It is important to keep in mind that not all futon mattresses are created equally. There is more than just one type of futon mattress and they come in all sizes and prices. Most futons sold come in full size, or some also call it a “double”. Unless you live in a major metropolitan area, you will have trouble finding a specialty futon store. Even cities as big as New York, have limited specialty futon stores. If you do happen to find a mattress or furniture store that sells futons, the selection is quite limited to only a few types of mattresses. Keep in mind that the futon mattress has to function as a sofa and a bed. It should be flexible, comfortable and easy to open and close the frame with it on.
So you happen to do a search online for “futon mattresses” and you see an overwhelming number of results from Amazon, Walmart and number of other big box stores. How do you know which model to choose. If you choose futon mattress solely based on reviews, you may find a lot of mixed messages. Unfortunately because people purchase futon mattresses online solely based on price for the most part, they lack the knowledge for making the right decision. You may have read a review claiming the “mattress is very uncomfortable”, then you see another review saying that the mattress is perfect. Keep in mind that it is all how the futon mattress is being used. A person who buys a $100 futon mattress that uses it as their everyday bed, may be surprised that it’s not the most comfortable. A person that uses it as an everyday sofa and occasional guest bed, may say the opposite.
In conclusion, if you have a questions, or not sure about which type of futon mattress to buy, you should always and only buy from futon specialty dealers online as well as brick and mortar. Pick up the phone, dial that number and ask the experts.