Bendable Mattresses – Futons vs. Platform Beds

Bendable Mattresses – Futons vs. Platform Beds


 

platform bed

platform bed

Platform Bed Mattresses

Made for every day sleep. Made of high quality ingredients. Sometimes they use large blocks of high density foam 6 inches or bigger. These large blocks of foam do not bend in a proper way to be used on a futon frame. As well as being constructed from different materials these mattresses also tend to be a lot heavier due to the weight of these ingredients. The weight of some of these mattresses might make it impractical for use on a futon frame.

futon

futon

Futon Frame Mattresses

These mattresses can be constructed for every night sleep and if that is the case you want the upmost quality in a mattress but most typically they are purchased to be put on futon frames for use in guest rooms, home offices, or secondary seating areas. Where they will be used sparingly. With that being the case most typically people search for inexpensive solutions still made from high quality ingredients. Bottom line on a futon frame there are mattresses specifically designed to be used on futon frame and these can ether be made for every day sleep or occasional use. When buying a futon frame first figure out the way you intend to use it then do some research to find a mattress that will fit all your needs.

Farm to Bedroom

Farm to Futon

Farm to Futon

Farm to Bedroom

Farm to Bedroom is the newest concept in organic and local offerings in the wool mattresses and organic mattresses business. Never before has this concept been adopted by a company looking to make an impact in the health and well being of its consumers. The Futon Shop from San Francisco has made this their mission.

Farm-to-table (or farm-to-fork) refers to food safety and the stages of production in food harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sales, and consumption.

What is Farm-to-bedroom?

Farm-to-bedroom refers to a movement concerned with producing home furnishing and mattresses from organic materials locally harvested, naturally processed, and chemical free. Farm-to-bedroom is also associated with organic farming initiatives and sustainable agriculture in which the very furniture, sofa beds and mattresses you use is manufactured using these natural resources. This takes place in The Futon Shop’s manufacturing plant located in San Francisco and distributed to their 11 california futon shop locations throughout the state. The Futon Shop is a vertically integrated retailer that manufacturers 33 organic and green mattresses from start to finish. The company dates back to 1976 led by Suzanne Diamond and her team of specialists dedicated to producing eco friendly furniture and bedding.

What does this mean for the consumer?

Today it is not only “you are what you eat,” but “you are where you sleep” or in other words “you are where you live.” Farm-to-bedroom brings locally made, natural and healthy furniture into America’s homes. In today’s fast paced world the bedroom is often overlooked although more time is spent in bed then on any other piece of furniture in a home.

How does Farm-to-bedroom work?

Here are some examples of how farm-to bedroom works. Farmers in the southwest herd sheep, and shear the wool in the spring. Sheep are harvested for wool not meat and the wool is harvested year after year. This wool is purchased by The Futon Shop in San Francisco. This natural wool is then felted into bats and layered into their Organic virgin wool mattress collection. Organic cotton is harvested in cotton cooperatives and then brokered by The Futon Shop for use in their organic mattress collections. Farm-to-bedroom by The Futon Shop offers consumers a back to basic alternative that is chemically free, naturally healthy and offers comfort as well as long term health benefits. The vibratory nature of our existence and surroundings shapes who we are on a subconscious level. A more natural existence will not only contribute to a healthy lifestyle but a more pleasant mental state. Farm-to-bedroom can cause a ripple effect that will translate to a healthier and more peaceful society while supporting the local eco system. The Futon Shop hopes to spark this movement with their mattress collections designed for sofa beds and platform bed frames.

The home should not be a chemically produced separation from the natural habitat but rather an extension of the natural surroundings. There is no reason that you can’t live in style and feel good about your eco footprint.

