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  • Features & Benefits of a Pillow Top Mattress

    Pillow top mattresses represent the pinnacle of luxury in the bedding industry. They are often associated with the finest mattresses in the world. In addition to being associated with luxury, pillow top mattresses provide several benefits to its users. Let’s take a look at four of the biggest benefits of using a pillow top mattress.

    Comfort
    A luxury pillow top gently contours to your body and automatically adjusts to the different pressure points of the body. This allows you to be fully supported during sleep and provides you with maximum comfort. The contouring of the pillow top allows less disturbing motion, which can often hinder a good night’s rest. A pillow top mattress generally will absorb the movement of someone’s sleeping partner, thus helping provide undisturbed rest. Given all these reasons, a pillow top mattress might be the most comfortable and best mattress available on the market today.

    Less Pain
    The extra cushioning of a pillow top allows for proper support for the spine while also perfectly contouring to the back, hips, and shoulders. The extra cushioning layers provide additional support for your back and relieve your back of the pressure points that traditional mattresses tend to create. All of these factors combine to make pillow top mattresses one of the best types of mattresses for reducing pain.

    Support
    Mattresses that provide great support tend to be firmer mattresses. Pillow top mattresses are more cushiony, but they are still able to provide great support for users. Because the pillow top adjusts to all the different pressure points of the body, you will be fully supported during sleep. Pillow top mattresses are actually one of the most supportive types available.

    Long-Lasting
    Pillow top mattresses tend to last much longer than traditional mattresses because they return to their proper shape after each night’s rest. Because of this, there is no need to flip the mattress every couple of years to lessen the wear and tear of the mattress. High quality pillow top mattresses are built to last a very long time. You can definitely buy a pillow top mattress and be rest assured that it be a long-lasting investment.

  • Importance of a Mattress Protector

    Importance of a Mattress Protector

    Mattress protectors are important for two major reasons: keeping your mattress free of stains, and preventing exposure to dust mites, microbes, and other potential allergens. While mattress protectors are beneficial in other areas, these are the most important.

    Free of Stain Mattress
    Did you know that even the smallest stain on your mattress will void your mattress warranty? A smudge of dirt, blood stain or a spilled juice drink stain will void your valuable warranty, meaning that the manufacturer will not honor any claim on your stained mattress. Most mattresses are not cheap; a warranty can be very valuable and important. It is in every person's interest to protect the mattress warranty as best as possible. So it is important that your mattress protector is waterproof.

    Protecting Your Health while Sleeping

    Mattress Protector
    The use of a mattress protector is often recommended to individuals who are known to be susceptible to certain kinds of allergies, especially dust mites. Dust mites produce waste products that irritate the lining of the airways and lungs, causing allergic reactions, such as asthma, skin irritations, chest pains or tightness and wheezing. Children are particularly susceptible. A full zippered encasement allergen filtration mattress protector can provide an extra layer of protection between you and your mattress, filtering allergens that are known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.
    Make sure that your mattress protector is waterproof. Mattress protectors reduce allergy symptoms by reducing the ability of mold to grow in a mattress. Mattress protectors which can be easily disinfected are commonly used in children's nurseries and health care facilities.
    Don't forget about comfort, some mattress protectors are made of a thin vinyl material which can easily rip, or let off a subtle plastic smell, leaving your sleep uncomfortable. At Surplus Furniture our mattress protector is made of natural bamboo, which wicks away moisture while you sleep, thus regulating your temperature during winter and summer.

    Bed Bug Protector
    For protection against bed bugs, the mattress and box spring must both be fully enclosed with no possible openings. Zippered cases are commonly used for this purpose. This prevents new bed bugs from getting into the mattress and box spring, and traps any bed bugs that are already inside. Bed Bug protectors must be left on for at least a full year to make sure that the trapped bed bugs and their eggs die. If the cover is taken off early, the bed bug infestation may relapse.

    At Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, we carry a wide variety of mattress protectors that will ensure the best comfort and protection for your family, all at factory direct prices.

