Four Things to Consider When Shopping for a New Sofa,
4th May 2017
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Tailor Made Sofas of Droitwich are our local Sofa specialists.

So, what should one look for when considering shopping for a new sofa?

The Construction, how well was it made, is the frame sturdy?  A well-made frame means a longer-lasting sofa. Sofas can take a lot of wear and tear especially with children romping on them. Softwood, such as pine, is low-cost, and may deteriorate after a time. Pricier hardwood including kiln-dried oak, ash, or beech, is more durable. Avoid frames made of chipboard, plastic, or metal; they may warp and crack. Legs should be an integral part of the frame or secured with screws or doweling pegs not just glued. If you can, look at the joinery to see for yourself what the quality looks like underneath.


Ask about the fire resistance standard? Is there a label to say it is fire-proof?

Sit on it, test the comfort factor. Well-made sofas will be well sprung, high-end sofas often come with "eight-way hand-tied springs." They are comfy but more expensive. Feel the springs through the upholstery, they should be close together and firm. Sofas without springs, just webbing or mesh, are likely to be uncomfortable and flimsy.

Check the cushions, and fillings, Polyurethane foam is often used because it is a low-cost, easy-care cushion filling. High-resilient foam is slightly more expensive but more comfortable and long-lasting. Polyester fiber is also inexpensive, but it flattens quickly.


Talk with the experts at Tailor Made Sofas of Droitwich, they will advise on all aspects of top quality sofas.

Hardwearing but comfortable textile coverings that look good and will last for years should be considered, or leathers if preferred, they may be more hard wearing than some plastic finishes that may crack with time.


How big? Sofas come in all shapes and sizes, two-seaters, three-seaters, shaped etc., ask Tailor Made to advise on the right shape and size to fit your home.

Tailor Made Sofas of Droitwich is a small unique family owned furniture company. They sell handcrafted, British made sofas, recliner chairs, arm chairs, sofa beds, dining furniture and much more! They have the perfect solution for everyone's sofa needs.

Tailor Made Sofas of Droitwich is very highly recommended by The Best of UK, bringing the most trusted local craftsmen and the community together.

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