Are you looking for a floor mattress to use as a guest bed? Or just for yourself to sleep on the floor? Or do you need a portable mattress for camping?

You have come to the right place. In this article, I will talk about the best floor mattresses for these purposes that I come across on Amazon.

They are very compact and lightweight, absolutely portable and saving space in your house. When guests come, roll the mattress out to serve them a good night sleep. When they are gone, fold it up and store away in your closet.

Now, here’s what you need to consider when buying a floor mattress.

What to look for in a floor mattress? – Comprehensive buying guide

Are you looking for a guest bed? Or want to have an affordable bed for camping? Or just merely sleeping on the floor to help your bad back?

When buying a floor mattress, consider the following.

1. Comfort

Because floor mattresses are placed on the floor or close to the hard ground, you should look for some good cushion. High-density filling is the go-to.

Without enough cushion, the pressure points such as your shoulder and hips will suffer from holding up your whole body weight.

2. Size – Buy a mattress protector and cover

Most mattresses are not washable because the washing machine can damage the quilted filling. Additionally, moisture retained in the mattress may cause odor and mold to grow.

Therefore, you should always have a mattress protector and a cover on the floor mattress to protect it from sweat or any dust on or floating near the floor.

For camping, you might also want to consider waterproof mattress cover.

With that being said, when buying a floor mattress, you should make sure there are covers that can fit it. For every mattress down below, I include a link for a fitting cover at the end of each section

1. EMOOR Compact-Sized Japanese Futon Set (Best value)

Japanese futon set

Summary

This Japanese futon set is the best for value.

This authentic Japanese set comes with a futon (shikifuton), a comforter (kakebuton), and a pillow.

If you want to feel like you are in Japan, this is a must-have.

Pros

  • Can be used as a mattress topper or a floor mattress
  • Light weight & portable
  • Easily roll up and store away
  • Compact packaging

Cons

  • Will have to air it out every week to fluff it up
  • Maybe thin if you want softer bed
  • (check out my pro tip in the FAQ section on how to make the futon more comfortable)
  • Will need to buy covers

Features

  • Comes with a Comforter (Kakebuton), a Futon Mattress (Shikibuton) and a Pillow.
  • Available in Compact single and Compact Twin Size
  • Product Dimensions for a Compact Twin Size:
    • Comforter: 78.77 x 59.07 inches. (150 x 200 cm) Weight: 2.65 lb
    • Futon Mattress (a tiny bit bigger than normal twin size): 37.41 x 76.80 x 3 inches (95 x 195 cm) Weight: 5.51 lb
    • Pillow: 24.81 x 16.93 inches (43 x 63 cm) Weight: 0.88 lb
  • Fabric: 100% Cotton, 200 Thread Count Cotton Broadcloth
  • Stuffing: 100% Polyester
  • Authentic Japanese

Here’s a fully-encased cotton cover on Amazon, size 42 x 87 inches

Here is a mattress waterproof encasement in twin size 75 x 39 x 13 inches on Amazon. This will still fit the oversized futon mattress because the depth allowance of the case is 13 inches while the mattress is only 3-inch thick. With that said, the case is actually a lot bigger than the mattress.


2. (Best comfort for Japanese futon) EMOOR -CLASSE Series- Shikifuton, Japanese Futon Mattress

Japanese futon ikea

Summary

This Japanese futon mattress is best for comfort. With a high density pad with special sandwich quilting technique, it will give you a firm support but still cushioning enough so that you won’t feel the floor.

Pros

  • Good cushioning
  • Foldable, lightweight, and portable
  • Ships flat and rolled

Cons

  • Will have to fluff it up by airing the futon on a sunny day regularly.

Features

  • High density polyester pad 
  • Outer fabric is 100% cotton.
  • This sandwich structure provides you good cushioning
  • Available from Twin to King size
  • Product specifications for Twin size:
    • Dimensions: 79 x 39 inches (100 x 200cm)
    • Weight: 11 lbs 
  • Non-washable
  • Made in Japan

Here is a fitted cotton cover. It is the perfect fit as recommended by the futon seller.

If you prefer an fully-wrap cover, here’s a fully-encased cotton cover on Amazon, size 87 x 42 inches

Here is a mattress waterproof encasement in twin size 75 x 39 x 13 inches on Amazon. This will still fit futon mattress although the mattress is 4-inch longer than the normal twin size. It’s because the depth allowance of the case is 13 inches.


