What is a futon?
Futons are Japanese traditional bedding made primarily of cotton and other natural fibers. They were a basic thin mattress and a duvet and were folded up and put away during the day to make more room.
Nowadays, it’s more of a wooden bed frame that folds up into a couch for extra seating and to get the bedding out of the way of guests. The mattress is primarily made of cotton or natural fibers which makes this an excellent choice for asthma sufferers since dust mites cannot reproduce on this kind of material.
Futons are an inexpensive way to add seating to any room with the versatile capacity to be a bed without having to take up so much room. The guys over at BFR think they are excellent for this reason alone. Along with being inexpensive, they are also very easy to maintain. The mattress, in most cases, comes with a cover that is removable and washable which makes cleaning up a breeze. You can also replace covers when the one you have becomes overused or you just decide it’s time for a change.
As for the frame, they range anywhere from wood to metal. Frames are typically lightweight compared to hide-a-bed couches and more inexpensive. Futons do not have springs so that reduces the worry of being poked by springs when the bed has become overused and worn down. Frames can be replaced to change with your style. One of the most popular is the log cabin style futons.
Futon also makes chairs that recline as well. This adds more seating and more room for guests to sleep.
Putting it in your sports room will give the benefit of a spare room without disrupting your man cave or taking it away.
Mattresses come in different thickness for comfort. The polyester blend mattress is the light weight of the mattresses. The thicker the mattress the more comfortable it becomes. The foam and cotton mattresses weigh less, hold their shape and don’t sag. Innerspring mattresses are available to give the comfort of a traditional bed.
If you are still not sure that a futon will work for your sports room, go to the bed stores near you and try out the different kinds of futons and mattresses and see if it would work in your situation. In fact, if you are looking for a comfortable and affordable futon, there are many options to choose from. Measure the room that it will be in and see if you could pull it out into a bed before making the leap. However, most rooms are large enough to house a futon.
Most of all, pick the frame, mattress and cover that best suits your needs and the area in which it will occupy! Happy shopping!