Getting a new queen-size futon can be a better purchasing decision than buying a regular mattress. A futon, which is the most popular mattress in Japan, now has found its place in the heart of American users. In fact, this cotton-filled mattress has become so popular that many people actually prefer buying a futon to buying spring or foam mattress. Here you will read about what a futon actually is and why this mattress becomes very popular in the United States.
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What Is a Futon Mattress?
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Japanese people are known for their efficient use of space, which clearly materializes in the way they organize their bedroom. Instead of having a stationary bed and mattress that will permanently eat up their bedroom’s precious space, they use a foldable cotton-filled mattress called a futon. A futon is used for sleeping at night or whenever needed. In the morning, it will be folded or rolled up and then stored inside a wardrobe (which also uses the space-saving sliding door) or any other types of storage, allowing the bedroom’s space to have various other functions when not used for sleeping.
Modern Grey Low Lying Queen Size Futon With Green Pillow
Japanese futons are generally small, though larger sizes are also available; however, when they are imported to the United States, the variety of sizes that are typical of regular mattresses become a norm for futons as well. Therefore, you can now find a futon with various sizes, including a queen-size futon.
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The way a futon is used also slightly varies in the United States. In Japan, futon is laid on the floor, tatami, or rice-straw mat. Because Americans are not used to sleeping on the floor, a futon is usually laid on wood or metal frame. The flexibility and foldability of a futon allow further expansion of its use.
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What is referred to as a futon in the United States is now a mattress that can be converted into a couch by folding both the mattress and the frame on which it is laid on. If you have a queen-size futon, you will have both a cozy mattress to sleep on and an oversized couch to snug on.
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Why Does a Queen Size Futon Become Popular in the United States?
Why do people in the United States enjoy using a futon—sometimes even more than they enjoy using a regular mattress? Also, why they prefer the queen-size futon to the one with other available sizes? The following are the most commonly given answers for those two questions.
1. The futon is versatile.
A futon is known for its versatility. It can be switched between mattress and couch mode almost effortlessly. Because it is lightweight and because it can be folded, rolled up, and carried to various places much more easily than a regular spring and foam mattress, a futon can be used in various scenarios.
2. The futon is cheap.
Another commonly given rationale for the popularity of futon is its cheap price. A high-quality futon is indeed not cheap; however, compared with a spring or foam mattress, a futon is definitely cheaper.
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3. The futon saves space.
A futon is definitely a space-saving solution for your sleeping and resting needs. A futon can be easily folded and stored when not used. And if you don’t have a couch in your room, you can easily transform your queen-size futon into a couch in no time.
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4. A futon resists bug better than mattress does.
A futon resists bed bug better than a mattress does due to at least two reasons. Firstly, the filling of a futon is so dense that there is almost no room for air—a condition that significantly eliminates the chance of bed bug infestation. Secondly, futon’s filling is encased in layers of cover, which prevent bed bugs from making their nest there. Nevertheless, a futon is not 100% bug-resistant, so make sure that you keep it clean all the time.
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Another advantage of choosing a futon is that it is available in various sizes. Of all sizes available, why should you choose a queen-size futon? Here are the reasons.
1. The queen-size mattress is the standard.
Visit any hotels around the country or take a look at local mattress stores and what you will see there are mostly queen-size beds. 40 percent of all mattresses that are sold in the United States are queen-size mattresses, making them the most popular mattresses that are favored both for home and commercial uses. If you buy a queen-size futon, you buy a standard futon whose accessories are easy to find, especially because accessories for standard products are always the easiest to find.
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2. The queen-size futon is just of the perfect size.
The reason for the popularity of a queen-size futon as well as other queen-size mattresses is that its size is simply perfect. In terms of size, this futon stands between a full-size futon and a king-size futon. In theory, a full-size futon can be used to accommodate two sleepers; however, most people prefer to use it for one sleeper due to its rather limited space.
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A queen-size futon is perfect for accommodating one sleeper, spacious enough for accommodating two sleepers, and even adequate for accommodating more than two sleepers occasionally. Why should you buy the expensive king-size futon or mattress if its queen-size counterpart is satisfying enough for everything?
3. A queen-size futon is simply perfect to be a couch.
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A queen-size futon is excellent not only for a mattress. A futon of this size is also excellent to be a couch. When you convert this futon into a couch, you will have an oversized backrest and seat, which is great for enjoying rest and relaxation. A couch of this size is simply perfect for everything, from watching TV together with your family to enjoying a family gathering.
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There are so many great things that you can enjoy if you have a queen-size futon. Therefore, if you plan to buy a mattress that is versatile, comfortable, and enjoyable to use, think about getting a cozy futon of this size.