Do I need to flip or rotate my mattress?

If you have an older mattress, you should be used to flipping or rotating your mattress to avoid uncomfortable body impressions. The days of flipping your mattress are slowly coming to an end, thanks to new technology and innovation in mattress construction. But don’t be fooled, these new and improved mattresses may be “no-flip”, but they still need to be rotated to prolong the lifespan. New mattresses should be rotated, on average, every 3 months. But use your best judgment and if you feel a bit of a sag or can see one with the naked eye, it might be best to rotate your mattress more often.

Cotton needs to be rotated quarterly. When a mattress is new it should be rotated every time you change your sheets for the first 3 months than quarterly after that.

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No Flip Mattresses

The days of flipping your mattress are slowly coming to an end, thanks to new technology and innovation in mattress construction.

Check out this great list of no flip mattresses.

Organic Mattresses

Natural – Tempurpedic Memory Foam Futon Mattress

Natural Plus – Organic Futon Mattress with Latex

Latex Mattresses

Heaven Natural Latex Mattress

Soy Memory Foam Mattresses

Soft Viscose – Soybean Memory Foam on top of 733 Pocket coils + Virgin Wool

Viscose Supreme

Gel Soy Memory Foam Mattresses

Lucid Snow Organic Cotton Gel Futon

Heavenly Glacier Gel Memory Foam

Divine Ice Gel Memory Foam Bed – Includes Organic Mattress Protector

Cool Rest Comfortable Gel Futon Mattress

Healthy Rest Visco Gel Memory Foam Futon Mattress

Phiten Mattresses

Phiten Comfort Futon Mattress

Phiten Clarity Futon Mattress

Phiten Body Futon Mattress

Phiten Soul Futon Mattress

Phiten Mind Futon Performance Mattress

Phiten Essence Futon Firm Mattress

 

Air Circulation – Will My Mattress Get Moldy?

AIR CIRCULATION

All mattresses should be kept on a slatted frame or foundation. Slatted frames and foundations allow for proper ventilation, creating air flow underneath the mattress, evaporating moisture, and avoiding condensation.

The average person loses about a pint of moisture a night. Our bodies warm up our beds, but solid surfaces, such as floors or solid plywood do not warm up at the same rate, which results in accumulation of condensation that cannot fully dry out. This not only leads to compaction, shortening the life of your mattress, but to the possible growth of mold and mildew.

A futon mattress or any mattress can mold if it gets no air circulation. You must not use your mattress on the floor or on a solid piece of wood. The moisture from your body and air gets absorbed into the top of the mattress and it cannot be released than it will stay in the cotton as cotton absorbs moisture and could mold. That is why we offer futon and platform beds with slats.

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Futon Mattresses

These mattresses have been specifically designed for use on a sofa bed frame and are not recommended for every night sleep

These mattresses are for futons only. They are intended to by used on futons as separate seating areas. They goal of these mattresses is to provide look and comfort while not breaking the bank.

Organic Mattresses

Organic Latex and Cotton Mattress

Harmony – Firm Soy Foam and Organic Cotton Mattress

Organic Cotton Mattress

Natural Rest – Soy Foam and Organic Cotton Futon

Spring Mattresses

Stratus Innerspring Mattress

Cotton Mattresses

Lotus Cotton Futon

Ramses 3 Eco-Friendly Cotton Futon Mattress

Isis – Cotton Futon Mattress with Soybean Foam Core

Wool Mattresses

Orthosupport Wool Mattress

Tranquility Wool Futon Mattress

Soy Foam Mattresses

Merlin Foam Futon Cushion

Spacely – Soft Soy-based Foam Futon Mattress with Wool/Cotton

Phiten Mattresses

Phiten Flow Futon Mattress

Phiten Being Futon Sofa Mattress

 

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Sofa Bed Mattresses

These Mattresses have been specifically designed for use on both platform bed frames and futon sofa beds

These mattresses can be used on a futon frame or platform bed frame interchangeably. Most of the mattresses made by The Futon Shop are designed this way.

Organic Mattresses

EcoPure All Natural Organic Latex and Wool Futon Bed Mattress

Comfort Rest Organic Latex Mattress

Pure Comfort – Wool and Organic Cotton Mattress

Tranquility2 Natural Wool Futon Bed Mattress

Natural – Tempurpedic Memory Foam Futon Mattress

Natural Plus – Organic Futon Mattress with Latex

Perfect Comfort

Teddy Bear 8 inch Natural Wool Mattress

Spring Mattresses

Support Plus Spring Mattress- 733 4 in. Coils, Soy Foam & Cotton, Soybean Foam Core

Relaxer Plus Spring Futon Mattress – 4 in. Innersprings Soy Foam Wool and Cotton

Wool Mattresses

Back Care Plus Wool Futon – Extra Virgin Wool, Natural Long Staple Cotton, Extra-Firm Soybean Foam Core

