Is there a significant difference between a high-end and a low-end cushion, and how will that play out over the life of your sofa?
Let's look at the different types of cushions your sofa can have, from standard foam, soy foam or memory foam to high-end spring-down cushions. Read More
We’ve made it to the fourth and final post in our blog series on the differences between a $1000 sofa and a $4000 sofa. You’ve learned how features of the frame, suspension and seat and back cushions can make a huge difference in the quality and price of the sofa you are buying. Today we’ll finish our series with the finishing layer of a sofa; the fabric.
You might assume that fabric is less of a cost factor than all these other components we’ve discussed, but like those components that all depends on what fabric we are talking about. You see, when a typical living room sofa is being upholstered, the manufacturer will use as little as 15 or as much as 30 yards of fabric depending on the overall size of the sofa. How much the fabric on a sofa costs comes down to the quantity required and the qualities of the fabric you choose.
Suspension systems separate high-quality sofas from cheaper, mass-produced models.
We'll explore the three main suspensions used in sofas - Web Suspension, No-Sag Wire and the 8-Way Hand-Tied Coil System. Read More