Futon Mattress Sizes - Futon Mattress Guide
Contrary to what you might think, futon mattress sizes are actually exactly in line with the dimensions of a traditional mattress.
Whether you're in the market for a new futon or are just looking for a cover or to upgrade the mattress pad, you should get a good idea of the size of your futon
The Standard Futon Size You're Thinking of is a Full Size/Double
When you buy a budget futon from somewhere like Walmart or Target, they are generally sold with an entry-level mattress on full futon frames. Full futon mattresses makes for a great futon-couch conversion piece for a guest room, living room or game room.
Most futon mattresses come in a full size/double size because they can easily fit two people, but when opened up to be used as a bed, they don't take up too much space. They are also big enough to be folded up and used as a couch when they aren't being used for sleep.
Since futons on futon frames are not normally the main mattress of a household, you don't see them in queen or king sizes as often as you see full futon and twin futon mattress.
Futon Mattress Dimensions
If you think you may have a full size futon but want to be sure, break out the measuring tape and check the following dimensions to know the size of your futon for sure.
The following dimensions are in inches (width x length)
- Twin size futon: 39x75
- Twin XL size futon: 39x80
- Full size futon: 54x75
- Queen size futon: 60x80
- King size futon: 76x80
Twin and Twin XL Futons
- Twin: 39in x 75in
- Twin XL: 39x80
This size of futon is primarily for use as a space-saving option. Some models can be folded into chairs and open up to a bed that can fit one person.
- Space saver
- Budget friendly
Full/Double & Queen
- Full/Double: 54in x 75in
- Queen: 60in x 80in
This is the size of futon you think of when someone says the word "futon." This size is generally collapsible to double as a couch or loveseat. Full and Queen size futon mattresses are the most common size futon you're going to see in the store or online, and offer a great combination of utilitarian size and value.
- Double as a couch/love seat
- Great for guests, fits 2 people
- King: 76in x 80in
While you can absolutely find King size futon mattresses, they aren't nearly as common as the smaller sizes. Since futons aren't normally the primary mattress of a home, most people are wary of buying a secondary mattress that's this big.
- Very spacious
- Less common and often pricey
Most futons max out at a king size, and rarely come as a California king mattress or larger.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are futon and bed sizes the same?
Generally speaking, yes. A queen futon mattress are the same dimensions as a queen mattress for a traditional bed frame.
Can I use a futon as my main bed?
Most futon mattresses prioritize being able to be used with a futon frame, rather than comfort and support. With that being said, some premium futon mattresses can absolutely be used as a daily sleeper, but you should be cautious and do your research.
Where can I buy a futon mattress?
In today's world, the best place to buy a futon mattress is online. You save a ton of money when you buy direct from the manufacturer, and have the security of warranties and great return policies as a standard practice in the sleep industry.
How do I keep my futon mattress in place?
A good futon frame will have stoppers to keep your futon mattress in place. However, if you do experience some sliding, you buy an aftermarket futon holder to help.
How should I store a futon mattress?
Futons are meant to be folded up. If you have a futon frame that folds into a couch, you can store the futon mattress there, otherwise, follow the manufacturers suggestion for how to fold your mattress for storage.
Which Futon Size Is Right For You?
Whether you're looking to add a piece of furniture to your guest or game room, or are looking for a space-friendly sleep solution for a small bedroom or apartment, a futon could be a great choice.
Now that you know the proper size of a futon, why not check out the best ones?
Let us know what size futon you like best in the comments section below!
Courtney is the reason The Sleep Shop exists. She’s a Seattle native with a passion for healthy sleep. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a major in marketing. She started The Sleep Shop to help friends and family choose a good mattress, and helped grow the site to what it is today. She does most of the product testing and reviews.