Keeping Futon from Slipping

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To keep my futon mattress from slipping and sliding, I took 2 rolls of gripping shelf liner and laid one under the seat part, and one behind the back part. Now the mattress stays in place!

By Chris from Levittown, Pa

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October 11, 2013

I have an older type tri-fold futon, that I use mostly in 1 of its 3 different upright positions on the back 1/3. The problem is, no matter which position it's in, the entire mattress slips down towards the bottom until the bottom rests on the floor. And the mattress is heavy to pick up and re-do when you have sciatica and a bad lower back! I've even tried bungy-cording it around that area, to no avail.


If any of you have any suggestions on how to solve or at least minimize this ongoing dilemma, please please help me out.

By Nica from Big Bend, WV


October 13, 20130 found this helpful

There's a product called InstaGrip that works pretty well for things like that. It comes on rolls and in sheets; the package I bought has 1 roll, 2" x 15-ft.; 1 roll 1/2" x 15-ft.; and 2 sheets, each 10" x 10". You peel off the backing and stick it down; it's also repositionable. I've used it for some smaller things and had good luck. Maybe, if you used the sheets in the center and the strips around the edges of your cushion, it would keep it in place. I paid $9.99 for the box, from a mail order company, but I think it's in stores now, like CVS, Walgreens, supermarkets, etc. It's one of those "Seen on TV" products, and it does work.


Other than that, I would suggest the rubbery honeycomb type shelf liner that comes in rolls and is also used to keep things from slipping. I've seen that for $1 per roll in the dollar stores. A couple of rolls of that might keep your cushion in place, too.

Good luck!

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October 13, 20130 found this helpful

Could you try putting some of the rubberized matting used for rugs on carpet between the mattress and the frame?

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