The futon was shipped to me within a weeks time, very satisfied with the speed. I read many reviews complaining about the difficulty of assembling the futon, and that the instructions are too difficult to understand. I had the futon assembled in about two hours by myself, it was quite simple and the instructions were quite clear. The fact that are used for many different futons changes nothing, the only difference are the arms, the construction is exactly the same. It certainly doesn't take an engineering student to construct it. Now that being said, the foam inserts within the cover were a bit too stiff for my liking. The mattress is fine, and gives lots of support, but the foam was very uncomfortable. So I bought a king sized, memory foam mattress pad and cut it to the shape of the foam inserts, which each have seperate compartments with zippers for easy access. What a difference! It is now so much more comfortable than it had been, and I'm very happy. It's a good futon, no arguments there, I love the hardwood arms. But if you don't like TOO MUCH support, I would suggest buying a new material to fill the cover with.
Prior to a platform bed with this futon mattress, I was sleeping on a king size bed with a $3,000.00 mattress and bed springs. This is much more comfortable for the simple reason that it is firm. I am not waking up with kinks or aches. If you like a firm sleeping surface, you will like this Futon mattress. I am about to order a second one just to raise the level of my platform bed.
I just received this mattress a few days ago so I cannot comment on the long term comfort but the short time is amazing. I have slept on futon mattresses before, but only for short durations and loved the firmness and feel of the cotton. My husband and I have traveled in Asia and have sought out a comparable feeling to the firm yet comfortable beds we have slept on there. This mattress is exactly what we were looking for. I bought a platform bed frame with close slats so I just put this mattress directly on top. It has an amazing combination of being soft yet firm like other reviewers have mentioned. Love it, looking forward to sleeping in it many more nights! The price was great, esp. for a king. I was pricing comparable mattresses at other stores and they were double.
I absolutely love my new futon frame and mattress set! I am so grateful for the customers who took the time to write their reviews before mine, because it help me to decide what was right for me. I had a lot of anxiety about finding the right bed for my dual purpose spa retreat/guest cottage. The room is relatively small, so I had to find the perfect piece of furniture which would serve as both a bed and sofa and fit in with the decor of the rest of the room. Trundle beds opened up to king size, which would not work for me. This futon opens up to a full bed, which is perfect for me. The wood frame is real wood and it's beautiful! I put it together by myself and was even impressed with the quality and appearance of the hardware to put it all together. I have not had any guests sleep on it yet, because I'm still designing the room. However, when I unrolled the mattress, it seemed to inflate. I read about some futons which were hard to band when they were in the seated position. This, however, was not a problem. After installation, I tried it in the seated position and then stretched out on the flat mattress and found it to be very comfortable! Again, I am so grateful that I took time to read the reviews and absolutely thrilled with my purchase... No regrets..only gratitude!
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