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, the models Latex Foam, Memocomfort, and Micropocket in particular. For Frank, George and Jack sofa beds with single mattress, we recommend to turn it head-to-feet only;
• do not turn the mattresses of: Bill, Chick, Dizzy, Gil, Glenn, Jerry, Roger, Spencer, 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" and British Standard fire-resistant versions).
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% cotton fabric quilted with 100% PL and g 200/m² resin fibre, and nonwoven fabric; quilted side with aerators; tape edge.

 

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" and British Standard fire-resistant versions).
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).
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: 80% CO / 20% PL terrycloth quilted with h. 8 mm foam with a 30 Kg/ density + 100% PL and 200 g/ resin fibre and non-woven fabric. Side: ecru 100% cotton fabric quilted with mm 5 foam.

 

Micropocket with Removable Cover
The structure consists of 500 independent pocket micro-springs per (1395 springs in a 160x200 cm mattress); le micro-springs compress more or less depending on the weight and protuberances of the body, following the body shape in an ergonomic way. With its 100% latex top and bottom layers this mattress is suitable for everyday use (also produced in a British Standard version).
How it is made: pocket springs in Ø mm 1,3 steel wire; ± 500 springs/; 100% latex top and bottom padding cm 2 thick; side paddings in 25 Kg/ foam. Removable cover: 67% PL / 16,5% VI / 16,5% LYOCEL fabric, quilted with 100% PL and 200 g/ resin fibre, and nonwoven fabric.

 

IL 18 Pocket (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan and Ellis 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 and Ellis 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. 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 and Ellis 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 and Ellis 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.

 

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: 100% CO, quilted with g 200/m². 100% PL

 

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 (also produced in the British Standard version).
How it is made: 40 kg/ HR expanded polyurethane + 4 cm 100% latex sheet. Cover: 80% CO / 20% PL terrycloth, quilted with 200 g/m² 100% PL wadding 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% cotton fabric, quilted on top and bottom 200 g/m² 100% polyester wadding.

 

 

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).
How it is made: top in VP45 48 Kg/ low resilience viscoelastic foam; bottom in 30 Kg/ CMHRP polyurethane. Cover: top in 200 g/ / 80% CO / 20% PL terrycloth; bottom in 100% CO.

 

Soft
This mattress is designed for those who love to sleep on a soft and comfortable surface that at the same provides a proper support for the body, thanks to the combination of the high density and low load-bearing capacity of the polyurethane used. The terrycloth, quilted with low density polyurethane, makes it a breathable mattress. This mattress is not recommended for very heavy people.
How it is made: expanded polyurethane with a density of 35 kg/. Cover: 80% CO / 20% PL terrycloth quilted on top and bottom with super soft resilient polyurethane foam with a density of 18 kg/; 100% CO fabric side quilted with expanded polyurethane.

 

Sanacotton Air with Removable Cover
Relatively soft and extremely comfortable mattress, it is suitable for everyday use. The removable cover, with zippers on the two sides, is made of fabric including silver fibres in the yarn mixture. Silver provides an excellent antibacterial, antistatic and anti-stress effect.
How it is made: 35 kg/ CMHRP expanded polyurethane. Covers: openwork and breathable 100% PL inner cover; 67% PL / 28% Tencel / 5% PL outer cover with silver yarn, quilted with 30% CO and 70% PL on the summer side, and with 30% WO and 70% PL on the winter side. Side in 100% PL stretch fabric quilted with 100% PL fibre. Dry-cleanable removable cover.

 

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: 67% PL / 16,5% VI / 16,5% LYOCELL fabric, quilted with 200 g/ 100% PL resin 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: 30 kg/ CMHR expanded polyurethane covered with 100% cotton fabric, quilted on top and bottom with 400 gr/m² 100% polyester wadding and nonwoven fabric.

 

 

Duo Comfort
Expanded polyurethane mattress with different comfort zones, with a soft and a firm side. Cover fabric with Greenfirst® anti bed bugs natural treatment with essential oils.
How it is made: expanded polyurethane with different comfort zones: 35 kg/ AT soft side, 50 kg/ HR firm side, covered with 40% TENCEL® / 35% PA / 25% PL terrycloth, anti bed bugs and anti-mite Eco Sheild® treatment with Citrate Eucalyptus natural oils, quilted with 400 g/ 100% PL hypoallergenic fibre and nonwoven fabric support.

 

 

Flex 2 (h.18 mattress included as a standard with Jan sofa bed; also available for Ellis and Larry)
Low density expanded polyurethane mattress.
How it is made: 23 kg/ “M” expanded polyurethane covered with 100% cotton fabric, quilted on both sides with 200 gr/m² 100% polyester wadding and nonwoven fabric.

 

 

 

IL 18 Deluxe (h.18 mattress for Larry, Jan 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 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.