mattress to fold in half lengthwise, just down the middle, then you should go for the bi fold variety. And if you want the frame to hold the mattress in thirds along its width, then you should opt for the tri fold one. In this frame, a third part of the mattress will form the backrest, a third part will constitute the sofa seat and the rest will either slip beneath the seat or fold over the back.

The tri fold futon bed mattress is easier to pack and store away since it occupies less space, but the seating area is less. But you can get a wider seating space with the bi fold frame. The tri fold futon bed mattress when folded up resembles a two seater sofa which is pretty cramped. Compared to that, the bi fold futon bed mattress has more similarity with a traditional sofa set.

If you intend to use your futon mattress primarily as a bed, then I feel the bi fold variety will be a far better choice as it will offer you strength of support, it is more ergonomically designed, it is heavier and more ideal for sleeping on . Besides, they are more pleasing to the eye. You should opt for a tri fold futon bed mattress, only when space has become a very big issue.

As far as comfort is concerned, the bi fold variety will win hands down because it is thick, supportive, rigid, and firm and possesses all the qualities that you would expect from a bed. The tri fold variety isn’t that comfortable for sleeping on. It is more geared towards seating purpose.