Sofa & Chair Buying Guide
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Here at Bests we have a huge display of Sherborne and also some other ranges of suites and chairs for you to choose from. So when it comes to buying the perfect piece we want to make sure you find the ideal combination of style, comfort and quality all for the best price. Our simple buying guide will help you make the right choice.

Sofas-HonitonHow to choose your new sofa/chair.
Think about the look you’re after. The colour, shape and style of your upholstery. This will have a huge impact on the look and feel of your room.
With a huge range of Sherborne furniture and also other ranges to choose from, the selection of sizes, fabric books, leather books and even an elegance fabric book is vast, so you really are your spoilt for choice.
Whether you’re looking for style and practicality, comfort and support our experts will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Choosing the right shape, support & comfort.
Our expert staff will be happy to explain the different qualities of the sofas and chairs. Here are some things of the key things to consider.
Frame: The frame gives the sofa or chair its shape and structure. The frames in all the ranges of sofas or chairs are tough, strong and durable to cope with demands of everyday life.

•   Support: Our sofas have a number of different support systems, from traditional springs and webbing to serpentine or zigzag springs and even sprung edges.

•   Fillings: This is what we call the comfort layer. Here there are 2 choices –
•   Foam: This gives the firmest feel and retains its look best. Manufacturers of traditional furniture prefer foam fillings.
•   Fibre: A man made synthetic filling usually wrapped in ‘ticking’ offers medium to soft comfort, depending on the density of the filling. Cushions with a fibre filling must be plumed daily to retain their shape.
Here in the shop you can try both foam filled sofas and chairs and fibre, so you can then decide which one suits you the best.

Choosing the right cover.
We’ve got a fantastic range of sofas and chairs in fabric and in leather. Here’s a brief guide to the pros and cons of the different covers.

   •   Leather (Hide): Our leather collection is offered in a wide selection of qualities, colours and finishes. As leather is a natural material its worth remembering to expect certain natural characteristics in the finish of your furniture. No two hides are exact, so it is important to realise that neck wrinkles, scars, insect bites, veins and growth lines are not faults but are features that enhance the natural beauty of your sofa or chair, and will improve with age. Leather does stretch and crease in its own individual way, particularly in the first few weeks of use, so creasing on the cushion tops can be expected.

   •   Fabrics: Our comprehensive range of fabric offers over 150 quality choices and all are carefully selected for their popular colours, attractive designs, value for money and wearing properties. If you know the exact colour scheme of your room and you need an exact colour, you can bring us in a piece of wall paper or carpet and we can assist you in finding the perfect fabric. Unfortunately the fabrics are not pattered matches so if you want a whole suite we recommend you order it all at the same time as we cannot guarantee colour matching between batches.  

recliners-HonitonChoosing your recliner.
Here at bests for ultimate comfort and relaxation we offer recliners. From manual recliners to powered and even care recliners, and with a choice of sizes and fabrics or leathers there really is something for everyone.
   Manual Recliner: With the choice of having either a catch or a handle release on either a chair or a sofa, the super smooth action seemingly infinite number of recline positions to be reached with only the slightest of body movements.
   Powered Control: Again either having this option on just a chair or a sofa, the power switch which is located at the side of the chair or sofa provides the ultimate in effortless reclining comfort.  
   Rechargeable Power: This offers all the advantages of the powered control but without the need to leave a cable running from the base of the recliner or sofa to the wall socket.  
   Electric Lift & Rise Care Recliners: For people who have difficulty getting in and out of conventional furniture, having a lift and rise recliner makes a huge difference and gives you freedom and quality of life. With a choice of either have a single motor recliner or a dual motor there really are no limits.

Your Sofa Buying Checklist.
Measure Carefully: Before you order please make sure your chosen sofa, chair or recliner will fit into you room and that it can be maneuvered into your house. Most of items can come apart for delivery, so ask us for help if you are worried. Once your furniture is in production, we unfortunately can’t accept your cancellation without a charge.
Try Before You Buy: Make sure you come in a visit us if you are thinking of buying one of our sofas or chairs, to really make sure that it is what you want and that you are 100% satisfied with it. Don’t forget to ask our experts on information of your favourite.
When it comes to caring for either your fabric or leather furniture please refer to our upholstery care guide for full details on how to look after it.



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