Is it time for a new mattress? Are you looking into options other than the traditional inner spring mattress? And so you should! After all, there are plenty of great options when it comes to choosing a mattress that is right for your household. Below we have compared two of the best selling alternatives to the traditional bed mattress- the always versatile futon and the therapeutic memory foam mattress. So which one stacks up to your sleep standards?
Read on to find out.
Cost: And the winner is…the futon. The futon is more than just reasonably priced. It is a bargain. After all, you are receiving a sofa and a bed at the same time. This can save you thousands of dollars in furniture costs. The memory foam mattress is still new and features a relatively huge price tag along with this innovative technology.
Comfort: And the winner is… the foam mattress. There is no denying that the foam mattress is the more comfortable of the two. They conform to the body and move with your sleep patterns. It is actually incredibly hard to beat a foam mattress in the area of comfort. The foam mattress uses NASA-developed material so you are literally floating on foam while you sleep. Foam offers you comfort and support at the same time. This is not to say that the futon mattress is not comfortable. It sure beats sleeping on the couch, or the floor. However, in comparison to the foam mattress, the futon simply does not stand a chance.
Style: And the winner is… the futon. Because the futon doubles as a sofa, it comes in a variety of different colors and styles to suit your interior designing needs. The foam mattress, on the other hand, is simply a mattress.
Usages: And this winner is…the futon. The futon mattress can be used as both a sofa and a bed in no time. They are lighter than the traditional type of mattress and are incredibly versatile. A futon is made out of a futon wooden frame and a mattress, designed especially for a futon bed. This means that they are perfect for several different rooms in the house including the living room, the guest room and the bedroom. In most instances, the foam mattress is confined to the master bedroom.
So now you know how these two types of mattress stack up in regards to cost, comfort, style and usage. The rest is up to you.