With the beautiful styling of today's modern futon sofas, they make an excellent alternative not only to sofa beds, but to sofa sets as well.
When you purchase a futon sofa or grouping from The Futon Loft you have many frame styles, mattress firmness levels, and fabric and finish options to choose from.
Futon sofa vs. sofa beds - Traditional sofa beds are very heavy and hard to move. Futon sofas, with their component based design, are not only lighter to begin with, but you can move the frame and futon mattress separately, making it much easier to relocate. With a thin mattress designed to fold into the body of the unit, sofa beds are extremely uncomfortable to sleep on. With the futon sofa, you choose the firmness and comfort level you prefer, and it remains constant, as the choice you made for sitting on is the same surface that you sleep on. We hear from many customers that finding replacement mattresses for sofa beds has proven to be more difficult than they thought. Replacing a futon mattress is as easy as contacting us. We carry most popular sizes and firmness levels in stock, so once you inform us of the size you require, you can generally have it shipped as early as the same or next day.
Futon sofas and groupings vs. regular sofas and groupings - When shopping for a conventional sofa or grouping, remember that you can't judge a sofa by its cover. Many people have purchased sofas with good quality upholstery, only to find the framing under the fabric to be substandard (ever seen a sofa being held up by books on one end?). With a futon sofa you see the frame before you purchase. The solid woods used to construct futon frames will last a lifetime with normal use. Tired of the look of your sofa set? Fabric has become worn or unclean-able? With conventional sofa groupings you either replace the whole units, or pay handsomely to have them reupholstered. With a futon grouping you simply order new, fully removable covers, and you have an entirely new looking set.
Lots of space in the basement, loft, rec room, etc. for a new sofa but you can't fit one up or down the stairs? Futon sofas with their component based design can be located to any room in the home and assembled once there. They can also be disassembled to easily relocate to another room and then reassembled in their new space.
Conventional sofas, even high quality ones that last well, will still only ever be sofas. Futon sofas on the other hand will not only be exceptionally comfortable seating, but every one, in every size, easily converts to a bed for those unexpected guests that we all seem to get.
Futon sizes - Another of the great advantages of futon sofas is their vast range of size options. When you choose a double size futon sofa, it actually converts to a true double bed size for sleeping, unlike most conventional sofa beds or klic-klak (often mistakenly called futons) sofa beds. All or our futon sofas are available in queen size as well. This is ideal for people who are taller or just want more room to stretch out and relax.
Another model that is unique to futon sofas is the studio sleeper. The studio sleeper is available in two sizes, either a large chair (39" X 54" sitting surface), or a love seat size (54" X 54" sitting surface). The frame includes an ottoman extension, which remains hidden until needed. With the addition of a 39" X 21" or 54" X 21" futon ottoman mattress, which is usually stored until needed, you now have a true single or double size guest bed. For more information and to view examples of this style of frame, please visit our Studio Sleeper page.
We are confident that once you learn about all of the benefits of high quality futon sofas and groupings, you will realize that not only will they look great your home for years to come, but with their replaceable component based design, they are much less expensive over time than any other form of sofa, sofa grouping, or sofa bed that you can own.
Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact our knowledgeable futon experts by phone or email. We are always happy to help.
Q. How will your frames stand up to punishment (kids jumping on them etc.)?
A. As with any piece of indoor home furniture, they are not trampolines, however, our high quality solid wood frames are constructed in a manner that will withstand much more abuse than many futon frames, or regular sofas for that matter.
Q. I have a good quality futon frame that I purchased many years ago. The frame is still in great shape but it could use a new mattress. Will your mattress fit my frame?
A. Yes. Futon frames have always been constructed in conventional mattress sizes (single, double, queen) so just make sure to determine your frame size, and order the corresponding size mattress.
Q. Can I replace just the cover by itself?
A. Yes. We have over 200 fabric and colour choices available for our covers and accent cushions, which can all be ordered in whatever size you need to fit your futon mattress. Changing the cover alone can make your futon look like an entirely new sofa.
Q. The rec room is in the basement and we can't get a sofa down the stairs. Will I be able to get a futon to the room?
A. All futon frames are a constructed and shipped in individual pieces. Assembly is required, but this design is what allows access to any room in your home. We have even had customers install them in their attic. The mattress is also an entirely separate item that comes folded, and covers are about the same size as a good set of sheets. Narrow hallways, stairwells, and low access doorways are no longer an obstacle when you purchase a futon sofa.
Q. Can I use a futon mattress for sleeping every night?
A. We have many customers who use nothing but futon mattresses for their full time bed. A good quality futon mattress is quite comfortable and will rival many conventional mattresses for durability and life span. They are also much less expensive when replacement time comes.
We hope you have gained some useful information from these questions and the answers provided. If you have any other questions not addressed here, please contact us by phone or email. We will be happy to answer any inquiries or address any concerns you may have.
Superb customer service! We purchased a futon and cover. Paul was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. He promptly responded to our questions and provided extra advice to care for the futon. Delivery was right on time. We highly recommend this business.
Colin McClean - Brampton
I purchased the Montreal Futon over a month ago. I wanted to break it in first before giving a review be it good or bad. Well I can tell you its all GOOD. I am so pleased with the quality of the wood and the design, it is just beautiful. I can still smell that nice fresh wood smell which I love. As a couch it is very comfortable and a real eye catcher. The mattress is awesome. I purchased the medium firm one and it is sooooo comfortable. I get a better night’s sleep on my futon than I do my pillow top mattress bed. Paul’s sales skills and knowledge of his products really made a difference. He took the time to show us all the options we had on styles, mattresses and covers and answered a lot of questions for us, and as Paul builds to order, I had all kinds of choices for personalizing my futon. Did I want drawers at the bottom, did I want taller arm rests, what color stain would I like. Everyone loves choices.
I will definitely be shopping there again soon, as I’m going to purchase more covers. A different look for every season. I’m proud to show off my futon and I get a lot of compliments on it.
Sincerely a very happy customer,
I recently purchased a futon from The Futon Loft. The product is excellent and very comfortable. The service was great and I am happy to recommend this company. I would definitely shop here again!
After a long search online, I was drawn to the futon loft site because they feature Canadian-made products, and I found the solid wood frame designs and fabric patterns very attractive. The trick was I live a few hours away, in Leamington, so I just called the store to ask a few questions in preparation for a car trip up there. At the other end of the phone I found two guys willing to talk me through every shade of wood stain, and every shade of blue and green that might match my living room wall. In the end I was able to order the couch sight unseen (in person, at least), with confidence. It arrived in time for Christmas visitors and it looks and feels fantastic.
A wonderful product sold by people committed to quality and service.
Susan Holbrook - Leamington, ON