Brian Kempler

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The Best Futon Mattresses for Comfort (and your wallet!)

Author: Brian Kempler
January 5th, 2017

When it comes to picking the right futon mattress, there are quite a number of things to consider. Right now you must be thinking, “it’s just a futon mattress, they’re all the same,” but, just like futon frames, picking just any mattress you find can result in nothing but problems and discomfort. I’ve seen dozens of threads on various sites about how uncomfortable futon mattresses are and how past users will never use them again, but they all fail to mention that they probably bought their futon mattresses at big-box stores for as cheap as possible instead of looking for a quality product.

Spoiler alert! - Skip the list and see my #1 pick here.

It’s very easy to mistake a low quality mattress for a high quality one if you don’t know what to look for, so my goal here is to help you with doing just that. In this post I am going to show you my top picks for futon mattresses based on looks, durability, building materials, and overall comfort. So without further delay, let’s take a look at the top futon mattresses available.

DHP 8-Inch Independently-Encased Coil Premium Futon Mattress

This is the standard for futon mattresses. It's a very solid choice.

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This is another great quality product from DHP. This full size futon mattress features 522 15-gauge independently encased coils and comes in both 6-inch and 8-inch options. It is made from a high quality foam and polyester hybrid material that is layered between the cover and coils to provide maximum comfort. It is made to fit any standard full futon frame and comes in a variety of colors so that it will match with any frame or room in your house. It also features a microfiber mattress cover so it is soft on your skin. It comes in chocolate brown, black, and tan colors and is guaranteed to look great even with years of use. You can’t go wrong with a futon mattress of this quality.

Serta Cypress Duct Cotton Full Futon Mattress

A solid choice for futons in your guest room or living room. Very durable and comfortable.

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You can never go wrong with Serta. Serta has been a dominate brand in futon mattresses, as well as many other home furniture products, for decades and their quality really shows with this mattress. This 8-inch futon mattress features a 288 Bonnel Innerspring Unit with a foam and fiber cover top and bottom. Serta futon mattresses are made with a material called Cottonique. Cottonique blends a number of cotton and polyester fiber to create a unique and durable blend that, by far, out lasts the competitors. This model comes in full and queen sizes and comes in black, khaki, or white. It is constructed with three layers of heavy cotton fiber that surround the foam and innersping unit to provide maximum comfort. This is one of my favorites by far. It is a very high quality futon mattress and is very reasonably priced.

Milliard Tri-Fold Foam Folding Mattress and Sofa Bed

This model is great for travel or at home. It's a favorite for camping.

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The Milliard Tri-Fold futon mattress is a bit different from the others on this list because it can be used on a futon frame or used directly on the floor. It’s a simple, yet elegant, alternative when full size futon beds cannot be used. If you’re a traveler and space is limited, it is a perfect option because it can be folded to fit in a small storage area in the trunk of your car. It is also ideal for college dorms or for guests who may be sleeping in your family den. It is made from CertiPUR-US certified high density foam so that it retains its shape even after years of use. It is also a top choice for campers because it can be used to take the place of an air-mattress without having to be constantly filled. It also has a removable cover so washing it is a breeze. It’s a bit unusual for a futon mattress, but great nonetheless.

Home Life 8-Inch Independently-Encased Coil Premium Futon Mattress

Another solid choice in futon mattresses. Very durable and comfortable.

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LIFE Home’s 8-inch premium futon mattress is another great example of a quality mattress. It fits any standard full frame and features quality foam and polyester materials. Like, the DHP futon mattress, it has a microfiber cover and heavy foam and polyester materials packed between the cover and inner-spring to maximize comfort. This mattress is a bit on the heavy side, weighing in at 60 pounds, but that’s ok because this mattress is meant to be used as a permanent option for your futon in your guest room or living room. This futon mattress is built to last for years and can take a lot of abuse. I would recommend this mattress for anyone with kids or even someone with room mates who wants something that can take abuse.

Be sure to read about my best picks for metal, wood, and combo futon frames and my best picks for futon mattress covers so that you will have a better idea for what is available before you go to Walmart or IKEA. You may just change your mind about going to those stores at all.

About Me

Hi there! I'm Brian, a web developer and part time product reviewer. I enjoy learning about and reviewing products, and being a brand influencer. I created this blog to share with the rest of the world my experiences with various products, that I have personally used over the years, and to compare them to similar products to help give you a more educated sense of which items are better suited to your needs.