Saturday, April 06, 2013

On a roll....cushion covers on the move!

On a roll...random shots in a furniture store of cushion covers on the move. Your cushions will take much more wear and tear in everyday use. The covers on these cushions are already rolling on this floor sample. Good cushioning will have some type of wrap or topper on top of the foam core that keeps the cushion covers from migrating and moving. A layer of Dacron Fiber is often adhered to the top of the foam core to keep the cushion cover from moving. The Dacron may serve to purposes, the first to keep the cushion cover from migrating and secondly it may add a layer of comfort.Notice how the covers are moving and the lines are not straight. If the floor sample looks like this in the store then you can bet on your cushions not looking good for very long in your home and with everyday use. Cushions should have nice even lines and fit properly. Some of the problem shown here may be the result of improper sizing of the cushion cover (also called a casing by us furniture folks) or improper size of the foam core. Even though this item was made by a major furniture manufacturer in a mass production method, it is still vulnerable to human error. Be sure to ask about the quality of the cushioning when you go to purchase that new sofa, loveseat or sectional for your living room. For our complete library of how to buy articles click here.
notice the seams running crooked and rolling to the top of the cushion

How the Brain Shops, and Why It Likes Online Shopping

How the Brain Shops, and Why It Likes Online Shopping:
Hopefully by now, it's becoming common knowledge in our industry that our customers (mostly women) are spending their shopping time online. Instead of beating a dead horse and discussing that fact in more depth, with this blog post I'd like to explore a little more about the ‘why?' factor: Why is she shopping online? She's shopping online for a number of reasons, but here are the top drivers: • It...