How to measure your futon mattress

Most standard futon covers you’ll find on a store shelf or online will come with a standard 6″ depth and will fit futon mattresses that are 6″ to 8″ thick. A 6″ futon cover deep actually fits an 8″ futon better and will have a very comfortable fit. If your mattress is thicker or thinner, you may need to order your cover custom. The following information will help you determine the right futon cover Best size to order, get the best fit.

Futon covers are typically ordered 2 inches less than the thickness of the mattress. This is because when the futon cushion is flat, the cover is tighter. Unless the futon pad is only used for a bed and doesn’t fold up like it would on a futon frame. If your cover is for bed use only, you should order a cover that is the same thickness as the mattress. If your slipcover is for a folding futon sofa, which makes a bed, when folded into the sofa position, the curve creates slack in the slipcover. So by ordering covers that are a little tighter, they will fit better and look perfect when your futon is in the couch position.

There are a few exceptions to this rule and they are some innerspring futons, or some super soft or super firm futons. Find a futon expert somewhere and ask for their advice. Most covers can be customized to fit any futon mattress, no matter the thickness or exact size.

This is the best way to measure a futon mattress. If your futon mattress has square edges, like a conventional mattress, just measure the length, width, and depth. If your futon mattress is more rounded at the edges, it’s a bit more difficult to measure because you have to use an imaginary line where the thickest part of the futon mattress is. So, measure the length, width, and thickness, and include the part of the futon mattress that is bulging or rounded at the edges. Don’t measure just the top seams. However, remember that a futon mattress is not a solid block of wood. If you are about an inch off, the cover will still fit and look good. If you are extremely particular about the fit of your cover, then by all means seek the advice of your local futon shop, or find a specialist futon shop and discuss it with them.

These are standard futon sizes. Thickness varies by grade, but these sizes are standard.

Twin Size 39″ X 75″ – Full Size 54″ X 75″ – Queen Size 60″ X 80″

Standard Chair 28″ X 54″ – Standard Ottoman 28″ X 21″

Twin Chair 39″ X 54″ – Twin Ottoman Chair 39″ X 21″

Full Loveseat 54″ X 54″ – Full Ottoman Loveseat 54″ X 21″

Queen Loveseat 60″ X 60″ – Queen Loveseat Ottoman 60″ X 20″

California King 72″ X 84″ – Oriental or Standard King 78″ X 80″

If you are extremely particular about the fit of your cover, or if you have any other questions, by all means seek the advice of a specialist futon shop.

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