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#BuyersGuide: Tips For Buying A Sectional

Sectional buying can be a daunting task if you are new to the game. What size do I need? What If I move ? Do I need to have a huge room for it to fit? We hope this post helps clarify some questions you may have and gives you the nudge you need to make that big decision.

Whether you are  custom ordering from a store in person or ordering online, you will come across terminology that may be confusing. Sectional components mostly consist of Right arm facing (RAF), Left arm facing (LAF), corner pieces, chaises or armless pieces. Right or left arm facing means that when you are looking at the sectional, the arm is on the right or left. An armless piece is useful to connect your LAF or RAF end pieces or add length to your piece and chaise lounges add an L-shaped length without the extra cushions.

Contrary to popular belief. you do not need a huge space for a sectional to work. Actually, a sectional may be the solution to that small awkward space you can’t seem to figure out. A large piece of furniture in a small space can actually anchor the space and help it seem bigger! Eliminating multiple pieces of furniture and using a sectional to accommodate all of your seating needs will make for a cozier, softer space. Here are a couple of examples:

The sectional above features a left arm facing love seat and right arm facing chaise. A sofa with a chaise is a great option for a small space.

This sectional is traditional L-shaped with a RAF love seat and LAF sofa with return.

Before you start shopping, measure your space and draw out a floor plan! You need to know exactly how much room you have to work with, especially because the majority of sectional purchases are special orders and non-returnable. You want to take note of your high traffic areas, point of entrance and all doors and openings. Sectionals are great, but if you are blocking your entrances and flow of traffic, it may not be the best option for your space.

Think you will be moving in a few years? Maybe you should consider a modular sectional. These versatile pieces allow you to add and subtract any number of pieces to fit your space perfectly. See an example of a modular sectional below:

This 8 piece sectional can be modified to be smaller or in a different configuration very easily. See it with all of its pieces here:

Try not to become overwhelmed, find your measurements, and head to Turner’s so a designer can help you find the perfect sectional. We are confident that a sectional can quickly add functionality, comfort, and style that few other furnishings can provide.

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#BuyersGuide: How to Choose Your Perfect Mattress

We have concluded over the years that a mattress purchase is a NEED and not a WANT. Nobody wants to shop for a new mattress and if you have shopped for one recently, you know that the experience is comparable to buying a new car. It is overwhelming! If you are in the market for a new mattress, chances are you are having 1 (or more) of the problems listed below:

1. You are tossing and turning and it is preventing you (or your partner) from getting a good night sleep.

2. You are waking up with back pain and stiffness.

3. You are sleeping too hot or too cold.

4. Your partners movement disturbs your sleep.

5.  You are rolling off the edge or rolling towards the middle.

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These are all very common problems that can be solved with the right mattress. But where do you start? We hope to help you with that today and give you insider tips and tricks to choosing the mattress that will meet your needs.

So, what kind of mattresses are available in today’s market and what can they do for you?

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam is the “up and coming” product in the industry. This product is mostly recommended for those who have chronic back pain, are tossing and turning, and are disturbed by partner’s movement during the night. Memory foam is a sensitive material that will conform to your body, reduce pressure points, and keep your spine aligned during the night.

There have been complaints over the years about this product trapping heat, but manufacturers are now including high tech cooling systems that will act like a thermostat and regulate your temperature through the night.

At Turners, we carry memory foam mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and Serta.

Latex Mattresses

Latex mattresses are made up of a hypoallergenic Talalay Latex that is one of the most resilient products on the market. These are great if you are having a support problem (waking up with back pain) and if your mattress is dipping. Mattresses that are 100% latex are less likely to “dip” over time than any other type of mattress.

Unlike a memory foam mattress that conforms to your body, latex will push back, providing a firm support. If you do not like the feel of a firmer mattress, latex may not be for you.

Turner’s carries latex mattresses from Restonic.

InnerSpring Mattresses 

Innerspring mattress are the oldest and most commonly used mattresses. If you enjoy the traditional feel of a quilted mattress and don’t like the feel of a latex or memory foam, these might be for you.

