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Cotton Cloud Futons

KING sized Shikibuton - 3" Natural Cotton Futon

$380 $425
Our hand crafted shikibuton is made with all natural cotton batting and tufted in a 100% cotton shell.  It measures approximately 3" and will compact and get firmer over time. The Shikibuton is suggested for those who can sleep on the floor with no ill effects. 
This item is IN STOCK and ready to be purchased and picked up TODAY!  If this listing is still visible on our website chances are that it is still available.  If you can, please call the store to make sure it is still available before purchasing.  In the unlikely event that this is no longer in stock at the time of purchase, you will be given the option of a full refund or we will happily work with you on available options.
RETURNED product: this king sized shikibuton was ordered by another customer but they mistakenly ordered the wrong size.  Their mistake is YOUR savings!  This was taken from it's packaging and laid on once (never slept on). 
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What is a shikibuton?

A shikibuton, or shiki futon, is a traditional Japanese style mattress of about 3 to 4 inches thick that is often placed on a platform or directly on a traditional floor mat (called tatami).
One of the biggest advantages of a shikibuton is that it is extremely portable and can easily be rolled up and stored while not in use. The shikibuton is suitable for a guest bed or people who like to sleep on the floor, but just need a little bit of cushion. It is not suitable for a slatted bed frame, as you will feel the slats underneath. The shikibuton starts of soft and fluffy and will compact down and become firm.

Health Benefits of Shikibutons

Shikibutons can be the ultimate solution for people with back pain. Have you ever heard that sleeping on a hard surface may help to diminish some back problems? The reason why many people experience back pain when they sleep on a regular mattress, is because the mattress may simply be too soft or have indentations from years of usage. Sleeping on a shikibuton will help to align your head, neck, and spine and helps you maintain a good posture.

Besides the fact that shikibutons improve your sleeping position, they also provide a night of blissful sleep. Many people have already discovered that they sleep better on shikibutons than on an expensive innerspring mattress.


Futon mattresses come in all shapes and sizes, and we can even craft custom sizes for boats, RVs etc.  The most common sizes 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!

 

We fill our futons with a set formula but because batches of cotton can vary and we make our futons by hand, they don't always start their life at perfect mattress dimensions. Usually a futon will begin up to three inches shorter than industry standard. As the fibers inside compact, they spread outward often causing a gain of 1-3 inches. This compaction process can take up to a year to accomplish.
A note on ordering: unfortunately we cannot stock everything in our catalog, most futons are made to order. This can take up to 2 weeks for your new futon or mattress to become available. If you need something right away, please call the store and ask us to check inventory before placing your order online. Otherwise, we will call you when your order is available for pick up.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Size - 28" Chair

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A 28" futon chair frame is narrower than a twin, and can be purchased with or without an ottoman.


 

 

 

Size - 39" Chair

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39" futon chairs are the same width as a twin size and can be purchased with or without an ottoman

 

Size - Love Seat

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54" love seats are the same width as a full size futon and can recline to create a 54"x75" sleeping surface.






 

 

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.

Platform Bed Sizes

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.
This is the widest standard bed available, providing enough room for 2 large adults, plus the family dog! 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 referred 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 usage. 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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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. 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.
A 39in futon chair frame is the same width as a twin. You can choose to have a 39x21 inch cushion made for the ottoman. 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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