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Since 1964, England Inc. has been building quality upholstered furniture in the foothills of East Tennessee. England was co-founded by Charles, Eugene, and Arnold Dwight England whose goal was to provide employment to the people of Appalachia.
From humble beginnings, England has grown to employ over 1,000 people in multiple factories all located in East Tennessee. Having long been recognized for quality and its rapid delivery system, England attracted the attention of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. In 1995, England was acquired by La-Z-Boy and integrated into the La-Z-Boy family of companies.
With over 400 fabrics and leathers to choose from, England is known for providing consumers choice without customary wait. England employs its own fleet of tractor/trailers to deliver upholstered product throughout the United States and Canada. England’s rapid delivery model allows consumers to choose their own style and fabric and receive product in as few as 21 days*.
Our production process begins at this state of the art cut and sew facility. England furniture has invested over one million dollars in computer controlled automated cutting equipment. This equipment helps us insure that our patterns are cut with precision and that our stripes and plaids line up better than most higher priced brands in the industry.
England Furniture cuts all fabrics using highly precise computer driven equipment. Our high ply cutters are designed to cut 90 layers of fabric. This type of technology cuts all fabric to exact specifications, with no variation in layers. Our single ply cutter is designed to cut stripes and plaids to perfection. This technology allows England Furniture to provide perfectly matched stripes and plaids in each production run.
Pictured above and below are examples of our computer controlled fabric cutting machines.
Our sewing machines are high tech. England Furniture uses computer aided sewing machines. Our standard stitches per inch exceed the industry norm. Seam measuring attachments and faster feed rates give England Furniture the ability to produce a high quality sewn unit quickly and efficiently.
England furniture uses three quarter and seven eights inch, frame grade plywood in its frame construction, no oriented strand board (OSB). We reinforce all our frames with generous amounts of hardwood lumber. Our frame construction is among the best in the industry. That’s why we offer a lifetime frame warranty on all the units we produce.
England Furniture employs 14 computerized routers to insure that every frame is cut to exact specifications. Our high quality furniture grade plywood and our frame design, with interlocking construction, ensure maximum strength and durability. We back all our frames with a lifetime warranty.
England arms are engineered to last. Note the placement and number of hardwood arm sticks in the England arm assembly shown below (left). England uses 3/4 and 7/8 inch precision cut plywood reinforced with generous quantities of hardwood. Other brands make extensive use of oriented strand board. Guide notches (A ) insure proper placement of arm sticks.
The photograph to the right shows the bottom leg rail and arm assembly of one of our popular styles.
A. A guide notch on the top of the front rail insures proper placement of the front arm panel.
B. The front rail of the sofa is integrated with the perpendicular brace.
C. The bottom leg rail is recessed into the front rail creating additional support and insuring proper placement by our frame assembly team.
England furniture uses hardwood lumber to connect sinuous wire springs in our frames. Spring clips are applied by computer controlled clipping machines that ensure our spring spacing is constant. We double spring the ends of each sofa and loveseat to prevent fall off at the arm of the unit. We use heavy gauge wire springs. With over 40 pounds of torque per spring, our frames are extremely well built. Note (in the pictures below) how spring rails are recessed into perpendicular joints. These construction techniques allow us to offer a lifetime frame warranty on all England product!
Over 400,000 Square Feet of Dedicated Manufacturing Space.
England furniture operates 23 assembly lines, allowing each line to perfect a small number of styles. Repetition, combined with state of the art equipment, helps us build a high quality product right here in the United States. Most of our competitors have outsourced part, if not all, of their production to low cost countries (like China).
We turn our finished goods inventory over 50 times a year. Once your custom ordered sofa is completed, inspected and bagged, it is loaded onto one of our trucks within 24 hours. We run our own trucking company. That way we know that your furniture is handled by professional delivery personnel!
We operate over 150 tractors and approximately 300 trailers from our logistics facilities. Each time our vehicles return from a delivery they are washed in our automated truck wash. In addition, the vehicle is inspected, cleaned and refueled by our own maintenance team. Our bulk fuel storage facility houses over 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
We pride ourselves on being on time, every time. In our fiscal year (ended April 2010), we delivered 98.5% of our orders on time. We did this during one of the worst winters in recent history.
England furniture manufactures over 350,000 units each year. If you purchase our product and experience a problem, we have live customer service reps to help service your needs. We work with our dealers to resolve problems as quickly as possible. Towards this end, we ship stock service parts within 24 hours of a reported problem. Manufactured parts are shipped within 48 hours.
We stand behind our product and will go to great lengths to make our customers happy. If you don’t receive satisfaction from your local dealer, our customer service department is here to help.
We invite to explore our England Furniture video about the mission of England Furniture. The video is a journey into the creation of our England Furniture products and our motivations behind our mission to build quality furniture that is affordable.
View inside our factories, see some of our England Furniture employees, and discover why we believe making England Furniture is important.
There are reasons why we work everyday.
For our future…
For our family…
To build a home.
At England Furniture we believe making furniture is important.
Our mission is simple….
Build quality furniture that is affordable.
And because it’s made in the USA….
We can give you lots of choices…
And we can deliver in few as 21 days.
At England Furniture we believe that making furniture is important because…
At the end of the day…
This is what really matters.
Many renters and homeowners have that one room that serves multiple purposes and, when guests stay overnight, it often becomes the guest bedroom. Many forward-thinking people purchase a sleeper for their multipurpose room and we have a great selections of England Furniture sleepers. Here are some suggestions that you can use to choose the right sleeper that creates a comfortable sleeping space and still be an important part of your multi-functional room.
First, choose a monochromatic colored sleeper and overall theme. These colors are soothing for both work and play. Try to stay with solid, tone-on-tone, small scale patterns. Large tossed floral patterns look great in the bedroom but they aren’t always conducive to a multipurpose room. Select a sleeper sofa you believe will work equally well in both contexts, work and sleep.
Add the right chair in your room. Most guests don’t immediately fall asleep and they will appreciate a comfy chair to sit on. Choose something that could act as a comfortable place to rest, read or watch TV. Check out the expansive catalog of England Furniture chairs that could work great in a multipurpose room.
Finally, those little things can make a big difference. Bedding, for example, is something that makes a sleeper sofa look fit for a king or queen. Place sheets and blankets on top to create a lush, inviting, comfortable bed. If the weather is on the colder side add a nice comforter and extra blanket. Then place several pillows and throw pillows on top of you’ve created a luxurious sleeping environment that all of your guests will love.
The holidays are upon us and you may already be asking yourself how you can create rooms to reflect these special occasions. Here are some tips from England Furniture to help you get started.
Use a Consistent Color Scheme – First consider all the holiday elements in a given room. If, for example, you have a room with a Christmas tree consider the color scheme on the tree and how other elements in the room can complement those colors.
Consider the Room’s Natural Décor – Also consider how the room’s natural décor and color scheme works with your chosen color palette. If you’re using a lot of blue on a holiday item, and your sofa is a green, consider items that can match well with those two colors.
Use Pretty Pillows and Rugs – Pillows and rugs are a quick, easy and creative ways to add some holiday cheer in almost every room. Consider the wide selection of England Furniture rugs available to you as you add those holiday touches.
Encourage Conversations - The holidays are often a time for visiting with friends, family and loved ones. You can, for example, place a round table in any square-shaped room for easier holiday entertaining. This circular shape encourages conversation flow between all guests and doesn’t restrict you in only talking to the people on either side of you.
Create Holiday Focal Points – The holidays are a great time to create new, festive focal points in many of your rooms. Place a holiday themed item in the center of your dining room table and on your living room coffee table.