Monday, 19 October 2015

A Traditional Futon Mattress from Futon World

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

Innovation Zeal Sofa Bed, an excellent little daybed from Futons247

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:

Innovation Living Sofa Beds at Futons247

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Futon World offer advice on replacement Futon Mattress purchases.

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

Sturdy and simple futon bed frame

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

Cottonsafe - the natural, chemical free, sleeping revolution is growing at Futons247

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.

Due to its hygroscopic nature the wool element of the fabric increases the ability for it to breath allowing good ventilation. This keeps the cover fiber warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The increased ventilation also reduces the growth of bacteria naturally keeping your mattress hygenic.
The anti-static and dust free properties of this combination of natural materials also help increase its hypoallergenic properties allowing for a natural night’s sleep.
If, like us, you are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of what we are surrounding ourselves with in our homes then have a look at CottonSafe products on our website.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Roll up futon mattress gets springy for Spring 2015 from Futons247

Our much loved, much traveled comfy Monk Futon bed rolls have gone and got themselves into the spring of Spring! We can now offer an upgrade on this ever popular product to incorporate a 'mini' spring cage in the middle of the existing layers of lambswool and woolfelt providing a softer sleeping surface.

Traditionally our Monk Futon is used for various sleeping arrangements such as guests and relatives staying over, camper vans and even everyday sleeping for those customers seeking an authentic Oriental style bed roll, for full details link to our website below:

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Futons, Futons, Futons - what's coming for summer 2015 at Futons247

Never one's to let the grass grow under our feet we've decided to add a fresh new look to a couple of our futon frames for the spring and summer of 2015. Adding to our lovely collection of oak framed futons we're now offering a new choice of stylish paint finished frames in black and 'off white' both of which look very contemporary and clean. 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Chemical Free Futon Mattress Toppers from

Chemical Free? How can this be the case with UK fire regulations? Well, fortunately here at Futons247 we are stockists for the excellent CottonSafe fabric which is a blend of organic cotton and wool fibers that is inherently fire retardant in a natural way without the need for chemical back-coating. If you want to find our more about our natural futon mattresses and futon toppers please follow the link below:

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sofa Beds for everyday use? Look no further than Innovations from Denmark at Futons247

Here at Futons247 we've been working with futons and sofa beds since 1995 and over the years one of the most common questions we get asked is "Can I use as Sofa Bed for everyday sitting and sleeping?".

Naturally the answer is "Yes" but, like everything, there are good and bad in the world of sofabeds. The first thing to take into consideration is that you are trying to buy one product to perform two functions so it is fair to say that, on the whole, you will not achieve perfection in either the sit or the sleep and that you should realise that a compromise must be reached.

Of course there are degrees of compromise and thankfully we have the excellent range of Innovation Living Sofa Beds designed in Denmark available for delivery here in the UK. Throughout Europe, the US and, increasingly, Asia, Innovations range of contemporary, high quality, sofa beds are a well established choice for apartment dwellers seeking a sofa that can easily convert into a double sized bed comfy enough to be slept on everyday.

Innovations products offer this by careful and clever design in the open / closing mechanisms and by the extensive use of pocket / serpantine springing in their sitting and sleeping platforms to ensure comfort and durability. There are a wide range of styles, sizes and fabrics available and for full information please follow the link below to our website:

Monday, 23 February 2015

Futons and Sofa Beds for your Attic or Loft Room at Futons247

One of the most common requests we get is for 'flat-packed' futons and sofa beds for customers who are wishing to place extra seating or sleeping arrangements in an attic or loft room. I guess as use of space in houses is becoming increasingly important with many more people working from home, for example, using the space in the roof is a sensible and practical option.

Fortunately most of the futons and sofa beds we offer are delivered in a flat-pack form so are simple to fit into attic rooms even if you have a narrow or 'half-width' type staircase, spiral stairs or a narrow entrance, of course we would always recommend taking the various futon base components upstairs one at a time to make the lifting straightforward.

The two pictures here show two of our models located neatly into customers loft rooms. For full details on our futons and futon mattress choice visit our website by following the link below:

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Natural Futon Mattress - Free from Fire Retardant Chemicals - Futons247

Just an update to keep everyone posted on the progress of our excellent CottonSafe Natural Futon Mattress products. You may be aware by now that in our quest to give our customers choice we can now offer our customers an alternative to the, rather strange and outdated, UK fire regulations. 

If you're concerned about what you are breathing in as you sleep you may wish to steer clear of certain foams and, above all, the chemicals used to spray coat many things in our everyday life, specifically the mattress you are sleeping on! Under UK fire regulations all furnishing items need to pass strict UK fire regulation tests which means 'back coated' chemical treatments. Fortunately we now have available the CottonSafe fabric, a blend of Organic Cotton and Wool quilted onto a layer of pure lambswool which is naturally fire retardant without the need for any chemical additives.

So if you're looking for a healthy sleeping choice visit our website for full details at or feel free to call us to chat about healthy sleeping options.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Putting the Fun back in the Futon.

Having just returned from the IMM furniture show in Germany I'm pleased to see that the Europeans have not lost the 'fun' in futons. This lovely compact chair / bed the 'Buckle Up' converts quickly and easily from a comfy chair to a futon bed perfect for guests.

Sadly we can't get these in the UK yet as the fire regulations prevent furniture coming in from Europe.....I know, daft isn't it!!


Find out more by contacting us at Futons247

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Futon World new website now live for 2015

Futon World are pleased to say that our newly re-styled website is alive and kicking. Having been busy offering futons and futon mattress products online for over 10 years we are happy that our new site offers easy navigation for our customers to discover our range of products. Have a quick look today at