What is a foam fold out sofa bed?
Sofa beds, which are also called sofa sleepers, are sofas that can be transformed into beds when and if needed. These beds are very popular because they can be used where there is no guest room and because they are cheaper compared to buying a sofa and a bed. There are different types of sofa beds – they are categorized based on how they are transformed from sofas to beds, on the material covering the bed and on the type of mattress used.
One of the most popular sofa beds is a foam fold out sofa bed. These are available in different sizes, the most common sizes being queen size, full twin size and single. They also come in different styles – this is dependent on the company making the bed. The mattresses are covered by different materials such as leather, micro-fiber and different fabrics. You will find a foam fold out sofa bed, whatever your specific needs or tastes are. When choosing the material, consider ease of cleaning, whether a bed wetter will be using the mattress, etc.
A foam sofa bed is a bed that has a foam mattress. A foam mattress is more comfortable than other mattresses found in sofa beds and it is the mattress found in most standard beds. Foam mattresses are advantageous over mattresses used in most sofa beds because they are more comfortable, with a density of about 2 pounds per cubic foot, because they conform to your body more easily and because they are healthier, meaning the risk of back and neck pains is lower.
The mechanism of converting a foam fold out sofa bed from a sofa to a bed is a simple fold out mechanism. The folding mechanism can be mechanical or manual. It is important not to put too much pressure on the back rest when the foam fold out sofa bed is being used as a sofa as this may damage the mechanism. Other popular options based on the mechanism are drop-end sofa beds, frame sofa beds and flop-over sofa beds, among others.
A foam fold out sofa bed comes with a standard foam mattress, but you can buy a normal fold out sofa bed and a foam mattress separately. This is advantageous in that you get to buy the mattress of your choice – mattresses that come with many sofa beds are usually sub-standard.
When getting a foam fold out sofa bed, note that the denser the foam, the more durable it is likely to be and the more expensive it will be. You should also note that you can get a more complex version of the foam mattress where memory foams are used.
You should always test the foam mattress and the fold out mechanism after making a purchase. This is because different people need different densities and this guarantees you that you have bought something you are comfortable with. When buying online, get a description and pictures and make sure the company you are buying from has a return policy and a warranty.