good brand of sofa bed?

smiles22May 3, 2005

we would like to put a sofa bed in our new family/guest room. Any suggestions for good sleeping, comfortable mattresses for elderly guests? or "bigger" guests?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I like my Stickley sofabed... really comfy.

Don't rule out AeroBeds either.... they can be nice for everyone BUT the elderly (too close to the ground). My kids and their friends use ours a lot!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 8:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm looking for a sofabed but want it to be comfortable and accesible too. if found the following website but haven't purchased the sofa.

it's very pricey so I'm still looking but it seems to have alot of good features. Hope this helps. ntcmj

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 8:31AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We purchased a LazyBoy and are very unhappy. The couch and half a chair are torn at the top and the mattress is uncomfortable. I would not recommend these products.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 11:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I don't have anything wildly helpful to add, as I'm facing the same decision. My parents are leaving Massachusetts, where I live, to retire -- yes, that's right, retire -- to Ohio! (No slam against Ohio -- I grew up there & love it...but surely they must be among the only people to pick the snowbelt for retirement!) to keep them coming back for nice long visits?!

We're torn between two options right now. One is an Overnight Sofa Company sleeper sofa we saw which has what they call a ComfortCloud (or something along those lines) mattress. It's a regular (thinish) sleeper mattress with an attached aero mattress on top. In theory, a great idea, since you can customize the firmness by blowing it up to your taste. felt a little shakey to us. I don't know if anyone has any experience with this type of mattress -- but it was interesting. A queen, 79'W sofa, runs just shy of $1K. Incidentally, if size is not a concern (as it is for us) Rowe makes sleeper sofas with the same type of mattress.

The other choice is an AU Furniture sleeper. AU is an American Leather company, and like the ones ntcmj was looking at, they have a really cool design in which you get a really huge sturdy foam mattress on a sofa with a reasonable footprint. We tried out the mattress in the showroom and it seemed pretty nice -- firm but comfy. Didn't spend the night there, though...they get a little touchy about that...

The AU ones have nice clean lines, and come in this great microsuede with a hip array of colors. The guest room will be doubling as a playroom, so the microsuede & the funky colors are very appealing -- it's also a fairly small room, and AU has one style with a Queen mattress that's only 69' wide. The catch (and the reason I'm hesitating)? It's more like $2K.

So...a couple more options to throw into the pot!
Good luck.
Karen, who will also be experiencing sleeper sofas in Ohio soon ;)

Here is a link that might be useful: AU Furniture

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 12:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I'm sorry, but i thought i posted a reply awhile back. anyway, I just want to thank everyone's tips & advice & tried & loved the AU line. It was very comfortable & easy to use. The blow-up ones seemed like more work than we wanted.
I hope to receive it in a few weeks & will report back to let you know. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 10:54AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

smiles 22,

where did you get yours? I checked the AU website thanks for the kind poeple in this forum. Some AU line only exclusively sold at Macy's. Which line did you buy? And did you pay full list price as listed on their website?


    Bookmark   May 19, 2005 at 1:04AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We ordered the Marie from one of their dealer stores at their $1999 listed price. The dealer claimed this was 1 brand that they could not discount. Unfortunately, we could not find a better priced sleeper that gave the same comfort & efficiency.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2005 at 1:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I've got one of the sofabeds with an inflatable mattress and it's fabulous. It's one of the SlumberAIr mattresses from LazyBoy, and it inflates in less than 2 minutes with a plug-in pump. Both my 83 year old mother and some good friends with orthopedic issues were very comfortable in it. Unlike the previous poster, I have no complaints with our LazyBoy, and would do it again in a heartbeat (I was skeptical at first, as we had a Murphy bed with an orthopedic mattress in our last house, but this seems equally comfortable and much more functional when not in use (our guest room doubles as my daughter's playroom). I think Flexsteel makes a similar product.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2005 at 2:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Another vote for the inflatable mattress thing - my sister has a pullout with such a mattress, and it is absolutely terrific.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2005 at 12:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Don't get Rowe. Not well made at all.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2005 at 7:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Check out the Ethan Allen sleeper sofa. I have one with the air cushion in the mattress. The biggest problem with it is that it might be too comfortable for guests if you know what I mean.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2005 at 12:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Don't get Flexsteel. A lot of posters to this forum recommended them enthusiastically, as did Consumer Reports, but we've had a very bad experience. The mattress is uncomfortable, and the upholstery is already fraying after only 2 years of moderate use. Low-quality cushions which we are constantly fluffing and refilling. Either we got a lemon or Flexsteels stink!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2005 at 1:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I just went on the world tour of sleeper sofas. I love Mitchell Gold sofas and was set on getting one of theirs when I tracked down an AU dealer. He was a hard sell, but dude, that sofa kicks all the others' butts. With a down mattress top put on that thing, I'm afraid my Mom will stay too long :)

