It’s always best for consumers to visit the showroom and company warehouse to further inspect the piece of furniture. No matter how great the quality appears in the furniture’s website, consumers need to always look at the smaller details to be certain that the furniture is durable and functioning properly at the time of purchase. These are some tips to consider when browsing the company’s showroom.
Cabinets And Drawers
Before purchasing a new desk or night stand, consumers should check the cabinets and drawers. The drawer needs to come all the way and slide back in easily. All of the furniture’s components should latch and close appropriately. The handles should be fitted correctly and not feel loose to the touch. Drawers need to stay open. If the drawer steadily rolls back in or becomes stuck, the product has probably been warped during shipping or manufacturing.
A good way to test if the drawer is going to become stuck is for customers to bring some objects with them to the warehouse. Place the objects inside the drawer and see how the mechanism slides then. The added weight could cause an adverse effect.
The easiest way for a new couch or loveseat to become damaged is through its coils. Fabric damage is likely inevitable for many people, especially those who own pets or have children in the residence. The springs, however, can become highly uncomfortable. It’s more than a mere aesthetic malfunction. To test the springs on a piece of furniture, consumers might want to ask sales associates about the types of springs used inside the furniture. Coiled springs are traditional, but zig zag upholstery springs are extremely common in contemporary furniture. Consumers should test the springs by applying weight and feeling with their hands to see if the spring pop backs into place after the hand is removed from the surface.
If possible, consumers should try avoid pieces of furniture that rely on nailed and glued joints. Furniture that has wooden joints are typically more sturdy and can endure more weight. A nailed or glued joint is more likely to break. Two of the most common joints are the dado and butt joint. The dado is frequently seen on bookshelves. These two joints can be easily searched online in order to perform a more accurate assessment of the furniture’s quality.