Furniture Lingo

Furniture Lingo

Furniture Lingo

Like most businesses, furniture has its own dialogue. Listed below are a few explanations to our own linguistic language:

What does 3/3, 4/6, 5/0, 6/6 or 6/0 mean? (Mattresses)

Although these numbers sound like gibberish, I promise they are not just randomly strung together to confuse people...they have a purpose. Each of the above numbers represents the size of a mattress, meaning (in order) either a twin, full, queen, and king or California king. Why these numbers? The specific number for each mattress is in reference to the width of the product itself. For example, 3/3 means that a twin mattress is 3 feet, 3 inches wide. A full mattress is 4 feet, 6 inches wide. A queen mattress is 5 feet wide. A king is 6 feet, 6 inches wide and a Cal King is 6 feet wide.

What are case goods? What are soft goods?

The material in which a product is composed of is the primary difference between a case good and a soft good. Case goods generally fall under the category of wood, wood-related products, metal, iron, etc. To be more specific, case goods are non-upholstered pieces. On the other hand, soft goods refer to any piece that is either upholstered or textile based, meaning sofas, loveseats, chairs...and so on, and so forth. Technically speaking, all that is comfy.

How do you correctly pronounce the word chaise?

To let you in on a little secret, no one really knows. You say tomato, I say tomahto. You say chaise, I say chaze. Although this is still up for debate, there is one thing that we can guarantee you; they are as relaxing as they look. Think Cleopatra...just without the pressures of ruling Egypt and, of course, the whole snake debacle.
Credit (Original Post):
http://crowleyfurniture.blogspot.com/2010/02/furniture-lingo.html
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