Buying Guide for Furniture

By: Averi Trevino

The Frame

  • Ask what materials are used in the frame
  • Make sure it feels sturdy, and doesn't creak or wobble

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Cushioning

  • Test comfort of cushions by using them as you would at home
  • If durability is a key factor, find out how cushions are made

Cover

  • Ask about fabric components
  • Look for high percentages of durable fiber


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Safety

  • For fire safety make sure the piece of furniture you're looking at has a UFAC tag.
  • This tells you that the piece was manufactured according to fire safety standards


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