How many of us have fallen into the trap of purchasing a bad sofa? We’ve been there and we know how much it negatively effects the functionality of your home. Where do you want to crash after a long day? What furniture does your family use the most? See what we’re getting at here? Your family sofa should be treated with as much care as people use with picking out a new mattress. Read on to learn why investing in a custom, trade sofa is the best option for your home, family, and wallet!
Okay, so maybe you know that your current sofa situation isn’t ideal but you haven’t found the “perfect” one. Here’s where we come in. Spend less time searching for the perfect sofa, let us curate one for you! Not only do you get to choose from many sofa styles, you also get to choose from a plethora of different grades of fabric, leather and furniture finishes.
The vendors we use have a very specific fabrication method to ensure a long-lasting, high-quality product. Whether you have energetic children that take their energy out on the furniture or pets you can’t keep OFF the furniture… have no fear—This furniture ENDURES.
The fabrication method we prefer to specify is called an 8-way hand tied coil spring suspension system. What the heck is that? High-grade twine is hand-tied in 8 different directions across the entire base area of the sofa. Aside from the costs of high-quality materials, this fabrication method is what makes these sofas an investment. The combination of hand-craft and high-quality materials produces a piece of furniture that perfectly distributes weight—creating hardly any stress on the frame. Voila! A piece of furniture that stands the test of time.
How does this compare to competitors? Many competitors tend to use a webbing method of manufacturing and while this does, in fact, make a piece of furniture more affordable, webbing will sag quicker and will not stand up to heavy use by family, pets, etc. When you understand this concept, it’s hard to pay for the same low-quality piece of furniture over and over. Try investing in the right sofa and it will pay for itself in the long run.
Other features we love about trade sofas: Cushion quality and thoughtful material finishes. Cushion engineering can be JUST AS IMPORTANT as a good sofa structure. Again, many competitors just use a standard foam cushion and call it a day. This is fine if you’re looking to have to replace cushions periodically—Just another lesson in ‘you get what you pay for.’
What do we mean by material finish? Some of the vendors we work with offer a “Crypton” option–meaning that the beautiful and expensive fabric you’ve invested in is essentially impervious to major stains. Enjoy that glass of red wine on your beautiful sofa without fear!
We hope we’ve been able to shed some light on why sofas from trade resources are superior to what’s coming from the chain/big-box houses. Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions! If you’re ready to make the smart investment for your home, we’re ready to assist you!