Published at Friday, September 07th 2018, 09:36:05 AM by Betsy Shaffer. Futon. At first it was widely regarded as a great addition to the futon family of products. Finally, a futon that could be offered at a much a lower price point. Black metal frames were being imported from China, Malaysia and Taiwan. Many of the early black metal frames were packaged with an import mattress made up of ground up textile materials and a colored covering with tufts. These packages were often anywhere in price from $199 - $249 and started out in specialty futon shops as a great way to introduce customers on a budget into a lower priced futon option. It was soon discovered though that these frames were not such a bargain that they appeared to be.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 01:20:27 AM. Futon By Alma Winters. They are not for everyone though. Serving many functions, futons may not offer the level of comfort or look some people desire. First time buyers should carefully consider what is most important for them before making any purchases.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 01:08:47 AM. Futon By Bertie Puckett. From dirt falling into the cracks to stains, regular furniture can be tough to keep clean. With futons, everything can be removed quickly and easily. The futon cover can simply be thrown in the wash or replaced. In more serious situations, the mattress can also be replaced without major expense.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 00:57:07 AM. Futon By Leila Trujillo. 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 Saturday, September 08th 2018, 00:45:28 AM. Futon By Bernadine Rodriquez. 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 Saturday, September 08th 2018, 00:33:48 AM. Futon By Rachel Gonzales. One example would be setting pieces next to one another to create a sectional. A lounge futon can seat one or two people and has no armrests. The only piece that bends is the one that supports a person's back or shoulders and is arranged so the person is sitting up or lying down.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 00:22:10 AM. Futon By Patricia Petersen. Another issue the black metal frames suffered from were bending stretcher bars or rails. Again the hollow nature of these strecther rails presented issues with breakage and bending. Early designs involved a steel tooth design that would fit into pocket welds on the arms. These would snap off over use. The alternative design was to run a bolt through the arms and into the rails. While better it still did not address the issue of bending stretcher rails.
Published at Saturday, September 08th 2018, 00:10:31 AM. Futon By Karin Ochoa. The first problem with black metal frames is the round metal bars that make up the seat and back sections of these frames. Where as wood futon frames are using flat slats, black metal frames have hollow round bars. Thinner mattresses would slide through the gaps between the round bars. On wood futons this was never a problem. The other issue with the hollow bars is that if enough weight was placed on a spot they would begin to bend. The issue became so bad that a 90 day warranty was put in place by most manufacturers of these frames.