Futon. Monday , April 16th , 2018 - 06:53:50 AM
The problem came from the fact that the seat and back section contained round metal bars spot welded in a couple of places. Since these were hollow, if enough force or weight was applied to a section of these bars they would bend or break out. People were finding that the fail rate on these frames to be quite high and when they would try to return them to the stores they would discover these frames only carried a 90 day warranty. Hardly the type of warranty that would suggest this piece of furniture could provide at least a couple years of use. Instead the manufacturers seemed to be satisfied that 90 days was an adequate time of warranty for their products. I would compare this to an automobile manufacturer who warranties a car for the first 3,000 miles. They're basically telling you that after a few months of driving your vehicle is now out of warranty and if anything happens to your vehicle you'll need to buy another one or pay for parts and servicing as you've met the expected life of your vehicle. Quite unbelievable, really.
For example, there are some truly lovely, subtly curved frames and armrests that add just enough of a style improvement to make them a truly gorgeous addition to your home. In fact, where the older futon designs used to be so bland and ordinary that they were once only considered as an addition to the home simply for a budget friendly, base sleeping option, they selection of futons that is now available today features enough style that they are often added to homes for their ability to actually contribute to the interior design scheme of someone's home as opposed to simply providing a cheap sleeping option for college students or a simple bedding option for any house guests you might have.
During the 1990's however cheap import futon frames made from hollow tubular steel were introduced into the American retail market. These came with imported mattresses that were constructed to be no more than 5\" to 6\" thick and contained ground up textile or fabric scrap. Various colored outer coverings that were not removable were tufted around the mattress materials making these difficult to clean. They retailed very cheap and individuals on a budget recognized the futon design from higher end wood models and felt these were indeed bargains since futons had a very good reputation for longevity and quality construction. Unfortunately these black tubular frames would begin to give futons a bad name.
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