When most people buy a new mattress, they normally put it on a bed frame or a similar structure to raise it off the floor. But if you want to put your mattress directly on the floor, there is nothing that can stop you. Perhaps you have people coming to stay for some time and it is easier to have a mattress on the floor rather than buying an extra bed.
Some people just like to be lower on the floor as opposed to raised up, so it really depends on your situation and personal approach. There are several good mattresses you can easily place on the floor without a problem.
Just tidy the area carefully before you do so and make sure that there is no dust or water underneath. Also, measure the mattress beforehand so you know exactly how big of a space you will need for it. Here are a couple of suggestions if you cannot decide which one to choose.
One of the types people choose is a tri fold mattress. Their sizes normally range from single to Queen and that makes them easier to move from place to place as well as put together or stash away once the guests have left.
They don’t need a base and you can find some with a special non-sip material on the bottom.
Sleeping on the Floor Mattress Reviews
LUCID 4 Inch Folding Mattress
- Convenient fold and store mattress is great for guest visits and easy to transport
- Perfect for sleepovers, camping, cabins, dorm rooms and children's playrooms - removable, washable cover
- Use as a guest bed, portable cushion and mattress topper - great alternative to futons, rollaway, cots and trundle beds
This is a floor mattress that neatly folds up and it is made of foam. It can be folded into two basic shapes – a bed and a chair, so if you need some additional seating, it’s perfect.
It is not big, so you can easily put it away or simply move to another spot. Comes with a cover that can be taken off and easily washed. Just pop it into the washing machine on low heat with a little bit of washing powder and then tumble dry on low heat as well. No problem and no fuss.
Easy to unpack and install. The mattress is small enough to fit in a camper or an RV, so take it on your travels and sleep comfortably even if you are not in your own bed. It has been tested and is safe for the environment and doesn’t contain any allergens.
If that is not what you need, another category is the roll-up mattresses. They are popular in Japan and also known as tatami. Smaller than their foldable brothers, but these will probably be better on a platform or a futon. Most are made to be comfortable for sleeping on the floor though.
D&D Futon Furniture Traditional Japanese Floor Futon Sleeping on the Floor Mattress
- Color: Black. Size Bed: 3" Thick x 30" Wide x 80" Long.
- Brand new, filled with 90% white cotton, a layer of polyester fiber and a layer of one-inch foam.
- Meets flame retardant requirements by laws. We ship the mattress in a smaller shipping box to lower the shipping rate. After opening the package, mattress is corrugated, the size is maybe slightly shorter in width and length. Original size will be regained after stretching and pulling out 2 ends longer.
This is one of the possibilities of a roll-up mattress. Made from cotton, polyester, and foam for extra comfort, it folds or rolls up in a neat bundle like a sleeping bag. You can easily take this with you while traveling to feel more at home.
It has been tested and meets flame retardant standards. As many sleeping on the floor mattresses, the box looks quite small and you will have to stretch it out to see its original size.
It doesn’t matter what kind of mattress you choose. If you want to put it on the floor – it is your choice. Find something that you are comfortable with because you want a good night’s sleep and go for it.
Mattresses are usually quite an investment so buy the one that you can live with for a long time. And if you buy one that can later be moved on top of a bed frame or a support structure – even better. In that case, if you move, the mattress can easily move without you.