6 Benefits of Buying American-Made Furniture
Everyone knows that furniture is a significant investment. And it's one that you don't want to get wrong. No one wants to sit down on a brand spanking new sofa only to realize a box of rocks would’ve been more comfortable. American-made furniture from RT London solves that problem.
Furniture made here in the United States is one of the best ways to ensure functionality, comfort, and longevity. Whether you’re looking to spruce up a waiting room or make a new residence hall feel like home, American-made furniture is the way to go.
Check out our top six reasons you should invest in furniture made in the United States.
You’re Supporting Local Families
When you purchase furniture made in America, you contribute to the local economy and support people's careers in your community. These people include interior designers, craftsmen, administrative staff, and more. These roles are often lost to robots or others overseas. By purchasing American-made products, you contribute to the job security of the people living and working in the United States, leading to better economic stability.
When you purchase American-made furniture, you’re directly improving people’s lives. And you can feel good knowing you’re helping fuel someone’s career and livelihood. It’s a win-win.
You’ll Have High-quality Furniture That Lasts
American-made furniture is built to last — it’s known for its quality and craftsmanship. At RT London, we view furniture as an art form. Our pieces are meant to stand the test of time, and our 25-year warranty guarantees it. American-made furniture is crafted intentionally and carefully with high-quality materials meant to handle many uses. Ever visit a university during its Welcome Weekend? We build furniture that can survive 25 years of them.
American-made furniture is designed and built by skilled craftsmen and women dedicated to their work, unlike furniture mass-produced overseas. Every sofa, chair, bed, and table is handcrafted with love, care, and attention to detail.
Mass-produced furniture is often made with flimsy materials, like plastic and pressboard. Built with high-quality materials featuring hardwood veneer core plywoods, heavy gauge steel components with powder coated finishes and expert joinery, RT London furniture meets and exceeds industry standards for construction, fit, and finish.
Quicker Turnaround Time
When furniture is made in America, it doesn't have to be imported overseas. Importing furniture can take weeks or even months to arrive since it's placed on cargo ships, travels thousands of miles, and undergoes customs and other clearances. If you need new furniture quickly, purchasing American-made is the right choice. You won't need to wait long for your new furniture to arrive and set up since every piece is from the United States.
High Safety Standards
Furniture made overseas doesn’t always follow the same safety standards as furniture made in America. Products from our Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Lacey, Washington, locations follow strict quality and safety guidelines. The United States government has policies regarding furniture safety, and they must be adhered to.
With American-made furniture, you won’t lose sleep at night worrying if it will be safe for your customers. At RT London, we design all of our products to be safe and functional, giving you peace of mind.
American-made furniture is typically built from wood sustainably harvested in local forests. Without regulations, producing furniture can contribute to harmful environmental concerns, like deforestation or using dangerous chemicals. When you import furniture, you also contribute more dangerous emissions and greenhouse gases that can seriously damage the environment.
Sustainability is something we take a lot of pride in at RT London. We use a sustainable approach when designing and producing our furniture to help preserve the future of our planet. And our 25-year warranty allows us to build furniture that lasts, letting our customers lower the amount of furniture going to the landfill and harming the environment.
You Can Customize it However You’d Like
Furniture is often a statement piece, and you don't want to purchase the same chairs, desks, and beds everyone else has. American-made furniture allows you to customize your designs, materials, and colors to your liking. Furniture from overseas is usually pre-made, not allowing you many opportunities to choose your style.
Customization is our specialty. It’s actually how RT London got started — most of the products we have in our offering began as specific requests from our customers. We have a broad range of solutions in our standard line, but we know that one size does not fit all. Through the years, changes needed by our customers have worked their way into our standard line.
Whether it's quality, sustainability, or customization you're after, purchasing American-made furniture will be your best and safest investment.
At RT London, we’re not focused on being the biggest. We’re focused on being the best. If you’re on the hunt for some new furniture or if you just have some design questions, give us a call. We’re here to get you to your best solution.
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