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Tips for Buying a Great Sofa
Posted : Tuesday 26th March 2013
The frame should not wobble or creak
The frame and all the corners should be well padded.
Check the sofa from behind, and pat the center to make sure it isn't hollow.
If you are buying a reclining sofa or a sofa bed, all mechanisms should work smoothly.
If the sofa has any metal parts, inspect to see that they are smooth and free of sharp edges.
When you check out the back of your sofa , there should be no bumps or hard spots
Seat cushions should be firm and resilient and fit snugly within the sofa frame
Seats should be comfortable
The arms should not jiggle or move
If there are any buttons, check to see that they are sewn on securely
Just as in well tailored clothing, patterns and stripes should match at the seams
Patterns should be centered, and all seams and welts should run straight
For fire safety reasons, look for the gold UFAC tag, indicating that the sofa manufacturer certifies it is made in accordance with UFAC methods. UFAC, or the Upholstered Furniture Action Council was founded in 1978 and its purpose was to make upholstered furniture more resistant to ignition from smoldering cigarettes.