Seriously it is nice and I'm goiing to order one.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 6:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We have a La-Z-Boy sofa and are waiting for the queen size SlumberAir mattress to come in. We bought La-Z-Boy for our lake house because we wanted the quality and comfort for a reasonable price. This SlumberAir is great and will make for a very comfortable bed. Our daughter is married and they entertain friends on weekends there----always a full house. Soon grandchildren will come along and it will be great knowing they'll have a comfy mattress when there's a full house of kids OR if we sleep on it ourselves!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2005 at 7:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have heard that Mitchell Gold makes a good sleeper sofa.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2007 at 11:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
clfjm makes a great sleeper sofa. They are the manufacturer.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2007 at 4:19PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

In Canada you can easily get Jaymar. Their upgraded beds are great, our customers love them. Good Luck!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2007 at 6:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have just ordered a Lee Super queen sofa bed and I can tell you .....IT IS COMFY!!! My neice ordered one and after having sat on hers, and not realizing it was a sofa bed...i was sold right there!! We opened the bed and it was as if I were sleeping on a regular bed!! Very impressive!

privatejoker... I am Canadian as well and you can purchase at Rousseau's Fine Furniture, in Whitby, Ontario. 30 miles east of Toronto...good luck!! Enjoy....this store is amazing...

    Bookmark   March 16, 2007 at 9:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would have to say to anyone that Overnite sofa has been the best I have ever seen. I bought mine in Cape Girardeau, Mo. in 1991 and it finally gave out 2009. I love the material they use as it just doesn't wear out even with lots of use daily. The sleeper was used weekly also. Just check them out. It is a smaller company , but excellent.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 9:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Try Flexsteel. Its top of the line or CR Laine.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 6:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Dollar for dollar Overnight Sofa proably has the best sleep sofa offerings in the industry. It's not a high end product and there isn't much in the way of fabric selection just a few choices with each style but if you want a nicely made product at a reasonable cost for lets say a guest room they are worth considering.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 2:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Although it will cost quite a bit more I heard that American Leather has an interesting sofa bed and mattress.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 3:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Another option to consider is the mattress. If you really want a comfortable mattress look for an "Air Dream" Mattress by Legget abd Platt. Its about a $250 to $300 option. This mattress an air mattress with a coil spring. In my opinion it is the nearest mattress to a regular mattress in comfort. Even if you buy a sleep sofa that doesn't have this you can order these online for about $275 and they will fit most mech's' (but check to make sure it will fit).

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 6:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here's a good low priced option. Take a look at the Endura Ease Air bed system. This is a very comfortable air bed that fits with the sofa you already own as long as it measures at least 60" between the arms.

My company sells about 50 each month and the customers love them. You can also buy them direct from the manufacturer online.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2012 at 11:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Simplicity Sofas?

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 8:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

At this moment, I am sitting on the most uncomfortable sofa bed I have ever owned. My husband and I did sleep on the bed for 10 days and it was ok a bit too firm for my comfort and I thought a bit thin. The sofa is a micro-fiber not leather, the cushions will not stay in place on the back and the seat cushions slide out. This is an American Leather product. I will be putting this in a consignment shop as soon as I can and will purchase another brand. It must sit well as a sofa and this sofa sinks where one sits and always looks frumpy/messy. Have I mentioned I hate this very expensive sofa. Buyer beware!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2014 at 4:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Leathercraft recliner, electric vs manual?
Any opinions, or recommendations? Thanks
Kitchen Table Repair
Hi. My kitchen table has a crack in it and I was wondering...
slipcovered furniture - which brands?
So I am finally ready to ditch the dreadful recliner...
Room&Board Cruz Chaise Lounge Cushion help
I would be forever grateful If anyone has a Cruz chaise...
Leather Furniture Expo
I'm considering purchasing a sofa by Elite Leather,...
Sponsored Products
Korver Leather Loveseat - Brighton Ciment Gray
Joybird Furniture
Furniture of America Cottage Style 5 Drawer Chest - IDF-7905EXP-C
$449.99 | Hayneedle
Mantua Java Brown Queen Size Bed Frame
Desert Santa Maria McKenzie Ottoman
Cost Plus World Market
Sorrento Outdoor Sofa Cover - Sand
$409.50 | FRONTGATE
Blazing Needles 9-inch Full Futon Premium Mattress
Resort Reversible Coverlet
$199.00 | FRONTGATE
Serena & Lily Border Frame Sham
Serena & Lily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™