3 Tips for Choosing the Right Couch for Your Home

If your old couch is worn and stained, it is likely time to get a new one. However, there are so many options on the market that you may become overwhelmed when shopping around. The key to purchasing the right couch is to evaluate certain features of each couch, ensuring that they are durable and will complement comfort. Read on to learn about 3 key tips that will help you choose the best couch for your home. 

Test the Springs

As you shop around for a new couch, it is important that you take the time to carefully test the springs of each one. You have to determine just how supportive and comfortable each couch will be because some manufacturers install cheap and uncomfortable ones. In particular, look out for serpentine springs, which are usually installed on pre-assembled sofas. These springs are okay when it comes to support, but they tend to sag quickly if the sofa is used regularly. Better sofas feature hand-tied springs that are much more comfortable and durable. 

Make sure to test the springs by sitting on the farthest edge of the sofa. If you notice squeaky sounds, the springs are likely cheap and will become uncomfortable very quickly. 

Check out the Upholstery

You can count on using your sofa almost everyday, so you must make sure that you choose a sofa with durable upholstery that will stand the test of time. Cheap upholstery can snag and become worn very quickly, which is something that you want to avoid. 

Go for couches that feature cotton, linen and synthetic microfibre. Cotton and linen upholstery are the easiest materials to treat for stains and are very durable. Synthetic microfibre is also stain-resistant, but it also retains its shape very well over the couch frame compared to other options. 

Make sure to ask the store clerk for various swatches of upholstery fabric. Take it home to view in artificial and natural light to see if it looks as good as it does in the store. 

Evaluate the Joints

Carefully consider the construction of each couch as well. All couches are connected by joints, but you have to determine how these joints are connected. Joints connected by nails, staples and glue are not durable or crafted with care. Make sure that each couch you are considering is connected by brackets, metal screws, or wooden corner blocks as these are the signs of a finely crafted couch that will last for years to come. 

You can ask your sales clerk, like at Furniture 'N' More Super Warehouse, for confirmation of how the joints are connected. He or she should be able to offer you a detailed pamphlet from each manufacturer. 

There are a variety of options available at the furniture store. Just make sure to shop smartly and to test out each couch before committing to a purchase.