Surplus Furniture Blog

  • Furniture for Small Space Living: The Strehela Sofa

    With our population continuing to rise along with the cost of housing, small space living is becoming a lot more common among young city dwellers and even the older population deciding to downsize. This growing trend won’t seem to die down anytime soon.

    Adjusting to a small space living arrangement poses a few challenges (such as moving/transporting furniture). Thankfully Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse has a smart and attractive solution!

    Enter the Strehela Silver Sofa & Loveseat:

    Mod and modular, the Strehela sofa in steel gray delivers high style for a great value. Clean-lined, flared-arm design and neutral flannel-like upholstery are easy to love and easy to blend, with coil seat cushioning providing that much more comfort and support.
    *The clever modular design means each piece comes in a single box, with easy assembly instructions.

    You have the option to purchase both sofa & loveseat or individually. When time and space are of a luxury, this gem of a furniture can save you plenty of both without the luxury price tag.
    **The seat cushions do require manual inflation which takes approximately 24 hours to fully inflate so give yourself a day in advance if you’re planning to use the sofa. *

    Make sure you head into your local Surplus Furniture store to check out this item. You can also enjoy our Same-Day Delivery on all stock items and 100% Free Layaway. Follow this link to choose your closest store location and search 3310 to view.
    Enjoy!

  • Employee Profile: Bill Gill, Grand Falls, Windsor, ON

    There is more to our meaning of "The Surplus Difference". While quality furniture and service sets us apart from the others, our fun culture and high-energy work environment makes it an attractive place to work. We are always on the lookout for energetic career-minded team members and encourage our employees to share their experiences working with us!

    Bill Gill is the Store Manager in our Grand Falls Location and has been a valuable employee for two years. We're extremely excited to share his story:

    Before Surplus I had a couple of jobs. I started out at Canadian Tire and worked there for 22 yrs., spending 11 yrs. working in the hardware department; 7 of which was as dept. manager and 11 yrs. in the sports/seasonal dept. as dept. manager, and store key holder. 

    I decided I needed a career change, so I started with a small local business selling sunrooms and outdoor living products.  It was a challenge, but I enjoyed learning new things and working with different people.  I worked there for 5 yrs. and enjoyed it but I missed the retail setting and dealing more with the public, so I decided I needed 1 more change. 

    I had seen the Surplus ads for years, and it seemed interesting, so I decided I would like to give it a try and applied. I got hired in May of 2016 and I was immediately happy I made the decision to apply.  It was a whole new world for me, yet still the same as I was used to working in sales. After the initial shock of seeing the sales program and seeing things in a whole new light from what I was used to, I could see how the program would work and be very helpful.  It gives you the chance to succeed; the rest is up to you. 

    With all the new products arriving it is always a new learning experience.  In this business, as is in life, you are always learning. It is a great place to work, very innovative in its business model, and has a great team atmosphere. 

    In June 2017 I was offered the Store Manager job and gladly accepted.  It has been a great 2 yrs. at Surplus so far and I am looking forward to bigger and better things!!!

    We are currently hiring is several locations across Canada so please check out our Career page on our website for all available positions!

  • Stay in Your Lane: The Heritage Collection by Lane Furniture

    This week we are proud to showcase our Lane Home Essentials Collection: Our commitment to quality allows us to ensure the most comforting experience for a competitive price. We only carry quality products from advanced and reputable manufactures. Lane is just one of the many brands that we carry. Their brand story and their commitment to advanced technology certainly sets them apart. Here’s a look at their history:

    In 1972, Lane bought a small reclining chair company in Tupelo, Mississippi, named Action Industries. Action Industries was founded in 1970 by Bo Bland and Mickey Holliman. Action sustained tremendous growth through gains in market share and product diversification through the next 20 years becoming a major force in the upholstered furniture industry. Today, Lane is part of the Heritage Home Group. Along with Lane, Heritage Home Group’s brands include: Broyhill, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Hickory Chair, La Barge, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith, Pearson, and Thomasville. These brands offer consumers the widest range of products in the furniture industry.
    *taken from www.lanefurniture.com*

    At Surplus Furniture & Mattress you can enjoy our Darcy Charcoal Reclining Sofa & Loveseat from Lane Home Essentials:

    The rich, deep grey shades of the Darcy Charcoal Reclining Sofa and Loveseat upholstery is smooth, soft, and subtle. They're the perfect additions to your home with clean, contemporary style with a drop-down console in the middle of the loveseat seats. The plush, pad over chaise seating is sandwiched between heavily padded arms, waterfall backs, and completed with stylish double needle contrast stitching throughout the set.

