Futon in a style of mattress or bedding generally used by Japanese people. These mattresses are great when it comes to storage as they can be easily folded and placed when not in use. These futon mattresses are made either of wool, cotton or other similar synthetic material. These futon have been used by the modern world in making similar cushiony mattresses for couches and chairs. The American version of the traditional Japanese futon is a little thicker in size. The futon cushions of these kinds have a fold in the center for its dual use. They usually have a cover on top which can be various colors, textures and designs. These futon cushions or mattresses are pretty popular amongst many people. These futon mattresses or cushions are usually used on the top of a hard frame which is either made of wooden or metal material. Futon mattresses come in various forms and frames. One can choose from different types of frames and types of futon mattresses depending on their style and preferences.
Different styles of Futon mattresses
Futon mattresses are available in many styles and you can choose them depending upon the frame of seating you have. The common styles of futon mattresses are:
– Loveseat Futon: This kind of futon is great for places with less space. The multipurpose use of this style of futon makes it very popular. It consists of an extra elongated deck which gives extra comfort.
– Behold Futon: This futon is the most common style of futon known. The futon mattress overlaps the side frames of the support. These side frames are flexible and open up to give a flat mattress.
– Trifold Futon: This style of futon is a great way to save space. This mattress on the couch is flexible till the back of the couch and is a bit thin in size.
Materials used for futons
Futons are made of many types of materials depending upon the type of thickness and usage required. The different material used for futons are:
– Cotton : For traditional usage
– Wool: For traditional style of use
– Foam: The foam futon helps in making it more flexible and foldable
– Spring and combination of the above mentioned materials
These futons are great for small spaces and can be easily shifted from one place to another. These are not very expensive and can be great for people who travel a lot.