4 Surprising Facts About Furniture

November 01, 2022

Did you know that the average lifespan of a couch is 2,958 days? That’s a little over 8 years! While facts about furniture are considered trivia, they may change the way you shop at a Calgary furniture store and choose certain pieces for your space.

Everyone needs furniture - a home or a business is (quite literally) incomplete and empty without them. At Revolve Furnishings, we know the furniture in your home has to have great style and substance. Whether you’re looking for modern outdoor furniture or bedroom furniture in Calgary, the more you know, the better. Here are some surprising and helpful facts about furniture.

Fact #1

Did you know that as the price of leather goes up, its durability decreases?

It’s soft, it's beautiful, it's expensive, but will it last? Contrary to popular belief, sometimes it’s the less expensive leather that will last your family longer. The leather grain, dyeing process, and construction all contribute to not only the look and feel of your furniture, but to its durability.

For example, while splitting and dyeing might make leather feel softer and look smoother, it can take away from the overall strength. When you’re shopping for a leather piece, take your time to consider what’s more important to you - the overall aesthetic or its longevity.

Fact #2

Did you know that thicker mattresses mean more air?

Are you paying for a better mattress, or just for one full of air? Before you are up all night worrying that you’ve spent your hard-earned money on air, learn a little about mattress construction.

The mattress industry will tell you that a firmer mattress is ideal and one of the reasons for this is because they make more profit on firmer mattresses. What you want is a softer mattress that conforms to your body to alleviate those pressure points. Knowing the basics about coils, paddings, and tops will help you get a better night's sleep – in more ways than one!

Fact #3

Did you know that large furniture can't be FedExed?

Your FedEx guy will love you. Contrary to popular belief, you can't FedEx everything. Carriers like FedEx and UPS were created to deliver small parcels and envelopes overnight - many of their automatic sorters aren’t equipped to handle oversized packages. Specifically, FedEx places a limit on items that are over 150 pounds and measure more than 108 inches.

This is why Revolve Furnishings offers delivery and free shipping across Canada. Now you can buy that sofa you love without worrying about how you, or your Fed Ex guy, will get it off the truck.

Fact #4

Did you know that Revolve Furnishings can try to get the furniture you want?

Have you found a perfect piece that we don't have in stock? Let us know. We keep a running list of the pieces you want and try to get it for you. We like to get feedback, good, bad or ugly. It all helps us get that little bit closer to perfect - where we want to be for you.

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