By Adalheid Voigt. Traditional. At Wednesday, January 09th 2019, 01:16:57 AM.
Narrowing down your couch options means making some hard decisions about upholstery. Think seriously about this couch and its intended use. Will it be a one-size-fits-all, everyone-is-welcome (including Fido!) family couch? Consider microfiber upholstery, which can handle a bit of rough-housing. Definitely don’t pick silk, which will rip the second your kitten’s claws come out. Or are you hoping to order a showcase piece for your formal living room? Go for silk, or pick something with a lot of texture.
But hopefully, everything will turn out wonderfully — and any minor problems will be quickly corrected. Once your new couch is settled into its home, grab a blanket, pop some popcorn and enjoy the comfiest, coziest Netflix-and-chill experience ever. The golden rule of sofa cost vs. quality is that a low- to mid-priced sofa should last about 10 years, while higher priced sofas should last 25 years or more. But sadly, most people don't take proper care of their sofas, and as a result, even high-quality pieces can get old before their time. Most people don´t want to ruin their sofas, but if you´re doing any of these things, that‘s exactly what will happen.
Cotton fabrics can be less durable and show wear faster than other fabrics, so parents with young children or pets may want to choose a more durable fabric. Using a separate fabric sofa cover is another great way to lengthen the life of your furniture and prevent stains. One complaint about this sofa is that the seat cushions are constructed in a way where they cannot be flipped. Many people prefer to flip their sofa cushions regularly, just like flipping a mattress, to allow the cushions to wear evenly. Though the cushions still look great a year on, the inability to hide stains by flipping a cushion may bother some owners. The back cushions can be flipped, though.