Eucalyptus Shikibuton Japanese Futon
All of our mattresses have been handcrafted in Quebec since 1981.
Shikibuton tradicional x Eucalyptus Shikibuton:
- Eucalyptus fibers absorb body moisture better than cotton; provides a more breathable and fresh sleeping environment.
- Both Shikibuton are compressed and tight; eucalyptus fiber becomes less compact and firm.
- Eucalyptus is a little lighter.
- They look the same and roll easily.
The Shikibuton is available in several standard sizes (Twin, Double and Queen), but we have also developed a custom size (32" x 72") that is smaller and can be used in combination with one or two mats. The pictures show different configurations we created, but you can easily imagine your own custom sofa by adding all kinds of cushions.
The tatami is made of braided rice straw and the floor is protected by a canvas.
Visit the tatami page for more information or to add something to your order.
You can also use the matless mattress if you are looking for a simple guest bedding solution.
COLORES for Japanese futon Eucalyptus Shikibuton
* Please note that fabric colors may vary slightly from roll to roll.
*Other colors can be ordered from the store.
Pure cotton fabrics: natural - anthracite
35% Polyester, 65% Cotton: Red
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPONENTS Japanese Futon Eucalyptus Shikibuton:
Eucalyptus fiber is used as the first layer under the mattress cover. Already used in some textiles, this fiber has exceptional thermoregulatory properties and we are proud to be among the first to use it in our mattress materials.
- Soft and comfortable, it is ideal in combination with latex or firm foam to achieve a balance between firmness and comfort.
- It regulates heat well, keeping the body cool and dry.
- Naturally hypoallergenic and anti-dust mite
Volume: 2″ before compression
Eucalyptus fiber is a product derived from eucalyptus pulp. The fiber produced is soft and perfectly suited for the manufacture of mattresses, as it is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-mite. Its great moisture absorption capacity in relation to its volume. Eucalyptus fibers have a very high moisture absorption and respiration capacity that repels parasites such as dust mites that tend to infest humid environments. The fact that it dries very quickly also significantly reduces the growth of bacteria and moisture, extends the life of the mattress and neutralizes the formation of odors in the long term.
In addition to all these positive effects on our sleep, growing eucalyptus is very easy, which makes it an environmentally friendly material. The plants don't need pesticides to survive and the tree matures very quickly. Even better, eucalyptus forests require almost no spray water to grow. Studies show that eucalyptus only requires 155 gallons of water per pound of fiber produced and half an acre of land can produce about a ton of fiber. By comparison, California organic cotton drains 782 gallons of water per pound and requires 3.5 acres to produce the same amount of fiber. Eucalyptus can also be planted in poor quality soil without disturbing the fiber, providing access to good farmland needed to grow quality food.
The fiber goes through different stages for its production. The tree is first cut into wood chips and mixed with amine oxides, a biodegradable organic compound and non-toxic solvent. The solvent is organic and biodegradable. The fiber is gently dissolved, the cellulose is extracted and its agglomeration forms the fabric. Then, multiple cleaning and drying cycles allow for the creation of a clean, smooth final product to maximize quality and convenience.
99% of the solvent and water used in the process are recycled and reused, with minimal losses, ideal for an ecologically correct product. Over time, the tree will automatically produce its own shoots, greatly reducing the energy loss and carbon emissions of the heavy machinery that industry often uses to transplant trees.
The eucalyptus layers must be compressed and fixed to the surface of the mattress in small tufts. These tufts are made from a cotton cord with a plastic end visible in the mattress for a more handcrafted look.
Cotton fiber is used in our mattresses because it is a partially natural material that adapts to the shape of the body and absorbs moisture. So our body can better regulate heat and sleep is less disturbed by the rise in temperature.
White cotton comes from the cotton flower, which undergoes mechanical modifications. The toothed flowers detach from their bark, passing through different stages of vibration. The cotton is natural white and not chemically treated. The dough is distributed in layers of different sizes. When making our futons, we only use layered cotton. Layered cotton is more resistant to compression and prevents any movement of the material on the mattress.
Mattresses and bed bases have standard measurements:
THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE MATTRESS AND THE FRAME ARE STANDARD MEASUREMENTS:
Basic futon sizes explained -EXPLANATION OF FUTON STRUCTURE SIZES
The three-seater double format is ideal as a sofa or bed and allows you to place a quality futon on top. The most common is the dual format.
The 'three seater' double size works best as a sofa or bed and allows for the use of a quality futon. Double is the most common frame size.
Ideal for tall people who need a folding chaise longue. However, the seat is generally less comfortable and the backrest is higher than in the double format, which makes it less interesting as a sofa.
This one is perfect for tall people who need a fold-out sofa bed. However, as a bed it is usually less comfortable and the backrest is higher than the double bed, so its use as a sofa is less interesting.
simple study -double room
It complements an ensemble well or is useful for tight spaces. Comfortable both in the standard position and on the chaise longue. Aside from their respective widths, the Simple Studio and Loveseat Studio formats are similar.
Perfectly completes a kit or fits well in small spaces. Comfortable in standard position and longchair position. Aside from their respective widths, the Twin Lounge and Loveseat Lounge Double sizes are similar.
No sofa:We fold a 39''x54'' futon in half; The Futon Extender 21''x39'' should be stored elsewhere or used as a lounge chair.
On cam:Wooden extension integrated into the seat where we added the 21''x39'' futon extension. A zipper allows the two parts to be joined together for a single bed measuring 39''x75.
How sofa:Requires a 39''x54'' futon folded in half and a 21''x39'' extension to store away or use as a long chair.
As a bed:A wooden extension is incorporated into the seat, over which the 21''x39'' futon extension is added. A zipper holds the two futon pieces together to form a 39''x75'' double bed.
Studio Sofa (with 2-part double futon) -Loveseat Lounge Double (with two-piece futon)
Ideal size for small spaces. Comfortable in standard and chaise longue positions Aside from their respective widths, the Simple Studio and Loveseat Studio formats are similar.
The perfect size for limited space. Comfortable in standard position and longchair position. Aside from their respective widths, the Twin Lounge and Loveseat Lounge Double sizes are similar.
No sofa:We provide a 54''x54'' futon; The Futon Extender 21''x54'' should be stored elsewhere or used as a lounge chair.
On cam:Wood extension integrated into the seat where we added a 21''x54'' futon.
How sofa:It requires a 54''x54'' futon and a 21''x54'' extension to store it somewhere or use as a long chair.
As a bed:A wooden extension is built into the seat, to which the 21''x54'' futon extension is attached. A zipper holds the two futon pieces together to form a 54''x75'' bed.