Wednesday, 20 September 2017
One of the questions we regularly get asked by our customers is "do you have a traditional futon bed roll that can be used everyday?"
Well, our popular Monk Futon has been used in this way by some customers over the last 10 years or so but now we've also developed our Nomad Futon Bed Roll, a traditional style roll up futon mattress with a firm feel. The Nomad is based around a central core of Cocoloc, this is a natural filling consisting of coconut fibres that are given structure and elasticity by way of a natural latex (from rubberwood trees) spray to bond them together, this provides a firm but flexible and well ventilated basis for the bed roll.
We then offer a choice of surrounding fillings, two different grades of pure wools combined with either traditional futon felt for a firm feel or a warm and softer feel of fine wool, blended with a small amount of polyester to bond the wool fibres together.
You can use the Nomad unrolled directly on to your floor and then simply roll it up during the day and secure with the two Velcro fasten straps that come with it.
The Nomad is available in a standard double bed size of 137 cm / 4ft6ins by 190 cm / 6ft3ins in a choice of three cotton drill fabrics, all traditionally tufted through
with felt mattress tufts.
You can find full details of the Nomad by visiting our website following the link below.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
We were recently lucky enough to visit a lovely fully refurbished cottage down in Cornwall as it's owners chose a futon sofa bed for the guest room and our popular Osaka Low Beds with pocket sprung futon mattresses for the bedrooms in the attic, all made down here in the South West of England.
The Osaka beds are just perfect for a loft location as their low height ensures they fit neatly into the sloping ceilings of the converted attic and, naturally, they arrive nicely flat-packed ensuring that there are no issues with access to the rooms. Our customers chose our Pocket FutoFlex futon mattresses for these beds which provide good support with a medium firmness through the fillings of lambswool, woolfelt and a mini pocket spring unit in the middle of the futon, great comfort for them and their guests.
If you want to know more about the flexibility of futon beds for rooms where space is at a premium follow the link to our Futon Beds section on our website.
Friday, 27 January 2017
Here at the Futon Shop we love to see these little gems when we are out and about delivering.........
The futon base pictured here is a Boston, manufactured in rubberwood, that we sold to our customer back in 1997 / 98, almost 20 years ago!
Back in those days the quality of rubberwood frames was exceptional (sadly not so today!) with each component part being a solid cut of timber, not a fingerjoint in sight! It's a testament to the quality of materials, construction and the care our customer has taken of this futon that, after all this time, it is still alive and kicking in their living room, all we were doing was replacing the futon mattress.
I guess this is a good example of why it pays to spend a little more to move onwards and upwards from the cheap 'catalogue' type futons and go for something from a specialist store....like us of course!!
Hopefully we'll be back in 2037 delivering a new mattress to these lovely people.......
Monday, 16 January 2017
Indeed this blog post really has nothing to do with futons except that many of our customers over the years are often 'outdoor activity' types (us included) so we thought you'd like to follow the fortunes of these three young chaps in their quest to explore their locality in Devon and help to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness, you can follow their exploits on Facebook and through their blog, just follow these links:
Monday, 29 February 2016
A large part of our business here at Futon World is the replacement of customers old futons with a nice comfy new futon mattress and we are happy to offer a great selection which, we hope, covers most aspects of our customers requirements.
Often customers are looking for a futon to replace the worn out one on their sofa bed frame, this can be a 'tri-fold' futon mattress, designed to fit neatly on single size or two seater wood and metal framed sofa beds or a 'bi-fold' futon mattress, designed to fit on the three seat, or 'bench' style, futon sofa bed bases, again wood or metal.
In addition to replacement sofa bed futon mattresses we offer a range that are specifically aimed at everyday bed use, such as our Traditional 8 Layer Futon Mattress which, as the name suggests, uses a tried and tested lambswool and woolfelt filling in a traditional way to create a firm but supportive futon feel. We also have everyday futon mattresses using Natural Latex, Coir Matting and Pocket Spring filling selections, as choosing a futon mattress can be a complex business we would recommend that you contact us through our website for a chat to discuss your requirements, just follow the link below:
Thursday, 25 February 2016
The lovely new range of fabrics, called the 'Tibetan' range is now available at Futons247 on our choice of futon sofa beds and mattresses.
The Tibetan range is soft to touch with a textured weave and is both tough and durable. Available in a range of soft natural tones, follow the link below to our website:
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
we've noticed over time that our blog postings on the suitability of a futon mattress as an everyday use bed are the most frequently read postings, this seems to be inline with the increase in customers purchasing a futon mattress for that exact use.
I guess people often tend to think of the futon as being a simple guest bed for the spare room or a traditional, Japanese style, roll up bed mattress which, of course, they can be, but additionally there are many different types of futon mattress for all uses.
It is the case that mattress comfort can be a matter of personal taste and we often find that one customers definition of comfort is another customers dis-comfort and for that reason we would always suggest that, unless you know your specific requirements in a futon mattress, you should take a few minutes to have a chat with us here at the Futon Shop. We use a variety of filling types for our futon mattresses including traditional woolfelts, lambs wool layers, 'bouncy' polyesters, tough and firm Cocoloc (coir matting), natural latex and even mini pocket spring cages all of which can be combined into the mattress in a way to suit the requirements of our customers and we are always happy to discuss the options with you.
If you have a spare five minutes why not follow the link to read about our Traditional 8 Layer Futon Mattress or our full range of Futon Mattress Products and, the subject of increased discussion with our customers, the availability of mattresses that are free from fire retardant chemicals, the Cottonsafe Chemical Free Futon Mattress Choice. Whatever your futon mattress requirements are we have many years of experience in helping our customers find the correct futon for their purpose so please feel free to contact us any time for assistance.