What Exactly Is A Futon Bed?

The Divano Roma Modern Plush Tufted Linen Fabric Splitback Futon is available from Amazon

The word futon comes from the English spelling for a Japanese-style bed known as a “shikibuton,” or floor mat. The classic Futon sits straight on the floor though there are now many designs of the bi-fold that have legs The first futon introduced into American culture was constructed of a simple cotton mattress that could be placed directly on the floor and easily folded to save space.

Since then, in the American bedding industry, futons have evolved to a dual-purpose seating and bedding product that offers an alternative to the traditional sofa bed.

Futons are not fireproof. Today’s version of the futon usually has a frame, cover, and mattress that may contain cotton batting, synthetic batting or polyurethane foam padding materials that may catch fire if touched by a cigarette, match, lighter, or other open flame.

The mechanisms of the frames are divided into two types, the bi-fold and the tri-fold. The mattress needs only to be folded once with the bi-fold whereas it needs to be folded three times with the tri-fold Futon quality mattress is durable, beautiful and very versatile when decorating any room. There are no better mattresses available for comfort and durability then modern futon mattresses.

When choosing a Futon: consider the quality of the frames, making sure it appears sturdy and is made of good materials. Choose the mattress carefully according to whether it is generally to be used as a sleeper or a sofa.

  • Eco-Friendly Furnishings
    Futon frame features straight clean lines and solid cedar construction which ensures years of carefree useWeathers to silvery gray if untreatedConverts from sofa to bedFits full sized matressResistant to weather damage, decay, and insectsFor indoor/outdoor useSome assembly requiredDimensions: 33"H x 32"W x 83"DMaterial (s) : cedar wood/metal
    $623.74  from Walmart US
  • Safavieh
    Having guests is a breeze with this amazing Safavieh Soho foldable futon bed. Tufted design 36.61"H x 77.1"W x 33.07"D 17.73-in. seat height Weight capacity: 300 lbs. Frame: metal, wood Upholstery: linen Fill: foam Assembly required Wipe clean Imported Model no. LVS2000A Size: One Size. Color: Orange. Gender: Unisex.
    $751.99  from Kohl's
  • Safavieh
    Having guests is a breeze with this amazing Safavieh Soho foldable futon bed. Tufted design 36.61"H x 77.1"W x 33.07"D 17.73-in. seat height Weight capacity: 300 lbs. Frame: metal, wood Upholstery: linen Fill: foam Assembly required Wipe clean Imported Model no. LVS2000A Size: One Size. Color: Navy. Gender: Unisex.
    $751.99  from Kohl's
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    It's a great piece for any home use, this design click clack futon sofa bed is a completely modern style that unfolds to reveal the double standard of size and coordinates with any decor.
    $69.95  from Curacao
  • Coaster Furniture
    Whether you are seeking space saving features or simply fun and attractive designs for your child's bedroom, the Bunks collection will have what you are looking for. Constructed from either solid hardwoods or metal, each bunk bed and loft bed has unique characteristics. Further, full length guard rails provide security, while convenient coordinating ladders offer easy access to top bunks. With a variety of styles to choose from, pick the perfect look for your child's individual space and style. The Bunks collection is a great option if you are looking for Casual furniture in the Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Arizona area. Establish a room for your child that is inviting and charming with the twin over futon bunk bed. The top twin bunk features full length guard rails for safety and built-in side ladders for convenient access. Below, the futon offers a comfortable place to read favorite books, or fold it back and create an additional bed during sleep overs. The clean metal designs in silver compose a casual contemporary look that will blend with almost any decor. Weight limit for top bunk is 150 lbs and bottom bunk weight limit is 200 lbs.Twin Over Full Futon Safety rails LaddersCountry of origin: China Depth: 80 Finish: Silver Height: 72 Room: Bedroom Style: Contemporary Weight: 185.46 Width: 43-3 8
    $540.65  from HomeClick
  • Fashion Bed Group
    -The Saturn Futon features an almost indestructible, industrial metal frame that can travel anywhere. Fashioned with arched arms and a sturdy back, the Saturn makes a world of difference in terms of comfort and durability. It makes a fashion statement on its own. Finished in a protective armor of pure Black, the Saturn finish brings to mind the blackness of outer space. The smooth, cool touch of the metal adds the perfect texture when you use the Saturn as either a couch or bed. -Wipe with a clean, damp cloth Fashion Bed Group - B49464
    $236.95  from Bellacor
  • Fashion Bed Group
    8 inch thickness. Innerspring mattress. Designed for the Fashion Bed Group Futon line.
    $188.99  from Willygoat Home & Outdoor
  • Fashion Bed Group
    8 inch thickness. Cotton with foam core. Designed for the Fashion Bed Group Futon line.
    $164.99  from Willygoat Home & Outdoor
  • Fashion Bed
    Fashion Bed - Futons - B49464 - Featuring arched arms and a sturdy back, the Saturn makes a world of difference in terms of comfort and durability and is the perfect space-saving solution for modern homes. The strong black frame easily adjusts from a full bed to a comfy couch, making this futon a great, convenient piece for studio apartments, living rooms and guest/bonus rooms. It is sure to enhance any home with simple style and practicality. Black finish ; Available in Full size ; Urban industrial style ; Easily converts from couch to Full sizebed ; Durable metal construction ; Assembly required . Specifications: Dimensions: 34 H x 78.88 W x 38 D ; Weight: 64 lbs .
    $127.94  from Cymax
  • Fashion Bed Group
    Black Finish.
    $134.99  from Willygoat Home & Outdoor
  • Fashion Bed Group
    The Saturn Futon features an almost indestructible, industrial metal frame that can travel anywhere. Fashioned with arched arms and a sturdy back, the Saturn makes a world of difference in terms of comfort and durability. It makes a fashion statement on its own. Finished in a protective armor of pure Black, the Saturn finish brings to mind the blackness of outer space. The smooth, cool touch of the metal adds the perfect texture when you use the Saturn as either a couch or bed.Contemporary styling Industrial metal frame that is almost indestructible Fashioned with arched arms and a sturdy back Mattress and cover sold separately Wipe with a clean, damp cloth 2 Year Manufacturers WarrantyApplication: Residential Arm Style: Armless Back Style: Tight Back Collection: Saturn Depth: 38 Features: Storage Finish: Black Frame Color: Metal Height: 34 Print: Solid Seat Style: Tight Seat Skirt Style: No Skirt Style: Contemporary Type: Sofa Upholstery: Leather Weight: 62 Width: 78-7 8The price is for Saturn Black Futon only
    $229.00  from HomeClick
  • Hollywood Home
    Fun with function this updated style loft bed includes spacious workstation The complete set comes in a black matte finish and is versatile with a great contemporary look
    $658.00  from Walmart US