Ask the Furniture Expert - Furniture Q & A

How durable is my reclining sofa fake leather fabric?

How durable is my reclining sofa fake leather fabric?

The new 100% synthetic composite faux leathers have not been around long enough to test long term durability, but they should be far better than the bonded leathers.
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What is the best warranty to protect my power reclining furniture?

What is the best warranty to protect my power reclining furniture?

Furniture warranties protect furniture companies, not consumers.
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Who Makes the Best Sofa? Flexsteel vs. Biltwell vs. Massoud

Who Makes the Best Sofa? Flexsteel vs. Biltwell vs. Massoud

Cushions are the single most important factor in determining the lifespan of a sofa.
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What is Inside a Down-filled Cushion?

What is Inside a Down-filled Cushion?

The vast majority of "Down fill" sofa cushions actually have very little down.
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Allform vs. Burrow. Which is the best "Sofa in a Box?"

Allform vs. Burrow. Which is the best "Sofa in a Box?"

The lifespan limitation on both Allform and Burrow is usually the cushions.
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Which of these two leather reclining sofas is better?

Which of these two leather reclining sofas is better?

There is little to distinguish between these two reclining sofa choices.
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Are expensive mattresses worth the extra cost?

Are expensive mattresses worth the extra cost?

Higher mattress prices do not guarantee higher mattress quality.
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Who makes the best quality sectional sleeper?

Who makes the best quality sectional sleeper?

High quality sofa sectional sleepers can be difficult to find.
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Why are the cushions wearing out so quickly on my Macy's sectional? What can I do about it?

Why are the cushions wearing out so quickly on my Macy's sectional? What can I do about it?

Low density foam cushion cores break down quickly. The way to fix this is to replace the foam with better quality (higher density) foam cores.
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Is cheap furniture copied from the designs of more expensive brands?

Is cheap furniture copied from the designs of more expensive brands?

Furniture knockoffs are far less common now than they were several decades ago.
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What is the value of used furniture?

What is the value of used furniture?

Used furniture is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
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Replacement sofa cushions.

Replacement sofa cushions.

Replacement cushion foam inserts should be slightly larger than the cushion cover (and the space where the cushion will fit.)
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