Published at Sunday, September 09th 2018, 00:37:35 AM by Sylvia Buchanan. 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 Friday, September 07th 2018, 08:14:29 AM. Futon By Christie Schneider. 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, 08:02:50 AM. Futon By Lou Greene. 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, 07:51:10 AM. Futon By Amparo Rodgers. The samurai did not have the kinds of choices a modern purchaser of futons does though. When futons came to the West, they were modified and set on frame to better suit Western tastes. This gave rise to the different types of futon furniture seen today.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 07:39:31 AM. Futon By Christie Schneider. These are just some of the cost advantages futons offer. They certainly should be considered by anyone with limited funds or space. They are a great way to save money without sacrificing style while increasing convenience.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 07:27:48 AM. Futon By Leila Trujillo. The decorative advantages are another feature that has helped make them so popular. They add a classy feel to homes with their unique stylish looks that will make them an integral part of any home décor. Even better, consumers need not stick to the look in which the futon first came. You can choose to buy various futon covers in brilliant designs and vibrant colors. The ability to periodically buy different covers and change the entire look of the futon furniture is a great advantage over any normal sofa.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 07:16:09 AM. Futon By Frieda Hays. Some types of furniture are incorrectly called futons. Often, manufacturers call a platform bed a futon. These types of futons are sold for pets as well as humans. Futon mattresses are mattresses stuffed with a cotton blend. One company makes a line of infant futon mattresses. There are stuffed mattresses that can be used with a bassinet or layette.
Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 07:04:30 AM. Futon By Maricela Christian. 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.