Coils in mattress now are more advanced and stronger than those in the past. They are individually wrapped, which helps distribute weight, reducing movement during the night. They are also better equipped to reduce pressure, because they are able to act individually and conform to the weight of your body. It is recommended that you look for innerspring mattresses with a medium to high coil count, foam encasement around the edge, and dense support foam. Choosing the cheapest inner spring mattress will not solve back pain issues over time.

Turner’s carries innerspring styles from Serta and Restonic.

Lifestyle Bases

“Lifestyle Bases,” as we call them, can offer further solutions to your sleep problems. Lifestyle bases replace the boxspring and provide a head and foot lift to help you get out of bed, support you in a TV watching or book reading position, and relieves pressure in lower back. These are especially helpful for those who have sleep apnea, because raising your head while sleeping opens up your airways and prevents your tongue from falling to the back of the throat. The same concept also applies to those with acid reflux.

Lifestyle bases, or adjustable bases, are compatible with all memory foam or latex mattresses, and a few innerspring mattresses. Turner’s carries bases from Tempur-Pedic, Serta, and Restonic.

Although there is always going to be some confusion in mattress shopping, we hope this clarifies some questions you may have had. We always suggest you make a trip to the store and try them out for yourself. Mattresses feel very different to different people, making reviews bias to the owner. It is essential to invest in sleep, considering we spend half our lives catching some zzz’s!

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#BuyersGuide: Why is my sofa so expensive?

Today’s furniture buying experience is much like buying a new car. You may want to find the best deal on a car regardless the brand, or you know you want the top of the line, so you expect to spend more money. We all know that the top of the line vehicle is going to have the best construction, highest safety ratings, and longer warranty. However, we seemed to be blinded by furniture quality.  That being said, all furniture is not made equally. The sofa you find at Target for $399 is not going to be the same quality as the sofa at a fine furniture store for $3000. There is a reason why a sofa is priced so high, and we would like to explain and justify that difference today.

It all starts with the frame:

1. A top of the line sofa starts with a solid hard wood like walnut, maple, or oak. Then, the wood is Kiln dried, which eliminates all of the excess moisture in the wood, resulting in a strong product that will not bow or bend over time.

2. That wood is then doubled doweled and glued to each other to create stability and a structurally sound product. In some cases, the wood is cut to interlock with each other, then it is glued together. Corner blocks are triple reinforced with staples, glue and screws to create strong joints that will not loosen over time.

3. There are several different types of spring units that could be added to a frame, but an 8-way hand tied spring system is by far the strongest, most resilient type of support. High gauge spring coil units are dropped into the frame, then hand tied with twine 8 different directions to themselves and to the frame. This creates a unit that distributes weight evenly and keeps the coils from shifting, which eliminates sagging in the frame.

4. The next step in creating a strong piece of furniture includes the added foam for frame protection and comfort. In a high quality frame, there is a strong molded foam lining the edges of the piece to create a sharp look and reduce the risk of the foam breaking down. Then layers of polyester foam will wrap around the frame. Your fabric is then backed and added to the top layer.

Most high end manufactures will have a variety of cushions to choose based on comfort and quality. In brands like Wesley Hall and Taylor King, a high end cushion consists of a molded polyester foam, encased spring coils, memory foam, and/or blend down fill. All of these options have been carefully thought out to make sure the lifetime of your cushion outlasts the competitors. Not only can you customize your cushions, but you have the choice of hundreds of different high end fabrics to fit your personal style and lifestyle.

These are just a few of the reasons why a sofa can be so expensive. But, we believe that investing on an heirloom quality piece will pay for itself in the long run. When buying a sofa based on the price, you may find yourself replacing the sofa every couple of years due to its quality.

So, the next time you are in the store and have a little sticker shock, ask your salesperson to explain to you the quality difference and you will understand why we take pride in well thought out pieces that will last a lifetime.

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#BuyersGuide: Protecting your Furniture Investment

It is a big step in your life when you invest in quality furniture for the first time. You know you are buying something that your children or even grandchildren can enjoy throughout the years. However, there is a way to prolong the life of your new sofa and also save you against unwanted accidents over time.

