FULI Japanese Floor Mattress is a high-quality futon. It has a total of 3 layers even though it is relatively thin mattress. The first layer is 100% cotton, and it is the layer on which you lie. Cotton is soft, wicks moisture away, and is quite durable. The next layer is polyester, which is there to provide you with softness. And finally, the core is made of polyurethane for good support and pressure relief.
So when you buy this futon you don't have to decide between polyester and foam, you get both. Since it is easily rollable, it will only take you a few seconds every night to prepare it for sleeping, and then to store it in the morning. Practically the only downside is the maintenance because it is not machine washable or tumble dryer friendly, but you need a futon dryer.
Most likely this mattress would not be suitable for everyday sleeping, especially for heavyweight sleepers. But for lightweight sleepers and guest rooms it is perfect. It is best budget futon mattress. Dreamland mattress is very comfortable, especially for those who like a softer sleep surface. Support is satisfactory, particularly considering other features. Breathability is good, even hot sleepers find it cooling enough.
It is made in the UK, it is double-sided and comes with a 1-year warranty, so although the durability is somewhat questionable, it should last long enough to justify the money spent. The manufacturer plants a tree with every order, to offset CO2 footprint which is huge sustainability plus for this product.
Inofia is a well-known British mattress manufacturer. They are mostly focused on memory foam and hybrid mattresses, but they also have two folding mattresses in their offer. When we tested it, we were surprised how comfortable it is for a mattress of this type. High-density foam forms a 6 cm thick support layer, while the comfort layer is 4 cm thick and is made of softer foam.
Bamboo cover is breathable and temperature regulating. It is removable and machine washable for easy maintenance. The non-slip bottom guarantees that it will be stable when you sleep on the floor. Kudos to Inofia for giving 5-year warranty and 100-night. Both are above industry standard for futons and foldable mattresses.
This tri-fold mattress is highly supportive. Foam is firmer, but overall it is medium firm mattress. It is certainly great for tents and similar places, but it is also a great option for a guest room, and even for a bedroom if you have very little space. College students often use it in dorm rooms. Breathability is excellent for a memory foam product.
Of course, the breathability of memory foam can never be perfect, but even the hot sleepers from our test team were satisfied. Off-gassing will disappear quickly, and the foam is CertiPUR-US certified. It would be good if the warranty is included in the price, but you have to pay an additional fee for it.
If you rarely need a futon or folding mattress, so you don't want to spend a lot of money, but want something ultra-affordable yet comfortable, our recommendation is the Badenia Bettcomfort Invited Mattress. This all-foam mattress is comfortable, supportive, and pressure relieving.
Of course, it is not intended for prolonged use or it will lose all these features quickly. Use it for a camping trip or a similar situation. Then remove the cover and wash it in the washing machine at 40 degrees C. After returning the cover on the mattress, it will be ready for the next trip.
Foam and polyester are by far the two most common types of futon mattresses. Unlike regular mattresses, futon ones are rarely available as innerspring or hybrid versions. Several innerspring futon mattresses and hybrid models are very expensive and value for money is not very good.
Memory foam has been the most popular material in the sleep industry since the early 90s. It is completely understandable when we know all its features. You will find different types of foam when looking for the perfect futon mattress. You can buy a high-density one that is firmer and more durable, as well as softer memory foam, better for pressure relief. Bi-fold and tri-fold models are mostly available. Neither is superior, but the choice depends on your needs and preferences. Futon foam mattresses should last at least 5 years, possibly longer.
Polyester futon mattress is traditional Japanese style of bedding, unlike foam one which is more western-style futon. The polyester mattress is soft and plush, so it is very comfortable. It is also more affordable, making it an excellent choice for a guest room. However, if you plan to sleep on it constantly, then it is advisable to consider buying a foam mattress because polyester futon is not that durable and tends to flatten in a short period of time.
Apart from the material, the following are features that you should also consider when buying a futon mattress.
Size is one of the basic characteristics that must be taken into consideration. Most futon mattresses are not available in as many different sizes as regular mattresses. If you are going to put a futon on the frame then you need to buy a matching size. You don't have to buy futon frame, just about any frame is fine or even sofa bed. Otherwise, if you plan to use it on the floor, the size does not play such an important role.
Good night's sleep is essential for every person. You cannot be rested, full of energy, and healthy if you sleep only a few hours, wake up often, or fall asleep only around 2 AM.And to be able to achieve a restful sleep, it is necessary to be comfortable. The mattress and pillow are responsible for both comfort and a poor night's sleep.
What you should keep in mind is that comfort is individual. Different sleep positions need different firmness, support, and pressure relief. So if you are buying a futon mattress for yourself, pay attention to all these features. If you are buying for guests, then it is impossible to fit every guest, but it is not so important because they will sleep there for a night or two.
The average thickness of a futon mattress is between 8 and 20 centimeters. As we already said in the introduction, the thickness is somewhere between a topper and a regular mattress. Of course, there are exceptions.
Thicker futon mattresses are usually more comfortable, but for example, a 10 cm foam one can be more comfortable than a 15 cm polyester one. That's why it's best if you can try it before you decide if you want to keep it.
Those who have a higher BMI should pay special attention to thickness because a thin futon mattress cannot be suitable for a heavyweight sleeper.
The frame has a big impact even on a performance of 30 cm thick hybrid mattress, and in the case of a thinner futon mattress frame is of utmost importance. When you find frames of suitable size, then check other characteristics.
Frames made of solid wood are durable and stable, so if you intend to use the mattress for years, then we advise you to buy such a frame. On the other hand, you don't have to spend a significant amount of money for a guest room, rather you can buy a frame made of softwood or plywood.
Let’s recap the main tips for buying a futon mattress. This includes the choice of material, thickness, and other features that should be complementary to both your preferences and purpose.
We have a few additional tips regarding the use of the traditional Japanese futon mattress now popular worldwide. Be careful how you roll it and then where you put it. If you put it somewhere where there is no ventilation and where dump is present, you risk completely ruining it. Dust mites and other allergens, as well as bed bugs, can also occur.
Rent in big cities is high as ever. That's why every square meter is of great importance. People are constantly trying to save space in different ways, and a futon mattress is certainly helpful. That is not the only advantage of owning one.
Even if you have a large house with a guest room, there is no need to block it with bulky furniture and a mattress that you cannot move. Use a futon mattress to both provide your guests with a comfortable sleepover and to make a multifunctional space.
You should clean it following manufacturer’s care instructions.
Placing a futon mattress on a high-quality bed frame can significantly increase comfort.
In theory, you can use both mattress topper and futon together, but that is not very practical solution.
Thickness depends on needs, preferences, and mattress characteristics, but 15 cm is considered a good thickness.