If you’re looking to determine what state or condition your sofa is in, you’re going to have to dig deep into the furniture piece. This means taking an in-depth look at the frame, the cushion filling, and the seating support.
A high quality sofa starts with the frame. Additionally, the wood that the frame is comprised of will determine its overall durability. For instance, softer wood like pine will begin to warp and bend after five years or so. Sturdier wood like ash or beech tend to last longer. A good indicator would be to lift one corner of the sofa. If you’ve raised it past six inches and the other front leg is on the ground, then the frame is giving out.
Feel the Foam
New cushions have that plump feel to them. Over time through constant usage, your cushions will begin to sink in and provide less support to your lower back. Unless you want to suffer from lower back pains, it’s important that you replace the cushion filling.
Depending on the type of filling that you want inside your cushions, you’re going to see a variety of price ranges. Polyurethane foam is a low-cost and easy-to-care-for filling, but doesn’t offer the dense feel of high-resilient foam. If your budget allows it, look into mixing and matching different foams with batting to get an evenly balanced level of comfort.
If your springs are shot, they’ll give way to the core support system. To test this out, sit firmly on different areas of the couch. If you’re hearing multiple creaks and squeaks throughout, then the springs are either bending or hitting the frame.
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