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Cushions

What are the cushions made of?

All of our seat cushions start with a base of medium to extra firm foam and then are wrapped with your choice of materials to create the right seating experience.  Back Cushions are Dacron. The correct choice for you will depend on what is most comfortable, how you will use the sofa, and what you’d like to spend.

Do the different cushion densities wear differently?

No, all of our high quality cushions carry the same guarantee (see our warranty section) So, select the density you find most comfortable for your use and feel comfortable that it will last!

Will a bench style seat wear differently than individual seat cushions?

While there may be differences in feel, it really comes down to preference. A bench seat (one long cushion, covering the entire sofa seat) may feel firmer because you don’t have breaks between seats.  Bench style seat cushions are great because no one ever has to “sit on the crack” and they make a great spot to nap. The only down side to a bench cushion is it will be more expensive to replace if it gets damaged from misuse by pets or kids.

Cushion Options: All cushions may be ordered with your choice of foam density from medium to extra firm.

Standard

Seats: Your choice of foam wrapped with DacronTM.

Backs: Poly fill

Feather CloudTM

Seats: Foam, wrapped with an envelope containing a mixture of feathers and poly fiber.

Backs: A mixture of feathers and poly fill

Down

Seats: Foam, wrapped with an envelope containing a blend of 10 % down and 90% feathers only (no poly fibers).

Backs: A blend of 90 % Feathers and 10% Down only (no poly fibers).

25/75 Down

Seats: Foam, wrapped with an envelope containing a blend of 25% down and 75% feathers only (no poly fibers).

Backs: A 25/75 blend of down and feathers.

Denier

The Bentley of cushion fills (and frankly our personal favorite) is the Denier. It does cost a little more, but we think it’s worth it! Constructed from spun micro-fibers, it’s by far the most comfortable cushion around and. If you are opposed to down because of allergies or ecological issues, Denier is a great alternative! Not only will you find Denier very comfortable, you’ll save yourself the trouble of fluffing cushions and picking up stray feathers.

Seats: Foam, wrapped with an envelope of DenierTM

Backs: DenierTM

Sofa Construction

How our sofas are made

Our sofas are made with only kiln dried solid woods.  We use no particle board or plywood.  Joints are blocked, screwed and glued.  Springs are 8 gauge steel sinuous springs and run front to back. The springs are clipped with a movable connector into the Alder Wood framing.  The springs are tied together for durability and stability.  Our sofa frames are guaranteed to be free from defects for the life of the sofa.

Fabric Cleaning

All the fabric companies recommend cleaning by professional upholstery cleaning service.

Frequent vacuuming to prevent overall soil, or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

Fabric cleaning codes:

Cleaning Code “W” – Clean this fabric with foam only water based cleaning agent to remove overall soil.  Generally for fabrics that are man-made, e.g. nylon, herculon, acetate, olefin, and polyester.  Spot cleaning is recommended using the foam from a water-based cleaning agent (mild soap or upho;stery cleaner).

Cleaning Code “S” – Clean this fabric with pure solvent products such as Renuzit, Carbona, Energine may be used.  Often fabrics made form organic material, e.g. cotton, rayon, linen, wool and silk.  Also include in this catagory are denim, velour, brocade, tapestry, damask, acrylic, and plaid.  Spot cleaning is recommended using a mild, water-free solvent, or dry-cleaning product.

Cleaning Code “W/S” – SPot cleaning using either of the above.  Products such as Renuzit, Carbona, Energine may be used.

Cleaning Code “X” – Fabrics should be cleaned by vacuuming or light brushing.  Water or solvent-based cleaning agents should not be used.