Published at Thursday, 18 July 2019. Sleeper Sofas. By Tsuhgi Arai.
There are three main styles of futon frames as well, the bi-fold, tri-fold, and loveseat frame. The bi-fold frame most closely resembles a standard sofa or couch and is constructed of two connected slat racks – the one that is used for sitting and the other that forms the back of the futon or back rest. To change the futon from a "couch" to a "bed" one simply has to pull the back portion down by pulling on the lower portion of the frame. Bi-fold futons use the length of the mattress as the sofa/couch and thus provide the most seating/sitting area. A tri-fold (or A-Frame) futon employs a tri-fold style mattress. The "unused" third portion of the mattress can then be folded under the main seating area when used as a couch or hung over the back rest portion of the futon when used as a couch. Tri-fold futons use the width portion of the mattress for "couch sitting" so there is essentially less sitting space although they still can provide ample double or queen-size sleeping surfaces. The loveseat style frame is made for a two-piece type futon mattress for twin or double bed-sized futons. The loveseat style frame is like the tri-fold frame in that the width of the mattress is used for the sofa seating area and again, is superb for smaller spaces.
For sitting, the size of a full sized sleeper is between a sofa and a love seat, rather like an apartment sofa, so it is still a good option for smaller spaces and apartments. You will find that a full-size sleeper is generally about 72 inches wide, and approximately about 90 inches long when fully opened.
Ease of Use. Obviously, your sleeper sofa is going to be rather heavy. The size determines just how heavy it will be. It is a good idea to pick a spot in your home, have the sofa delivered, and then leave it there. Moving it around will take two to three people (or more). Additionally, you should be able to pull out and push in the sleeper section with one hand.
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