Published at Sunday, September 09th 2018, 01:47:30 AM by Christie Schneider. Futon. 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 Thursday, September 06th 2018, 22:21:10 PM. Futon By Christie Schneider. Furnishing a home is never a cheap proposition, and everyone should always be on the lookout for ways to keep costs down. One way to do this is by choosing futons since they are cheaper and more versatile than other furniture. Offering both simplicity and great flexibility, they can bring savings other types of furniture simply cannot.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 22:09:30 PM. Futon By Gloria Sullivan. 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 Thursday, September 06th 2018, 21:57:51 PM. Futon By Karin Ochoa. Outside of Japan were the approach to furniture is different, futons are almost always set on frames. While this makes them more like the kind of furniture non-Japanese expect, they still have unique features and simplicity that make them a great, cost-effective choice.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 21:46:11 PM. Futon By Bertie Puckett. The first futons were referred to as tri-fold. Tri-fold means that three sections make up the frame of the futon and as such the futon operates using these three sections to create the sleep surface and seating. Early models required locking pins but more modern designs were developed that did away with this by incorporating an improved design that folded up under itself. The only thing not going for these frames is that they would sit very low to the ground making them a great choice only for those who get in and out of them easily. Today you'll find these frames offered in more specialty futon stores as they are typically made from pine and are left unfinished. Tri-fold futons are still sold today and usually offered at much lower price points.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 21:34:32 PM. Futon By Leila Trujillo. In the 2000's Futons came a long way. They are now being used as actual furniture due to the beautiful designs of the frames, as well as the advancements in futon mattresses. Some of them rival the feel of the finest sofa or bed mattresses available and are made with very high quality combinations of ingredients, including several types of Memory Foam, Latex, Springs, Wool, Soy Foams, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester, Spring Cores, Silk, Cashmere, and more. There are also Natural, Green, and Organic Futons for those with chemical sensitivities or that just want to get away from all of the harmful chemicals that are put into bedding these days. Futons are no longer just a temporary bed or couch for college students or kids.
Published at Thursday, September 06th 2018, 21:22:53 PM. Futon By Sylvia Buchanan. 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 Thursday, September 06th 2018, 21:11:15 PM. Futon By Sylvia Buchanan. Futons do make a sensible investment as they provide all of the features and benefits of a sofa sleeper but at a fraction of the cost in many cases. If you find the right frame that is well built from quality materials and a good mattress your futon experience is sure to be a positive one. Avoid metal futon frames that are made more to hit a particular price point then they are to be a piece of furniture that can offer longevity as a dependable sofa and sleeper for your home. The right futon can provide you and your family with years of quality use. The wrong futon frame will simply become disposable furniture.