When shopping for furniture you will always have a wide range of prices due to many factors. The Location of where your sofa is comming from, is one of the most persistant reason that sofas of a similar looking style and construction can be very different in cost. One sofa may be available in a particular colour at a low price, while another may be available in many fabrics at a higher price. The imported product is usually the former and domestic product the latter.
When furniture is made at a lower porice point, thre manufatcuring is often off shore to reduce manufaturing costs. Under these conditions imported or offshore sofas are often made in vast quantities in one fabric or leather and marketed in North America at lower prices. By offering less customized options, manufacturers are able to cut costs and offer savings to retailers and in turn consumers. Like any mass manufactured item, the production line method sacrifices some quality for cost, shortening the lifespan of the piece. To satify our customers, Decorium works with suppliers that keep a reputable balance between the elements of quality and cost.
Domestic or “Made in Canada” sofas are made one at a time in the fabric you select with the options that you select (cushion firmness, leg finish, toss pillows). This sofa is sold at a higher price but was created to your specifications, and will last for many years.
The higher priced sofa also has a lot of hidden features such as a higher quality frame and springs, more resilient foam and fiber as well as abrasion tested fabric. When you invest in quality it will give you a longer period of enjoyment and satisfaction.
Hence, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
Article Written By: Mike Brown
Design Consultant at Decorium On Supertest