How to Buy a Durable Couch in Eugene, OR

October 21, 2015

One of the most important factors of buying a couch is looking for quality. You’d rather spend more money on one couch than have to buy another one in a few years, right? We agree. That’s why we’ve dedicated this blog to helping you find the best couch in Eugene! 

Know what you want.

Think about style, shape, and size. Couches come in all different varieties, so it helps to know what you’re looking for before you go out shopping. Look at the room it will go in and get a sense of size and what colors will look good. Do you want a reclining sofa? A pull-out couch?  Or how about a sectional? At Rileys Real Wood Furniture we’ve got them all!

Don’t buy used.

If you’re in the market for a couch, then I’m sure you’ve done your fair share of trolling Craigslist ads. What a lot of people run into when shopping for a used couch in Eugene, is all of the student ads with couches that were most likely picked up from the side of the road. When you buy a used couch you can’t be sure of the condition or the wear and tear it has endured. If you have sensitive skin or any allergies, you have to be careful about irritating allergens or toxins. 

Check the frame.

The frame is the foundation of the couch, so it’s important to check how durable it is. Cheaper wood frames like pine or metal frames will often warp or wobble over time. Quality hardwood, like kiln-dried, is much more durable. At Rileys Real Wood Furniture we make couches that will last a lifetime with designs that are timeless.  We use kiln-dried hardwood, 100% leather, and advanced steel spring technology for added support and seating quality. All made in America! 

Ask about the material and joinery.

A couch may look nice and durable, but under the surface it can be held together by staples and cheap fabric. Ask the salesperson about the frame and joints. High-quality couches are built with metal screws and wooden dowels and only use staples for extra reinforcement. When it comes to the fabric, look for something durable and easy to clean. Polyester fabrics and artificial leather can wear down easily over time. Real leather is typically your most durable option!

Buy local.

Now, if you’re worried about the environmental impact of buying a new couch, have no fear. Buying a couch form a local Eugene furniture store, like Rileys Real Wood Furniture, means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution. Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation. Buying local also strengthens the economic base of the community! 


At Rileys Real Wood Furniture we have the couch for you! We offer a unique selection of quality made to order couches that are all made in America. We are Eugene’s #1 furniture store!