How to Choose the Mattress for your Sofa Bed

High Quality Mattresses for Comfortable Sofa Beds

A high quality sofa bed mostly stands out for its mattresses and mechanisms. The design of a sofa bed must go beyond looks: one of the essential requirements is comfort, followed by functionality and an easy to use opening system. These are the main feature you have to consider when you purchase a sofa bed.
The fundamental characteristics are two: comfort and the load-bearing capacity of mattress and seat. We are in fact talking about a furniture item designed to carry out two functions: sofa and bed. We want to be able to seat down on a sofa and spend time with family and friends, or to lie down on it to watch tv or read a book. When we lie down on a bed, we expect it to be cosy and to hold us while we abandon ourselves to a restoring sleep.
Milano Bedding sofa beds are designed and manufactured to suit all these needs in the same way, also taking into consideration those who use these items on a daily basis. This is why for almost all the models of the collection it is possible to choose among a wide range of mattresses, and select the one that best fit your needs.

 

How to Choose the Right Mattress

Firm, soft, with springs, in polyurethane, memory foam or other materials? The right mattress is the one that best suit our needs. For this reason our mattresses provides different degrees of load bearing capacity and are made of different materials. While choosing the mattress take into consideration the kind of support you prefer, your weight, the room temperature and the body temperature.

 

Advices on the Mattress Care and Maintenance

Sofa bed mattresses endure more stress than a normal bed mattress; for this reason they require particular care to guarantee the product a longer life-span, and a high and steady comfort. Here's some suggestions, which include specific advices for the sofa bed of this collection:
• turn the mattresses upside down and head-to-feet frequently (excluding the models Latex-Foam, Memocomfort, Dorsey-pouf and the mattresses Frank, George, Jack, Bill, Chick-pouf, Gil, Oscar, Roger, Spencer, Tommy, Willy).
• in case the sofa is used in a second house, it is best to leave it half open while you are not using it, in order to avoid keeping both mattress, and seat and backrest cushion compressed for a long time;
• do not close the sofa bed leaving quilts or thick blankets inside

 

It is important to know that...

Over time, polyurethane mattresses can loose load-bearing capacity and lose shape in the folding areas. However, this only happen in a limited and acceptable way, because Milano Bedding uses only high density polyurethane foams that allows mattresses to go back, with a small degree of tolerance, to their original shape by simply leaving them open before use.

All the dimensions stated in each product card are intended with a tolerance of ± 1%. The mattresses height indicated is the one of their centre; a 2-3% width reduction is considered normal in case of a sporadic use.

 

Our Sofa Bed Mattresses

Sprung Mattresses

Standard with Springs (standard mattress included in all sofa beds, except if stated differently)
The structure consists of biconical helicoidal springs made with tempered steel wire called “Bonnel”. They are linked by a steel spiral that allows them to bend without damage.
It is a relatively soft mattress, recommended for those who leave the sofa closed for long periods of time (also produced in the "1 IM Class", British Standard fire-resistant versions and CFR1633).
How it is made: “Bonnel” springs in Ø mm 2,20 tempered steel; a layer of 25 Kg/ expanded polyurethane on top and bottom. Cover: 100% PL fabric quilted with 100% PL and g 200/m² resin fibre, and nonwoven fabric; quilted side with aerators.

 

IL 18 Super with Springs (h.18 standard mattress only included in Ellis and Larry sofa beds)
Cm 18 cm high mattress with biconical helicoidal springs made with tempered steel wire called “Bonnel”. The springs are linked by a steel spiral that allow to fold the mattress without ruining them.
It is a relatively soft mattress, recommended for those who leave the sofa closed for long periods of time (also produced in the "1 IM Class", British Standard fire-resistant versions and CFR1633).
How it is made: “Bonnel” springs in Ø mm 2,20 tempered steel ; a layer of 30 Kg/ expanded polyurethane on top and bottom. Cover: ecru 100% cotton fabric quilted with a super soft expanded polyurethane with a 18 Kg/ density, 200 g/ resin fibre and nonwoven fabric; quilted side with aerators; tape edge.

 

Pocket
Mattress with independent pocket springs. The springs have a smaller diameter than Bonnel, but their number is twice as much (736 springs in a 160x200 cm mattress). The independent springs compress more or less depending on the weight, following the body shape creating an ergonomic position. Mattress suitable for everyday use (produced also in British Standard version and CFR1633).
How it is made: 10 cm pocket springs in Ø mm 1,8 steel wire; 8 mm expanded polyurethane on top and bottom; side paddings in 25 Kg/m³ expanded polyurethane. Cover: 100% PL terrycloth quilted with h. 8 mm foam with a 30 Kg/ density + 100% PL and 200 g/ fibre and non-woven fabric. Side: ecru 100% cotton fabric quilted with mm 5 foam.

