Size Guide

Futon mattresses come in all shapes and sizes, and we can even craft custom sizes for special needs (boats, RVs etc.) That being said the vast majority of futons we sell are Twin, Full & Queen, standard mattress sizes. Below is a sampling of the standard sizes we carry and pictures showing them in action. As always If you have any questions or just need more info let us know, we are here to help!

Futon Mattresses - Choosing The Right Size

Size - Twin

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Single and Twin size mattresses are the same. The same length as full size mattresses, they are ideal for tight spaces. They can be used on a tri-fold frame, on a 39" chair, or on a platform bed.Pictured here is a 39" chair with a built in ottoman, although it is also available as a 2-piece split cushion. When laid flat this makes a twin bed. When used as pictured, it is a great place to kick back and relax .


Size - Full

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Full and Double size mattresses are the same. Full size futons are the most common size sold for use as a sofa. They also provide adequate space to function as a guest bed. They can be used on bi-fold or tri- fold frames, or platform beds.Pictured here is a bi-fold couch frame. Full size is the most common size of futon mattress used on a couch. When used as pictured this style sits like a traditional sofa. When opened to a bed, it makes a standard a full size measuring 54"x75" between the arms.

 

Size - Queen

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Queen size mattresses are most commonly sold for platform beds. They can also be used as a sofa on a bi-fold frame, but the back of a queen size futon will stick up about 6" higher than a full size futon, which is sometimes awkward. They are also a bit more difficult to operate than full size mattresses. A queen size futon can also be used on a tri-fold frame to make an over sized chair.Pictured here is a bi-fold couch frame. Queen size is NOT the most common size of futon mattress used on a couch. When used as pictured this style sits like a traditional sofa with a back that is 6 inches higher than usual. When opened to a bed, it makes a standard a queen size measuring 60"x80" between the arms.

 

 

Size - 28" Chair

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There are a variety of ways you can set up a 28" futon chair. If you are only using it as a chair and have no interest in the ottoman, a 28"x54 chair cushion is perfect for you. If you want to be able to use the chair as a bed or lounger, you can purchase an optional ottoman. Depending on your preference, you can choose a split cushion or a one piece. Futon chairs are an invaluable addition to any living room. A 28" futon chair frame is narrower than a twin, and can be purchased with or without an ottoman.


Pictured here is a 28" futon chair with a free standing ottoman. When the chair is reclined, a 28x75" sleeping surface is created. Futon chairs provide a small extra sleeping surface, and also help complete a room's decor.

 

The free standing ottoman for the 28 inch chair measures 28x21". Ottomans make a great place to rest your feet at the end of the day. They can also be used to in conjunction with the chair to make a bed.

 

 

Size - 39" Chair

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39" futon chairs look like a miniature love seats or over sized chairs, but are actually the same width as a twin size. They have a built in ottoman so you can easily create a twin sleeping surface. You can choose to have a 39x21 inch cushion made for the ottoman, which is an ideal choice when you want a comfortable overs ized chair that also provides an extra bed, all without taking up very much space. Pictured here is a 39" futon chair with a twin size cushion and an attached ottoman. When the chair is reclined a twin size 39x75" sleeping surface is created.

 

 

Size - Love Seat

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Pictured here is a 54" love seat with a full size futon and an attached ottoman.The love seat reclines to create a 54x75: sleeping surface. Pictured here is a 54" love seat with a full size futon and an attached ottoman. The love seat reclines to create a full size 54x75" sleeping surface. When not being used as a bed, the ottoman makes a great foot rest, or can be slid into the frame to create space






 

 


Couch Frames - Choosing The Right Size


The type and level of use you anticipate for your futon will determine the type of frame to best suit your needs. Futon frames generally come in two broad varieties: folding frames and stationary platform beds. Folding futons are designed to fold in half or thirds and can be used as both a sofa or as a bed. They make excellent guest beds, and can also be used as a primary sleeping surface for the budget-conscious. Bed futons are specially designed to replace a traditional box spring and mattress on a platform bed.

 

Bi Fold Style Frames

A bi-fold frame is the most common type of futon frame. Bi-folds are convertible futon sofa-bed frames that use two slat racks, allowing the futon mattress to fold once, along its length. Full size bi-fold frames are approximately 75" (inside the arms) and queen size bi-folds are approximately 80". (The arms can be expected to add between 4 and 12" to the total width of the frame, depending on the specific frame design.) When opened to a bed, a full size measures 54x75" and a queen measures 60x80"

39" Chair & Built In Ottoman

chairPictured is a 39" futon chair with a split cushion and a built in ottoman. When the chair is reclined and the ottoman is pulled out a twin size 39x75" sleeping surface is created.
39 inch dimensions

54" Love Seat & Built In Ottoman

Futon love seats are versatile and a futon love seat can be used to complete a living room set. With the built in ottoman this love seat provides a unique sitting/ sleeping solution that folds flat into a full size bed. Ottomans are built in to the frames using a sliding mechanism. Cushions for love seats and ottomans can be 1 piece or two piece.

