The Importance of Brand Names

February 19th, 2019 Paul Dekker

Conway FurnitureAll of us have questioned whether we pay extra for “Brand Name” products; could we buy the same thing for less if it didn’t come with a familiar moniker. I’m sure there are times when this is the case, but mostly these names became valuable because the companies were, and are, the best in class. Let’s have a look at a few of the biggest names in furniture and what makes them familiar.


When a manufacturer’s name becomes synonymous with the item they manufacture, you know they are the leader (think Kleenex or Ski-do). La-Z-Boy is the name many use for “recliner” and for good reason. La-Z-Boy invented the reclining chair in the 1920s and has refined the product nearly a hundred years. Comfort has always been at the forefront of La-Z-Boy’s offerings, but the new La-Z-Boy is fashion forward with stationary sofas, sofas with hidden beds, and fashion forward accent chairs with decorator fabrics. Don’t worry, they still offer the best in reclining furniture (now including power recline options).


Palliser has made its mark with top quality, but affordable, leather upholstery from their state-of-the-art plant in Winnipeg. Whether you’re looking for a compact sofa and chair, a full size reclining modular sectional or maybe a home theatre setup, Palliser has the quality, comfort and value you’re looking for.


For more than 50 years Decor-rest has been building quality upholstered furniture in North Toronto. The family matriarch has great eye for fabrics, and it shows in the huge selection available for custom orders. Funky fabrics, beautiful designs and quality control manufacturing, all with starting sofas below $1,000.

Beauty-Rest, Tempur-pedic, Sealy and Stearns and Foster

When it comes to mattresses, one size does not fit all, and brand names do offer more for less. It is amazing how much research and development goes into a modern mattress. The big names keep upping the ante with new coil and foam technology.

Don’t Limit Yourself

Although a recognizable name does put us a little at ease don’t exclude everyone else. There are some fine lesser known companies, especially regionally, that make great products. At Conway Furniture, we have the low-pressure associates to guide you through some great suppliers with beautiful products to fit you needs and your budget.

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