Above: A 3-over-3 is a 3-seated sofa with a cushion back. The sofa on the right has an exposed leg and a T-cushion which means that the arm is recessed behind the seat cushion. These sofas also have roll arms.
Above: A slip-covered sofa has fabric that is completely removeable from the entire frame and cushions. The skirt usually drapes or slight touches the floor, creating a more casual look. Slip-covered sofas are desirable because the fabric can be removed and cleaned. Also, you are able to change the look of the sofa with a replacement cover.
Above: A sofa with a track-arm has arms that are squared; typically with welting/piping that runs along each side of the arm, giving the allusion of tracks.
Above: A sofa with English arms has small, low arms that are curved from front to back, and recessed. The fabric is also pinched and tucked along the front of the arm.
Above: A camel-back sofa has a tight-back with curve, typically higher in the center. A reverse tight-back has higher sides and a lower center. This sofa is also a 2-seater, which has wider seat cushions than a 3-seater.
Cleaning Codes: All fabrics have a cleaning code which informs you, the consumer, how to clean the fabric. You can typically find the cleaning code right on the fabric swatch that you use in the showroom. You will need to know the cleaning code to ensure that you have the correct cleaning agents on hand in your home to spot clean.
W: Use a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo product only.
S: Use a mild, water-free, dry cleaning agent.
WS: Use a water-based cleaning agent or a dry cleaning solvent or foam type cleaner.
X: Do not use a foam or liquid cleaner of any type. Do not clean with either water or solvent-based cleaner. Use vacuuming or light brushing only.