Do you hear a suspicious creak when you sit on your new sofa? You do not have to worry. This is entirely normal; in some cases, you will have to get used to it, while the problem can be solved in other cases. In this article, I will explain how.
Why is my new sofa creaking?
Let’s start by saying that all wood creaks. If you walk on a floor with wooden boards, you will hear them creaking habitually. This is not a defect but a typical feature of natural wood.
The sofas are made to be sturdy but also flexible and this flexibility, especially when the couch is new, generates rubbing or creaking. Over time, the structure will usually settle down and stop squeaking altogether.
What does it mean if my old sofa creaks?
If, on the other hand, your old sofa creaks, then they are not settling down, but perhaps they are signs of sagging. Your sofa is talking to you and telling you that it wants to be fixed or that it wants to retire.
How can I stop my sofa creaking?
If you intend to fix these annoying creaks, you could first see if there are any screws or slow anchors. To do this, turn the sofa over and patiently, armed with a screwdriver, tighten all the screws well.
Loose screws are the main cause of creaking, sometimes a screwdriver and a few minutes are enough to fix the problem.
You can also use an antique dealer’s trick: to put a little wax, like that of candles, on the wooden parts that rub together.
the wax between the woods that touch or rub in the structure is an excellent trick that you can also use in old drawers for example.
If, on the other hand, you realize that the problem comes from the springs, then you can see if there are springs to replace or if a silicone lubricant is simply enough to spray on them.
Sometimes adjusting or greasing the springs can make your sofa look like new.