chairPictured is a 54" love seat utilizing a split cushion with a built in ottoman. When the love seat is reclined and the ottoman pulled out, a full size 54x75" sleeping surface is created. When not being used as a bed, the ottoman makes a great foot rest, or can be put away to create space.
39 inch dimensions


Full Size Sofa

A Bi-Fold Frame is the most common type of futon frame. A Bi-Fold is a convertible futon sofa-bed frame that utilizes two slat racks. The bi-fold allows the futon mattress to fold once along its length. Full size bi-fold frames are approximately 75" inside the arms, while queen size frames are 80". When opened as a bed, a full size measures 54x75".

full sizePictured here on a bi-fold couch frame. Full size is the most common size of futon mattress used on a couch. When used as pictured, this style sits like a traditional sofa. When opened to a bed, it makes a standard a full size measuring 54"x75" between the arms.
39 inch dimensions


Queen Size Sofa

A Bi-Fold Frame is the most common type of futon frame. A Bi-Fold is a convertible futon sofa-bed frame that utilizes two slat racks. The bi-fold allows the futon mattress to fold once along its length. Queen size bi-fold frames are approximately 80" inside the arms, while full size frames are 75". When opened as a bed, a queen size measures 60x80".

queen sizePictured here on a bi-fold couch frame. Queen size is NOT the most common size of futon mattress used on a couch. When used as pictured, this style sits like a traditional sofa with a back that is six inches higher than usual. When opened to a bed, it makes a standard a Queen size measuring 60"x80" between the arms.

39 inch dimensions


Beds - Choose The Right Size

The type and level of use you anticipate for your futon will determine the type of frame to best suit your needs. Futon frames generally come in two broad varieties: folding frames and stationary platform beds. Folding futons are designed to fold in half or thirds and can be used as both a sofa or as a bed. They make excellent guest beds, and can also be used as a primary sleeping surface for the budget-conscious. Bed futons are specially designed to replace a traditional box spring and mattress on a platform bed.

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Platform Bed Sizes

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Single and Twin size mattresses are the same, and are usually used for kids' rooms or solitary sleepers. Full and Double size mattresses are the same. Double beds are only 15" wider than twins, which may not be adequate for 2 adults. Queen size mattresses are our most popular size for platform beds. The 60" width comfortably accommodates most adults.

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King size is an excellent choice when maximum personal sleeping space is the goal. This is the widest standard bed available, providing enough room for 2 large adults, plus the family dog! California King size is an excellent choice when maximum personal sleeping space is the goal. This is the longest standard bed available, making it ideal for taller people, and only 4 inches narrower than the King size.



Futon Covers - Choose The Right Size


 

In order to ensure you get a futon cover that fits your futon mattress, it is important that you measure your mattress correctly.

To accurately gauge the size of your futon mattress, measure all three dimensions. length, width, and height (height can also be refferred to as loft or depth).

Measure the longest side (length) of the futon as accurately as you can from corner seam to corner seam. Then measure the width and height in the same manner.

Most of the covers Cotton Cloud Futons sells are designed to fit a 6" thick mattress. If your mattress is thicker or thinner than these measurements, let us know and we will have a cover custom made to fit it correctly.

Be as accurate as you can when measuring, the size of the futon may vary with age and useage. Use the standard sizes below to identify what size futon mattress you have.

If you need any help feel free to call us any time during store hours: Monday - Saturday 10-6:30, Sundays 12-5 PST
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Single and Twin size mattresses are the same. The same length as full size mattresses, they are ideal for tight spaces. They can be used on a tri-fold frame, on a 39" chair, or on a platform bed.

 

Full and Double size mattresses are the same. Full size futons are the most common size sold for use as a sofa. They also provide adequate space to function as a guest bed. They can be used on bi-fold, tri- fold frames or platform beds.Queen size mattresses are most commonly sold for platform beds. They can also be used as a sofa on a bi-fold frame, but the back of a queen size futon will stick up about 6" higher than a full size futon, which is sometimes awkward. They are also a bit more difficult to operate than full size mattresses. A queen size futon can also be used on a tri-fold frame to make an oversized chair.
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There are a variety of ways you can set up a 28" futon chair. If you are using it as a chair only and have no interest in the ottoman you can just use a 28"x54 Chair cushion. If you want to be able to use the chair as a bed or lounger you can purchase an optional ottoman cushion to use with the built in ottoman. Depending on your preference you can choose a split cushion or a one piece.  39in Futon chairs look like a miniature love seat or an oversize chair. A 39in futon chair frame is the same width as a twin. With the use of 39in ottoman cushion or a full length cushion and the built in ottoman a twin sleeping surface can be created. You can choose to have a 39x21 inch cushion made for the ottoman. An ideal choice when you want a comfortable oversize chair that also provides an extra bed, with out taking up very much space. 54in Futon love seats look like a minature sofas. A 54in futon frame is the same width as a Full. With the use of 54in loveseat built in ottoman a full size sleeping surface [54"x75"] can be achieved. You can choose to have a 54"x21" cushion made for the ottoman. An ideal choice when you want a comfortable oversize chair that also provides an extra full size bed, with out taking up very much space.



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