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A multi-purpose, functional and highly versatile piece of furniture. These are the three adjectives that perfectly define the sofa bed. A model that is both a sofa, to accommodate our guests in our home; and at the same time a symbol of rest, which allows us to accommodate our guests in total comfort.

The sofa bed dates back to the 19th century, when there was an urgent need for more space in middle-class homes. Although in 1899, Leonard C.Bailey patented a folding bed, it was not until the 20th century that what we know today as the sofa bed actually appeared.

At Latorre we believe that this discovery cannot be forgotten. That is why, in this post, we tell you the reasons why you should buy a sofa bed and have one in your home. Find out here!


Sofa beds: what are they and their characteristics?

The sofa bed is a sofa that can be converted into a bed. Generally, it has a metal structure that supports the mattress, which fold up under the seat cushions of the sofa. This give us the possibility to use the sofa during the day and as a classic bed at night.

At first glance we do not usually distinguish a sofa bed from a normal sofa. However, sofa beds are usually smaller in size than ordinary beds. They are 150 centimetres x 200 centimetres in size, for example. A sofa bed, on the other hand, is usually smaller.

Whether for a room such as the living room of our home or simply for a space such as a guest room or our office, when selecting a sofa bed we must take into account the space we have available. Why? It is important because the type of opening it has can influence the measurements of the sofa. In this post by Pau, an ecological furniture manufacturer, you can find out about the types of sofa bed and which one to choose.

6 benefits of sofa beds

Dual-use luxury furniture is necessary for many reasons. From its ability to save space, to the ease with which it allows us to decorate our home.

Here are the advantages of this type of luxury furniture:


Let’s imagine for a moment that we live in a small space, such as a studio, for example. Having a sofa bed in this type of space is the best option. We can simply turn it into a bed, while still being elegant and modern with our sofa.

At the same time, it is perfect for large families, as it allows them to include a sofa bed in a living room and, in this way, not have to sacrifice a space that they want to use for another purpose.

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Perfect for our guests

Sofa beds play a good role if we have guests staying at our home for a few days. By simply unfolding it, we can encourage our friends to spend a great night in our home.

Nothing to envy to a bed

Do we remember those sofa beds that were awkward, uncomfortable pieces of furniture on which we broke our backs? Nowadays, sofa bed models have improved dramatically, thanks to a new approach to comfort.

Latorre sofa beds have a robust mechanism, which allows them to be opened easily, without the need to remove the cushions beforehand.
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Comfortable at home

Who has not slept on a sofa at some point? They do not usually have the same measurements or the comfort of our bed. Moreover, some experts point out that “sleeping on the sofa can cause certain health problems”.

For this reason, a sofa bed is the best choice, as it offers comfort when it comes to resting peacefully. What is more, they look just like regular sofas, but are more functional and beneficial to our health.

Durable structure

If you are looking for a long-lasting furniture investment, sofa beds are the best option. They are highly resistant and quality pieces, which means that we can enjoy their comfort and wellbeing for years to come.

Endless styles

The fact of acquiring a sofa bed does not mean that we have to give up our style. Latorre’s luxury sofa beds come in an infinite number of styles, just like a normal luxury sofa. What differentiates them from each other is the storage space and the interior bed they have.

Latorre’s luxury sofa beds

There are a vast majority of models, finishes and sizes to buy sofa beds, all according to our style, space and budget needs.

That is why Latorre tells you what makes the sofa beds we design unique and unequaled.
  1. Royalton Bride sofa bed. Designed by Guillermo Torrent, the Royalton Bride sofa bed measures 232 cm long x 222 cm wide when extended. With a structure made from beech and pine wood, it has double opening insert mechanisms and an ultra-resistant epoxy painted tubular frame.
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  1. Ringo sofa bed. Also designed by Guillermo Torrent, the Ringo sofa bed model allows our guests to have a sleeping surface with a steel base and elastic straps. In addition, being covered with fabrics or leathers from the Latorre collection makes the mattress very comfortable and non-deformable.
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Now that we know all the advantages that buying a sofa bed can bring us, in Latorre, as manufacturers of luxury furniture in Valencia, we give you the possibility of accessing our catalogue of luxury sofa bed mechanisms, where you will find endless possibilities to decorate your home.

