Question: How long will my new couch last? Answer: A well-known axiom states, "You get what you pay for." That axiom is dangerously...
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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: Which brand of furniture is better quality? England Furniture or Craftmaster? Answer: In my opinion, Craftmaster is slightly...
Question: I know what to shop for and what to ask, but are there any high-quality sofas out there that will last at least 15 years like my...
Question: Hello! I just ordered 2 Joybird Lewis Sofas but am a bit nervous after reading some negative reviews. Do you know if this sofa...
Question: I have been selling furniture for a very very long time. I strongly disagree with your opinion that 8 way hand tied foundations...
Small custom upholstery shops still continue the tradition of top quality upholstered furniture craftsmanship. Thousands of small custom...
Question: I am shopping online for a leather sofa and have narrowed it down to the Article Sven or the Poly and Bark Nappa sofas. Which...
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