I originally bought a top of the line firm mattress from another company. I was disappointed when the mattress was anything but "firm". I happened to be shopping on Overstock for another reason and decided to see what they had to offer. I was surprised to find so many affordable options! This futon mattress is fabulous for the price. I didnt purchase the futon cover, but actually use a hypoallergenic full size mattress cover instead and it works well. The futon is comfortable and I would definitely buy another when my guest room is ready!