  • Fabric Sofas? With Pets and Kids?!?

    Feeling stuck with Leather?

    Many people automatically assume that they are limited to purchasing a leather sofa when they have kids/pets at home – even though they'd really love to have fabric. Of course leather seems to be the smartest and safest choice where messy fingers and dirty paws are at play.

    While leather seems to be the practical choice, I have some fantastic news to share!! You don't have to trade what you want for fear of soiled fabric. Surplus Furniture sells a fantastic extended fabric warranty that will put even the most doubtful customers at ease.

     

    Total Care VIP Pet (5 Year Full replacement)

    The Total Care VIP Plan combines the coverage of the Fabric, Leather and Wood Protection Plans in one. All stains including: Accidental damage from handling. Damage caused by pets. Dye transfer. Punctures, rips or burns. Liquid marks, rings or household heat marks. Gouges, dents, scratches or chips. Nail polish remover. Checking, cracking, bubbling or peeling of finish. Glass or mirror breakage, chipping or scratches. Coverage for structures and mechanisms: Breaking of frames, panels, springs or mechanisms. Failure of integral electrical components. Lifting of veneers. Warping. Loss of silvering on mirrors.

    Talk about total peace of mine knowing not only are you supplied with 5 years of great cleaning products, you also have a replacement warranty for the major stuff – rips, tears upset bellies and so much more.

    Visit one of our locations and have one of our knowledgeable sales associates explain even more benefits. Remember options are out there. Let us help you purchase what you really want!

  • Lamp Decor

    Table lamps play two different roles in your home: functional and decorative, so when it comes time to select a table lamp there are several things you need to consider. Both shape and style need to be taken into account when choosing table lamps that will fulfill your lighting needs and work with your decor.

    Table lamps are necessary for both ample illumination and great design everywhere from the living room to the bedroom. From modern to traditional and elegant to bejeweled lamps, airy lighting designs appeal to traditionalists and minimalists alike. They fit in with the modern décor of your living room, dining room and bedroom.

    Table lamps attract attention with its stylistic influences and inspirations from native rural and folk traditions, while its irregular textures and distressed materials convey a vintage sensibility. They make a grand statement on a side or end table.

    Looking to replace your lamps but want to get something different; something that will get your guests attention?

    Our new collection from Ashley will bring a unique style to your home. The new shades of brown will perfectly complement your living room giving a spectacular contrast.

     

     

     

     

     

    Contemporary
    Looking to keep the modern look in your living room but at the same time want to keep a simple style? Our new collections will complete what you are looking for. Our new neutral colours will match any living room set, so if you are palling to change your living room set you won't have to change your new lamps.

     

     

     

     

    Floor Lamps
    Tired of using table lamps all the time? Looking for something different?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Please come and visit one of our location for more savings.

  • Accent Chairs

    When you are planning to host more than a handful of people in your house, it is always better to have additional seating. This is where accent chairs come into play. These are simple chairs that are placed in a room in a strategic position to offer more seating. There are two ways you can utilize an accent chair. You can either create a secondary seating space within the living room, or position the chair in such a way that it complements the textures and colours of larger pieces of furniture, like a sofa.
    Accent chairs come in a wide range of designs. It can be a large piece, like a chaise lounge, or a simple straight back chair with arms, like a rocking chair. The most important thing is that the chairs work with the rest of the furniture in the room harmoniously to provide extra seating. The living room is a very good example of where accent chairs can come in handy.

    The star feature of these chairs lay in their style and shape. They have a particularly eye-catching, shapely design. They are armless and extremely light, a feature that can be useful when it comes to moving the chair.

    The club chair is a roomy, upholstered armchair with very deep seats. This accent chair is so comfortable that you are more likely to end up snoozing happily as you engross in an interesting book. It can be used as the perfect accompaniment to a living room sofa, or in pairs as a cozy nook. The chair is most likely to have a nail head trim or leather upholstery (or both).

