When I first got into the Futon business about six years ago, I was under the impression, as a lot of folks are, that futons werent nice enough for anywhere other than college dorms and first apartments. Well, things have certainly changed. This is not to say that those unfinished tri-fold frames with thin all cotton futon mattresses dont exist anymore, they do, but there are also some very nice frames, mattresses, and futon covers in todays market.
Whatever your needs may be, understanding futon dimensions can help determine the futon you need to fit your room and budget. In its simplistic form, a futon is a mattress on an adjustable frame. Like a standard mattress, futon mattresses come in sizes such as twin, queen, and full. A full and queen size can sleep up to two people, while a twin can sleep one. There are also cot-sized mattresses that come as a futon chair with an ottoman, or lounge chair, that is small but will sleep one person.
A bi-fold futon bed folds the mattress in half whereas a tri-fold futon bed folds the mattress into thirds. This means that a tri-fold futon bed mattress isnt as thick or as supportive as a bi-fold futon bed. Therefore, if youre going to be using your futon a lot for sleeping on, then a bi-fold futon bed mattress is a better choice. A futon bed mattress can be defined with the following qualities: weight, firmness, rigidity, and flexibility.
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