3. (Best for camping) MAXYOYO Portable Roll up Floor Mattress

Roll up mattress

Summary

This roll up mattress comes with a cover with the same pattern!

It is best for camping with its dense filling, dust proof cover, and other accessories. Lightweight and portable, you can easily roll it up and store away when not using, or bring it with you on road trips.

Pros

  • Comes with a dust proof cover
  • Dense filling, giving support, very comfy
  • Lightweight & portable
  • Easily roll up and store away

Cons

  • Size may differ (manufacturing problems)
  • Comes with a tote bag to carry around, but it rips easily
roll up mattress ikea

Features

  • Dust proof cover with patterns: 100% Cotton 
  • Filling Material: Cotton + Memory Foam
  • Avaliable in Twin to King
  • Product specifications for twin size:
    • Dimensions: 80 x 39 x 4 inches
    • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Set includes: 1 futon mattress, 1 same color mattress dust proof cover, 1 pair of bandage, 1 canvas storage bag.

With the dust proof cover, you can extend the durability of the mattress.

The filling is indeed high density as it is compressed from 17cm (about 6.7 in) to 10cm (nearly 4 in) after quilting.

Already comes with a cotton cover.

Here is a mattress waterproof encasement in twin size 75 x 39 x 13 inches on Amazon. This will still fit futon mattress although the mattress is 5-inch longer than the normal twin size. It’s because the depth allowance of the case is 13 inches.


(Unique design) CordaRoy Convertible Bean Bag Sleeper Chair

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Summary

This patented “bean” bag has made it to Shark Tank thanks to its smart design. From a chair bag, you just need to remove the cover and flip it out to turn it into a bed.

I will call it a chair bag from now on, but keep in mind the filling of this bag is foam, not bean.

Available from full to king size.

Pros

  • Smart design – bean bag convertible into a bed
  • Great customer service – offers more filling for free if you request

Cons

  • The foam might not expand
  • You may have to beat the filling up for an even bed

Features

  • Filling: Poly foam
  • Cover: Microfiber – washer and dryer safe
  • Available in: full, queen, and king size
  • Specifications for king size
    • Chair: 60 L x 60 W inches
    • Bed: 80 x 76 x 10 inches
    • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Assembly: None
  • The company offers more filling fore free if you request it

Here is a mattress waterproof encasement in king size 80 x 78 x 15 inches on Amazon. Also available in full and queen size to fit your chair bed.


(Best for camping or living mobile) Giantex Fold Down Sofa Bed Floor Couch Foam Folding Modern Futon Chair

Summary

This versatile folding mattress is perfect if you often have guests over, or if you often go on road trips in your van. It can be a small chair, a lounger, and a bed.

Coming with a removable cover, it’s a perfect guest bed.

Pros

  • Very versatile – you can use this at home, as a guest bed, in your van home on road trips, etc.
  • Removable cover

Cons

  • Not available in many colors

Features

  • Filling: Sponge, firm and comfortable
  • Cover: Flocked thick cloth, removable
  • Specifications:
    • Sofa dimension: 28.5 × 30.5 × 26 inches
    • Bed dimension: 77.5 ×28.5 × 6.5 inches
    • Weight: 21 lbs
  • Sticks on the side to secure sofa (prevent the back rest from falling)

Already comes with a removable cover.


BEST CHOICE PRODUCTS folding mattress

Summary

This folding mattress comes with a washable cover, so you don’t need to worry about looking for a perfect fit cover. It’s also very lightweight and portable thanks to the case, which is perfect for carrying around or storing away.

The downfall is even when folded, it still takes considerably more space than other alternatives.

Pros

  • Comes with a cover that is removable, washable and dry-able
  • Comes with a case for storage or transport

Cons

  • As for any folding mattress that is vacuumed when shipped, the folds might expand unevenly
  • Not the most space-saving option (see specs when folded below)

Features

  • Available in twin, full, and queen size
  • High density foam
  • Comes with: cover & case
  • Cover: removable, machine washable & dryer friendly
  • Specifications for Twin size:
    • Flat: 75 x 39 x 4 inches
    • Folded: 39 x 26.75 x 9 inches
    • Weight: 14.5 lbs

OLEE SLEEP folding mattress

Summary

This single-sized folding mattress is great for smaller-built guests. Due to the compact size, it is easy to store away in your closet and doesn’t take much space.