    Rocking chairs are typically connected to two curved pieces of wood, giving you the freedom to swing back and forth instead of staying in the same position. The chair is also comfortable because the rocking usually depends on your center of gravity, only stirring to and fro as gravity dictates. This rocking motion is the most popular reason most people use the chair as an accent chair. There are several different styles of rocking chairs, some with arms and others armless; sometimes upholstered, other times with cushions. The common denominator is that they are almost always made of wood, although some may come in different materials.
    Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse carries a wide variety of accent chairs, so make sure to visit a local Surplus Furniture and Mattress Warehouse near you and SAVE!

     

  • New TV but have nowhere to put it?

    At Surplus Furniture we carry the finest TV stands with fireplace inserts that money can buy. Made by the industry leader Signature Design by Ashley Furniture, there are two different styles to choose from.

    Both measuring at 63 inches wide by 20 inches deep, the Frantin and Trinell tv stands will fit most living rooms and bedrooms conveniently adding hat perfect touch of comfort and style.

    The Frantin tv stand is a beautiful replicated oak grain, with two smooth, side gliding drawers, and has become a top seller. It showcases a tapered shape for a sculpted contemporary look with side roller glides for smooth operating drawers and adjustable shelves with warm pewter colour drawer handles.

    The flame operates with or without heat giving you a great look, and on those cold winter evenings the heat will warm up your living room making your night enjoyable.

    The Trinell tv stand is very similar as the above mentioned Frantin, sharing the same dimensions and gliding drawers. The Trinell offers a warm rustic plank finish look with its oak grain and nail head trim and handles, in a dark bronze colour, making it a favourite amongst customers.

    Just like Frantin, the fireplace insert fits giving this Trinell tv stand a fantastic look at an unbeatable price.

    Don't forget at Surplus Furniture we offer free layaway with our 5 star layaway program, as well as in store on-the-spot financing.

    So without further delay, come in today and we can get you set up with a room warming tv stand with fireplace insert !!!!

    *Please note that the 0129 Frantin and 0446 Trinell TV stands are not available in all Surplus Furniture locations. Please visit the website or call your warehouse to find out more!

  • Make a big change, with not a lot of money

    Want to change the look of your living room, but you don't have a lot of money to spend?  Some new accessories offer the perfect solution.  Accessories offer an instant way to change your look, colour scheme, and add some character to any room in your house without breaking the bank.

    A few accessories to help transform your living space include:

    Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 1.36.30 PMArea Rugs -  A new rug does much more than add warmth, colour and comfort to the living space.  The right rug will “anchor” your furniture and set a tone for the entire room.  It will serve as a beautiful complement to other accent pieces and decor. We offer a selection of Ashley designed rugs to choose from.

    Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 1.37.03 PMWall Art -  Beautiful artwork doesn't have to cost a fortune.  Rather than buying an original piece of art, we have a large selection of canvas-wrapped frameless prints for a fraction of the price.  It gives a more relaxed, casual look that can be hung on the wall, or placed on a mantel.  Available in 24x36” or a 30x40” option for those larger blank spaces on your wall.

    Screen Shot 2017-01-13 at 1.38.02 PMLighting -  Let there be light!!!  Along with an element of style, the proper lighting brings warmth, comfort, and of course, light into your space.  How else are people going to see your awesome rug, pictures, and keepsakes?  Available in multiple colours and/or styles you can use lighting to define areas and illuminate any area of your home.

  • Surplus Furniture comes to Sudbury

    Big-Nickel-520x245Sudburians have been stuck within the confines of limitations when it comes to affordable good quality furniture. Many of my friends and family would travel to Barrie or further down south to find the furniture they needed for their homes, apartments or businesses.

     Competition drives prices down even on modern well built furniture and shoppers nowadays are price conscious while still looking for those key pieces to make their room their own.

    The feedback received so far from our customers as well as people just coming to check us out have given glowing reviews stating that our city has needed something like this for a very long time. With our prices traditionally 20-30 percent lower than our competition and a fantastic interest free financing or layaway options we have positioned ourselves to become a leader in the local market ensuring you as a consumer receives the right information and pieces at a competitive price.