This is why we offer a fabric protection program through Guardsman. This product is unlike anything we have ever seen.  The spray actually penetrates and shields each fiber with a wicking action to ensure complete protection from permanent staining. It is undetectable by sight, smell or touch and does not affect fabric breathability. You will never have to reapply because instead of sitting on top of your fabric, this product will permanently become a part of the fibers.

What does all of this mean to you? It means that you will be able to enjoy your life with pets, children, and both wanted and unwanted houseguests with piece of mind that you are COVERED.

 

Guardsman is also a five year warranty that covers most accidents including but not limited to: rips, stains, punctures, tears, burns, and pet and human bodily fluids.  Have 20 accidents a year? No problem. Guardsman will send a technician to clean and fix your furniture multiple times within the 5 year warranty! SLEEP EASY FRIENDS! All of this for only $69 for your fabric sofa.

To better understand what the warranty covers, click HERE.

Turner’s Furniture carries warranties and protection plans for fabric, leather, wood, outdoor, rugs, and mattresses to ensure that your purchases are protected for years to come! 

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#BuyersGuide: Why should I invest in outdoor furniture?

 

When it comes to picking a perfect outdoor set, the look is important, but durability is essential. It’s tempting to stop by your local hardware store to pick up an inexpensive outdoor set, but is it worth it? In this week’s Buyers Guide, we will cover the top reasons why it is in your best interest to invest in quality and to justify those high price tags.

You’re not alone when you wonder, ” why would I spend this much on outdoor furniture when I can buy the same thing at Lowes or Home Depot?”. You are right in the fact that you can get similar looking pieces for cheaper- but you are not getting the same thing at all. In fact, you will end up spending more money on the cheap stuff over time, because you will have to replace it- multiple times.

High end outdoor furniture manufactures think of YOU from the very beginning of construction.  For this post, we will feature one of Turner’s top selling brands- Summer Classics. Listed below are the reasons why it is priced the way it is, and why you should definitely invest.

1.  Cast Aluminum- Superior grade molten aluminum alloy is hand poured into a mold made from exceptionally detailed woodcarvings. Each casting is hand polished to provide a smooth, finished surface for painting. After a multi-step cleaning process, the furniture receives a baked on powder paint coast much thicker and harder than conventional wet paint, followed by a hand-applied antique accent.

This is just the FRAME of the sofa you are looking at in our store. Keep reading to find out what comes next.

2. N-dura Ultra High UV Resistant Resin Wicker- This resin wicker is guaranteed to not experience any significant color change for 5 years. Their ultra realistic resin varies in color and texture, making each piece unique. All N-dura wicker is memory tested to 50,000 compressions, and is hand-woven over steel-reinforced  heavy gauge aluminum extrusions with a triple antique hand applied fish using nano-ceramic technology.  Unlike wood wicker, this material will stay pliable and not dry out and break.

3. Cushions- Summer classic’s standard cushion is composed of bonded fiber layers on top of polyurethane foam, making them exceptionally comfortable. The ratio of foam to fiber is 50% to 50% once core in inserted into the fabric cushion slip.

Upgrade to their Dream cushion and see the difference! This cushion offers 1.8 density high resilient and California Fire Rated Foam for maximum comfort. Their woven, water-resistant jacket features a “pillow top” of blown-fiber channels providing the utmost quality and softness. Soft, durable, and water-resistant, this is truly the perfect cushion.

4. Fabric-  The standard fabric used on all of our products features 100% solution-dyed acrylic. Each fiber is color saturated from the inside out for a rich, fade resistant color thats lasts even in extreme conditions. These fabrics are fade resistant, water resistant, and mold resistant. Clean these fabrics with a mixture of soap and water, or bleach and water and they are good as new.

Upgrade to a rain fabric and be amazed! This fabric is 100% water resistant and dries immediately when blotted with a towel. The water will never permeate your cushions so you can enjoy a comfortable, dry sofa all day long!

Even though we focused on Summer Classics, all of our top selling brands feature similar quality traits and are guaranteed to stand the test of time. You will save money in the long run and be happier with your purchase, we promise!

Just remember, there is a reason our products are priced the way they are. Just like you’ve always heard- ” You get what you pay for!”

 

Save on Summer Classics now until March 31st! See your sales associate for more details.

 

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