Tuesday, 21 May 2013
What exactly goes into your futon mattress, do you really know? There are many different was of filling a futon from the comfort of lambswools to the flexibility of springs to the plain useless of crumb foam.
If you take the time to watch this posting from our friends at Cambridge Futons you can get some 'inside knowledge' on what you should be looking for inside your futon mattresses.
Of course, whilst the video provides some useful information, your own requirements will vary depending on weather you're futon is to be used as a sofa bed or futon bed and your own personal comfort requirements, so if you've any questions please feel free to contact us here at The Futon Shop.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
I know we are really only interested in futons and the futon industry in general but, here at The Futon Shop, we like to offer our customers a range of products suitable for visiting guests and one of our favorites is the Royal Pocket Sprung folding guest bed manufactured by British company Jay-Be up in Yorkshire.
We've been retailing Jay-Be folding guest beds for many years now and have always found the quality to be excellent with strong frames, comfy 'sprung-slat' support on the sleeping platform and, as the name suggests, a pocket sprung mattress to ensure comfort for your guests.
All Jay-Be beds come with a five year frame guarantee which shows confidence in this UK manufactured product. View the video to see how it works...
Monday, 13 May 2013
Sleep finding ways to get more
Why a bedroom should not be just another family room. Sleep finding ways to get more or enough of it is a broad subject and here's the first in a series of posts that may help.
Most people enjoy a good night’s sleep. There is little doubt “a good kip” is a necessity for putting the anxieties of the day behind you and setting up the body for the events of the following day.
An essential element in getting “proper rest” is the state of your bedroom. The reason society has developed a separate place to sleep is that it’s a unique environment; try not to have too much clutter.
Your bedroom should have curtains or blinds that shut out light completely so morning sun doesn’t wake you too early, something that can easily disturb your sleep particularly in summer months. Good quality curtains help keep noise levels from traffic and disturbances in the street down to a minimum.
Extremes of temperature affect sound sleep so err on the side of coolness if you use central heating. Also, try to find natural bedding, all cotton or silk sheets together with a decent duvet will help peaceful rest. If it’s too warm in your bed, make changes.
When getting ready to sleep a radio is a better option that the stimulating effect of television. If at all possible a computer should be used in a room other than the bedroom. Of all aids to sleep, reading is probably the best.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
These days we seem to have every type of filling for a futon mattress, you name it we've got it; woolfelts, cottons, lambswools, foam, springs...the lot!
Despite all the various options providing different levels of comfort and support it seems some of our customers are looking for a pure and simple traditional futon mattress to provide a firm but supportive sleep. To us a traditional futon is usually being used, laid flat, on a bed frame for everyday sleeping, as opposed to a futon mattress used for a futon sofa bed where the mattress is required to fold. If this is the case we would manufacture the futon mattress using, simply, lambswool and woolfelt layers, the lambswool as the top and bottom layer of the futon and six layers of woolfelt inbetween with an option to substitute the woolfelt futon fillings for a cotton rich filling for a softer / springier feel. This type of traditional futon mattress, although starting its life with a medium feel, will compress down in the traditional way to provide a firm but supportive sleep that has become the preference of the experienced futon bed user.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
I know whats going on behind closed doors!!! Yes, you're all 'at it'...spring cleaning that is!
This is the time of year when, at last, the sun shines through our windows making us want to smarten up our homes and getting us thinking that the old futon mattress is looking a bit tired!
Of course what's really needed here is a lovely new futon and buying one can be a bit of a nightmare with so many different choices and options available so we've published a new page on our website called Buying A Futon Mattress which will help guide you through the process of making your choice.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Just a quickie blog to let you know our lovely new Oak Futons are now in stock. These great quality futon sofa beds are using solid Oak timber for the arms and supporting areas that is free of the finger jointed timber commonly found on budget rubberwood futon sofa beds from certain high street supermarkets and catalogue stores!! The sleeping and sitting platforms are slatted with mature pine timber for strength and good ventilation to support the (Devon made) futon mattress.
The models now available in Oak are the Cavendish Oak 3 Seat Futon the Cavendish Oak 2 Seat Futon the Akino Oak 2 Seat Futon and the Akino Oak 3 Seat Futon and all are in stock for quick delivery.
Friday, 19 April 2013
Glamping? I know you're thinking what has that got to do with Futon Beds? Well, over the last few years we've supplied our Futon Beds and Futon Sofa Beds into some great camping environments. 'Glamping' is the name given to, er, 'posh' camping! This includes Yurts, Bell Tents, Safari Tents and basically any traditional canvass tents which are made lovely and cosy with soft furnishings, often wooden floors and comfy beds or sofabeds.
This lovely glamping site in Snowdonia has used our Osaka Futon Beds in their traditional Bell Tents and, as you can see from the picture, they look great and suit this style of camping perfectly.
For further information on our futon beds follow the links in this posting and, of course, if you fancy a glamping trip in Snowdonia follow the link below: