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?
Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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