    Our latest arrivals feature these new gems from Lane:

    The Redding Grey sofa & loveseat
    Designed in soft chenille fabric with welted accents, the bold, contemporary design offers plush cushioning and stylish tapered armrests. Raised by decorative exposed feet, this stunning set is the perfect addition to your living room, family room or den.

    The Alamo Collection

    Available in taupe and grey, the frame is constructed of solid hardwood with the back cushions attached. The seat cushions are detached and feature sinuous wire springs and high-density foam providing exceptional comfort. With 100 percent polyester, soft chenille with multi-colored yarns; this sofa is a sure bet for those who value comfort and quality.

    Make sure you head into your local Surplus Furniture store to check out theses beautiful Living Sets! Don’t forget about our Same-Day Delivery on all in stock items and 100% FREE Layaway

    Follow this link to choose your closest store location and search (5043, 9572, 4330 and 9096) to view these sets.

    Enjoy!

  • 4 Quick & Easy Storage Tips For Your Space

    Whether you’re living in a tiny apartment with limited space or in a sprawled-out home, storage is something we never seem to have enough of. Lately there has been a shift in focus towards smaller spaced living further reinforcing the importance of maximizing your space while tapping into smart and creative ways to achieve this. One of the most efficient ways is through proper storage and we’re pleased to offer a few tips.

    Tip 1: Don’t Underestimate Your Bed

    The bedroom is where you spend most of your time sleeping however, it’s also a great place for storage. Why not maximize your space by purchasing a storage bed?

    Although it may not be Feng Shui and some experts may cringe at the idea of storing items under your bed, if you are lacking space, a storage bed is an efficient way to save space and take control of your inventory. Ideal for small starter apartments, modern storage beds come in a range of designs from very basic with clean lines to more luxe, upholstered options. Enter Surplus Furniture & Mattress:

    This is a contemporary style luxurious chocolate finished three-drawers chest bed made with wooden frame. The lavish bookcase headboard combines modest with contemporary design and solid wooden detailing. The elegantly designed storage drawers give your bedroom additional space along with a simplified design. Striking and cozy this twin storage bed will enhance the beauty of your bedroom and it is a perfect choice for youth.

    Tip 2: Choose a bedroom set that has enough storage

    Aside from the style of your home and your personal style, functionality is key when choosing a bedroom set. Look for adequate storage so that you can declutter; Your bedroom is a sanctuary and having clutter will only affect the romance and feel of a room. This Harlinton 6-piece grey bedroom set from the Signature Design by Ashley, is urban chic and equipped with ample storage space for your clothing and accessories. The nightstand has quick-access drawers to store your bedtime essentials. To top it off, it is also equipped with a power cord and two USB charging stations for easy access to power.

    Tip 3: Make use of your Coffee Table

    Coffee tables are not just a pretty accessory! They’re perfect for storing and displaying your favorite magazines, household ornaments and small items. Opt for our Hatsuko Dark Brown Lift Top coffee table; With its clean lines and chic style, this coffee table is contemporary style at its finest. Dark finish pairs nicely with brushed-nickel-tone hardware, while roomy lower shelf offers ample space and keeps tabletop free of clutter. The Additional storage under lift-top surface makes this an exceptional space saver.

    Tip 4: The Only Way is Up
    When space is limited, look for tall and narrow dressers or armories and corner cabinets so that your space will look less cluttered and you can move around more. Add the perfect corner piece to any room with this versatile cappuccino accent etagere complete with five tray style shelves. This contemporary piece adds additional display space as well as compliments any décor in your home.

    Space does not have to be a luxury, with these simple tips you can enjoy your living quarters without having to compromise too much on your precious belongings.

  • The Cycle of Success

    When it comes to off-road biking, 12-year-old Kaiden Trudel Whan is no stranger to success! With so many trophies in so many BMX competitions, it’s no wonder that Kaiden is well on his way to championship status.

    This weekend was a winning one for Kaiden; On Friday June 29th, he won first place at the Race For Life. On Saturday June 30th he came in second at the Gold Cup qualifier and placed first over all in the provincial qualifiers in Gananoque. Kaiden also placed first in the Kingston provincial qualifiers on Sunday July 1st.

