How To Buy a Better Sofa
Buying a new piece of upholstery today is more confusing than ever. Investing in a quality sofa, chair or sectional, will not only make you more comfortable, but save you money for many years to come. What you are really buying is the construction on the inside. Because you can’t see the inside, it is important to ask about these features for lasting comfort.
- Look for 8-way hand-tied spring system. This will add supreme comfort and long time durability.
- Is the upholstery frame Kiln-dried hardwood? Kiln drying a hardwood frame reduces any moisture in the wood for long term quality.
- Ask if the fabric is flow matched or four way matched. You can always tell the quality of the craftsmanship by how the fabric is matched on the item. Especially when a item is floating in the room, it is very important to have the pattern match all the way around the piece of upholstery. Not matching the pattern is a easy way for a manufacturer to save money for them and build a lesser quality product for you.
- With any piece of upholstery, it is important to maintain the cushions for long lasting comfort. Be sure to rotate and flip the cushions when possible, for attached pillows, always fluff the cores to maintain shape and durability. Seat casing will creep on the seat core if they are not typically flipped for long term comfort.
When buying a new piece of upholstery, try to always check for these features.
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