When the new year starts, we start thinking about changing our life. Sometimes our home environment should be also changed as a new beginning. Speaking about furniture, do you know how to choose a sofa that will last for a long time?
The blog Modern Sofas considered it important to give our readers a piece of advice which type of sofa to choose.
Always find Tough Textiles
Sofas for everyday use need durable fabric. You are recommended to use cotton and linen. Also what is terrific – synthetic microfiber, which can mimic most fabrics and is stain resistant. Pay attention that blends of natural and synthetic fibers tend to pill within a year. Wool and leather are handsome and strong but these fabrics are really expensive. Fabrics with patterns woven in tend to wear better than those with printed patterns.
Do not forget to check the Frame
The rule says that a sturdy frame means a long-lasting sofa. Legs should be part of the frame or held on with screws or dowels and not with glue alone. In order to test frame strength, lift one front corner or leg of the sofa off the floor. By the time you’ve raised it six inches, the other front leg should have risen too. If it’s still touching the floor, the frame has too much give, so it is weak.
Test the Springs
When being in doubts to buy or not, try to sit down firmly on a corner or outside edge of a sofa. If you hear squeaks and creaks, then springs are incorrectly placed or hitting the frame.
Most sofas have sinuous springs — preassembled units of snaking wire. They are nicely supportive, but they can press on the frame or sag over time if the metal isn’t heavy.
Whatever your family calls sofa – settee, divan, davenport — it’s a major investment. To get the best sit for your buck, follow these steps.
Source – Good House Keeping