FAQ

What kind of furniture does Simplicity Sofas make?

Simplicity Sofas specializes in Furniture for Small Spaces and Tight Places.

What is Furniture for Small Spaces and Tight Places?

Our sofas, sleepers, sectionals and reclining furniture fits through narrow doors and stairways where other furniture cannot go – including RVs and boats.

Furniture scaled for smaller rooms – Simplicity Sofas furniture has a total depth of only 32 inches for sofas, chairs and sectionals. Sleepers and recliners are 34” deep. These depths are 5” – 10” shallower than “normal” seating made by other brands.

These shallower depths are accomplished without shrinking cushion sizes or reducing comfort. Simplicity Sofas’ patented designs reduce the thickness of the back of the furniture compared with conventional fully upholstered seating.

How do I know whether your furniture will fit through my narrow door or stairway?

If your door or stairway is wider than 15 inches, everything we make will fit.

For even tighter places our sectionals will fit through any opening larger than 8 inches wide x 36 inches high.

Does your furniture have to be assembled?

All Simplicity Sofas furniture is shipped unassembled. Assembly takes about 15 minutes. No tools are needed.

The patented QAS (Quick and Simple) assembly system is so simple that the furniture can be put together by small children in less than 5 minutes:

8 year old boy assembles a Simplicity Sofa in less than 4 minutes

7 year old girl assembles a Simplicity sectional seat unit in 1 minute

Young kids assemble a Simplicity Sofa in less than 5 minutes.

90% of our customers assemble our furniture themselves and get free delivery. You also have the option to pay for White Glove delivery which includes assembly and removal of cartons.

Can the furniture be disassembled after being assembled?

Disassembly takes about 5 minutes. No tools (or instructions) are needed. Our furniture can be assembled and disassembled dozens of times without any loss of strength or structural integrity.

All frames and spring systems are backed by unlimited lifetime warranties.

Our standard cushions are 1.8 density HR High Resilience foam with a polyester fiber wrap backed by a 5 year warranty.

We also have two optional cushion upgrades with unlimited lifetime warranties:

1) 2.4 density Ultracel BioComfort

What types of furniture do you make?

Simplicity Sofas makes sofas, loveseats, chairs, sleepers, sectionals and reclining furniture. All pieces will fit through 15” wide doors and stairways.

Is This RTA (Ready To Assemble) furniture?

Although our furniture does technically fit into that category we rarely describe our furniture as being RTA. Typical RTA furniture is low cost, flimsy and made for short-term use. In addition RTA assembly usually requires tools, extensive instructions and can take an hour or longer. None of that describes our furniture.

Where is your furniture made?

All Simplicity Sofas furniture is made in our factory in High Point, North Carolina. Most of the components for our furniture are sourced locally. We make a conscious effort to source our fabrics from U.S. sources and currently more than half of our fabric offerings are made in America. At this time the only components sourced overseas are the sleeper mechanisms and some of the wood legs.

What do your fabric categories mean?

Special Value Fabrics - include discontinued fabrics that were purchased in large quantities at substantial discounts or that have only limited remaining yardage.

Heavy Duty and “Pet-Friendly” Fabrics – These are extremely durable fabrics rated as “heavy duty” according to industry abrasion testing. In addition fabrics in this category are stain-resistant. These include polyester, olefin and microfiber fabrics. “Pet-friendly” fabrics refers to heavy-duty stain-resistant fabrics that do not attract pet fur as much as the velvet and suede microfibers.

Designer Fabrics – These are fabrics that may or may not pass “heavy-duty” abrasion testing requirements and may or may not be stain-resistant. It includes cottons, linens and other natural fibers. This category also includes striped and patterned fabrics that require matching. Matching requires additional fabric and additional upholstery time.

High Performance and “Kidproof” Fabrics – These are extremely durable fabrics (50,000+ double rubs on the Wyzenbeek Abrasion Test scale) that also have built-in stain-proofing treatments such as Crypton®. [Crypton® special properties are described in detail elsewhere on this website.]
This category may also include super durable fabrics (100,000+ double rubs) that are highly stain-resistant, but not “stain-proof.”

Special Order Fabrics – These are more expensive fabrics that are not stocked. Most of these are American-made fabrics. Many of these are available from quick-ship programs within one week. Others may require 30-45 days before they arrive at our factory. Most of these special order fabrics are heavy duty Crypton® and Bella-Dura® “kidproof” fabrics.

COM Fabrics – Our customers are also welcome to send us fabrics that they have purchased on their own. Call for yardage requirements.
Please make sure these fabrics are backed and that they are suitable for upholstery. If there is a pattern that needs to be matched we will need to know the size of the repeat. We do not accept silks or fabrics that cost more than $100 per yard. We reserve the right to reject COM fabrics that if they have unusual characteristics that could cause upholstering problems. It is strongly advised to send us a sample in advance for our approval.

Faux Leather Fabrics – These are polyurethane fabrics that simulate the look and feel of leather. There are two separate price categories. Most faux leathers are priced the same as our “Heavy-duty” category. The Highwood line is more expensive. These are anti-bacterial and have a moisture barrier suitable for use in boats and other special applications.

Leather – These are top grain leathers. Although we do not stock these leathers they are normally available to us within 1-2 weeks. Upholstering furniture in leather does require more time so please allow an additional two weeks production time.

Can I Request Free Fabric Samples or Supply My Own Fabric?

Yes. Just visit our "Order Fabric Samples" page, click on a fabric to preview, then click "add swatch to cart.

How Do I Order and What Are My Payment Options?

Use our website, SimplicitySofas.com or give us a call at 1-800-813-2889. SimplicitySofas.com accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. We ensure the security of your online transaction as all information is processed through authorize.net. All transactions are processed and your credit card information is never left on the server or the website. The industry standard for encryption, SSL technology creates a secure transaction environment for commerce on the Internet. Sales tax will be collected on any orders delivered within NC. It is your sole responsibility to remit sales and/or use tax to your state outside of this area according to the laws of your state.