Sizing Charts

Conventional Mattresses

Mattress Sizes

Twin, 39" x 75"

Most often used in children's rooms and guest bedrooms. Also used for daybeds, trundle units and hideaways. It's a narrow bed that's easy to make and can fit almost anywhere. Width per person: 39 inch

Twin XL, 39" x 80"

Generally used in college dorm rooms, 5" longer than a standard twin. Limited bedding options. Width per person: 39 inch

Full (Double), 54" x 75"

A good option for a guest room or as a child's step-up mattress. 15" wider than a twin bed, but only 75" long which may be too short for some adults.
Not much room for 2 adults (each will have only 27" of width vs. 39" in a twin bed). Width per person: 54 inch (or 27 inch each)

Full XL, 54" x 80"

Good for one person sleep or a guest room, 5" longer than a full bed. Limited bedding options. Width per person: 54 inch (or 27 inch each)

Queen, 60" x 80"

Most popular bed size in the US, a good choice for guest rooms and smaller master bedrooms, 6" wider and 5" longer than a full bed.
Each adult has 9" less than the width of a standard twin bed. Width per person: 30 inch each

King (Eastern King), 76" x 80"

Good for two person sleep, 16" wider than a queen bed. The eastern king is the only bed to give each person the same width as a twin bed. In fact you can push 2 extra-long twin beds together to be the same size as an eastern king. This is a good way to have a versatile guest room (use 2 twins separately or push together to make a king bed for couples). Comes with two half-width box springs to be more manageable when moving. Width per person: 38 inch each

California King (Western King), 72" x 84"

A better choice for taller adults, 12" wider and 4" longer than a queen bed. Bedding may be labeled either "California King" or "Western King". Comes with two half-width box springs to be more manageable when moving. Width per person: 36 inch each

Futon Mattresses

Mattress Sizes

Full and Queen are the most popular sizes of futons. In order to find out the correct size of the mattress you need, measure the back part of your frame.

Full and Queen Mattress Sizes

Full

  • 72 to 75 inch back width
  • Makes the best everyday couch
  • Bi-fold futon has 3 seats, tri-fold has 2 seats
  • Comfortable to sleep 2 adults, (for loveseat w/ottoman only)
  • Full lounger w/sleeper is perfect for small spaces
  • Easier to convert a futon

Queen

  • 77 to 80 inch back width
  • Makes the best everyday bed
  • Bi-fold futon has 4 seats, tri-fold has 2 seats
  • More comfortable to sleep 2 adults, (for queen split w/ottoman only)
  • Queen lounger w/sleeper is perfect for small spaces

Futon Frames

All the different types of futons can be broken down into two categories: Bi-fold or Lounger. Bi-fold frames have 2 body panels: the Sitting Cushion and the Backrest Cushion. Some manufacturers offer matching ottoman as an option to the frame. Lounger futons also known as Loveseats or Space-Savers because they have an additional leg part (Lounge extension) that folds into the frame and hides between the futon base and the seat deck.

Bi-Fold Body

Lounger Body

Bi-fold Futon

Futon Lounger

Full Size Bi-fold body with arms included.

Twin Size Lounger body with arms and optional drawer.

Futon Loveseats are great for providing the maximum sleeping and sitting space in the minimum of floor space. They are ideal for small guest rooms, home-offices, porches or any other space where the wall space needed for a full-size bifold frame just isn't there.

With a full-size Loveseat, you can fit a conventional full-size bed (54" x 75") into 60" of wall space. With a twin-size Loveseat, you can fit a conventional twin-size bed (39" x 75") into 45" of wall space.

Futon Frame Bed Position

Futon Frame Bed Position

Bi-fold body in Lounge and Bed positions.

Lounger body in Bed positions.

Both Bi-fold and Lounger Futons could be folded to bed position. To fold a futon to bed position lift up the sitting cushion of the futon. The futon is usually broken down into two main parts: the Sitting Cushion and the Backrest Cushion. When the futon is in the couch position, simply lift up the frame supporting the sitting cushion and the futon will open up into a bed.

When the futon is in a bed position and you want to fold it into a couch, lift the Sitting Cushion first and then fold the backrest in.

Futon Set in Seating, Lounge and Sleep Positions

Futon Set in Seating, Lounge and Sleep Positions

Bi-fold futon with ottoman in Seating,
Lounge and Bed positions.

Lounger body in Seating, Lounge and Bed positions,
lounger mattress storage suggestion.

When you use your Futon in Seating position without legs part (Ottoman for Bi-fold or Sleeper for Lounger) you can easily store it away. For Bi-fold Futon Ottoman is a separate piece and can be used as a bench. Lounger Sleeper folds into the Futon Frame. Sleeper Mattress can be easily stored away behind it. Mattress will fit between your Futon Frame and a wall.

Futon Frame Drawers and Tables

The full Futon Set with Tables and Drawers.

To gain some more storage space for your room you can also buy an optional set of sliding Futon Drawers to your futon frame. Drawers come in standard sizes and fit under futon sitting cushion.

Also several futon frames come with Drop-Leaf parts included in a futon frame. Generally a Drop-Leaf frame features two side panels attached to the arms, these panels are hinged and so can be extended to small side tables.

Some Manufacturers also offer matching coffee tables and other accessories for their Frames.

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