Buying Upholstered Furniture
Designers Take: Keanna Vaandrager –
With August in full swing, Summer is slowly coming to a close and all you can think about is squeezing in one last vacation, getting ready for the upcoming school year, and soaking up every last bit of sun that you can. I’m here to add one more thing to your list of to-do’s. Let’s talk about upholstery. I want to help you understand the importance in knowing what you’re purchasing.
Vander Berg Furniture & Flooring carries several different upholstery brands that consist of Smith Brothers, Marshfield, Bassett, Southern Motion, and Best. We pride ourselves in knowing that we carry some of the best quality furniture you will find. Now you are probably thinking, how am am I supposed to determine what is quality versus what is not? I have a couple tips on what types of questions to ask and what to look for when you go shopping for your next sofa or chair.
- Materials: A quality company won’t skimp on materials. Even though you won’t see it, you’ll feel it; and they want to make sure you’re getting the most durable, high quality product. They will use the best wood and joints to make a strong frame that will last. Ask what type of materials the company uses.
- How It’s Made: Ask your sales person about the company and why they suggest that company. Ask where the product is made. Ask why this company is better than others.
- Customizable: Any quality company is going to have a wide array of fabrics and/or leathers to choose from. They will let you customize any piece exactly how you like it, whether you want nail heads, multiple fabrics, a certain leg style, etc.
- Test it Out: Sit in various different brands. This is the best determining factor. Here’s a hint: the comfiest one will most likely be the best quality. You will feel the difference.
Take these tips with you when you stop by from August 5 – 27 during our Upholstery Sale. In-stock and special order items will be up to 45% off MSRP. So, while you’re making plans for the rest of the summer, make sure to pencil in a visit to Vander Berg Furniture & Flooring! You won’t want to miss this!
CLICK HERE to see just a few of the beautiful pieces we’ve got in-stock right now.