    How does Layaway work? Great question. Simply choose your furniture, then select the 100% FREE Layaway option for payment. You choose the payment amount based on what you can afford and you choose how often you make payments. Complete control. Full details provided here! 

    Factory Direct Pricing!

    Your One Stop Shop for Low Priced Quality Mattresses and Top of the Line Furniture

    1.     Top of the Line Plush Gel Memory Foam Mattresses back by a Great Warranty

    2.     100% Free Layaway available for everyone! No credit checks – you are approved!

    3.     We also offer excellent financing options where you do not need to pay for 1 full year!

    Full write up on how our factory direct pricing works here!

    But don't take our word for it. Come down to 670 Falconbridge Road and see for yourself, we promise you won't be disappointed you did.IMG_1244

  • Surplus Furniture - Mobile Flyers!

    Surplus Furniture - Mobile Flyers!

    For those of us with mobile phones, it's not surprising to hear that mobile phones have overtaken desktop computers when it comes to web traffic (according to ComScore). This stat certainly isn't a surprise for retailers, as they have watched their mobile web traffic increase month over month, year over year. Google has even responded by implementing harsher SEO rankings, favoring mobile friendly websites. So how have companies responded to this changing landscape?

    For most retailers, this means a duo world for advertising, print and mobile. Nielsen study shows 79% of households browse digital flyers and print flyers each week. So consumers are immersed in both. IKEA for instance, has extended their flyer to mobile, while maintaining the same print levels year over year. London Drugs has also transitioned to a mobile flyer, while maintaining the same flyer quantities year over year. Surplus Furniture has followed suite, transitioning all printed media to the digital/mobile landscape.

    What will the next three year look like? Retailers expect to see a dramatic shift, once the public becomes comfortable with the digital space. Retail giants like Canadian Tire still feel the printed flyer is "routine and a comfort" for consumers, citing an increase to their flyer printing over the years. Brandspark International stated that consumers find printed flyers easier to navigate and more time efficient. Yet, last year, shoppers consulting printed flyers was down 7%, while the mobile flyer had a 5% increase. One in Four Canadians between 18 - 54 read more digital flyers than print flyers when compared to last year.

    So in case your curious, below is a list of the top digital flyer apps/websites:

    FLIPP:
    So far, FLIPP is the leader in mobile flyers. Since November 2013, the app has 15 million downloads. FLIPP has 50 million weekly views, featuring 800 retailers, in 140,000 locations. The local Toronto company just announced that they are going global with their app, a 61 million dollar venture. With detailed product descriptions/linking, website plugins and in-depth consumer analytics, it's no wonder this app is leading the mobile charge.

    Reebee
    Reebee is a great mobile flyer app that has seen 2 Million downloads since 2013. The Reebee app allows retailers to engage the mobile customer while providing a robust analytics component, allowing retailers to target and refine their offers.

    YP Shopwise
    Yellow Pages has entered the mobile space with their own flyer app called YP Shopwise. Its a robust mobile flyer app that draws from (and benefits from) the many Yellow Pages owned properties (ie: Red Flag Deals and SmartCanucks). The app allows retailers to create business profiles, tap into Yellow Pages analytics and take advantage of consumer targeted tools.

    Tiendeo
    The biggest international mobile app, Tiendeo is headquartered in Spain, and currently has 62,000 active stores, 1,000 flyers and over 700,000 users. Definitely a driving

    Save.ca
    A Metroland product, Save.ca started as a website allowing retailers to post their flyer digitally. It now has launched their new mobile version, which allows retailers to expand into the mobile space. The app is very robust, allowing retailers to tap into the Metroland properties with 2.8 million members nationally.

