From purchasing at the right time to selecting the perfect colors, here are a few things you need to find furniture that will last and help you save time and cash while you are at it.
Furniture Buying Tips You Need To Know
Know The Wood Types
There are three types of wood furniture; solid wood, composite wood, and veneers. Solid wood furniture are expensive compared to its counterparts but they can be susceptible to water rings and scratches. Veneers have a cheap wood base that is covered by thin layers of good quality wood. Thanks to its cheaper core, veneers are more affordable than solid wood pieces. Composite wood pieces are made out of a mix of resin, plastics, and wood pulp. They are the cheapest type of wood furniture that you will find in the market today.
Check The Drawers and Cabinets
Open the cabinets and drawers. The drawer must pull all the way out and should latch properly as well as shut evenly. Be sure the doors are open and stay in an open position and then close again. Inspect the handles as well as the knobs. They must fit tightly and should not turn or jiggle.
Avoid Glue and Nails
Find wood joined at corners and ends not nailed in or glued. Referred to as wood joinery in the furniture world, such pieces are more durable and could take more weight.
Consider Your Lifestyle
The fabrics and colors you choose will be determined by your lifestyle. If you have kids or pets, it is recommended that you stick with dark colors as well as stain resistant tough fabrics such as tweed and linen.
Be Realistic About Colors
It is better to stick to neutral colors if you plan to buy bigger and more expensive Myrtle Beach furniture pieces. You can use bold colors for your décor instead.
Check The Furniture Legs
The legs must be heavy, wood, as well as jointed to the sofa or chair’s frame and not nailed. Rubber, plastic, or metal legs don’t look appealing, can tear up the floor, and will not hold up as well. The same goes for wood legs that have been nailed in. If you are spending a thousand dollars on a sofa, find one that has a fifth leg in the middle. They will offer extra support. It is a feature that is not found in cheaper sofas.
Check The Springs
In case you like firm sofas, find one that has conventional coiled springs. In case you would like to have a softer sofa, choose one that has zigzag coils. Before you make a purchase, take out the cushions and press down on the sofa’s base. The coils must push down and the spring back into place right away.
Test The Cushions
Find firm cushion that comes with a removable cover matching on the sides. Firm cushions will hold up much better over time. Cushions that are fully covered are more expensive compared to the ones with the pattern on one side and a tan or plain white backing on the other. But they will last much longer and they will also wear out evenly when you flip them over every few months. You should also look for removable covers that are washable.
Buy At The Right Time
Prices of furniture fluctuate and you can get good deals if you buy during furniture sales.
Consider Used Furniture
Secondhand furniture are offered at great prices and you can find an excellent deal if you just expect the piece carefully. Search for stains, water marks, tears, rips, and scratches. Look for stains on the inside of the couches and chairs by lifting up the cushions.
Call Furniture & Mattresses if you want to find the best deal. We offer a wide range of furniture pieces and you will surely find one that will suit your budget and your preferences.
Furniture & Mattresses
1008 Highway 17 North
Little River, SC 29566
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