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Shopping Tips

 

If a frame is the skeleton of a chair or sofa, webbing and springs are the muscles. They give furniture its tautness, its memory, its underlying shape. If they’re not right, nothing built on top of them will be, either. Starting in the 1800's most high-quality furniture was built by constructing a layer of coil springs, but today's manufacturers are just as likely to use zig-zag(also known as ‘no sag’) springs, which are ‘flat’ springs or webbing which is basically an elastic band in order to produce things cheaper and faster.

Which is the best?

Truth is, any one method is not necessarily better than the others, every method has its pros and cons. Webbing, when it was first introduced into the market, was laughed at. It looked like a simple elastic band but now lots of reputable manufacturers in the world are using only webbing. All the sofas imported from Italy are built on webbing these days.

Still want to choose the best?

The best way to choose is to go by the manufacturer's reputation, proud ones do not use methods based on cost but rather by what they believe is best for the purpose.

This also applies to the retailers you are dealing with, reputation and credibility of the store is a good indicator of quality.

 

                                                                                                                                              -Updated February 21, 2013

 

 

 

List of Articles
Subject Date

10. Internet

  • Dec 12, 2013

A lot of people use internet before they actually go out for shopping. First they Google to choose which places to check. If you type "Leather sofas Toronto" or "Best leather sofas Ontario" you can...

9. Delivery Time

  • Dec 11, 2013

  If a dealer says it is made in Canada and promised delivery in 3 to 4 months. Chances are he is not telling the truth and it is an off-shore product. Domestic products ususally take 4 ...

8. Roseman continues......

  • May 14, 2013

The Brick reviews its furniture warranties: Roseman By: Ellen Roseman On Your Side, Published on Fri May 10 2013 Bonded leather tends to crack and peel. The Brick's warranty covers new furniture b...

7. Toronto Star-A sofa warranty with lots of holes imagefile

  • May 05, 2013

6. Dealer Credibility

  • Jan 23, 2013

The most important thing for an average shopper is to deal with reputable dealers. No matter how much you know about leather or sofas, you can very easily be misled into buying something you regret late...

5. Are seat cushions removable?

  • Jan 23, 2013

There is an another good indicator to see whether it is a good sofa or not. It is better to make all the cushions(especially seat cushions) removable. With a few exceptions, the main reason for th...

4. Spring or Webbing

  • Jan 22, 2013

If a frame is the skeleton of a chair or sofa, webbing and springs are the muscles. They give furniture its tautness, its memory, its underlying shape. If they’re not right, nothing built on top o...

3. Frame

  • Jan 20, 2013

The frame is one of the most important parts of leather furniture. In different parts of the world, people build sofa frames out of different materials, some uses hardwood and others chip board (of...

2. What kind of leather is best for me?

  • Jan 20, 2013

Leather is by far the most important part of leather furniture. The more you know the less chance you have being misled into buying something you will regret later. I suggest you read the article about...

1. Bonded leather is not real leather.

  • Jan 20, 2013

There are different types of bonded leather, the type being used on upholstered furniture today is a plastic material (generally polyurethane or vinyl) backed with fabric. It is made by applying latex...

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