A mattress is an economical and space saving option for sleeping. Many people use a futon mattress, which can easily converted into a full length sofa as a spare bed, or as a space saver in small apartments. Futon mattresses come in a variety of colors, sizes and designs and can brighten up a room in no time.
There are four important factors to consider when choosing a full futon mattress.
- First and foremost is the weight of the futon full length mattress. If you are planning on doing a lot of converting from sofa to bed, and back again, then it’s a good idea to choose a full futon that is much lighter. However, keep in mind that lighter futon mattresses do not offer the same comfort and support as the heavier counterpart. If your futon’s primary function is a bed, it’s best to opt for a heavier full mattress.
- Another important option is the rigidity of your mattress. Rigidity is how well the mattress remains in shape. If your futon mattress is going to function as a sofa bed, then it will need to be very rigid to mould into the right shape. This can also be considered the flexibility of the mattress.
- Next on the list is the firmness of your futon mattress. Everyone is different when it comes to their firmness number. While some enjoy a mattress that is hard as rock, others prefer to sink into their mattress and allow it to mould around them. In regards to firmness, most futon mattresses are graded a medium. However, it is possible to get less firm mattresses depending on what type of mattress material you decide on. The firmer the mattress, the more resilient it will most likely be.
- Finally, it’s time to determine the material of your full futon mattress. Most futon mattresses are made from cotton. However, there are other options including foam and polyester. In most instances, polyester mattresses will offer you the lightest in weight and the hardest in firmness and rigidity. Foam mattresses are great for flexibilities if you plan on switching to a sofa bed often.
To determine which full futon mattress is right for your needs, you need to consider your home decorating system, your primary function of the futon, and the four factors in futon mattress buying. Everyone is different; however, more often than not, there is a futon out there designed for your specific needs.