Top 3 Features of the Most Durable Couch on Earth

5 Features of the Most Durable Couch on Earth

Are you in search of the most durable couch on earth? Pets, children, and everyday life can put your furniture through a beating. Investing in quality furniture is a big investment and not one to take lightly, so you want to make sure that your couch can withstand your needs. 

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we understand how important it is to make a good investment in your furniture. La-Z-Boy furniture is produced using high-quality manufacturing techniques with patented features and benefits for top notch quality and comfort.

In this article, we’ll outline the top 3 features of durable furniture.  You’ll know exactly what to look for in your pursuit of the most durable couch and be able to determine what type of couch is worth your investment.

1) A Durable Couch Should Have a Solid Frame

A solid, sturdy frame is the most important part of a long-lasting couch or sofa.

Look for frames made out of hardwood and oriented strand board (OSB). OSB is the same durable material used in the flooring and roofing of most buildings since 1977.

You should avoid frames made out of these materials:

  • Particleboard
  • Plastic
  • Metal

Frames made out of these materials tend to warp and crack over time.

How to Test Frame Strength: Lift one of the front corners of the couch off the floor. When the couch is six inches high, the other front leg should be off the ground too. It the other leg is still touching the floor, the frame has too much give and is made out of weak material.

2) Durable Couches Are Covered in Durable Fabrics

While much of a couch’s durability lies under the surface, what’s on the surface also matters. Not all fabric is created equally and there are a lot of fabric options to choose from when it comes to covering your furniture.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, one question we receive on a regular basis is “what is the most durable furniture fabric?” 

The most durable types of fabrics for furniture include leather, microfiber, cotton, and linen. You can see how tight the fibers are woven by taking a close look at the furniture. Be on the lookout for gaps in the weave where dust and dirt can get in.

Lightly pull and prod fabric samples to see if they easily separate in your hands. The best ones will maintain their shape and have very little give.

Durable fabrics are also better at repelling stains. La-Z-Boy’s iClean Fabric is one of the most popular stain-resistant fabrics. It creates a barrier of protection to repel spills before they turn into stains.

This means most spills can be cleaned up by blotting with a paper towel.

iClean Fabric keeps your couch looking brand new. And it’s soft-to-the-touch, feels great to sit on, and comes in 102 different colors/patterns.

3) A Durable Couch Should Be Filled with Contour Cut Foam

You will find most couches are filled with either stuffing or contour cut foam.

Stuffing is blown into the upholstery and free to move around inside your couch.

This means stuffing moves away from your body’s pressure points, so your couch will lose support and become uncomfortable over time.

Contour cut foam is made specifically for each couch. When you sit, the foam supports your body and then returns to its original position once you get up.

Contour cut foam will keep its shape longer, look nicer, and feel more comfortable than couches filled with stuffing.

Who Makes The Most Durable Couch?

All major furniture brands sell couches. Knowing what to look for when furniture shopping will help you determine whether or not the furniture will be durable.

La-Z-Boy has been a top brand in the furniture industry for 95 years and is known for quality and comfort.  

The frames of La-Z-Boy couches are built out of engineered hardwoods or oriented strand boards, both of which are proven to be extremely durable.

Sinuous or S-springs are some of the most common suspension types used in La-Z-Boy furniture. These S-shaped coils are attached from the front to the back of your sofa with springs running from left to right. This support system offers medium firmness and high durability to ensure you’ll have a comfortable place to sit for many years.

All La-Z-Boy fabrics are put through a testing procedure rated two times the industry standard.

Torturous machines stretch, pummel, and pound our fabrics repeatedly to test them for durability.

La-Z-Boy Sofa Cushions are built with multiple layers of contour-cut foam to look brand new and feel comfortable after years of use. Each layer of foam is constructed with a different density level to absorb weight then maintain shape when you get up. Plus, you can upgrade your cushions to ComfortCore Gel with seven layers including gel-infused memory foam for extra comfort.

Find Your Durable Couch With These Easy Steps

Now that you know what to look for in the most durable couch, make sure you know what else to look for when completing your furniture purchase. 

Furniture shopping can feel like an overwhelming task. But you want to feel assured that your purchase will leave you feeling satisfied for many years. That’s why we’ve compiled resources that will leave you feeling more prepared for your furniture buying experience.

Need to do some additional research?

Watch this video playlist on everything you need to know before making your next furniture purchase. Complete your research by downloading our FREE Furniture Buying Guide.

Then, see and feel the difference for yourself. At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we take pride in the quality of our furniture. We would be happy to help you select your durable couch at any of our locations in GA, NC, or SC.

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