Couches | Sofas
Sofas, also known as couches or settees, are furniture pieces used for seating two or more people. Unlike benches, sofas are typically designed with upholstered cushions, seat backs, and armrests. Sofas are used for sitting, but can also accommodate that include lounging and sleeping. Sofas are often the signature furniture piece of a residential living room, family room, lounge, or den, but have also become popular for use in public spaces, lobbies, offices, hotels, and bars.
Although couches can vary in size, the standard range is between 72”-96” (183-244 cm) for a three-seat sofa and 48”-72” (121-183 cm) for a loveseat. Ultimately, 84” (213 cm) is considered the typical length of a couch.
Although not explicitly defined, a couch typically lasts anywhere from seven to fifteen years. The lifespan of a couch up until replacement ultimately depends on its initial craftsmanship and amount of wear over time.
First, start at the surface using a vacuum (handheld or an attachment) to remove dirt, dust, hair, and other debris. It is important to determine the type of fabric in order to choose the right cleaning agent to remove stains, following instructions found on the couch’s tags. If the cushions are able to be removed, it is an option to take it to a cleaner or run it through the washing machine if the tags permit. After treating the cushions with an appropriate detergent, air drying is the last step.