Eternity Wool Futon Mattress – Chemical-Free Extra Firm Latex

Latex Mattresses

Heaven Natural Latex Mattress

Cozy Comfort Natural Organic Latex and Spring Futon Bed Mattress

Soy Memory Foam Mattresses

Viscose Classic Memory Foam Futon

Viscose Deluxe Memory Foam Futon Mattress

Soft Viscose – Soybean Memory Foam on top of 733 Pocket coils + Virgin Wool

Mattress Toppers

Phiten Empower Mattress Wool Topper

Phiten Renew Mattress Latex Topper

Phiten Find Latex Mattress Topper

Viscose Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Teddy Bear 5 inch Wool Bed Topper

Teddy Bear 3 inch Wool Mattress Toppers

Teddy Bear 2 inch Wool Mattress Topper

Serenity Natural Latex Mattress Topper

Gel Soy Memory Foam Mattresses

Liquid Sky Gel Mattress – Gel Memory Foam Mattress made from Soybeans Eco-friendy

Lucid Snow Organic Cotton Gel Futon

Divine Ice Gel Memory Foam Bed – Includes Organic Mattress Protector

Cool Rest Comfortable Gel Futon Mattress

Healthy Rest Visco Gel Memory Foam Futon Mattress

Soy Foam Mattresses

New Relaxer – Rated The Best Foam Mattress

Crown Contour Foam Futon Mattress – Special 2-sided Futon Mattress

Phiten Mattresses

Phiten Flow 2 Futon Mattress

Phiten Soul Futon Mattress

Latex Bed – Phiten Life Futon Mattress

Phiten Clarity Futon Mattress

Phiten Essence Futon Firm Mattress

Phiten Body Futon Mattress

Phiten Comfort Futon Mattress

Phiten Mind Futon Performance Mattress

 

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Platform Bed Mattresses

These Mattresses have been specifically designed for every night sleep on a platform bed frame for maximum comfort and will not bend on a futon sofa bed

These mattresses are designed to be used on platform bed frames as typical mattresses. They ether are to heavy to be used on a futon or have a large slab of soy foam or latex so they will not bend as easily.

Organic Mattresses

Serenity Plus Organic Latex Wool and Cotton Mattress – Premier Selection

Spring Mattresses

Support Max Futon Cushion

Latex Mattresses

Serenity Latex Futon Mattress – Eco-friendly

Soy Memory Foam Mattresses

Viscose Supreme

Gel Soy Memory Foam Mattresses

Heavenly Glacier Gel Memory Foam

 

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Will my mattress work as a Sofa or a Bed?

One of the most common question I see involving futons is. What is the mattress quality? If you had experience with a futon when you were younger odds are it was your typical cheaply made overseas metal frame and low grade cotton mattress. The cotton would shift in these mattresses and cause horrible lumps in the mattresses.

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The Futon Shop makes futon mattresses with organic ingredients like cotton, wool, and latex. They also use green alternatives to common ingredients like soy foam, soy memory foam, gel soy memory foam, and recycled steel coils. With that being said the combinations of these ingredients comprise over 40 mattresses that The Futon Shop currently sells. If you don’t find one you like you can also get any combination of ingredients in your own custom mattress. All their mattresses are made in the United States in San Francisco California at their manufacturing plant. They all meet the current american standards to guarantee organic quality for their organic ingredients and they are a leader in the farm to bedroom movement spreading throughout the furniture industry.

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Click to read more about custom mattresses.

The Futon Shop also is one of the largest retailers of platform beds in the United States. They manufacture a good portion of their mattresses specifically to be used for sleeping and not sitting.

So I have put together this handy guide to go over 3 types of use intended for the mattresses offered by The Futon Shop.

3 Types of Use

1. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for every night sleep on a platform bed frame for maximum comfort and will not bend on a futon sofa bed

These mattresses are designed to be used on platform bed frames as typical mattresses. They ether are to heavy to be used on a futon or have a large slab of soy foam or latex so they will not bend as easily.

Click to see The Futon Shop’s selection of Platform Bed Mattresses.

2. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for use on both platform bed frames and futon sofa beds

These mattresses can be used on a futon frame or platform bed frame interchangeably. Most of the mattresses made by The Futon Shop are designed this way.

Click to see The Futon Shop’s selection of Sofa Bed Mattresses.

3. Mattresses that have been specifically designed for use on a sofa bed frame and are not recommended for every night sleep

These mattresses are for futons only. They are intended to by used on futons as separate seating areas. They goal of these mattresses is to provide look and comfort while not breaking the bank.

Click to see The Futon Shop’s selection of Futon Mattresses.