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Your sofa is the heart of your living room. It's a go-to for relaxing or entertaining and needs to stand up in terms of both comfort and style. That's where investing in a quality modern sofa comes in. We know it can be overwhelming to start shopping for a big-ticket item, so we're sharing the top reasons our sofas stand apart from the rest (and why they're a worthwhile investment in the long run.)

1. Quality Construction

Well-built sofas are constructed of durable hardwood that won't sag over time. Our sofa frames are always reinforced with multiple strong attachments, like screws, glue and interlocking wood joints. This ensures that the guts of our sofas remain strong for many years.

Kiln-dried engineered hardwood

We use kiln-dried engineered hardwood in all of our upholstery frames. Often used for structural beams, engineered hardwood is made by pressing thin layers of solid wood together. Kiln-drying removes moisture, minimizing seasonal expansion and contraction. This stable hardwood material resists warping and cracking for lasting durability.

Reinforced joinery

We reinforce every joint in our frames for added stability. Precision-cut parts interlock like puzzle pieces and are reinforced with eco-friendly glues, screws or staples and corner blocks. Reinforced joinery ensures your seating holds together, even with years of frequent use.

2. Enduring Comfort

A truly great sofa has comfortable cushions that you look forward to lounging on each day. These cushions should remain comfortable over time, and with easy maintenance, they should last for years. We offer a variety of cushions to appeal to a wide range of comfort preferences, but each cushion always contains high-quality materials, like lofty down and feathers, high-resiliency foam or encased springs—or all three. Curious how to best care for your sofa? Check out our sofa maintenance tips.

Luxury cushioning

This type of cushion is featured in many of our sofa collections (like one of our new favorites, the Altura sofa.) It's comprised of down and feathers, high-resiliency foam and encased spring coils so you get that magical sink-in, supported lounge feeling. Once you get up from the sofa, the cushions pop back to their natural shape.

3. Durable Fabrics &  Leathers

Finding the cover that's right for your lifestyle helps you enjoy your sofa more. For example, if you have kids, pets or you're buying for a business, look for durable fabrics with contract-grade ratings. Use our fabric guide or leather guide to find the perfect fit.


This is our Tepic fabric in charcoal. It is a soft, heathered boucle made from eco-friendly, upcycled polypropylene fibers. Tepic's certified durability and stain resistance make it a family-friendly choice that's also suitable for commercial environments.


This is our Vento leather in cognac. Vento's special finishing process exaggerates its color variations and brings out the natural markings of each hide. Designed to take on a patina with use, leather is the most durable choice for a sofa.

4. Timeless Style

We design our sofas to be timeless, modern and practical so they complement your space, even if your style changes. Investing in and taking care of a quality sofa means you won't have to buy one again for upwards of five years - freeing up your time and budget to purchase other items you love.

5. Ethical Backstory

A great sofa is assembled with high-quality materials by skilled craftspeople. More than 90% of our products are manufactured in America using quality U.S. and imported materials, and most of our sofas are crafted in North Carolina or Texas. It feels good to have a sofa with an origin story you're proud to share.

Skilled craftspeople at McCreary Modern in North Carolina hand-crafting Room & Board furniture.

6. Excellent Customer Service

We offer you a non-commissioned shopping experience, free design help, fair pricing and full-service delivery. What's more, when you shop with Room & Board, you can shop with the confidence we'll be here to make things right. Our job isn't finished until your new sofa is in your home and you love it.

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