While recently shopping for major upholstered furnishings, we had reason to really start paying attention to upholstery labels and what they mean. Which brought us to a document entitled Selecting Upholstered Furniture. The document ends with an incredibly handy quality checklist on sleeper sofas, part of which we share here:
The checklist, created by Dr. Leona Hawks of Utah State University, includes these important points:
- Did you test the mattress of the sleeper sofa for comfort?
- Do the legs of the sleeper sofa have protectors or rounded ends so the floor is not damaged?
- When the sleeper is pulled out, does it lock into position?
- Does the mechanism of the sleeper sofa work easily, smoothly, and quietly?
Answering "yes" to these plus six other questions assures you of getting a high-quality sleeper sofa. See the full checklist on the last page of this PDF.
What would you add to this checklist for selecting a quality sleeper sofa?
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