Wednesday, 10 May 2017
We were recently lucky enough to visit a lovely fully refurbished cottage down in Cornwall as it's owners chose a futon sofa bed for the guest room and our popular Osaka Low Beds with pocket sprung futon mattresses for the bedrooms in the attic, all made down here in the South West of England.
The Osaka beds are just perfect for a loft location as their low height ensures they fit neatly into the sloping ceilings of the converted attic and, naturally, they arrive nicely flat-packed ensuring that there are no issues with access to the rooms. Our customers chose our Pocket FutoFlex futon mattresses for these beds which provide good support with a medium firmness through the fillings of lambswool, woolfelt and a mini pocket spring unit in the middle of the futon, great comfort for them and their guests.
If you want to know more about the flexibility of futon beds for rooms where space is at a premium follow the link to our Futon Beds section on our website.
Friday, 27 January 2017
Here at the Futon Shop we love to see these little gems when we are out and about delivering.........
The futon base pictured here is a Boston, manufactured in rubberwood, that we sold to our customer back in 1997 / 98, almost 20 years ago!
Back in those days the quality of rubberwood frames was exceptional (sadly not so today!) with each component part being a solid cut of timber, not a fingerjoint in sight! It's a testament to the quality of materials, construction and the care our customer has taken of this futon that, after all this time, it is still alive and kicking in their living room, all we were doing was replacing the futon mattress.
I guess this is a good example of why it pays to spend a little more to move onwards and upwards from the cheap 'catalogue' type futons and go for something from a specialist store....like us of course!!
Hopefully we'll be back in 2037 delivering a new mattress to these lovely people.......
Monday, 16 January 2017
Indeed this blog post really has nothing to do with futons except that many of our customers over the years are often 'outdoor activity' types (us included) so we thought you'd like to follow the fortunes of these three young chaps in their quest to explore their locality in Devon and help to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness, you can follow their exploits on Facebook and through their blog, just follow these links:
Monday, 29 February 2016
A large part of our business here at Futon World is the replacement of customers old futons with a nice comfy new futon mattress and we are happy to offer a great selection which, we hope, covers most aspects of our customers requirements.
Often customers are looking for a futon to replace the worn out one on their sofa bed frame, this can be a 'tri-fold' futon mattress, designed to fit neatly on single size or two seater wood and metal framed sofa beds or a 'bi-fold' futon mattress, designed to fit on the three seat, or 'bench' style, futon sofa bed bases, again wood or metal.
In addition to replacement sofa bed futon mattresses we offer a range that are specifically aimed at everyday bed use, such as our Traditional 8 Layer Futon Mattress which, as the name suggests, uses a tried and tested lambswool and woolfelt filling in a traditional way to create a firm but supportive futon feel. We also have everyday futon mattresses using Natural Latex, Coir Matting and Pocket Spring filling selections, as choosing a futon mattress can be a complex business we would recommend that you contact us through our website for a chat to discuss your requirements, just follow the link below:
Thursday, 25 February 2016
The lovely new range of fabrics, called the 'Tibetan' range is now available at Futons247 on our choice of futon sofa beds and mattresses.
The Tibetan range is soft to touch with a textured weave and is both tough and durable. Available in a range of soft natural tones, follow the link below to our website:
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
we've noticed over time that our blog postings on the suitability of a futon mattress as an everyday use bed are the most frequently read postings, this seems to be inline with the increase in customers purchasing a futon mattress for that exact use.
I guess people often tend to think of the futon as being a simple guest bed for the spare room or a traditional, Japanese style, roll up bed mattress which, of course, they can be, but additionally there are many different types of futon mattress for all uses.
It is the case that mattress comfort can be a matter of personal taste and we often find that one customers definition of comfort is another customers dis-comfort and for that reason we would always suggest that, unless you know your specific requirements in a futon mattress, you should take a few minutes to have a chat with us here at the Futon Shop. We use a variety of filling types for our futon mattresses including traditional woolfelts, lambs wool layers, 'bouncy' polyesters, tough and firm Cocoloc (coir matting), natural latex and even mini pocket spring cages all of which can be combined into the mattress in a way to suit the requirements of our customers and we are always happy to discuss the options with you.
If you have a spare five minutes why not follow the link to read about our Traditional 8 Layer Futon Mattress or our full range of Futon Mattress Products and, the subject of increased discussion with our customers, the availability of mattresses that are free from fire retardant chemicals, the Cottonsafe Chemical Free Futon Mattress Choice. Whatever your futon mattress requirements are we have many years of experience in helping our customers find the correct futon for their purpose so please feel free to contact us any time for assistance.
Saturday, 30 January 2016
One of the commonest requests we get from customers is if we can make futon mattresses to specific and, often, extra large sizes for them. I'm pleased to say that in most cases we are able to accommodate this and help our customers to get the futon mattress to suit their needs.
It is the case though that custom sized futon mattresses need to be entirely prepared by hand as our normal production runs are 'jigged up' for standard UK sizes so the extra use of materials and specifically time will incur increased costs but naturally we try to keep these to a minimum as we always enjoy the challenge of creating a lovely new futon mattress for our customers.
The images in this posting show a 'Super King' sized futon that we recently made for a returning customer, it's one of our Traditional 8 Layer futons for everyday bed use and measured in at 6ft wide by 6ft6ins long. If you would like to discuss your requirements for extra large futons please feel free to contact us through our website, just follow the link below: