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    Should i buy a Ikea leather sofa or DFS leather sofa?

    Hello all. I'm thinking of a corner sofa and foot stool . I'm considering between IKEA LANDSKRONA or DFS Diego I have been debating between the two because the Ikea sofa is harder and less comfortable then the DFS one but DFS reviews are not that positive (despite my friends DFS sofa she bought 8 years ago still going strong). The DFS Diego has a higher back which may be more comfortable, however due to children it has to be durable and hard wearing .I have no experience with leather from either shop. I am nervous because I bought a sofa from Land of Leather years ago and within a short time it cracked, peeled and sagged.

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    I've had no problem with DFS. All made in the UK so supporting local business. Sofas I and family and friends have had from there have all been excellent value for money (don't be conned into buying their feet gliders though).

    keep away from dfs **** customer service and the warranty covers nothing

    check out s2 sofas they stock lots of different ones at less than 50% of the original retailers price s2sofas.co.uk/

    Dfs.✔. Weve had our leather sofa 10 yrs now. Still going strong after 1 child bouncing all over it. Dont fall for the warranty scam.
    Edited by: "Marrilyn" 1st Jan

    My ikea leather sofa is hard and although not uncomfortable, I wouldn't describe it as ' comfy'

    We have a dfs sofa and love it....The rest of the house is ikea though. Which do you prefer sitting on?

    I've a dfs sofa very pleased. don't buy the insurance

    Original Poster

    I do find the DFS sofa are more comfortable compared to the IKEA sofa.

    SuffolkLad222

    I've had no problem with DFS. All made in the UK so supporting local … I've had no problem with DFS. All made in the UK so supporting local business. Sofas I and family and friends have had from there have all been excellent value for money (don't be conned into buying their feet gliders though).



    ​leather ones are made in china not uk

    have a look at the marlow at harveys, we have one and thick leather, have dog on.it and kids and its fine, price changes all time tho paid 1400 for a 2 and 3 seater
    Edited by: "deanos" 2nd Jan

    says UK made and 15 year warranty..

    I know one factory is in Long Eaton Nottingham and one in Alfreton Derby.

    Link

    Dawsy

    says UK made and 15 year warranty.. I know one factory is in Long Eaton … says UK made and 15 year warranty.. I know one factory is in Long Eaton Nottingham and one in Alfreton Derby.Link




    "Many of our sofas are made at our workshops"

    Straight from your link; "many" is a weasel word, many in regards to what??

    I suspect "many" of their sofas are made in China, because "many" of them turn up in Chinese furniture markets, as the factories will make copies for themselves to sell, once they have the design from the Western company.

    Even the ones "made" in the UK, may just be assembled from parts shipped in from china, as there are very few places left in the UK that can make leather.

    I am not impressed by DFS furniture, some is decent, much is not; Ikea's may not always be comfortable, but it is usually built to last.

    Gentle_Giant

    "Many of our sofas are made at our workshops"Straight from your link; … "Many of our sofas are made at our workshops"Straight from your link; "many" is a weasel word, many in regards to what??I suspect "many" of their sofas are made in China, because "many" of them turn up in Chinese furniture markets, as the factories will make copies for themselves to sell, once they have the design from the Western company.Even the ones "made" in the UK, may just be assembled from parts shipped in from china, as there are very few places left in the UK that can make leather.I am not impressed by DFS furniture, some is decent, much is not; Ikea's may not always be comfortable, but it is usually built to last.



    I can confirm that they do completely manufacture at least some of them in the U.K. - in codnor/heanor. They make them from scratch there. My friend works for them, and as we are both work in the furniture industry he has sent me numerous videos of the equipment they use and the process they have and it's staggering.

    daniuk

    keep away from dfs **** customer service and the warranty covers nothing



    I got sent an e-mail asking me what I thought of my sofa and I told them there was not much support in the middle where I liked to sit. I got a phone call the next day from the store manager who arranged a guy to come around and add more support. So sounds like pretty good customer service to me.

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    deanos

    have a look at the marlow at harveys, we have one and thick leather, have … have a look at the marlow at harveys, we have one and thick leather, have dog on.it and kids and its fine, price changes all time tho paid 1400 for a 2 and 3 seater



    It does look really comfy but I was looking for a corner sofa due to lack of space.

    Original Poster



    Straight from your link; "many" is a weasel word, many in regards to what??

    I suspect "many" of their sofas are made in China, because "many" of them turn up in Chinese furniture markets, as the factories will make copies for themselves to sell, once they have the design from the Western company.

    Even the ones "made" in the UK, may just be assembled from parts shipped in from china, as there are very few places left in the UK that can make leather.

    I am not impressed by DFS furniture, some is decent, much is not; Ikea's may not always be comfortable, but it is usually built to last.[/quote]

    May stick with IKEA then and get loads of cushions to make it more comfortable.

    every leather one we looked at dfs was made in china, ask them .when you are there where.they are made, most places are the same with leather ones

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    deanos

    every leather one we looked at dfs was made in china, ask them .when you … every leather one we looked at dfs was made in china, ask them .when you are there where.they are made, most places are the same with leather ones



    I'm going to ask a silly question.........are sofa's made in China rubbish??

    SuffolkLad222

    I've had no problem with DFS. All made in the UK so supporting local … I've had no problem with DFS. All made in the UK so supporting local business. Sofas I and family and friends have had from there have all been excellent value for money (don't be conned into buying their feet gliders though).


    Please ignore the foolish comment, 80% of DFS sofas are made abroad, predominantly China. The leather is of very poor quality and the colour will come off as it is sprayed on, not dyed.
    The only dfs sofas made in UK are the fabric sofas.
    Glides an be purchased on Ebay for 3 pounds, they dont work on laminate or wood flooring

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    rtmlk

    Please ignore the foolish comment, 80% of DFS sofas are made abroad, … Please ignore the foolish comment, 80% of DFS sofas are made abroad, predominantly China. The leather is of very poor quality and the colour will come off as it is sprayed on, not dyed.The only dfs sofas made in UK are the fabric sofas.Glides an be purchased on Ebay for 3 pounds, they dont work on laminate or wood flooring



    Wow, OK. IKEA it is then. Thanks.

    bargins4me

    I'm going to ask a silly question.........are sofa's made in China … I'm going to ask a silly question.........are sofa's made in China rubbish??



    Depends on the quality, same as everything there are good and bad things in every country, mine was made in China and seems extremely well made , some of the cheaper dfs sofas have pvc sides and backs, when we looked at dfs they had different grades of leather on each sofa so you could pay more to upgrade
    Edited by: "deanos" 8th Jan
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