Measuring for Delivery

Furniture Superstore has updated the form in which we mesure our products, in order to provide you with clearest and most accurate information possible. Please take a look at our helpful illustrations and definitions to help you better understand our new standards of measurement. We have created these illustrations to help you understand.
Here are a few tips to ensure that your selections are perfect fit for your home.

1. Doorways

Measure the height and width of all hallways, doorways, and other entrance your furniture will travel trough to get to desired location. Be careful to note how wide your doors can open, and accommodate for doorknobs. If the doors can be removed, that might be a good idea to prevent damages. Always try and choose the doors that might offer the most generous space.

4. Hallways

Be sure that every hallway on route to your final destination has enough room to accommodate your piece, especially if you anticipate any twist or turns you may have to make. Measure the height, width and depth, making sure the shortest measurement of your furniture is less than the width of your hallway.

2. Stairways

Measure the width of your stairway (taking account if you have a handrail or post), and the height from the top and bottom steps to the ceiling. Be sure to look out for any sloped or curved surfaces. If your stairwell has a landing, make sure your piece can fit on and around it, both width and height.

5. Clear a Path

Plan your route and clear it out. Make sure you have a good game plan on how to get your furniture to it's final location. Planning ahead can save a lot of time and hassle when your furniture arrives. Remember, the quickest route might not always be the easiest. Plan for all the twists and turns that it might need to take as it enters your home.

3. Obstacles

Account for any low-hanging ceiling lamps or fans, breakable decorations that cannot be removed, stairway banisters or turns, or angled ceilings or walls. Be sure to completely clear a path for your piece; it’s always helpful to make more space than you think you’ll need, if possible.

6. Outside Area

Don't forget to measure the area around the entry point you plan to take your furniture in. Be aware of gates, porches, outdoor, and flower beds just to name a few. This always includes building lobbies and all paths to your apartment, loft or studio.

Other Helpful Measurements

If you live in a building with an elevator, it’s essential that you measure not only the interior of your elevator, but also the door openings themselves. Taking diagonal measurements from the bottom of the doors to the back upper corner of the elevator are helpful for taller pieces. Also, you may want to ask your building management about service elevator access.

Comparing Your Furniture

Sometimes the best way to know what you want is to compare it to what you have. Comparing your current sofas measurement with ours will give you an idea of how big our pieces are. For example, if you find that your current sofa doesn't have enough seating depth for your legs, you'll want to find a sofa of ours that has a deeper seating depth dimensions.

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