 

IL 18 Pocket (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan, Ellis, Clarke 18, Oliver sofa beds)
Mattress with independent pocket springs, with a smaller diameter than Bonnel but twice as much in number. An ergonomic mattress, it adapts to the protuberances of the body, and it is suitable for everyday use, also thanks to its thickness.
How it is made: 10 cm pocket springs in Ø mm 1,8 steel wire; 8 mm expanded polyurethane layer on two sides; side paddings in 25 Kg/ foam. Cover: 80% CO / 20% PL terrycloth quilted on two sides with super soft 20 mm high-resiliency polyurethane foam with a density of 18 kg/, 100% PL and 200 g/ resin fibre and nonwoven fabric. Side: ecru 100% cotton fabric quilted with H mm 5 foam.

 

IL 18 Pocket Natura (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan, Ellis, Clarke 18, Oliver sofa beds)
Mattress suitable for everyday use with independent pocket springs with a smaller diameter than Bonnel but twice as much in number (736 springs in a 160x200 cm mattress). The independent springs compress more or less depending on the weight and the body shape. The cover in “Silver Tech” fabric provides an excellent antibacterial action, thanks to the use of silver fibres in the yarn mixture. It is quilted on the winter side with Woolmark® Pure Wool; summer side in 100% Cotton.
How it is made: 10 cm pocket springs in Ø mm 1,8 steel wire; expanded polyurethane on top and bottom and side paddings in 30 Kg/ foam, quilted on summer side with pure cotton, on winter side with pure wool. Cover: 47% CO / 25% PL / 25% PA / 3% antibacterial SILVER terrycloth; side in 64% CO / 36% PL fabric quilted with mm 5 foam.

 

Pocket Memo (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan, Oliver, Ellis, Clarke 18 sofa beds, or h.14 for all sofa beds with standard h.14 mattress)
Mattress with independent springs, each contained in a hypoallergenic pocket. The springs adapt to the body shape and weight. Top and bottom are padded with viscoelastic foam with “memory” effect, which follows the body shape without compressing it, thus facilitating blood flow. The “box” systems makes the sides firmer, making it easier to sit down on the bed or get up.
How it is made: pocket springs in Ø 1,8 mm steel wire; 27 Kg/m³ expanded polyurethane side paddings. Top and bottom with Memory padding. Cover: 80% CO - 20% PL terrycloth. Quilted on top and bottom with 200 g/m² 100% PL resin fibre and nonwoven fabric. Side: ecru 100% cotton fabric quilted with mm 5 foam and nonwoven fabric. Tape edge.

 

Pocket Memo Luxury (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan, Ellis, Oliver, Clarke 18 sofa beds, or h.14 for all sofa beds with standard h.14 mattress)
Mattress with independent springs, each contained in a hypoallergenic pocket. The springs adapt to the body shape and weight. Top and bottom are padded with viscoelastic foam with “memory” effect, which follows the body shape without compressing it, thus facilitating blood flow. The “box” systems makes the sides firmer, making it easier to sit down on the bed or get up.
How it is made: pocket springs in Ø 1,8 mm steel wire; 27 Kg/m³ expanded polyurethane side paddings. Top and bottom with fireproof Memory padding. Cover: 100% CO inside fabric; 56% PL 44% CO external fabric. Quilted on top and bottom with 200 g/m² 100% PL fireproof resin fibre and nonwoven fabric. This mattress is compliant with the BS 7177 : 2011 – “Medium Hazard” regulations.

 

Naturlatex (h.18 for Larry, Jan, Ellis, Oliver, Clarke 18)
Mattress with independent springs, each contained in a hypoallergenic bag. It adapts and differenciate the compression according to body weight and shape. The padding on both sides is made up of layers of latex. The box system stiffens the sides of the mattress for greater comfort when sitting on the edge of the bed or standing up. The upholstery fabric is made of a cotton-linen blend and is quilted with a wool blend for the winter side and a cotton blend for the summer side.
How it is made: 10 cm pocket springs in Ø 1,8 mm steel wire; 4 cm padding layers in 100% latex on both sides; side paddings in expanded polyurethane foam 25 Kg/m³. Cover in fabric 65% CO 25% LI 10% AF. Fabric side quilted with mm 5 foam.