    Kaiden is currently leading in the points race for his age group of 12-year-old novices and just last weekend Kaiden was in Milton, Ontario finishing 2nd in his first ever qualifier. With two more victories Kaiden will move up to the intermediate division and on August 1st he will be competing in the nation’s capital and Nepean Ontario, for the final qualifiers for the national championship.

    Surplus Furniture & Mattress is extremely proud to sponsor Kaiden Trudal Whan & Kingston BMX Racing Club. We wish them continued success as they bike their way to the top.

    *Pictured in the Kingston Ontario store with sales staff Bryan Colicchio (L) and Andrea Bolton (R)

  • 6 Things You Should Know About About Our Protection Plan

    Warranties are a funny thing; most of us scoff at the cost of a warranty at the time of purchase, thinking “what could possibly happen”, or “warranties never seem to cover anything if something does happen” so we smile while declining to purchase the extended warranty. However, it’s a decision we always regret when something does happen, and we hear those fateful words “Did you purchase the extended warranty?”.

    According to Forbes, furniture is one of the largest purchases you will make, next to a home, car, retirement and education. And while we purchase insurances and warranties for each of these, why do we continue to ignore the warranty for our furniture?
    Now it is true, not all warranties are created equal, and there is some diligence required on behalf of the consumer when it comes to taking full advantage of the warranty. So, let’s take a few minutes to discuss with one of our top DM (District Manager’s) what options are available when it comes to protecting one of your largest purchases.

    Question 1. What’s the Difference Between the Manufacturer’s Warranty versus Extended Warranty?
    DM: When purchasing furniture, there are a few options available for warranty. Unless stated, all upholstery purchases come with a standard one-year manufacturer’s warranty. This covers anything manufacture related, like if the frame breaks or if the fabric separates at the seams. Surplus Furniture is excited to offer the Total Care Protection Plan, which covers any accidental cut, rips, stains or burns. We also have additional plans that cover springs, frames and reclining mechanisms for the next 5 years. All the customer has to do is contact the warranty company provided in the protection plan kit.

    Question 2. Can we purchase the warranty after the purchase?
    DM: No. You can only purchase the warranty at the time of purchase. One big factor to consider is optics; if you initially refuse the warranty, but then purchase it at a later date and immediately file a claim afterwards, it appears to the manufacturer that you only purchased the warranty in order to cover a claim.

    Question 3. Can you register your Protection Plan online?
    DM: Yes. This is a common mistake from customers. When you purchase the Total Care Protection Plan, one of the first things the customer should do is register the plan online. That way all their information is registered and stored should they need to make any warranty claims at a later date.

    Ultra Shield's Total Care Kit (Wood, Fabric & Leather)

    Question 4. So a customer purchases the Total Care Protection Plan, registers it online and now something has happened and they need to make a claim. What steps do they take?
    DM: All the customer needs to do is contact the 1-800 number provided on the protection plan kit immediately. Follow the directions over the phone or on the kit. Once the claim has been approved, the store can look after replacement or repairs of the components.

    Question 5. What happens if I am a pet owner?
    DM: Surplus Furniture is pleased to offer the 5 Year Total Care VIP Pet Protection Plan, which covers all unintentional and accidental damage from handling as well as damages caused by pets.

    Question 6. What’s included in the Protection Kit?
    DM: The Total Care Kit comes with the following:
    1) A leather protector & conditioner to prevent leather from drying and cracking
    2) A cream polish to give your wood surfaces a clean shine
    3) A scratch guard to protect the wood furniture against scratches, and
    4) Amodex ink & stain remover.

    In addition, the kit comes with a detailed protection plan/service agreement number with details on the coverage and instructions on registering your warranty. You must keep that document as well as your original invoice should you have to file a claim.

    Buying furniture shouldn’t be a stressful process. Customers should know that once they make their purchase, Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse will always be at their service to help with any concerns or questions. It’s this confidence and trust that we want to instill on our customers.

  • 4 Things You Should Know About iSave

    One of the benefits of shopping at Surplus Furniture & Mattress is the simplicity of it all. Our hassle-free and no-frills approach combined with our ability to offer a highly competitive pricing makes shopping at our stores a satisfying experience. At Surplus Furniture you won’t have to worry about hidden costs or even wonder who’s paying for all that fancy showroom displays with all the bells and whistles. What you see is what you get…and what you get is simply the lowest possible price on brand name good quality furniture.

