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Buying a new couch is a serious investment — both for the style of your living room, and your budget. Not only do you want the new couch to enhance your decor, but you also want it to last as long as possible. To help you find the perfect couch for sale in Raleigh, North Carolina, we’ve come up with some easy ways to assess the quality of your sofa.

4 Easy Ways to Tell If You’ve Found The Best Couch For You

There are many different types of sofas, and once you’ve chosen your favorite, you can start shopping — for style and quality. Learn how with these four helpful tips.

Check the frame quality

Once you’ve found a couch you like, it’s important to examine the framework. If the sofa has a sturdy frame, it’s more likely to last a long time. Some couch frames are made of low-quality material — this means they cost less, but can potentially wobble or warp over time.

Investing in a couch with a higher-quality frame can save you the trouble of replacing your sofa every few years.

Inspect the joints

Another important feature to check is how various joints are attached to the frame. Cheaper materials like staples, nails, or glue, are not setting your couch up for long-term success. Ask to see the manufacturer information and check for connections like:

Learn about fillings

While the framework is important, what’s inside the couch also matters — that’s right, we’re talking about filling. There are a variety of cushion fillings, and they range from affordable and manageable to high-maintenance and expensive. The key is to find what works best for you.

For example, if you have a large family, goose down mixed with feathers that require constant fluffing may not be the ideal option. Instead, look for low-maintenance, high-quality foam fillings that will last and stay comfortable.

Examine the springs

When you check the springs through the upholstery, you should feel firm springs, not mesh or webbing. Another way to check for quality is to sit on the sofa — if you hear any creaks or squeaks, the springs have not been installed correctly.

To learn more about the information listed above, contact one of our Home Comfort stores in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina. You’re sure to find the best couch for you among our wide selection of couches, sleeper sofas, and sectionals. Find the store closest to you and head on over today.

We look forward to working with you.

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