The main difficulty with choosing a sofa, is that you are depending on a lot of structural components that are hidden. Let me explain.
Because, what you depend on is inside, and by definition hidden, you want to know what the factory did and does to ensure a quality build.
The first thing you want to ensure that you don’t end up on the floor is the frame of the sofa. This should be made from solid wood, or even better, layers of solid wood glued together. The best sofa manufacturers will give you a long warranty (our supplier gives a lifetime warranty). The second thing to look at is the springing sytem on the platform ( where the cushions sit). You want strong springs, well attached to the side rails and in addition some strong webbing (Pirelli). The third element is the cushions – we think the best is to have a high density polyurethane foam wrapped with feathers. And the last bit is usually the fabric or leather. In fabric, for long lasting, hard wearingness look for polyester. It wears like rocks and there are great PE fabrics now which are soft to the hand with beautiful colours.
So that is the lot – 4 elements:
Mark Walsh, Montana