    But there’s more…Let’s face it--shopping is always better when you know you’ve received the best deal on the product you love. It’s even better when can walk into a store with a competitor flyer and know you are getting more than a price match. With our iSave Best Price Guarantee, shopping at Surplus Furniture couldn’t be better.

    Here are a few things that you should know about our iSave Best Price Guarantee:

    1. It’s a guarantee—This is not a gimmick. With iSave we stand by our promise to save you money on our in-stock merchandise.

    2. We offer competitive pricing guaranteed. We will beat the in-stock advertised price of all local competitors by 5% - not just price matching you actually save 5%.

    3. A flyer is all you need—Walk into our store with a local flyer (mobile or printed) and our sales associates will take care of the rest.

    4. We make it easier, convenient and hassle-free for you to shop with us. With our same day delivery on all in-stock items, 100% FREE layaway as well as our flexible payment and financing options, there is no reason not to shop at Surplus Furniture! We believe in providing the best customer service while making sure you save!

    Wondering how you can save? Here are three ways you can:

    1. Visit any of our store locations across Canada

    2. Sign up for our newsletter for exclusive deals

    3. We’re social! We hope you are too—follow us on Instagram and Twitter, Like us on Facebook and stay informed!

  • Benefits of a Mirror

    Maximize a room’s style with a well-placed mirror. Mirrors are a low-cost accessory that you can buy for your home, office, or shop. Interior decorators insist that a mirror completes the look of a room. They reflect light, open spaces and generally make a room look better. Mirrors, come in a variety of styles and personalities, so make sure you select the mirror that matches your room style. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and frames. The selection is extensive, so you won’t leave empty-handed.

    Is a mirror really that important in a room? The answer is YES! Here are the benefits of having one or more mirrors in a room:

    Create the illusion of space.
    Mirrors are cunning and can deceive the eye. A well-placed mirror can help give the appearance of more space. They can enhance something or deflect attention away from something. Awkward spaces, such as rooms with sloping ceilings or gaps can be repurposed with the right mirror. If your room has no windows, then a mirror is a great substitution. Did you know that mirrors can boost the atmosphere of your space? Place a large mirror against a wall during an event, and you can effectively create the illusion that there are more guests at the gathering.

    Increase lighting.
    Simply place a mirror opposite, or next to a window to increase the natural light cast into the room. The mirror will harness the daylight and provide a brighter space. They effectively double your light source. If your space is cavernous and lacking in light, then place the mirror next to a lamp. You can even use mirrors outside to expand the horizon of an enclosed garden, or to catch a glimpse of wildlife, or to create the illusion of more greenery. The more natural light that enters your space, will save you on electrical costs.

    Focal Point
    In rooms with no fireplace or mantelpieces, a mirror is a great tool for dictating the centre of the room. A mirror with an ornate frame works just as well as a painting when it comes to decorating your home. Plus, be bold, try a different shape for the mirror. Sometimes a mirror with an unusual shape can provide a great wow-factor to a room.

     

    Hide imperfections in a room.
    If a wall in your home has an unsightly hole, paint scratch, or discolored paint, just hang a beautiful mirror in that spot and it immediately hides that imperfection. If you need a large wall area to cover, place an oversize mirror to do the trick.

    Practical use.
    Of all the benefits of a mirror, the most important one is its functional use. You use a mirror to check on yourself before leaving the house, for your grooming rituals, etc. Make sure that you clean your mirror periodically.

    So now you have purchased your mirror. Now what to do? Here are a few tips for hanging your mirror.

    Consider reflection
    Before hanging your mirror, make sure you know what will be reflected in it. For instance, do not hang directly in the path of the sun, as you may be blinded when entering a room. Or make sure it is not reflecting something unattractive, like the washroom.

    Placement
    Pick somewhere visually appealing, a mirror should always be hung at the appropriate height for the space. Unlike art, in most cases, mirrors should be hung at eye level.

    Think Big
    Don’t be afraid of large mirrors, they create the illusion of space and depth, so they can make smaller rooms look and feel bigger. Full length mirrors leaning against a wall are always a decorative hit for tiny rooms.

    Style
    Mirrors come in a variety of styles, modern, traditional, edgy and classic. It all depends on the frame, so consider what effect you want to create for your room.

    Hang Properly
    Make sure you hang your mirror properly. A small nail hammered into the wall won’t cut it. User proper wall hooks or picture hangers (one on both ends). You want to ensure the mirror is flush against the wall. If the mirror is very heavy, have it hung by professionals. Mirrors that are not properly hung can be very dangerous.

