Upholstery is our strongest category and we are best known for our Flexsteel Studio Gallery—we’ve carried the line since the 1960’s. Flexsteel today is one of the premier furniture manufacturers having been founded in the late 1800’s. In 2009 they were honored with the Supplier of the Year Award from Furniture Today, the industry’s trade journal. We offer their complete line of American made cloth and leather upholstery, imported cloth and leather upholstery, and occasional tables and entertainment consoles. With their durable spring steel suspension, this is the brand we recommend to heavy people and families who face a decade or more with rambunctious children. Not only is it comfortable, it is built to last.
One of the principal services we offer in upholstery is the willingness to special order from a wide variety of fabrics offered by each manufacturer. With some manufacturers, it is also possible to order COM (Customer’s Own Material) with fabric you have purchased elsewhere. Likewise, the fabrics we have to choose from are available as cut yardage should you wish to buy material for matching drapery or recover a favorite antique chair.
If you’re shopping for a sofa, or especially a sectional, please measure your current sofa from the outside arm on one side to the outside arm on the other. This way you will be better able to compare the sofas on our floor. Also take note of any narrow doorways or staircases we might have to pass through on delivery. With sectionals, it is very helpful to measure the walls it will fit against and have a simple drawing of the room showing the location of the doors, windows and TV.
We also have offered upholstery from other important manufacturers for many decades. Click on the names below to view their websites.
Flexsteel – Quality, durability and real world prices—both imported and domestic. Their Latitudes collection is imported and they also feature fine domestically made leather upholstery.
Best Home Furnishings – Also known as Best Chairs, they have expanded their fine selection of occasional chairs, recliners and gliders to include sofas, reclining sofas and sectionals in both cloth and leather. They were awarded the Supplier of the Year Award from Furniture Today in 2010. Their website features a Design Center that allows you to select the style and fabric of your choice and then renders a picture of what it looks like for you to view.
Lancer – Made in Star, North Carolina, this small, but high-tech mid-priced manufacturer has been featured on our floor for decades. Originally used as a source for sleepers and small sized sofas designed for shorter people, we expanded our presentation to include full size sofas when we exited the $500-$600 price range for sofas. Lancer tends sit on the firmer side of the comfort spectrum, which is appreciated by many of our Boomer generation customers. Lancer also features fabrics from the USA and Canada, exclusively.
Cox – A very high end manufacturer of accent upholstery and padded headboards.
Marshfield – Famous for their rustic and lodge fabrics, they have recently developed styles that appeal to city and suburban dwellers and those with contemporary and transitional flair.
The leather category today is quite different from just a decade or two ago. We still have full grain leather available, but less expensive variations of full grain combined with split grain leather on the sides and backs of pieces are increasingly more common, particularly among the imports. Bonded leather has become a popular alternative at more affordable price points. If it sounds confusing, come in and we can explain it all to you with actual samples in our hands and on our showroom floor. The reality is, there is a lot more available today to fit the varying needs of more people.
Flexsteel offers both domestic and imported stationary leather, as well as imported motion upholstery from both Mexico and China. We feature pieces in all of these categories on our floor. We are particularly strong in leather power reclining sofas including some with power headrest and adjustable lumbar support.
McKinley – Premium construction and leathers for people who demand the very best. Made by leather artisans in North Carolina.
Best Home Furnishing – Best also offers leather, primarily in their motion furniture—recliners and motion sofas at very reasonable prices.
Marshfield – Terrific rustic, western and lodge styles for those of us who wish we lived in the Adirondacks.