Sofas have become an integral part of Indian households to a point where it’s present in every home. The quality of the sofa is determined by a lot more than what it looks like on the outside. Two almost identical-looking sofas of different quality can have a huge difference in price. The frame, filling, and seating support of the sofa play a major part in determining the quality and comfort but also its sustainability.
Read HomeTriangle’s tips on how to choose a beautiful-looking sofa without compromising on its quality.
The frame of the sofa is probably the most important feature that determines how long the sofa will last and still retain its shape. A high-quality sofa should always have a strong and sturdy frame. Our experts unanimously agree that the kiln-dried hardwood is the best option available. This is because kiln drying removes all the moisture from the wood which in turn enables it to sustain its shape and sturdiness for a long time.
Ensure that the joints of the frame are dowelled, screwed, and glued. Reinforcing the corners with blocks will provide extra support and strength for the frame. We also suggest you refrain from plywood and particleboard frames. But if you must choose a plywood framed sofa, get one that has at least 11 to 13 layers of plywood.
The Seating Support
Nobody wants to sit on an uncomfortable sofa. The seating support of the sofa goes a long way in determining the quality of the sofa. It works together with the frame and the filling to give you the most comfortable sofa. So it is absolutely essential to test by sitting on a sofa before you buy it. Make sure it doesn’t sag and gives good support in the seat and in the back.
The eight-way hand-tied springs system is probably the best support system on the market. The twine is connected to each spring to the adjoining one and passes front to back, side to side, and diagonally. Another common method is sinuous spring construction that has s-shaped springs running front to back. Web suspension is the most common option and has bands of webbing lie across the seat and back.
High-density polyurethane is the most common filling used in sofas. Higher density cushioning will ensure firmer seating. You can wrap the foam in cotton or other softer material to make it softer. Ensure that you don’t compromise on getting a high-density foam because lesser-quality usually breaks down and causes sags easily.
Down cushions are a great option if you want a really soft seat. These are the more premium choice and that also makes it more expensive. These also have down-proof ticking to prevent feathers from poking through. Blendown pads which are made out of Dacron polyester fiber and down are wrapped around high-density foam.
Ensure that the high-density foam surrounds the springs that are then wrapped in down pads. This will give you a soft surface with strong and resilient support inside. This is a good option because the cushions do not lose their shape easily.
In conclusion, the truth is that a good quality sofa doesn’t come cheap. Although, a good quality sofa will stay more comfortable and retain its looks for a long time. Maintaining the sofa properly also matters for its longevity. A professional sofa cleaning service from HomeTriangle will help to maintain the integrity of the fabric, keeping them clean, odor-free, and increasing its life ensuring they look as new as the day it was bought. Call us on 76 76 000 100 to book a service today.