Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 15:21:27 PM by Reva Macias. Futon. A futon is a flexible mattress, which was originally filled with cotton. Futons gained popularity in the US in the 1970s. Derived from the original Japanese futon, the "shikibuton", which was a thin cotton filled mattress which was placed on a Tatami Mat, on the floor. Living quarters were very small, and families were large, so these mattresses were rolled up daily, and unrolled and slept on at night. Americans found the futon convenient and affordable, but this more original type of futon mattress was not very comfortable, yet they were still very popular among college students, apartment residents and first-time homeowners because they were very economical, space savers, and multipurpose, quickly and easily converting from a couch to a bed, and bed to couch. The frames were very crude, yet effective frames which are still made today, similar to the 3 Way Lounger, frames, and were mostly made of pine and fir. They were also easy to assemble and disassemble making them easy to move from place to place, perhaps in the back of a VW Van. Many people now refer to the futon mattress, as a futon, or the futon frame as a futon, or both the futon mattress and futon frame as a futon.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 23:00:36 PM. Futon By Bernadine Rodriquez. Little did anyone know back in the 1970's that the first simple tri-fold futon frame designs would lead to so much more. Over the decades the futon industry has grown from unfinished basic slatted wood frames resting on the ground into actual furniture groupings consisting of anything from sofas, loveseats or matching chairs. In this article we'll examine what makes futons practical for the home and some of the basics of shopping for the futon that's right for you.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:48:57 PM. Futon By Leila Trujillo. 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.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:37:15 PM. Futon By Betsy Shaffer. Mattresses are not the only things that can quickly come off futons; their frames also can be broken down quickly. While this obviously comes in handy when moving a futon to another room, it is also nice when moving it longer distances. Moving regular furniture is very awkward and requires a lot of hands as well as shipping space. The ease in which futons can be broken down means they require a lot less shipping space and fewer hands to move them. This can save on both shipping expense and needless aggravation!
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:25:36 PM. Futon By Betsy Shaffer. Futon mattresses are a whole other ball game. Do you want something soft, firm, or in between? What are the pro's and con's to natural fibers vs. foams? How long should my futon mattress last? Feel is a rather subjective term; someone's firm could be too soft for another. As a general rule of thumb, my customers like a firm futon for sleeping, a soft futon for sitting, and in between mattress for a sofa that converts into a guest bed. Foam futons usually retain the firmness they have when purchased, but only if the foam is of an acceptable quality. Look for foam that has a density no less than 1.2 pound per cubic foot. With foam, higher density usually equals a long lasting mattress that retains it feel. Natural fibers, mostly cotton, are good for futons that need more flexibility. For those of us that are traditionalist's a natural fiber and foam blend is a good choice when looking at a futon mattress.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:13:57 PM. Futon By Jodi Hughes. While traditional furniture requires a lot of storage space, futon frames can be quickly disassembled and stored even in homes with very limited space. This can reduce the need to buy storage space or sell furniture that will need to be bought back again.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 22:02:17 PM. Futon By Alma Winters. Futons have become westernized but still manage to retain their oriental charm. During the day, futons transform into comfortable couches and sofas and at night they can be folded out to transform into equally comfortable beds. If you buy a futon, you can proudly become connected with ancient samurai history and look out for your comfort at the same time!
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 21:50:36 PM. Futon By Bertie Puckett. Perhaps the greatest factor in their popularity is that they are usually cheaper than other similar types of furniture. Some of the best deals can be found online and there are now many websites selling futons. Some will allow you to customize your futon before you place an order. This makes it even easier to modify them to suit any home.