Published at Friday, 11 October 2019. Sleeper Sofas. By Beatrice Genova.
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.
Second, remember that you get what you pay for. Most of us have budgets, but look for value rather than the lowest price in a sofa bed. Check out the sturdiness and motion of the folding bed frame. Is it hidden beneath the seat, which could mean a firmer seating surface, or is it hidden in the back of the sofa bed, which may allow for more seating comfort and linen storage beneath. Does the frame require the mattress to be in two pieces, or have a valley in the middle, like a futon or click-clack sofa? Also, make sure there is a good warranty.
Another big advantage of a futon as compared to a day bed is that if placed in a living room or den, a futon certainly looks the part of a couch or sofa more than a day bed due to its construction and style. Additionally, it is a cost-effective choice/option, typically falling on the lower end of the price scale when compared to both sleeper sofas and day beds. Part of the reason for its value and inexpensive price point lies in its simple but sophisticated construction.
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