So, you’re in the market for space-saving seating and you can’t decide between a click-clack and a futon. What to do?
But, wait – maybe you’re not familiar with click-clacks. Or, maybe you’re completely new to the folding-furniture scene and you’ve never heard of a futon, either. If that’s the case then you’ve come to the right place to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of both.
<strong>Click-Clacks (aka Klik Klaks)</strong>
The click-clack is a European answer for those seeking affordable furniture for tight spaces in a contemporary style the Scandinavians must be close to trademarking by now. They're very sleek and smart-looking, and have names like "the Flürg" or "the Dravna."
A click-clack gets its name from the ratcheting sound it makes when you adjust the back (or sides) up and down. The mechanism clicks as it’s moved up and can typically hold a position anywhere along its arc, and is folded back down by clicking it all the way forward until the lock is released – like an adjustable beach chair.
Click-clacks have several advantages. They’re inexpensive, fairly light and often come as a built-in frame-and-mattress package, which contributes to their affordability and ease of movement. They also often click into many different configurations, making them more versatile.
Arguably, though, their pros can also be their cons. Since the mattress is built-in that means you usually can’t upgrade it. And, their lightness helps greatly when it’s time to move or rearrange things, but it also means they often won’t respond well to roughhousing.
The <a title="Futons" href="http://www.atgstores.com/futons_1011.html" target="_blank">futon</a> is an ancient design hailing from Japan with one name that very well may have a thousand meanings. So, it makes sense that it comes in so many different sizes and styles, making it difficult to directly compare it to a click-clack. Some futons are exactly on par with their click-clack cousins, while others are completely different.
Unlike a click-clack, futons don’t rely on a cog mechanism. Instead, they often have pins or dowels that can be adjusted in rungs and the fulcrum action combined with gravity is what keeps them properly positioned. This can make them more durable in terms of operation and wear and tear.
A futon also typically comes as a separate frame and mattress, which means you can trade either piece out if an upgrade or replacement is required. The downside, though, is that it can make them harder to move.
As for price, futons have a very wide range and will depend on build material, size and style. This is hard to view as a disadvantage, but it's also true that you'll likely spend less getting "the best" click-clack than you will getting "the best" futon.
<a title="ATG Stores Homepage" href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> hopes this info helps you in your quest for the perfect convertible furniture.