Can I Refill Worn Out Sofa Cushions?

Question: We purchased our Flexsteel Latitudes family room furniture a few years ago.The furniture is wearing well, but one cushion needs more filling. The sales woman said that when the cushions flatten out I just need to add more fiber. I don’t know how or...

Can Mattress Toppers Be Used Without a Mattress?

Question: Can sleeping on a foam mattress topper that’s on the floor be unhealthy? Answer: A foam topper is not the same as a mattress. Sleeping on a topper placed on a hard floor will not be comfortable for most people who are used to sleeping on mattresses,...

Which of These Two Leather Reclining Sofas is Better?

Question: I am looking at a leather Bassett Dawson Lane Marque sofa and recliner from Nebraska Furniture Mart vs a Wrangler leather reclining sofa and recliner from Haverty’s. What should I be comparing? Answer: For most furniture shoppers (and industry professionals)...
What Is the Best Type of Foundation for Sofas?

What Is the Best Type of Foundation for Sofas?

Question: I have been looking at expensive sofas. The one I like best has a foundation made with Pirelli webbing. An interior designer I spoke with told me that webbing is terrible and will sag over time. She insisted that 8 way hand tied is the only type of...

What Is Inside a Down-filled Cushion?

Question: What is “down” as in “down fill” cushions? Answer: The answer to your question has two separate parts: The definition of “down.” The description of multiple “down-fill” variations. Both down and feathers come...

Does Cheers Make Good Quality Reclining Furniture?

Question: I am considering buying a Cheers brand power recliner. The salesman said they were the #1 manufacturer. Are you familiar with this brand? Is it any good? Answer: Cheers is one of the dozens of reclining furniture brands made by Man Wah, a Chinese...
What Are the Best High Quality Furniture Brands?

What Are the Best High Quality Furniture Brands?

Question: What are the best high quality furniture brands? Answer: The best brands of furniture are those that are custom-built, one piece at a time, using top quality materials. Over the past couple of decades there has been a shift in the way high end furniture is...

What Is the Value of Used Furniture?

Question: Does used furniture have any nominal value? Answer: Used furniture is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. It loses at least half its value the day it is installed in your home. A large part of the re-sale value is related directly to the...