All our futons and mattresses are handmade in Quebec since 1981.
You can pick-up your Flex futon in store in Montreal or have it delivered in most areas of Canada.
All our mattresses can be used on standard bed frames.
Cross-Section View Flex futon
The durability and firmness of futons and mattresses are due to the quality of the components and not only their thickness.
Eucalyptus fibre is used as the first layer under the mattress envelope. Already used in some textile products, this fibre has extraordinary temperature-regulating properties and we are proud to be among the firsts to use it in the materials that make up our mattresses.
- Soft and comfortable, it is ideal when combined with latex or a firm foam to achieve a balance between firmness and comfort.
- Regulates heat well, allowing the body to remain cool and dry.
- Naturally hypoallergenic and anti-dust mites
Volume: 2″ before compression
Eucalyptus fibre is a derived product of the eucalyptus tree pulp. The produced fibre is soft and perfectly convenient for mattress manufacturing because it is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-dust mites. Its great capacity to absorb humidity compared to its volume. Eucalyptus fibre has very high humidity absorption and breathing capacity which repels parasites like dust-mites who tend to infest humid environments. Also, its very fast drying ability considerably reduces the propagation of bacteria and moist, adding to the life span of the mattress, countering the development of bad smell in long-term.
Added to all these positive effects on our sleep, growing the eucalyptus plant is very easy, making it an eco-friendly material. The plants do not require any pesticides to survive and the tree reaches maturity very fast. Even better, eucalyptus forests almost need no water spraying to grow. Studies show that eucalyptus only needs 155 gallons of water/pound of produced fibre and half an acre of territory can produce about a ton of fibre. In comparison, organic Californian cotton drains 782 gallons of water/pound and needs 3.5 acres to get the same amount of produced fibre. Eucalyptus can also be planted on low quality lands without altering the fibre, giving access to good arable land necessary to grow high quality food.
The fibre goes through different steps for its manufacturing. The tree is first cut to wood chip and mixed with amine oxides, an organic, biodegradable and non-toxic solvent. That solvent is organic and biodegradable. The fibre is softly dissolved, cellulose is extracted and its agglomeration forms the fabric. Then multiple cleaning and drying cycles finally allows creating a final product clean and soft to maximize quality and comfort.
99% of the solvent and water used in the process are recycled and used again, the loss being minimal is ideal for an eco-friendly product. Finally, the tree automatically reproduces its own new sprouts, considerably reducing the energy loss and carbon emanations form heavy machinery normally used by industries to replant trees.
Eucalyptus layers must be compressed and held by small tufts on the surface of the mattress. These tufts are made of a cotton string with a plastic end visible on the mattress, for a more handcrafted style.
Cotton fiber is used in our mattresses because it is partially a natural material which fits the body shapes and absorbs the humidity. Then our body can better regulate the heat and the sleep is less disturb by the increase in temperature.
The white cotton comes from the cotton flower that undergoes mechanical modifications. The jagged flowers are getting rid of their shell by passing through different vibration stages. Once the cotton is clean, polyester fibers are added to it following the futon flammability requirements in Canada. This cotton is naturally white and not chemically treated. The compound is distributed in layers of different sizes. We only use cotton in layers in the making of our futons. The cotton in layers is more resistant to compression and it allows to avoid any movement of the material inside the mattress.
Foam has been for many years an integral part of our futons and mattress. There is a variety of foam on the market which makes our products more diversified. While foam is a synthetic product, a percentage of soya oil, usually around 18%, can be added to the manufacturing process to obtain a similar product than all-synthetic foam.
It’s possible to choose foams of different qualities and different firmness. It’s important to ask information about the density of the foam, as it will determine it’s durability. It is recommended to have a foam of superior density (2.1 lb/cubic foot) when you want to use the futon or the mattress as an every day bed. For a sofa or occasional use, a high-density (1.5 lb/cubic foot) is a good and cheaper option.
The firmness of the foam is not related to it’s density. We offer different firmness of superior-density foam as the comfort is personal preference. What we call a soft foam still offers a good support for most light and middle-weight persons. People that are use to a firmer bedding surface will like the firm foam.
