Question: I am shopping online for a leather sofa and narrowed it down to the Article Sven or the Poly and Bark Nappa sofas. Which one is...
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Shopping for upholstered furniture? Nobody wants to spend $1000 (or much more) for seating that will need replacement 3 years later.
Most sofa shoppers assume the frame and foundation are the key to a sofa’s long term durability. Wrong! Cheap engineered wood frames & sinuous wire foundations will hold up for 10+ years in most sofas.
Cushions are the real key to a couch’s long term durability. Cheap cushions wear out quickly, often within 3 years or less. Better quality cushions can last 15 years or more.
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Question I am confused between the following two reclining furniture options. Which is better? I am having back pain and need something...
Question Our Flexsteel couch is about 20 years old. We need to replace it. Can you recommend a company near our zip code that could...
Are white couches a bad idea? There is a new category of fabrics, known as “high performance fabrics,” that has become increasingly...
Cushion construction is the single most important factor in determining the comfort and lifespan of your couch, sofa, or chair....
There is a historical difference between the origins of the terms “couch” and “sofa.” Traditional couch with skirt by Simplicity Sofas...
Most low and mid-priced sofas have removable (screw in) legs. Exceptions include: Sleepers. (The front base panel needs to come down lower...
This answer was found in Reference.com The couch was invented by Jay Wellingdon Couch in 1895, although the sofa was invented earlier. The...
There are no cat-proof sofas. Tightly woven materials (such as microfibers) are more cat-resistant than loosely woven fabrics, but will...
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