If you recently purchased a futon, then you may want to consider finding a futon cover to keep your futon mattress in good working condition. Futon covers can help prevent spills and stains, which can help to preserve your futon mattress. Futon mattress covers come in various colors, textures and sizes. You can purchase a futon cover for a new futon mattress or find one to replace and old futon cover. Prior to picking your futon cover, make sure that you measure your futon mattress so that you can ensure it is a good fit. You can also brainstorm the type of fabric that you would like for your futon cover. Futons come in many different materials, including suede, leather, cotton and corduroy. You can also purchase two futon covers, so that you always have one on hand in case one gets dirty and you need to place it in the washing machine.