Faith Booth. Futon. March 31st , 2018.
Most futon frames come in one of two basic configurations, either a bi-fold or tri-fold design. Bi-fold frames are those that only fold a single spot within the mattress support frame, essentially creating two equal halves. Frames that incorporate this type of mattress support are arguably the most common throughout the world. Tri-fold designs, by comparison, utilize two separate hinge points, thereby creating a mattress support with three separate sections. These three section designs are most often used in the construction of \"loungers\" (which resemble a chaise lounge), but they can also be found in the more basic sofa configurations as well. Most reputable furniture retailers will be able to provide you with futons in both of these two base configurations.
One of the pro's of utilizing futon mattresses is that they're cheap and they're compact. They're so versatile as you can sleep on the mattress during the night and during the day time, the mattress can double up as a couch. How's that for practicality and space saving?
After explaining this to people many come to understand the nature of why futons have been given a bad name because of the import black metal futon frame and are open to at least trying out the possibilities of higher-end models. Futon shops or specialty sleep stores carry a wide selection of proven wood futon frames and often have anywhere from half a dozen futon mattresses or more to choose from all made from quality materials.
There are also excellent photographs online to get ideas from. Futons allow you to use fewer pieces of furniture in the home for maximum functionality. They are also better on bad backs than traditional mattress and box spring sets usually are. This is due to the firm mattress being thinner and keeping your spine straighter during the night.
There was a time when cheap futons for sale were regarded as college furniture, and it was nearly a mortal sin to have it at home. But times have changed. Admittedly, there are better more expensive pieces of furniture you could get, but that doesn't mean you disregard futons completely. If anything, they act as a great space saver, giving you a comfortable sleeping place, without taking up all the floor space. You get a sofa and a bed, without having to buy them individually.
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