I have searched your website, but I can’t find what I’m looking for.
I’m replacing a 20-year-old 8-way hand tied sofa with spring down cushions that has been great.
I know they don’t make them like they used to, but is it possible to get a really good quality 8-way-hand-tied-sofa at a reasonable price these days? Brenda, August 2, 2022
If you have enjoyed your current sofa for 20 years, it can be reupholstered.
If you prefer a new couch, high quality 8 way hand tied seating is still widely available and still holds up for 20+ years.
Prices usually begin under $3000 in fabric or $5000 in leather.
Depending on the fabric or leather grade and custom options selected, prices can go much higher.
Mantle Furniture makes 8 way hand tied sofas beginning around $2000.
The company is owned by the 3rd generation of a family that has been making high end couches and other upholstered seating in North Carolina for over 60 years.
Quality is similar to well-known brands such as C.R. Laine, Bradington Young, Sherrill, Lee Industries, Huntington House, Temple Furniture and Taylor King.
Before getting further into this review, it is important to note that I have no financial relationship with Mantle Furniture.
I do not receive any payment or compensation if any of my readers purchase this furniture.
Mantle has two unique advantages over the other high quality 8 way hand tied brands listed above.
Mantle sells direct to the public, bypassing retailers’ delays and pricing markups.
Mantle builds and ships its 8 way hand tied upholstery in only 4 – 8 weeks. (Custom options can increase the production time.)
All the other 8 way hand tied brands listed above sell only through retail dealers. Most require 12 – 24 weeks for manufacturing and shipping.
Mantle offers quick-ship high end custom furniture at affordable prices.
To keep prices down and ship quickly, only 3 styles are offered.
The limited fabric selection includes 64 fabrics and 7 leathers at this time.
4 wood finishes are offered.
Each style is available in numerous sizes and configurations.
Style groups include 1 chair size, 2 loveseat sizes, 4 sofa sizes and 7 sectional configurations.
Additional custom sizes can be ordered.
Special lengths and seat depths are available upon request.
Modified arm and back heights are also available.
Frames are 7/8″ hardwood plywood with 13 plies.
They will last 20+ years and are backed by a lifetime warranty.
Spring systems (foundations) are all 8 way hand tied.
Multiple cushion options are offered.
Standard cushions are 2.05 density Qualux® foam with a 21 firmness rating*.
This cushion should last 10+ years (for average size people.) It is a plush “soft” cushion.
Optional extra-firm 2.55 density Qualux® foam cushions with a 31 firmness rating*.
This is an extra firm cushion that should last 15 years (for average size people.)
Spring down cushions are not currently on the Mantle website, but are available upon request.
Spring down cushions should last 15+ years with little or no loss of shape or firmness.
The Spring down cushions are firmer than the standard 2.05 density foam cushions, but softer than the 2.55 density extra-firm cushions.
Other cushion options are also available.
* The foam’s firmness rating does not affect cushion lifespan.
Foam density does affect lifespan. Higher density foams last longer.Most sofa seat cushions use 1.8 density foam.
Qualux® is widely considered the highest quality polyurethane foam brand.
Learn more about foam in my blog article, What is the difference between a sofa cushion’s foam density and firmness?
8-way-hand-tied couches usually have starting prices above $3000.
Mantle’s 8-way-hand-tied sofas start around $2000.
Although Mantle’s price list does not show a Spring Down option, that should not be a problem if you contact Mantle’s customer service.
Mantle customer service is amazingly efficient and helpful compared with most furniture retailers.
For more information about Mantle Furniture, contact:
Jess Brasswell, Customer Service Manager
I have no financial relationship with Mantle Furniture (or any other brand listed in this blog.)
I do not receive payment or compensation in any form if my readers choose to purchase from this company (or any company I review.)
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