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Our Upholstery is Different. Here’s Why…


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When you are shopping for upholstery, how do you know if you are purchasing a quality piece? There are so many stores and brands out there, it can be difficult to separate the good from the bad.

At Reid’s Fine Furnishings, you can be sure that we only carry manufacturers who use the finest materials and construction practices. Here are just a few reason our upholstery is better than the big box stores.

Solid Wood Frames

To determine the quality of an upholstered piece, like a sofa or armchair, you need to start from the beginning: it’s frame. A lot of furniture frames today are constructed with weak materials, such as plastics and other lesser quality elements. At Reid’s, we understand that a piece of furniture is only as strong as it’s frame. Our manufacturers build their frames out of quality solid wood. Solid wood is strong, supportive, and lasts for decades.

8-Way, Hand Tied Cushion Support

In addition to the frame of your upholstery, the cushion support is also an important factor in the comfort and longevity of the furniture. Most of our upholstery is constructed with 8-way hand tied cushion support. This involves carefully positioning coil springs in the frame with fine twine in 8 directions, ensuring the springs stay in place. This method creates a strong, level foundation for the cushions to sit on, allowing weight to be evenly distributed throughout the piece. So why does that matter? It means you won’t get any sagging or slumping in the seat – a defect which plagues many furniture pieces on the market today.

High Quality Cushions

Our manufacturers put just as much time into the construction of their cushions as they do the frames. Using carefully sourced materials including foams and down feathers, everything from the firmness to the resiliency of the cushion is considered. And since everyone prefers a different type of cushion, many of our manufacturers offer several different options with various firmness levels.

Made to Order, Built to Last

We know that buying furniture can be a big investment, which is why we care so much about offering pieces that will last for decades. Not only can you trust that our furniture is built with the finest materials and construction practices, but we also ensure that you can get a piece tailor-made for your needs. Our sofas, chairs, and ottomans come with options for customization including various sizes, cushion styles, leg styles, endless fabric and leather options, wood stains and paint finishes! When you shop with us, you don’t have to settle for upholstery that doesn’t truly fit your vision. We are here to pair you with furniture that checks all your boxes!

So what are you waiting for? Stop trying to weed through the endless selection of sub-par furniture on the internet and visit our family-owned store instead! We have an expansive showroom in Roanoke and a Design Studio in Lynchburg – plus, we deliver all across central Virginia. Visit us today and let us help you find the furniture of your dreams!

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