When buying furniture, most people base their decision only on aesthetic aspects and price. They are trying to find a furniture that would look good at their home, that would match the interior and that is not too expensive, but actually the most important criteria should be the quality. You should always make sure that furniture you are buying will last for a long time even if used very intensively. Here are some advises how to check if the furniture is qualitative or not?
First you must learn the difference between materials used to manufacture furniture. If we talk about wood furniture, mostly there are three types of wood used – solid wood, veneers wood, composite wood. Solid wood is the most expensive material, but it ensures the best quality. Solid wood furniture will last for many years. Other materials may look great, but they can be breakable. Also leather furniture is made from different materials. Most of them are made from artificial leather. This kind of material will wear out soon. If you want leather furniture, make sure they are made from real leather or very high quality leather imitation. If you are looking for fabric furniture, make sure the fabric is strong and thick enough.
Check the construction frames and mounts. Each furniture has some basic frame. It must be very stable. If it is loos and staggered, the furniture might not hold together and after some time of usage it might bend or some details might not work. The endurance of furniture frame mostly depends on mounts. Make sure there are strong metal screws used to hole the furniture together not only glue, nails or wooden spikes. Check the mounts very carefully before buying the furniture, because most of the people notice the bad quality of mounts only when the furniture is already brought home.
Check for any dents, scratches and other damages on exhibits. Of course, you wont get exactly the same piece of furniture you are checking at the store, but if there are some damages on them, there is a pretty big chance you will get the same kind of damages on your furniture soon. For example, if there are many scratches, it might mean that the material is not resistant and any harder touch can leave permanent marks on your furniture.
Check for the manufacturer, retailer and the country of origin as well. There are leading counties in furniture manufacturing that makes really good, high quality furniture such as Italy, Germany, France, USA etc. Of course, also furniture from these countries might be low quality, but if you choose them, there will be a lot smaller chance to buy something that is not qualitative. Also do some research and check which are the top brands in furniture manufacturing. Just like any commercial product, also furniture has some top brands, only most of the people are not familiar with them.
And the last advice would be to choose a furniture with long warranty. That not only secures your interests, but also ensures that furniture won’t break so soon. Some of the leading furniture manufacturers even give more than ten years of warranty, because they know how qualitative their furniture are and that it won’t break in this period of time.