Since you woke up this morning, can you count the number of furniture you have used? I am certain you have probably used a table or chair in one way or another. Assuming you sat in a weak chair, could we not be discussing other things as you nurse some injuries? This tells you that having the right furniture at your disposal is key as you can avoid injuries associated with weak furniture. But, many times, identifying the right quality of furniture becomes a bother, especially if you are not an expert in carpentry or do not have the required knowledge and skills to identify high-quality furniture.

However, even if you do not have skills in carpentry, it does not mean you cannot be able to identify quality furniture. But even if you do not know what to look for, the following are some embraceable tips to identify durability in furniture.

Investigate the Construction Process

Quality starts from the sourcing of materials to construct the furniture. The aspect means that if your carpenter uses soft materials, there are higher chances that your furniture will break easily. However, if they source quality materials, the furniture constructed tends to be stronger and more durable. Therefore, If you want to identify whether the furniture you are interested in is durable or not, ask about its source in terms of the wood or materials used to construct it.

In most cases, furniture made from natural hard trees such as mahogany tends to be more durable than furniture made from exotic trees such as cypress and cedars. Always settle for high-quality furniture to avoid any form of shame associated with weak pieces of furniture. You can imagine hosting a friend, and suddenly, their chair breaks.

Check the Weight

The weight of your furniture is very critical when it comes to looking for quality.  In most cases, quality furniture tends to be heavier. The aspect relates that most of them are made from hardwood, which tends to be heavier than softwood. Even when choosing a cushion for your furniture, their weight matters too. Light or low-quality furniture cushions contain very light materials and get spoiled easily. In other words, you need to consider the density of the furniture cushions before settling on the one to buy.

Price Alignment

If you meet a genuine seller, you will realize that some furniture is more costly than others. The pricing depends on the materials used to make some of this furniture. In most cases, durable goods tend to be costly compared to their counterparts. Therefore, if you have enough funds to buy furniture, you can settle for the one with the highest price and start bargaining. But it would help if you were careful as some of the sellers can mark a high price to make profits from people who translate higher price as quality. 

Corrected grain

Corrected-grain leather is also the outer layer of the hide, but it has been buffed and sanded on both sides. It is then pigmented to make the surface smooth, uniform, devoid of blemishes, and resistant to water. It’s not as durable as full-grain leather, so it may get nicked and scratched over time. In general, it’s a good option but it varies in quality depending on how it’s processed. Sometimes it’s called top-grain leather.

How to spot it: Look for the words “split grain,” “suede,” or “genuine” in the product description. The surface of split-grain leather usually looks shiny and smooth (except for suede which most people are familiar with) and feels warm and pliable when you sit on it. Also watch out for the terms “bicast” or “PU” leather, which is made by covering split leather with polyurethane.

Key Point

If you are looking forward to purchasing any furniture, you need to be careful as their quality matters a lot.


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