What Makes Up Quality Upholstered Furniture?
Quality upholstered furniture starts with its construction – that’s what any good furniture maker will tell you. So how does Klooftique make their furniture pieces last a lifetime? Here’s our process…
You probably won’t have the luxury of seeing the raw frame of the sofa or chair you’re interested in, so ask about its construction. Upholstered furniture that is built with good hardwood, dowelled, screwed and glued frames will increase the longevity of the piece, and keep it from getting creaky over time. The quality of the construction will to a large degree determine the lifespan of the furniture.
It seems pretty obvious but many people don’t realise that a lot of manufacturers offer different cushion options. When choosing a cushion, think about what makes you most comfortable while using the sofa or chair. Remember that different cushions require different maintenance too. A down fill, for example, will need to be fluffed each time you’re done using it. The design often mesmerises, but don’t forget about functionality.
Every manufacturer has dozens of fabric options. Go to a store with a design in mind. Do a bit of research upfront. Know what you want and don’t let the prolific options distract you: keep your eye on the prize! It really comes down to colour, content, and texture. Once you know your colour scheme, find a fabric that is made of the right materials for your needs. Fabrics with a high content of synthetic fibres will be inherently more stain-resistant and durable. If you have little kids or pets this becomes really important. Also, look for a fabric with textured as it makes daily wear-and-tear less visible.
Do you need more information?
Please feel free to give us a call or come and visit our showroom in Kloof Street, Cape Town.
Klooftique: 87 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 9458