Yolette Futon October 16th, 2017 - 13:38:16
What are the pros and cons to natural fibers vs foams? How long should my futon mattress last? Feel is a rather subjective term; someones 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.
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.
Natural fibers, cotton and linen are nice and soft to begin with, but can wear faster than synthetics. Synthetic fibers; polyester, nylon, rayon and such; might not be quite as soft but they last longer than natural fibers. Synthetic fibers have come a long way, they are constantly being improved and they hold vivid dyes that cotton and linen cant. A good compromise between Natural and Synthetic fibers is blends of the two, which are in abundance in the futon cover market.
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. 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.