What is a sofa bed? This is a sofa with a built in bed and is also referred to as a hide-a-bed or a sleeper sofa. When not using it as a sofa, the bed portion will fold into the sofa base and is covered with its cushions. When the bed portion is tucked away it looks just like a regular sofa and no one can tell the difference.
It is usually heavier than a regular sofa. The mattress is not as thick as the mattress you would have on a regular bed so sleeping on it may not be as comfortable.
The reason that many people purchase this dual sofa is if they do not have a guest room for company, they can unfold the bed when it is time to go to bed giving your guests a place to sleep. You can find a leather sofa bed in almost every type of sofa from contemporary to traditional. You can even find them in sectionals.
As mentioned, the mattress is on the thin side and not very comfortable but many times you can get an upgrade in the type of mattress that is on the bed for an extra charge. If you have a lot of overnight guests this is something to consider.
You should also look at how your living room is laid out to make sure there is room to pull the bed out and still give the people using the bed room to move around without having to continually climb over and on the sofa bed to get around.
If you take care of this sofa bed, it will last forever. If something small gets spilled on it, take a towel that has been dampened with mild liquid dish washing soap. If you have a harder stain to clean you may have to use a cleaning solution that is made especially to clean furniture that is made from leather.
In order to get rid of the dirt, crumbs, and dust that can get into the crevices you should try to vacuum the couch every few days. You should not use a cleaning agent on the couch to get rid of the loose dirt because it could cause the dirt particles to stick to the couch rubbing it into the leather and making it harder to clean.
After vacuuming to get rid of all the loose dust, dirt, and crumbs you can clean the sofa with a little water and moisturizing body wash or soap and rub the diluted soap gently into the sofa with a soft cloth. Dry the sofa with another soft cloth but do not use water to rinse the soap off. Putting too much water on this furniture can damage it. After cleaning it you can condition it by working into the leather an application of deep leathering conditioning formula. Your sofa should be conditioned two or three times a year.