UNBIASEDFuton Mattress Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

About Futon Mattress

PROS. Often affordable • Dual used for sofa and bed • Variety of styles and colors

CONS. Below average longevity • Too thin or firm • Initial odor possible

COMPETITION: See Mattress Type Comparison to get detailed reviews about how Futon Mattresses compare to other mattress types.

BASIC INFO: Futon mattress can be roughly divided into two types - traditional futon filled with textile batt and American futon filled with cotton, springs and foam. In addition, futon mattress can serve as both sofa and bed.


Futon Mattress
Lifespan Futon mattresses overall have about a 2-5year lifespan which is way shorter than the average standard.
Price Ranges from $65 to $370 with a good value.
Conforming ability Conforming ability is not a strength of Futon mattresses usually because they are too firm.
Less back pain Futon mattresses perform fair as for back pain reduction.
Maintenance Futon mattresses need to be regularly flipped, and cotton-made futons should occasionally be aired to resist mold.
No sleeping hot Heat issues are not a primary concern for futon mattresses
No odor A few owners report in the first week of ownership, the futon mattress smells like some kind some kind of chemical or musty wood.
No noise Most futon mattresses tend to be quiet.
Sex suitability Futons made of cotton or foam are lack of bounce which reduces support, comfort during sex.
Back sleep friendly Futons mattresses are mostly suitable for back sleepers.
Side sleep friendly Side sleepers may find the mattresses too firm.
Stomach sleep friendly Futon mattresses perform good to fair for stomach sleepers.
Heavy person friendly People over 200 pounds may feel lack of support on futon mattress, in particular on those thinner models.
Avg-sized person friendly Avg-sized people may find the memory foam mattresses quite comfortable.
Light person friendly Futons are also well suited for small - sized people.
Easy to move,transport The futon mattresses generally weigh 50 pounds, so it's easy to move, lift and carry.

Price & Value

Prices of futon mattresses range from $65 to $370, so it's fair to say that futon mattresses are attractive with a reasonable price.


Though spring and foam futons has a comparatively longer lifespan than cotton ones, the lifespan of futon mattresses as a group is about 2-5years which is still much shorter than the average lifespan of all mattresses.

Heat Retention

Heat retention seem to be an issue beneath notice for most futon mattresses except for foam futons which tend to trap heat during sleep.


Most futon mattresses tend to be quiet while spring futons may squeak.

Thickness & Firmness

A thicker model of futon mattress may get better reviews from customers since inadequate thickness will lead to excessive firmness and feel the springs inside the mattress during sleep. For large-sized people, an 8-inch thick mattress is required for a comfortable sleeping experience.


With about 2.5 years of warranty cover, the short warranty scope becomes one major weakness of futon mattresses. Know more at Mattress Warranty: All You Need to Know.

Brands Comparison

10-Inch Loft Full-Size Inner Spring Splendor Futon Mattress Traditional Japanese Floor Futon Mattress Shiki- Buton Tri Fold Mattress Blazing Needles Futon Mattress DHP Mattress
Price $179-$274 $70-$105 $65-$165 $118-$307 $119-$170
Firmness med- firm firm firm med- firm med- firm
Thickness 10" 3" 3", 4", 6" 6", 8", 9", 10" 6"- 8"
Size full/queen sub-twin/twin/full/queen sub-twin, full full full
Purchase Channel overstock.com amazon amazon amazon and overstock.com amazon and walmart .com
Complaints odor too firm and initial odor too firm too thin odor
Futon Type spring cotton, fiber, foam foam foam / cotton or spring spring
Weight 60+ pounds 10+ pounds 10 -50 pounds 71-77 pounds 51-57 pounds
Colors Options 14 18 10 7 6
Best use long-term or temporary temporary temporary long-term or temporary long-term or temporary

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