There is more to selecting the perfect sofa than just the look and feel. You have to find out what is beneath the exterior, as that is where the true quality lays.
The Sofas Frame
The sofa frame is one of the most important aspects of assessing the quality of your potential new sofa. When it comes to the frame, it’s a combination of the wood used and how it is constructed that will determine the overall quality. Kiln-dried hardwood is the best material to be used in a frame, whereas plywood based frames tend to be of lesser quality. However, plywood can be a quality frame if it is used to an adequate thickness. Highly crafted joinery and construction are essential too. A high quality wood will be let down by a poorly joined or constructed frame.
The Springs Used
The level of seating support is an important factor when choosing your sofa. This is not just reserved for the cushions you sit on, but for the back support on the sofa too. The quality of the springs used will impact the level of support and the longevity of that support. One of the best designs when it comes to springs is the eight-way hand tied spring sofa. This option will retain long term support and comfort. Sinuous springs are wonderful for smaller sofas, as they take up less space but still offer ample support.
The Cushion Quality
The material utilised for the cushions of the sofa will also determine the quality and affect how long the cushions retain their firmness and prevent sagging. If a foam cushion option is selected, it is advisable to choose a higher density foam. This will cause less sagging over time and allow the cushion to retain its shape throughout the years. Blendown pads are made from polyester fibre and down and these can be wrapped around high density foam to create a softer, yet firm, cushion seating. These are great options for a quality sofa that will rein supreme throughout the years.
Valentines Furniture offer a fine selection of quality made sofas from some of the industry leading brands. View our collection online and come visit our Bendigo store to experience the quality of our sofas for yourself.