Organically yours, The Futon Shop

Tufted vs. Untufted

Tufted vs. Untufted

The reason that mattresses are tufted Like buttons is to keep the materials inside from shifting when you sleep. If it’s not tufted any movement on the mattress could shift the contents inside or other ingredients will move back-and-forth with your body and you’ll get lumps in your mattress. Some mattresses that do not have cotton or wool in them at all, like a Tempur-pedic mattress are not tufted. Typical ingredients that require tufting are cotton and wool. Other ingredients like latex and memory foam do not require tufting.

Click if your looking for some great tufted cotton mattresses.

Click if your looking for some great tufted wool mattresses.

If your looking for a great non tufted mattress try the viscose supreme or Heavenly glacier by The Futon Shop. They are the perfect solution to going organic but still getting that Tempur-pedic feel.

Click if you want to watch a great video on mattress manufacturing and the tufting process.

Box Springs and Platform Beds

platform bed

platform bed

Box Springs and Platform Beds

Do you need box springs for a platform bed? The answer simply is NO.

A platform bed, also known as a cabin bed, is a bed the base of which consists of a raised, level, usually rectangular horizontal solid frame, often with a section consisting of rows of flexible wooden slats or latticed structure meant to support just a mattress. This platform provides adequate, flexible support and ventilation for a mattress by itself, eliminating the need for a box-spring or a second mattress as a foundation.

Platform bed mattresses typically have cotton as their main ingredient and they all need slatted bed frames or futon frames. This also applies with no flat wood or use of your futon mattress on the floor. If you do lay your futon mattress on a box spring or the floor, mold will surely occur inside your mattress. Also your futon mattress will get very heavy from moisture not being released, leaving your futon mattress left with moisture soaking in the cotton and breaking your cotton fibers decreasing the lifespan of your mattress.

Mattress Sizes

Mattress Sizes

Product Dimensions Diagram

A wall space (inches) B height (inches) C depth (inches) D extension
(for love seats only)

   TWIN
Size 39 9 75

   TWIN XL
Size 39 9 80

   FULL DOUBLE
Size 54 9 75

   QUEEN
Size 60 9 80

   EASTERN KING
Size 76 9 80

   CAL KING
Size 72 9 84

Mattress Manufacturing

Mattress Manufacturing

Manufacturing mattresses and cushions for organic natural sofas beds and futon sets in the heart of San Francisco, California in the United States. Futon mattresses and sofa cushions made from natural and organic cotton, fire retardant free soybean based foams, fire retardant free memory foam and memory gels, fire retardant free natural latex, fire retardant free virgin wool, coils and fabrics. Handmade mattresses and cushions.

Click to learn more about Federal and state flammability laws for fire retardants in mattresses and cushions.

Please join in the fight against harmful and carcinogenic chemicals in your home and buy local and handmade sofas without chemicals for your home.

Click to learn more about Organic Cotton.

Click to learn more about Organic Virgin Wool.

Click to learn more about Natural Organic Latex.

Click if you want to know the requirements of what makes a mattress organic

Click if you want to read why organic mattresses are better

Read about the Farm to Bedroom Movement.

The Futon Shop Locations

California Futon Shop Showrooms

Corporate Headquarters
2150 Cesar Chavez St
SF, CA 94124
(415) 920-6801
Corporate Office Line:
(415) 920-6800
 
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M-F: 10-6PM,
Sat: 10-6PM, Sun: 11-6PM,

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2724 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 578-4242
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M-F: 10-7PM,
Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM
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Cross street is Jordan Av
4898 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 965-7881
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Robertsville
5021 Almaden Expy
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 978-5696
 
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Plaza
548-A Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 609-9377
 
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Cross street is 17th Av
1731 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 573-1082
 
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Corner of Alta Arden / Ethan
2011 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 927-2290
 
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M-F: 11-7PM,
Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Bet. Genesta & Amestoy Av
17047 Ventura Blvd
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 905-1869
 
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Cross street is Westwood Blvd.
10865 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-5595
 
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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Cross street is Pearl
7470 Girard Ave.
San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 729-1892
 
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Sat: 10-7PM, Sun: 11-6PM

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