    Check out the wide variety of mirrors at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse. Styles from Antique silver mirrors, cappuccino mirrors, Oak Wood Grain Mirrors, Beaded Mirrors and much much more. All at an unbelievable price starting from only $48. In stock and ready for same day delivery.

    Shop where it makes sense and save at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse.

  • Check out the 3590 Charcoal Sleeper Sofa from Ashley Furniture!

    3590 Sleeper Sofa From Ashley Furniture!

    Is your room tight on space? Do you have guests frequently stay over? Then perhaps you should replace your existing Sofa with a Sleeper Sofa?

    But wait, what’s a sleeper sofa? It’s a sofa, with a pull-out queen size mattress and frame inside? Is it a sofa? Is it a bed? Good news, it’s both.
    3590 Sleeper Sofa from Ashley Furniture
    Check out the Charcoal Queen Sleeper Sofa from Ashley Furniture at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse. With a sleek minimalist design, striking linear pose with track arms and crisp box cushions, this Ashley Furniture sleeper sofa is guaranteed to freshen up your space. This sleeper sofa has an upgraded queen memory foam mattress that makes your overnight guests much more comfortable.
    3590 Charcoal Sleeper Sofa
    Features

    • Corner-blocked frame
    • Attached back and loose seat cushions
    • High-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber
    • Polyester/nylon upholstery
    • Exposed feet with faux wood finish
    • Included bi-fold queen memory foam mattress sits atop a supportive steel frame
    • Memory foam provides better airflow for a cooler night’s sleep
    • Memory foam encased in damask ticking


    Fabric Details

    5% Nylon / 95% Polyester

    Dimensions:

    • Width: 82''
    • Depth: 38''
    • Height: 38''
    • Weight: 189lbs
    • Distance of opened sleeper to arm: 51''
    • Seat height: 20''
    • Seat depth: 21''
    • Distance between arms: 69''
    • Leg height: 3''
    • Top of cushion to top of back: 19''
    • Mattress Size: Width 60''   Depth 72''   Height 4.25''
    • Minimum width of doorway for delivery: 32''
    • Distance from end of sleeper to outside back: 89''
    • Arm height: 26''
    • Top of sleeper mattress to floor: 16''
    • Carton: Width 82''   Depth 38''   Height 38''

    Save at Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse with Factory Direct Prices! No money? No worries with our exclusive Free Layaway Program or Financing options! Have this brand name Ashley Sleeper Sofa delivered the Same Day only from Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse!

  • Is it time to replace your mattress?

    Mattresses, like anything else in your house, wears out over time. The problem is, there are no solid signs for replacing your mattress. For instance, it’s easy to tell if you need a new roof, or new running shoes. If your roof starts to leak, or your running shoes develop a tear, then it’s time to replace them. Easy. But your mattress could look fine, yet still need to be replaced.

    We use our mattresses every day, approximately 1/3 of our lifetime. And year after year, your mattress is collecting dust mites, bacteria, mold and fungus. Multiplying. This accumulation can cause asthma, allergies, rashes, and respiratory issues. So it’s important to protect and keep your mattress clean with sheets, covers and protectors. Especially, since we can’t toss the mattress in a washing machine.

    Did you know: the average person replaces their mattress every 9 years, some even keep their mattress for 20 years. Would your running shoes last 9 years?

    It’s important to point out that all mattresses are different, so they wear out on their own time frame. No different than their owners. Overtime our bodies change, our needs change, and mattress technology improves.

    Listen to your body.

    If you struggle to get out of bed each morning, then your mattress may be the cause. For instance, if you are tossing and turning throughout the night, or waking up stiff and sore, then these are calling signs that your mattress has thrown in the towel. Take a moment and ask yourself these questions:

    1. Are you sleeping better (or worse) than one year ago?
    2. Are you waking up stiff and sore?
    3. Does your mattress show signs of wear and tear? (ie: sags, lumps, valleys, creakiness)
    4. Would a new mattress improve your sleep?

    If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then it’s time for a new mattress. Take a look at your mattress tag, it’s recommended that if your mattress is more than 8 years old, then it’s time to replace. Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse has tons of Serta and Signature mattresses in stock ready for Same Day Delivery! So stop resisting-a-rest and hurry into our warehouse today and let one of our sleep experts help you find the perfect mattress set!

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