Today’s post is the last in the series on “How to buy a Quality Sofa” so if you have missed the first 3 posts go back and have a read. You are spending some hard earned dollars here, so it is worth it!To recap it should have: A heavy frame + heavy elephant foam cushions+ car tyre webbing = good quality sofa. i.e you cannot kick it around with your foot. A good quality sofa will need a couple of man mountains to lift it. If you are a weakling and can lift it on your own, please walk away!
Finally ask does your chosen piece of furniture have a Guarantee? Has the piece got a 10 year guarantee on the frame and foam? A workmanship guarantee of 5 years?
Quality manufacturers will stand by their product. Buying locally is safer for this very reason. (New Zealand Made in our case). It is more eco-friendly as you are not shipping across the world, you know what is going into the product and you have local guarantees. You are also providing local jobs and local income. This is good for all of us isn’t it?
New sofas and chairs need to be worn in a little just like a car. Think of them as your new favourite pair of designer jeans. Specialist designer furniture gets more comfortable with age, conforming to your body and becoming uniquely yours. Yes, it does cost more, but buying quality, from a local manufacturer but you are buying an antique of the future, a modern heirloom, not landfill. You will be able to have it recovered in years to come. Think of how often you sit in your sofa, and for how many years you will have it, and the price doesn’t work out too badly does it?
View our website for more details of what to look out on a piece of furniture: http://www.roomserviceinteriors.co.nz/Our-Furniture.html