Tri-Fold Mattresses

Tri-fold mattresses have proven to be a great addition for many homes. When folded up, they provide supplementary seating where space is limited. When laid flat, they make quick and easy guest beds. In regards to the Japanese futon, tri-fold mattresses can be placed between a shikibuton and tatami mats for added cushion, making traditional Japanese bedding a more suitable and pleasant experience. If you are a side sleeper or just prefer an extra soft bed, a tri-fold mattress may be just the addition you needed for your Japanese futon.


Best Tri-Fold Mattresses:  D&D Futon Furniture & Lucid

White Tri-Fold Mattress Pad

Assuming you are looking for a tri-fold mattress to accompany your shikibuton, you’ll want to go with either D&D Futon Furniture or Lucid. Both offer sufficient support while staying at 3” thick, which stays true to the futon’s minimalist appeal.

D&D Futon Furniture’s mattress pad is right around $60, and you’ll struggle to find anything less regardless of its quality. For a slight upgrade you can get Lucid’s CertiPUR-US certified (meaning it’s green and safety approved for children) tri-fold mattress which is topped with an inch of memory foam and nearly a foot wider. Both are great products, just with different price tags and serving different needs.

On a side note, if you are convinced that 3 inches simply isn’t enough, or you plan on using the mattress without a shikibuton, the 4″ Sleep Master (from Amazon) or 4″ – 6″ Millard (also from Amazon) tri-fold might better fit your needs.

D&D Futon Furniture
Size:  27″ x 75″
Removable Cover:  Yes

Learn More about D&D Futon Furniture’s Tri-Fold Mattress from Amazon


Size:  38″ x 75″
Removable Cover:  Yes

Learn More about Lucid’s Tri-Fold Mattress from Amazon