In case you are wondering if this mattress will give enough support for you or your guests, here is a reference. A customer on Amazon who is 6″1 tall and weighs 185 lbs have reported to sleep well on it.

Pros

  • A lot of people have bought this product and left a rating on Amazon
  • Very lightweight, but supportive at the same time (even for 185-lb customer)

Cons

  • As for any folding mattress that is vacuumed when shipped, the folds might expand unevenly
  • Maybe too narrow (only 25-inch wide)

Features

  • Material: Polyester
  • Contains memory foam topper
  • On the soft side
  • Specifications
    • Flattened: 75 x 25 x 4 inches
    • Folded: Approximately 25 x 25 x 12 inches
    • Weight: 10.45 lbs


CUSHY FORM tri-fold mattress B07FD7RBXR 75x31x4in

Summary

Pros

  • Comes with a cover that is washable and dryable
  • Good customer service
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee policy

Cons

  • As for any folding mattress that is vacuumed when shipped, the folds might expand unevenly

Features

  • Comes with cover and storage case
  • Cover: Removable, washable, and dryable
  • Specifications:
    • Flattened: 75 x 31 x 4 inches
    • Folded: Approximately 25 x 31 x 12 inches
    • Weight:14.9 lbs
  • Fast and good customer service according to customer reviews
  • Bonus customer service: 100% Money Back Guarantee

BETTER HABITAT 100% memory foam floor & camping mattress B07V5WP9K2

Summary

Pros

Cons

Features

  • Available in sizes Kids, Single, and Twin
  • SLEEP READY in SECONDS: (i) UNCLIP & ROLL OUT. (ii) Comes w/ fitted WATERPROOF cotton terry sheet & Non-slip water resistant bottom. (iii) Premium stitching, fasteners, & zippers. (iv) Our sleeping mat is much more CONVENIENT than an air mattress.
  • PEACE OF MIND: (i) Certi-PUR-US Memory foam. NO mercury, lead, formaldehyde, phthalates, fire retardants, & ozone depleters. (ii) Low VOC emissions for indoor air quality. (iii) Passes stricter European REACH safety standards. (iv) Hypoallergenic cover blocks dust mites, allergens, bacteria, mold & mildew and gives you the soft & dry feel of breathable cotton terry.
  • PORTABLE & VERSATILE – SEE VIDEO ON LEFT: (i) Easy to carry handle. (ii) Top entry travel bag for easy loading. (iii) Great rollaway bed for guests, camping, college dorms, or an overnight stay (imagine the possibilities)
  • NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION’S POLL RATED A COMFORTABLE MATTRESS AS #1 MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR TO A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP: (i) Our solid 3″ quality memory foam provides superior overall comfort & support, (ii) reduced joint pain & (iii) improved health, mobility & energy.
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: (i) Single size @ 75 x 25 x 3 inches; best use up to 230 lbs. (ii) Machine washable, removable cover. (iii) 12-Month Warranty on any part that is broken due to manufacturer defect.
  • 13.2 lbs for Single size
  • Great customer support – instant response and

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B07FJQ5BJQ 75x25x4in

What’s my recommendations?

FAQ about floor mattresses

How to make your Japanese futon last longer?

Most, if not all, Japanese futons are not washable.

Therefore, you should use a mattress cover to protect your shiki futon, especially if you are going to put it on the ground.

With most japanese mattresses, you will have to hang it in the sunlight and beat it up every 2 weeks.

This is to prevent mold and bacteria from growing in the shikibuton and to fluff it up.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the best Japanese futon mattresses!

How to keep your floor mattress last longer?

Most mattresses are not washable because the washing machine can damage the quilted filling. Additionally, moisture retained in the mattress may cause odor and mold to grow.

Therefore, you should always have a mattress protector and a cover on the floor mattress to protect it from sweat or any dust on or floating near the floor.

Here’s a fully-encased cotton cover available in Twin and Full size on Amazon.

Here is a mattress waterproof encasement (from queen to California King) on Amazon.

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