Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Futons and Union Street, Plymouth


Over the last few weeks some street art has been springing up around Union Street, where we are based in Plymouth. I love this type of art and think that it really helps to brighten up and add interest to 'eyesores'such as long term empty shops and pubs etc.

Union Street in Plymouth has had its fair share of economic depravation over the last couple of decades but seems to be showing signs of improvement which would be great as there always seems to be a strong and varied community down here.
Anyway follow the link to our Google+ page to see all the photo's.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Low Beds for Loft & Attic Rooms and Mezzanine Bedrooms.


Chatting to one of our customers the other day I realised that they were putting one of our low level futon beds into their recently completed loft conversion. Now this is interesting as I've seen a lot of loft / attic conversions being done around Plymouth recently.

Naturally ceiling height is often an issue in converted roof spaces and a low level bed will help take care of this by not making you sleep uncomfortably close to the roof and, additionally a bed frame with a low height also gives a perspective of taking up less space generally in your room.
Of course the other question we get asked about beds is 'will it fit up the stairs' and, as our futon low beds come in an easy to assemble flat-pack form getting them up (or down) a narrow or 'spiral' type staircase is no problem.
Our beds can be purchased with a selection of futon mattresses or you can use them with other mattress types such as sprung mattresses or foam based mattresses, please feel free to contact us through our website or ask a question on the blog here if there is anything else you would like to know.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Roll Up Futon Mattress, The Monk is now available at Futons247

Just a quick blog to let you know the excellent Monk Roll Up Futon Bed Mattress is now available at Futons247.
These great little futons are perfect for visiting guests and make an easy to carry 'stop over' bed if you're visiting friends or heading off in your camper or tent. Check them out for full details by following the link below:

Futon Mattresses at Futons247

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Strato Sofa Bed at Sale Price from Futons247

Just a quickie! We have the excellent Strato Sofa Bed available in a choice of two fabrics on offer at only £199.00 while stocks last. It's great value for money if you're looking for a spare room sofa bed, just follow the link to Futons247

Replacement Futon Mattress? A good choice at Futons247

I guess if your reading this your maybe looking for a new Futon Mattress to replace your existing one? Well buying a futon mattress can be confusing so here at The Futon Shop we've got a good selection and we're quite happy to chat to you on the phone to discuss your requirements.
Basically the first step is to decide what type of futon mattress you need and I would suggest dividing this into three main areas:


1) Futon Mattresses for bed use - if your intention is to use your futon mattress for everyday sleeping use on a bed frame, tatami matting or on the floor then you need to choose a futon mattress designed specifically for this purpose such as our Traditional 8 Layer Futon Mattress for a firm but supportive feel or our Pocket FutoFlex Futon Mattress for a softer supportive feel.

2) Futon Mattresses for 3 seat futon sofa beds - often referred to as a Bi-Fold Futon Mattress these type of futon mattresses are designed to simply fold along the length to allow them to fit three seat style (or 'bench' style) futon frames in wood or metal. The rule here is to consider how frequently you use the futon, if it's regular use I'd recommend making a choice of a futon mattress with a high density foam core.

3) Futon Mattresses for 2 seat futon sofa beds - such as the traditional pine 'A' frame futons, the classic style we all know and 2 seat style hardwood and metal futon sofa beds. These type of futon mattresses can also be referred to as Tri Fold Futon Mattresses and are designed to be a combination of comfort and flexibility to allow them to fold in the 'semi-S' shape to fit correctly on the futon frame.

Information on all of these futon mattress types can be found at our website or please feel free to call us on 01752 662030.


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Organic and Natural Futon Mattress?

I know I'm always 'banging on' about the subject of organic and natural futon mattresses but this subject is getting more important as time goes by.
The first big question is what is the difference between organic and natural? Well as I understand it a futon mattress with natural fillings and fabrics would mean that the futon is manufactured using materials that are free from artificial interference, i.e. free from man-made fibers and any chemical additives, this is truly what we should be sleeping on.
For a product to be truly organic the fillings and fibers should have a link from the origins and sources of the animals, plants or ground they were grown on or in! Now this is a tall order and I do wonder if any of the people posting that they have 'organic' futons should, in fact, be using the term 'Natural' instead?
Anyway, I think we should all pay more attention to what kind of mattress we are sleeping on and I'm please to say that here at Futons247 we can offer a couple of Natural Futon Mattresses of varying degrees of firmness and filling choice. Check us out.

Natural Futon Mattresses

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Canal Narrowboat gets lovely new futon mattress


We seem to have struck a chord with the narrowboat owners in the city of Bath as we have just delivered another Futon Mattress to a lovely narrowboat on the canal in the city. Futon mattresses are a great option for these type of boats as they can (and we did) be squeezed through a tight doorway. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss options for your boat.