Sofas that last – choose wisely
When you are buying the perfect furniture for your house, you want to make sure they last for years. Off all your furniture, your sofa is probably going to end up being the most used piece of furniture in your house – hence it is important that it is strong enough to stand the test of time. Whether you are visiting a luxury furniture showroom or an exclusive sofa showroom in Coimbatore, it is imperative to keep in mind few facts when picking up a sofa. Apart from the style and price, you need to pay close attention to the construction of the sofa as well, along with other details, to ensure your sofa survives the wear and tear of time. Here are few pointers you can keep in mind, when buying a sofa.
Construction of the sofa: When buying a sofa, always try to opt for a solid wood frame, as opposed to particle boards. Solid wood frames will ensure your sofa stays sturdy and holds its shape, in spite of years of usage. Soft wood frame, particle board frames, or even metal and plastic frames will buckle and crack within a few years of using them.
Fabric of the sofa: Pay attention to the sofa fabric and make sure that it aligns well with the setup of the room where the sofa will be kept. The fabric should be durable and easy to clean. As an example, if the area where the sofa will be kept gets a lot of sunlight, you might need to opt for a thicker synthetic fabric which will not fade soon. Lightweight cotton fabric will fade soon and start looking dull. Also, if you have pets at home, you will definitely need a fabric that is easy to clean and does not attract a lot of fur.
Quality fittings: The joints of the sofa is an integral part of its structure. It is what’s going to hold your sofa up, through years of lounging, jumping, pushing and pulling. So, make sure you check the joints and corners of the sofa. Opt for sofas which are joined together with metal screws or dowels or are glued and screwed. Do not go for sofas which are held together by only glue or flimsy nails. These sofas will fall apart soon. Make sure the wooden legs of the sofa are also attached to the sofa with the help of dowels and not just glued.
Durable fillings: You would want your sofa cushions to be comfortable, yet strong enough to retain their shape after prolonged use. A hard cushion will not be comfortable and a soft cushion will sag quickly. A high-resilient foam is the best choice for a durable cushion.
Price of the sofa: Of course, the budget you have in mind plays an important part in choosing a sofa. However, try to purchase a sofa that is not too inexpensive. Inexpensive sofas may seem like a good deal at the time, but they are not made to last. If the cost of the sofa is less, it invariably means, the components used to build the sofa are cheap and less sturdy. As such, you may need to spend money very soon to buy another sofa.
TIP: One of the best way to make sure you are getting a sofa worth the price is to purchase them from a reputed showroom such as Newmen’s. Newmen’s is one of the best furniture shop in Coimbatore, offering you a guarantee that not many furniture stores around can provide.