With the appearance of sofas from polyurethane foam, and in recent years and a new manufacturing technology called "layered pie", in which it became possible to avoid the subsidence of the material, opinions were divided. Someone began to take a negative view of the spring block, believing that it was an aimless waste of money and fearing scarecrows from the USSR about the springs that had flown out. Someone on the contrary trusts only a metal stuffing and considers that "cheap foam" does not bring any benefit. Who is right? The answer is ambiguous: each in his own way.
The structure of spring sofas
The spring is an elastic element that accumulates and gives energy at the load and its removal. Wire for the production of springs is made of bar steel.
Types of existing spring blocks:
Block "snake" is very durable, but in fact it does not bear any benefit for the back. In most cases, this kind of springs is used in the couch just to make backs, but not sofas with an orthopedic mattress.
When many see this spring block, they exclaim: "Ah! This is a clamshell! ", And taught by the bitter experience of its use (rapid subsidence, springs and creaky springs) many years ago do not consider this type for purchase. But in vain. It's not a clamshell, it's Bonnel. Externally, and the truth is very similar, but the manufacturing technology was radically changed.
The springs are continuously weaved in a certain order to avoid their contact, they do not creak or rub. The entire metal block consists of special biconical springs with 4 or 5 turns. They are fastened together by steel wire. At the ends of the windings there are special locks, which help to avoid spontaneous unscrewing of the spirals. Simply put, "Bonnel" consists of unique, but related to each other springs on the metal frame.
The main advantages of these sofas are the budget price and improved reliability. They are advantageously different endurance and resistance even to decent loads.
Of course, sofas with an independent spring unit do not have such a vivid effect as an orthopedic mattress. Yet millions of people over the years give preference to sofas and beds with the above block. Especially if you plan to sleep only from time to time, for use in the country or in sanatoria and hotels. In this case, you can save on a bed with an orthopedic mattress.
What is this spring unit? It consists of springs in the form of a keg. Each such keg is placed in its fabric cover. All springs are protected from each other, thereby eliminating their friction against each other. This is called independent interaction. A leather sofa with such a spring block will not be spoiled by departed coils. Springs in diameter do not exceed six centimeters. On the square meter of the product they account for about 250 pieces.
In addition to springs, these sofas are supplied with soft padding, which regulate the rigidity. What does this give in the complex? Uniform distribution of the entire body's load along the perimeter, the possibility of avoiding the transmission of soft tissues and complete relaxation of the body. Achieving a high level of comfort for sleeping and sitting. The sofa with an independent spring unit is protected from sagging, excessive fluctuations when changing positions and noise. Orthopedic sofas - this is a real bed!
It is necessary to decide for exactly which purposes you are buying a sofa. Lie down an hour after work in front of the TV, collect a large company of friends and play in the Xbox or sleep like a bed for several years? Answering this question, you can proceed with the selection of the next item.
Mechanisms of transformation
These are the types of sofa layout for instantly obtaining the surface for sleeping, in other words, turning the sofa into a bed. Sofas so and differ from the bed that they are folding. The mechanism is chosen based on the space of the room in which the sofa will stand, the frequency of use and the age of the person for whom it is intended (with some of them the child or grandmother can not cope).
To date, the most famous mechanisms are:
- "Evroknizhka" - the seat leaves straight, and on the vacant space is put back. Sofas eurobook with a spring block are reliable and have a large area for sleeping, a pleasant bonus is the presence
of boxes for storing bed linen;
- "Book" - the seat rises to a characteristic click, after which the backrest reclines to the recumbent level. The device is known for all, but is characterized by a high degree of wear;
- "Click-clack" is a mechanism that decomposes as well as a "book", with only one difference: it has intermediate positions "half-sitting" and "half-lying";
- "French clamshell" - triple addition of a sleeping place inside with an orthopedic mattress complicates use, and the problem of storing removable pillows and armrests further exacerbates the problem. However, as the guest option is really good;
- "Sedaflex" - has a unique difference from the previous one - it is made of more durable, and accordingly expensive materials. With a box;
- "Accordion" - the most famous and strong sofa (with drawers for laundry), which even a child can cope with. For accordion sofas, you need to pull the seat slightly forward - all other parts will do the same automatically;
- "Dolphin" - a sleeping place hidden under the seat, when pulling a special fabric cord, the lower part rides on the wheels, as if emerging, then it rises and forms a level platform for dreams. In use it is simple, almost like an accordion sofa with a spring block, but it requires the preparation of quality wood.
One of the best among soft furniture, many recognize a sofa "accordion" with a spring block.
As you can see, the choice is great. After the presentation of the sofas by the seller, do not hesitate to test each of them yourself. Especially if the operation is planned daily.
Form of sofas
The next step is to determine the type of sofa. There are several of them:
- Direct - a classic option, which easily fits into even a small room.
- Corner - are convenient for those who want every centimeter to use wisely and get maximum comfort, for large families or lovers to bring friends together. Now popular corner sofas with an independent spring unit, in which you can change the mood of the right angle to the left one.
- Modular - the sofas of the new generation. Here, fantasy knows no bounds, you can collect from any set of modules absolutely any piece of soft furniture, of any size or function. Provide a table, bar or massage.
In a rare dwelling today you do not meet a sofa. Of course, they appeared a very long time ago and made a long way from a bench covered with pillows, upholstered with hay and horse hair inside, up to that chic choice with orthopedic mattresses that we have today. And, of course, these days the sofa is not only a piece of comfort, but also an interior.
Sofas with an angle can be zoned space room, for example, separating the computer zone from the rest zone. A very stylish solution in the studio apartment can be a sofa set in the middle of the room. Thus, there is a delimitation of the kitchen-dining area.
The leather spring sofa not only gives solidity, but is absolutely unpretentious in the care. Consider this when choosing upholstery.
Visually preserve the airiness of space, free from clutter in the living room will help small straight couches in a compartment with chairs. Compact spring sofas allow you to easily rearrange, moving them around the room.
In the process of choosing soft furniture, the emphasis should not only be on their style decision, but also on their palette. It is important to understand what your task is: to make an emphasis or, conversely, to maintain neutrality. There are some basic laws of color combinations between soft furniture and the rest of the furnishings:
- Do not choose soft furniture of the same shade as the walls or floors. The color should be at least a couple of shades.
- The accentuation of a courageous sofa is the decision of a creative person. Choosing the option of a bright spot in the room, combine the most successful shades: red with gold, tender green, yellow with ash, blue and lilac, green with orange, yellow and pink.
- Neutrality. In this case, the walls will be made in any bright shades, and the furniture in neutral pastel.
Corner sofa in velvet upholstery, accordion sofa with a spring block or a leather spring sofa? Never mind! The main thing is to approach his choice with full responsibility, so that it would be so nice to return home every time. No matter how trite it may sound, but comfortable rest and sleep - this is really a guarantee of a good mood and a sense of satisfaction.