Do Hard Sofas Soft Over Time?

by | Oct 20, 2021 | Ask the Expert | 0 comments

Question:

We bought a sofa that was purported to have “sink into feel”. It’s hard as a rock. They are telling me it will soften up, but it is so hard, we can’t imagine it will any time soon.

The seat-cushion cores contain flexible, interconnected recycled-steel coils, high density eco-friendly foam. They are padded with sterilized down, feathers, and poly-fiber  wrapped in cotton with down-proof channel-stitched casings.

What do you think of this construction? Will it soften up like the salesperson says?

Feb. 23, 2021

Answer:

The good news is that you have high quality spring downblend cushions that should last at least 10 years with average use.

The bad news is that they are unlikely to get much softer.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Insider

Jeff Frank is a 45 year veteran of the furniture industry. He’s worked directly with buyers, retailers, and manufacturers at every level of the industry. In every position throughout his career, his focus has always been customer service.

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