Furniture Construction Facts


Construction

8-Way Hand Tied Springs
Each spring is hand tied eight ways (front to back, side to side & diagonally). A sign of quality construction, these coils offer the highest level of comfort and durability.

No-Sag Springs
"S" shaped wires that are fastened to the front rail and run from the front to the back of the furniture every few inches apart.

Corner Blocked Frame
Frame is blocked and screwed, providing lasting strength.

Webbing
Woven fibers cut in strips and stretched across the furniture frame.

Wood Encased Frame
Insures a quality appearance and prevents fabric from stretching.



Cushions

Foam
Foam cushions. The higher the density of the foam the better support.

Pocket Coils
Individually wrapped coils maintain their shape and are more resilient and plush than foam cushions.

Down
Made from feathers, down offers maximum comfort. Down may require more maintenance than foam but offers greater durability and resilience.





Leather Lingo

Top Grain:
Top grain leather is made from the strongest fibers of a leather hide and is the most durable; the hide surface is sanded and refinished.

Full Aniline
A top-grain leather that is dyed with the color permeating all the fibers. No additional coloring is needed.

Semi Aniline
A top-grain leather that is dyed on the surface only and coated with matching pigment for add protection.

Bonded Leather
Much like blended leather, bonded leather is man-made. However, rather than intertwining or melting the real leather and synthetic material together, real leather scraps are fixed in a polyurethane mixture.

Bicast Poly
A 100% man-made material that offers the most realistic leather look and feel. Bicast poly provides excellent durability.

Leather-Look
A man-made material constructed of 17.7% polyurethane, and 85.3% polyester. A great durable alternative to leather without sacrificing the same comfort.

Split
The bottom layers of the hide that have been split off from the top grain leather, then pigmented or sueded.

Bicast Leather Polyurethane applied to the surface of split leather and embossed. While slightly stiffer than top grain, it has a consistent texture, is easy to maintain and durable.

Blended Leather
A man-made material composed of 17% leather and other fibers that are bonded together. Extremely durable and an environmentally friendly choice.