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Futon Cover Basics

In-Depth Primer ~ Futon Covers

Decorative futon mattress covers were a natural add-on product for many early industry players. Many of the best futon cover businesses today had their genesis in the early days of the futon industry. Companies like Life Style Covers, Omni Softgoods, SIS and Easy Fit Covers grew from home-based, small operations into genuine manufacturers almost overnight.

Futon covers allow you as a consumer the unique opportunity to change your room decor in a matter of minutes. Because they are so flexible, futon covers sport more daring prints and colors than traditional upholstery pieces. Futon covers can be a great way to express creativity in decorating. You can also find futon covers in fabrics to match your sofa and loveseat if you prefer a coordinated look.

Some of the most popular trends in the futon cover world are leather and faux leather, faux suede, and every type of microfiber.

When you’re shopping for a futon cover in a retail store, you have several options. The lowest priced covers are usually “factory selects,” which means that the cover manufacturer sends the retailer whatever they have on hand. The fabrics used for these covers are typically not re-orderable.

You can also order a futon cover to your taste and decor. Many retailers will display stands full of swatches, and you can pick the cover fabric and coordinating pillow fabrics and order them. Some companies are even offering a further customized option – you can send them your own fabric and they will sew a cover for you.

In a retail store, expect to see a price range of  $29-$49 for a simple, solid-colored or printed cotton cover to $300 for the best available woven upholstery futon covers. High-end futon covers are made from some of the finest upholstery fabrics produced in the home furnishings industry here and abroad. Currently the most popular retail price range is between $99 and $119.

 

Leather Covers Gaining in Popularity

Leather futon covers, which have been around for years, are finally catching on. They have been well received by consumers and several manufacturers are well established in the market. Faux leather is also coming on as leather continues to be a hot seller in the home furnishings industry at large, with the trickle down effect helping sales in the futon category.


 

Traditional Futon Covers - Shop Now

Your typical traditional futon cover is made in seven popular mattress sizes and features  zipper that is made of nylon or metal and sometimes use zipper as heavy as a marine grade type and either located on both long and short sides of futon cover or on three sides of futon cover wrapping the long side and half way on both of short sides of the mattress. In any event, this makes it easy to put on or remove any of these futon covers.
 

Skirted Futon Slip Covers - Shop Now

 

New innovative product by Easy Fit inc. Skirted futon slip cover completely conceals the front and the back of the futon frame and provides an upholstered look.
Features back and a front skirt.
The front skirt may be folded for exposed front appearance. Skirted futon cover is zipper-less, so you can apply or remove it in less then 30 Seconds! (We have done it)
 

Futon cover basics

Looking to purchase  futon cover, perhaps a traditional floral print, or a contemporary design or stripe pattern, or or even one of those leather faux suede futon covers, don’t spend too much time on cover contest, first of all consider looking in to overall visual appearance of your future futon covers. Note that futon furniture is a furniture, therefore fabric that is applied to cover the futon mattress is made from upholstery grade fabrics and usually will last as long as your existing upholstered sofa or chair.  As a rule of thumb you may follow basic guide lines for purchasing futon covers, such as: If you have pets the microfiber futon covers are not recommended, as they pick up allot of lint and pets hair. if your futon is in moist environment look in to outdoor futon covers or fabric that has more polyester. Now for extreme futon furniture protection buy vinyl leather futon cover as it is fully water resistant and will last as long as bar chair seat.  Select bright colors for teen futon covers and theme patterns for kids futon cover.  Don't worry about maintenance most futon covers are machine washable.

Microfibers And Faux Suede futon covers are new trend in the industry and no wonder why. It is most popular category of futon covers, because of soft fabrics, easy of washing and extreme durability. Far more durable than you think and they feel super soft to the touch. Its is not only affordable but its also looks great and available in great solid colors or animal skin patterns so you can give your old boring living room an exiting safari adventure look by simply changing futon covers. These are great especially if you looking for teen futon covers.


Leather Look also known as Vinyl Futon Covers Vinyl Leather is popular because of its extreme durability and style. If you own leather furniture you might think that futon covers in leather is also expensive. Not in this case, some of these futon covers are priced as low as $59 its that cheep.

Removable futon covers enables you to match your futon to your existing decor so, any new futon furniture will fit in properly. Futon covers are not only protect your futon mattress from dirt and spills, it also enhances appearance of your entire living room or kids room. These practical futon covers are made of upholstery grade materials and many you select in all styles and any patterns.

Aside from futon covers, wide selection of matching accessories is also available, if you need matching pillows for your futon cover, perhaps consider purchasing futon pillow set instead, by far its allot less comparing if you purchase cover and pillows separately

 

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