Saturday, 30 January 2016
One of the commonest requests we get from customers is if we can make futon mattresses to specific and, often, extra large sizes for them. I'm pleased to say that in most cases we are able to accommodate this and help our customers to get the futon mattress to suit their needs.
It is the case though that custom sized futon mattresses need to be entirely prepared by hand as our normal production runs are 'jigged up' for standard UK sizes so the extra use of materials and specifically time will incur increased costs but naturally we try to keep these to a minimum as we always enjoy the challenge of creating a lovely new futon mattress for our customers.
The images in this posting show a 'Super King' sized futon that we recently made for a returning customer, it's one of our Traditional 8 Layer futons for everyday bed use and measured in at 6ft wide by 6ft6ins long. If you would like to discuss your requirements for extra large futons please feel free to contact us through our website, just follow the link below:
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Here at Futons247 we've been lucky enough to work with the lovely sofa beds from Innovation Living in Denmark, we particularly like their simple, practical and stylish design and the quality of their finish, points which we have consistently made in previous blog posts over the last few years.
Anyway to help us work with our customers we now have some models in the Innovation range available from stock for quick delivery throughout the UK. Our popular models include the Recast, Cubed and Splitback sofa beds and the ever popular Zeal daybed. Simply check out our product pages on our website at www.futons247.co.uk or call us on 01752 662030 for full details of availability.
Monday, 19 October 2015
One of the most common questions we get asked is if we offer a 'traditional' style futon mattress. Generally this question is being posed by people who are used to sleeping on a futon mattress and have been doing so for many years.
Generally these people are sleeping on well worn and compressed futons that are filled with, mainly, cotton, wool or most commonly woolfelt, the 'greyish' filling you'll see in most types of traditional futon mattress. This type of futon mattress will generally be providing their owners with a firm but supportive sleep and it's this type of futon 'feel' that we offer with our Traditional 8-Layer futon mattress.
Our traditional 8-layer futon features a top and bottom layer of pure lambswool and, quite simply, 6 layers of woolfelt inbetween. When new and fresh out of the bag this type of futon may feel a little 'squishy' but the design and type of the fillings ensures that, with use, the futon mattress will compress down and firm up. You often find that the compression initially takes place in the area you are sleeping in creating a 'people shaped' dent which, over time, evens up across the futon mattress surface.
The traditional futon mattress can be used on wood slatted bed frames, tatami mats or directly onto a wood or carpeted floor and remains as one of our most popular choices for everyday sleeping. Please feel free to visit our website to contact us for further information and advice.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Daybeds are an interesting product type that is easy to overlook but can often be a great addition to any room where space is limited, most daybeds form a sofa for two and a bed for one and the lovely little Zeal from Innovation Living is exactly that.
The sofa can measure from 150 cm to 200 cm wide depending if both arms are up, down or one up one down, giving plenty of space for two adults to sit, three if you don't mind being a bit 'cosy'!
Comfort is provided by Innovations pocket spring system which is topped with foam and rebound polyester layers for excellent daily comfort and durability, this is all then upholstered in a choice of durable woven fabrics.
Of course the Zeal converts very easily into a single 70 cm width size bed suitable for visitors, napping, reading or simply relaxing.
For full details of the Zeal and other models in the Innovation range follow the link below:
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Here at Futon World we understand that choosing a replacement futon mattress can be a bit confusing, do you choose a 'bi fold' or a 'tri fold' and what does all the talk about 'layers' mean?
Well, our aim is to ensure that you buy the correct futon mattress, for your bed or sofa bed frame, that is going to offer you the comfort and durability you require. Full details of our range of futons can be found on our website by following the link below, we would, however, encourage you to call us to discuss your requirements and we promise not to be 'sales people' our job is to ensure you have a choice of futon mattresses that will do the job you need!
All of our futon mattress products are fully hand made down here in Devon to our own standards and with a choice of natural fillings, we even now have futons that conform to UK fire regulations naturally so no need for fabric treatments. Of course we can delivery our futons throughout the Uk and Ireland, so whatever your requirements are please feel free to get in touch with us at Futon World and we will do our best to help.
Futon Mattress Choice at Futon World
Friday, 3 July 2015
Here at the Futon Shop we've found over the years that many of our customers are looking for simplicity in a bed frame that will fit neatly and compactly on your floor and can be easily moved from room to room or from one home to another without being a DIY genius!
Of course strength in a frame is equally important and this leads me to comment on our blog. I've been 'nosing' around over the last week or so at some of the futon bed frames on offer in 'internet land' and they seem to range from the extravagant oriental styles through to items that look like you'll be lucky to still be using them after 6 months. Anyway, we've come across a tidy little frame called The Roots, a simple traditional 'A' frame futon that can be used as a sofa frame but, in my opinion, is best utilised as a simple lay flat bed frame.
The Roots is manufactured in redwood pine that is FSC Certified, i.e. from managed, sustainable sources in Europe, the slats are neat and strong, the finish is smooth and, although it arrives flat-packed, assembly is very straightforward, all the holes in the right places and neatly fitting together. The Roots also features a supporting central under-rail ensuring that the slats are not flexing in use.
Anyway, the Roots is just one of our range of futon bed frames but certainly worth a look if you're looking for a bed frame at a low cost. Visit our website for full details.
Futon Bed frames at Futons247
Friday, 12 June 2015
I guess if you've found this blog entry then the subject of safe, comfortable sleeping is important to you? Well, here at Futons247 we have been watching the popularity of our CottonSafe natural, chemical free, bed mattresses growing each month.
Our CottonSafe futon bed mattresses pass the UK fire regulations by making use of naturally fire retardant materials, a fabric weave of organic cotton with wool quilted onto a natural lambswool layer meaning no need for any of the standard bedding industry chemical back coating treatment.