    Cost / Benefits
    So what are the costs/benefits for a retailer to advertise on mobile devices? Everyone knows print is expensive and time consuming. For instance, to print and distribute a flyer with a local newspaper, the process could take several months to plan and prepare. Not too mention the high cost associated with paper, printing, and distributing. This isn't even taking the environmental effects into consideration. Mobile advertising is quick, and relatively inexpensive. For instance, once the flyer is designed, it could be uploaded and distributed on mobile devices within just a few days. The cost will vary depending on which mobile app you choose of course, but all are relatively inexpensive when compared to print. Some mobile apps are free to use, while others have a cost per engagement. One of the biggest benefits for retailers are the consumer insights. For instance, on the FLIPP app, retailers have access to view the postal codes of the users viewing the flyer, they can also see what items users engaged with (or purchased), and they can see how many users had visited their location. Far superior than print data.

    So has a mobile campaign been tested?
    Absolutely. Results are key, so some (forward thinking retailers) have already started to test the mobile/digital space. For instance, RONA, the Montreal based company, decided to scrap their printed flyer for one week and did a nationwide digital test. This resulted in doubling their sales over last year, silencing the internal skeptics.

    So what will the advertising landscape look like in 10 years? 5 years? Print is still the easiest for the mass audience, flyers are dropped off at the door, and all the consumer needs to do is open the paper. Where as mobile takes some efforts on the part of the consumer. If that hurdle can be overcome, then the tides may shift. But is it something that will wane with the aging population, or has technology not caught up yet. Either way, it is clear that mobile advertising is going to continue making great strides in the consumers day to day buying cycle, while increasing in the retailers budget.

    Sources:
    https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/07/12/rona-tests-digital-flyer-to-appeal-to-female-shoppers-ends-up-doubling-sales.html
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/paper-flyers-remain-a-consumer-staple-as-stores-explore-digital-options/article26535313/
  • Bedroom Space

    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-15-58-pmscreen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-16-17-pmYour bedroom is perhaps the most important room in your home. It's the place where you sleep, so it's important for it to be a relaxing environment. You also want it to be arranged in a practical manner so you can move around the space as you go through your daily routine. It's easy to create a beautiful room without sacrificing your personal style. Here are a few tips you can follow to arrange your bedroom furniture in an appealing and functional way.

    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-14-49-pmTraditionally, folks tend to place a double, queen-sized, or king-sized bed against the centre of the wall opposite the main door to the room. With this arrangement, the headboard is the centre of attention as you enter the room. If the dimensions of your room prevent you from positioning your bed on the wall across from the door, other possible choices depend on which walls are long enough to accommodate the bed. Diagonal placement works well when you have the space. Do not place a bed under a window, if the window will frequently be open. Open windows can create uncomfortable drafts. Positioning a bed between two windows, however, works well. Consider nontraditional furniture arrangements if doing so will free up space or use space in a more interesting way.

    MASTER BEDROOMS

    A master bedroom doesn’t have to be huge, but it does need to offer the amenities you need. If your space is less masterful than you’d like, look at some of the following suggestions for decorating your bedroom:

    ● Make the bedroom look larger by eliminating clutter.
    ● Use only necessary furniture. If you can, push a chest of drawers into a walk-in closet to free up floor space.
    ● Keep the bed visually low. Use a headboard, but don’t use a footboard, and opt for something other than a four-poster bed, all of which tend to take up space visually, making the room seem smaller.
    ● Keep all your furniture — like the rest of your colour scheme — light.
    ● Light coloured furniture, walls, floors, window treatments, and bedding make a room seem bigger.

    screen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-15-11-pmTEEN BEDROOMS

    Teenagers usually know what they want in a bedroom and aren’t slow to tell you that they need storage for books and music and space for their collections of just about anything you can name. They have firm ideas about style and colours, so ask! And when your son or daughter requests a wild colour, do your best to persuade him or her tscreen-shot-2017-01-04-at-12-17-08-pmo use it as an accent.

    More and more activities from surfing the Net to entertaining take place in a teen’s room. Extra seating and small tables provide space for visitors. Keep furnishings practical and easy to care for.

     

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