The high density foam make a very good core in a mattress due to its durability. However, if you sleep directly on the foam, it doesn’t breathe at all and the humidity makes it uncomfortable. It’s essential to add layers of natural fibers like cotton, wool and eucalyptus on the surface of the mattress so it breathes.
The foam we use is tested and certified by an independent organism, CertiPUR-US®, to make sure to follow the specific characteristic of performance, emission and environmental impacts.
About CertiPUR-US® test criterias
These thin cords are made of cotton and a plastic tip which is visible at the surface of the futon. The tufts are used to compress the different layers inside the futon or the mattress and to prevent any movements inside the mattress. Once a cover and a mattress cover are installed, we don’t usually feel them.
Les matelas et les bases de lit sont de dimensions standards:
THE SIZES OF MATTRESSES AND FRAMES ARE STANDARD SIZES:
Explication sur les formats des bases de futon - EXPLANATION OF THE FUTON FRAMES' SIZES
Le format double ''trois places'' est idéal en divan ou lit et permet d'y mettre un futon de qualité. Le format double est le plus commun.
The double size ''three seats'' is the best as a sofa or as a bed and allows to use a good quality of futon. Double is the most common frame size.
Idéal pour les grandes personnes qui ont besoin d'un lit quotidien pliable. Cependant, l'assise est généralement moins confortable et le dossier plus haut que le format double, donc moins intéressant comme divan.
This one is perfect for tall persons who need a daily bed foldable. However, as a bed, it's generally less comfortable and the back is higher than the double size, so it's less interesting to use it as a sofa.
Simple studio - Twin Lounge
Complète bien un ensemble ou est utile pour les pièces étroites. Confortable en position standard ainsi qu'en chaise longue. À part leur largeur respective, les formats Simple studio et Causeuse studio sont semblables.
Completes perfectly a kit or fits well in small rooms. Comfortable in the standard position and in the long chair position. Except their respective width, the sizes twin lounge and loveseat lounge double are similar.
En divan: On y met un futon 39''x54'' plié au centre; la rallonge de futon 21''x39'' doit être rangée ailleurs ou utilisée en chaise longue.
En lit: Rallonge de bois intégrée au siège sur lesquels on ajoute la rallonge de futon 21''x39''. Une fermeture éclair permet d'attacher les deux morceaux pour un lit de dimension simple 39''x75.
As a sofa: Requires a 39''x54'' futon folded in the middle and an extension 21''x39'' needs to be stored somewhere or to be used as a long chair.
As a bed: A wood extension is integrated into the seat on which is added the futon extension 21''x39''. A zipper keeps the two futon pieces together to make a twin size bed 39''x75''.
Causeuse Studio (avec futon double en 2 morceaux) - Loveseat Lounge Double (with 2-piece futon)
Format idéal pour les espaces restreint. Confortable en position standard ainsi qu'en chaise longue. À part leur largeur respective, les formats Simple studio et Causeuse studio sont semblables.
The perfect size for a limited space. Comfortable in the standard position and in the long chair position. Except their respective width, the sizes twin lounge and loveseat lounge double are similar.
En divan: On y met un futon 54''x54''; la rallonge de futon 21''x54'' doit être rangée ailleurs ou utilisée en chaise longue.
En lit: Rallonge de bois intégrée au siège sur laquelle on ajoute un futon 21''x54''.
As a sofa: Requires a 54''x54'' futon and an extension 21''x54'' needs to be stored somewhere or to be used as a long chair.
As a bed: A wood extension is integrated into the seat on which is added the futon extension 21''x54''. A zipper keeps the two futon pieces together to make a bed 54''x75''.
Durability : Measure the resistance to compression over the years. Variable depending on the usage, the weight and maintenance. Firmness : Measure of the mattress comfort. A personal choice depending on individual taste. Firm is not necessarily better.
The Promo is thinner than the other futons so it can be folded on itself on specific frames. It’s a perfect match for the Turin A frame. The envelope is black.
- Made in a non-removable eggshell white cover.
- Perfect as a sofa bed or as an occasional bed.
- Hand-made in Quebec.
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