 

Pocket Silver 22 (h.22 for Larry, Jan, Ellis, Oliver, Clarke 18)
Mattress with independent springs, each contained in a hypoallergenic bag. It adapts and differenciate the compression according to body weight and shape. Both sides padded in expanded polyurethane foam HR "super soft" which makes the mattress relatively soft. The box system stiffens the sides of the mattress for greater comfort when sitting on the edge of the bed or standing up. The Silver cover contains antibacterial silver yarn and is quilted with 100% polyester hypoallergenic fibre.
How it's made: 7,5 cm pocket springs in Ø 1,8 mm steel wire; top and bottom layers in expanded foam HR35AT and sides padded in foam 25 Kg/. Cover: Silver fabric 100% PL antibacterial quilted on both sides with resin fibre 100% PL 600 g/m² and nonwoven fabric. SIde: ecru 100% CO fabric quilted with resin fibre 100% PL.

 

Latex and Polyurethane Mattresses

Polilatex with Removable Cover
Mattress for those who love to sleep on a rather firm surface. This eco-friendly polyurethane, produced with water and hi-tech polymer, contains a percentage of latex (± 5%), which offers an uncommon elasticity for standard polyurethanes. The use of water and air during the expansion process, allowed to eliminate toxic expanded materials: a guaranteed and certified professional choice, fruit of advanced technologies and experiences. Natural latex comes from the sap of Hevea Brasiliensis, a tree common in Asia and South America. In order to guarantee long-lasting high mattresses have been laboratory tested with 75.000 crushing cycles. This model is suitable for sofas that are regularly opened.
How it is made: 35 Kg/ HT expanded polyurethane. Cover: outer in terry cloth 80% CO + 20% PL, quilted with g 200/m². 100% PL, removable and dry-cleanable.

 

Latex Foam
The lower layer in 40 Kg/ high resilience polyurethane and the 100% latex upper sheet make this mattress ideal for everyday use, compressing more or less depending on the weight and protuberances of the body. It is also produced in the British Standard version.
How it is made: 40 kg/ HR expanded polyurethane + 4 cm 100% latex sheet. Cover: 100& PL terrycloth, quilted with 200 g/m² 100% PL fiber and nonwoven fabric.

 

 

 

Polyurethane Mattresses

Flex
Mattress in low density polyurethane. The right choice for those who do not like to sleep on sprung mattresses, but do not want to invest more than the price of the sofa. Our deformation test have produced positive results, however this mattress is not recommended for sofas that remain closed for a long time.
How it is made: expanded polyurethane with a density of 25 kg/m³. Cover: 100% PL fabric, quilted on top and bottom 200 g/m² 100% polyester fibre and nonwoven fabric.

 

 

Memocomfort
In our opinion the best mattress to sleep on. The special “low resilience” polyurethane with “memory” effect used on the top of the mattress embraces the body and takes its shape. It is reversible, allowing you to sleep on both sides. This mattress showed no problems of permanent deformation even after leaving the sofa closed for a long time (also produced in the British Standard version and CFR1633).
How it is made: top in 50 kg/ memory foam; bottom in 35 kg/ CMHR polyurethane foam. Cover: top in ± 270 g/ 84% PL / 16% VI terrycloth; bottom in 100% CO.

 

Flex-Lyocell with Removable Cover
Relatively soft and extremely comfortable mattress, it is suitable for everyday use. The main feature of Lyocell fibres, about the 16% of the removable cover, are its excellent resistance, good breathability and moisture absorption.
How it is made: 25 kg/ expanded polyurethane. Covers: inner in Jersey 100% CO, removable and washable (30°). Outer in 67% PL / 16,5% VI / 16,5% LYOCELL fabric, removable and quilted with 200 g/ 100% PL fibre and nonwoven fabric.

 

 

CMS
Soft mattress made of polyurethane foam, it is the right choice for those who do not like to sleep on sprung mattresses: our deformation test have produced positive results, however this mattress is not recommended for sofas that remain closed for a long time.
How it is made: 35 kg/ CMHR expanded polyurethane covered with 100% PL stretch fabric, quilted on top and bottom with 200 gr/m² 100% polyester wadding and nonwoven fabric.

 

 

IL 18 Deluxe (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan, Oliver, Clarke 18 and Ellis sofa beds)
Relatively soft and extremely comfortable mattress, it is suitable for everyday use.
How it is made: fire-resistant expanded polyurethane with a density of 35 kg/m³. Cover: 80% CO / 20% PL fireproof terrycloth, quilted on top and bottom with 200 g/m² fire-resistant 100% PL resin fibre and nonwoven fabric: side in ecru 100% cotton fireproof fabric quilted with mm 5 foam; fire-resistant tape edge.

 

 

IL 18 Memocomfort (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan, Oliver, Clarke 18 and Ellis sofa beds)
Mattress composed of an upper layer in "low resiliency” polyurethane with “memory” effect that follows the body shape in an ergonomic way without being deformed when the sofa bed is closed.
How it is made: top in 50 kg/ memory foam; bottom in 35 kg/ CMHR polyurethane. Cover: top in ± 270 g/ 84% PL / 16% VI terrycloth; bottom in 100% CO.