Is CR Laine Good Quality Furniture?

by | Sep 7, 2021 | Ask the Expert | 0 comments

Question:

I’m looking at a CR Laine sectional and have two different sales advisers giving me two different opinions on their cushions:

  • Option 1- Their spring down is better and has best recovery. 
  • Option 2- Their Hallmark cushion- HR 1.8 density foam is better. 

Are you familiar with CR Laine? Their cushion quality? Which is better/will bounce back and last longer?

Robin.

Dec. 14, 2020

 Answer:

With average use by average size people:

  • Spring Down cushions offered by high quality furniture manufacturers (such as CR Laine) should last 3x longer (10 – 15 years).  10 years down the road, the cushions will feel very similar to how they felt when they were new.
  • 1.8 density foam cushion cores will usually get noticeably softer within the first year and need replacement within 3 – 5 years.
  • If the people in your home are larger than average, or use the furniture more frequently, 1.8 density foam cushions may wear out even faster.
    • Spring down cushions should hold up much better for heavy use.

I would be very surprised if the spring down cushions are not more expensive than the 1.8 density option.

The reason one of your sales advisors is pushing the 1.8 density cushions may be that they are standard on that particular model. The spring down option might delay production or delivery.

Another possibility is that your sales advisor is not well educated about cushions and is simply guessing.

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Jeff Frank

Jeff Frank

Furniture Consultant

Jeff Frank is a 45 year  furniture industry veteran. He created this blog to provide detailed facts, inside information & advice for furniture shoppers. 

 

 

 

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