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
Is there really that much of a difference between a living room sofa that is $4,000 and one that is $1000?
The simple answer is yes. It’s a big difference, and one that will take more than one blog post to unpack. That’s just what we’ll do in this new series.
Let me first ask you this. Is there a difference between a Ford and a Mercedes vehicle? After all both look good, both will get you to where you want to go, both have a decent warranty and yet the Mercedes is often many times the price of the Ford. Read More