Sofa Terms You Should Know

When buying a sofa, it’s important to be well-versed in some of the basics about how they’re made so you know exactly what you’re getting.  Here is a quick guide to enlighten you on some of the sofa jargon you’ll need to know.

8-Way Hand Tied Springs: Each spring is hand tied eight ways (front to back, side to side & diagonally). A sign of quality construction, these coils offer the highest level of comfort and durability.

No-Sag Springs: “S” shaped wires that are fastened to the front rail and run from the front to the back of the furniture every few inches apart.

Wood Encased Frame: Insures a quality appearance and prevents fabric from stretching.

Corner Blocked Frame: Frame is blocked and screwed, providing lasting strength.

Webbing: Woven fibers cut in strips and stretched across the furniture frame to support sofa springs.

Foam: Foam cushions. The higher the density of the foam, the better support.

Pocket Coils: Individually wrapped coils maintain their shape and are more resilient and plush than foam cushions.

Down: Made from feathers, down offers maximum comfort. Down may require more maintenance than foam but offers greater durability and resilience, such as with the Key West Sectional, pictured above.

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