By 16aaygh. Futon. At Friday, August 10th 2018, 04:15:34 AM.
If you're shopping for a futon, here are some things to think about if you see a black metal futon frame in a mass merchant or big box store. Consider the fact that most solid wood futon frames carry a warranty anywhere from a year to a lifetime warranty. Black metal futon frames have a 90 day warranty. It says something about how much the manufacturer stands behind the product. Black metal frames are made overseas. Expect to wait for a part if something breaks or if you're past that 90 day warranty, expect to pay for all replacement parts and associated costs to get your frame up and running again. Consider too that parts may also no longer be available should something break. Metal bars allow mattresses to slide into and through the gaps between each bar. This puts lumps in your mattress and can make the futon quite uncomfortable when compared to flat wooden slats on wood frames.
The first thing anyone purchasing futons for the first time will notice is the lower costs. They are simply cheaper on average than regular sofas and beds. Since one futon can replace two pieces of furniture (a sofa and a bed), these cost savings are further amplified.
Futons have found a perfect niche in the furniture industry. There are many different qualities of Futons, and the inexpensive ones are pretty much like to old ones used to be. But there are now very high quality futon mattresses and futon frames, and for what they offer they are still economical, and multipurpose, but now they are also extremely comfortable, long lasting, beautiful, and it's very easy to make them fit into your decor, because of all the types and finishes of woods, and all of the beautiful fabrics used for futon covers.