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The Secrets of Sustainable Furniture

The Secrets of Sustainable Furniture

Discover the Secrets Behind Our Sustainable Furniture

A sofa is an essential piece of furniture that can make or break the overall style and comfort of a room. It is an investment that should last for years, not just a temporary fix. To ensure that you make the right choice, it's important to consider the key elements that determine the quality and sustainability of a sofa.

The Frame: The Backbone of a Sturdy Sofa 

The frame is the backbone of any sofa, and its quality determines how long it will last and retain its shape. A high-quality sofa always has a strong, sturdy frame made of kiln-dried hardwood. This process removes all moisture from the wood, enabling it to retain its shape and stability over a long period of time. On the other hand, green wood can shrink or crack as it dries, softwood can bend and break easily, and knotted wood is prone to cracks.

Seating Support: The Key to Comfort

The seating support is another important component that determines the quality of a sofa. It works in tandem with the frame and the filling. At Zest Livings, we use web suspension to make the seating support, in which bands of webbing lie across the seat and back. These are then attached to the frame to make a platform for the cushions. Webbing can be made of either natural or man-made fibers, and if it is used alone, it does not make for very strong support. In better-quality sofas, it is used with a tensioner that fastens the webbing securely to the frame.

Cushion Filling: The Secret to Comfortable Seating

Now that you have considered the frame and seating support, it is time to look at what kind of filling is used for the cushions. High-density non-sag foam, like the one we use at Zest Livings, is firm and durable, providing better support when sitting on the couch. If you sit on very soft cushions, you will sink further than needed to maintain good posture, and it will be uncomfortable for extended periods.

It's time to make an investment in high-quality, sustainable furniture that will last for years and enhance the overall style and comfort of your home. Don't settle for less when it comes to your furniture. Invest in a durable and sustainable sofa from Zest Livings today and enjoy it for years to come.