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A sofa is the cornerstone of a living room. Thanks to this piece of furniture, we create a space where we can meet with family and friends. But it is not only important to ensure that the furniture is elegant and fits in with the style of our home. We must also ensure that the sofa is comfortable to sit on, as well as resistant and durable.

That is why, before choosing the sofa that best suits our tastes and styles, we should pay attention to the type of foam used to manufacture luxury sofas. If we choose a low-density foam model, the sofa may deform or, on the contrary, if we select a more rigid type of foam, the seating will be more compact.

Do we really know how many types of foam for sofas we can find on the market and which one is the best for luxury sofas? At Latorre, as a company specialising in the manufacturer of luxury furniture, we are aware of the interest that this subject arouses in our customers, which is why we tell you about in this post.


How to choose a type of foam filling for a sofa

The foam upholstery of luxury sofas is characterised by being a type of upholstery that is both resistant and durable, as it quickly recovers the initial shape of the sofa.

It is not only the aesthetic design that is important when selecting our luxury sofa. It is also vitally important to test whether the piece we are going to choose is comfortable and adapts to us. Some of the luxury sofa upholstery that stands out above the rest are foam upholstery.

Therefore, when sitting down, it is important to make sure that your hips are not lower than your knees. Another aspect to pay attention to is that our back is correctly supported by the backrest of our sofa, thus ensuring that our lumbar area is protected. And finally, we must bear in mind that, when we are seated, our feet are touching the floor.

All these factors undoubtedly mean that we have to choose a type of foam that is of high quality and has a certain durability over time. Normally, when it comes to comfort, the backrest area is usually softer than the seat. However, it is not until three or four months, when the foams used in sofas usually have their definitive seating.

4 types of foam for sofas

The foam padding you select for a luxury sofa will make a difference to how comfortable the product will be in the future, significantly influencing the strength of the furniture.

Foam is a material that has different types of densities, as well as it can have a lower or higher hardness; the latter can vary depending on the number of particles that the foam filling of a sofa has per cubic.

The following are some of the types of foam depending on their density:

20 kg/m3 low density foam

This first type of foam, white in colour, has a hard soft firmness. This density is mainly used for the backrests of sofas and wedges, as they do not support a weight like a seat and have a medium durability.

25 kg/m3 medium density foam

Blue foam is characterised by a medium density and therefore has a lower resilience capacity. What does this mean? It is a foam with low flexibility, cushioning and resilience. This 25 kg/m3 foam is used in sofas that are not used much or in beds sofa, for example.

30 kg/m3 high density foam

The most common for day-to-day, more general furniture. With a green colour, thanks to its robustness and firmness, this type of foam can be harder or softer, depending on the needs of each client.

40 kg/m3 extra-hard density foam

Finally, the foam with a brown or white colour has an extra-hard type of filling. It has a greater durability, which makes it perfect for furniture with intensive and continuous use. Its main type of sofas are high quality sofas. The fact that its density is higher does not make it a hard type of foam, but it adapts to the type of firmness; whether it is soft or harder, always guaranteeing the best rest.

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Latorre, quality foam for luxury sofas

At Latorre, manufacturers of luxury furniture, our main objective is that our customers are satisfied. For this reason, we have four types of foam padding that adapt to the needs of each of our customers.

Here are two of our newest sofas that can be fitted with different types of foam padding:

Johann sofa

The novelty of the moment in our book: the Johann sofa, designed by Guillermo Torrent. This piece can be grouped with others from the same collection individually; either as a single element for a living room or for a luxury bedroom. Undoubtedly, it is not only a piece of furniture for a residential space, but its shape, colours and finishes make it perfect to fit in a contract space.
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Royalton circular sofa

This model, also from the new collection, has been designed by Guillermo Torrent. Although the Royalton collection is made up of various types of sofas, modules, Chaise Longues or benches; at Latorre we wanted to offer a more avant-garde version, with the circular Royalton. This new version adapts to spaces where the sofa is the centre of the living room, allowing a better interaction between the people in the room.
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At Latorre, we have been working for more than 50 years to offer our clients the best quality and maximum comfort in luxury furniture.

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