Futon beds were first introduced in Japan. They are used all over the world and are very popular for their purposes. There are several benefits of a futon bed and they are found all over the world duet the demand. Even they are being bought and sold on the television-shopping programs and of course, on the online marketing sites.
A Brief Background of the Futon Beds
Futon is the traditional style of the Japanese bedding consisting of padded mattresses and quilts pliable enough to be folded and stored away during the day, allowing the room to serve for purposes other than as a bed room. They are also known as futon sofa beds.
The western futon is based on the Japanese original, with several major differences. They are almost always placed on configurable wood or metal frame for dual use as a bed and a chair or couch. Typically, the frame folds in the middle allowing the futon to be used as a couch and flattens to be used as a bed.
Different Features of Futon Beds
They are usually filled with foam as well as batting, often in several layers, and they are often much thicker and larger than Japanese futons, resembling a traditional mattress in size. Western-style futons are a cheap alternative to a bed or other furniture, and are often sold in sets that include the mattress and frame.
Futons normally feature a removable and replaceable cover, giving them more versatility. Futon is a flat, about 5 centimeters (2.0 in) thick mattress with a fabric exterior stuffed with cotton or synthetic batting that makes up a Japanese bed. They are sold in Japan at specialty stores called futon-ya as well as at department stores. They are often sold in sets which include the futon mattress, a comforter or blanket, a summer blanket resembling a large towel, and pillow, generally filled with beans, buckwheat chaff or plastic beads. Futon are available in single, semi-double, and double sizes.
Futon beds are designed to be placed on the floors, and are traditionally folded away and stored in a closet during the day to allow the floor to breathe and to allow for flexibility in the use of the room. Futons must be aired in sunlight regularly, especially if not put away during the day. In addition, many Japanese people beat their futons regularly using a special tool, traditionally made from bamboo, resembling a Western carpet beater.