Using a traditional mattress with a futon frame is a simple process.
The main problem with using a normal mattress is that the futon cannot be folded into a sofa size.
The Futon must always maintain an ordinary double mattress as a bed.
If you use a futon, The Futon may also need some additional support to support the weight of the mattress and box spring.
After selecting a box of springs and mattresses, the conversion bed is less than an hour.
Check the frame of your futon.
Check the distance between the Batten and the futon material.
Both the metal frame and the wooden frame will be used with the normal mattress, but some futon frames may not be able to carry the weight of the full mattress
Mattress size every day.
Sit alone on the frame and check.
If it drops under your weight, the futon will not be able to support the mattress.
Spread the futon from the sofa to the bed.
Add additional support to the framework if necessary.
Remove the old mattress.
The slats should be about 6 inch apart in order to provide the necessary support for the box springs and mattresses.
If the slats are too far apart, place the planks on the frame between the slats for additional support.
Cut the slats so they can be mounted on the frame without sticking out too much.
Don\'t worry about screwing them on the frame.
The weight of the mattress will keep them in place.
Check if box spring is required for mattress installation.
The box spring provides additional support and also helps to eliminate potential bumps on the mattress caused by the frame.
In some cases, the Batten of the futon can be felt through the mattress, which will be eliminated if you use the box spring.
If you like stronger support when you sleep, please choose the box spring.
Put the box spring on the bed.
Place a dust fold on the box spring to hide it from the futon frame.
Put the mattress on the box spring.
Place extra padding on the mattress if needed.
Cover the bed with sheets and blankets.