Mattress Buying Tip – Firm, Plush or Pillow-Top?

Here’s a mattress buying tip from your local Triad Leasing furniture store.  Before shopping for a new mattress, it would be wise to consider the differences between firm, plush and pillow-top models.   It’s easy to think these terms are all about the level of support the mattress provides, but they’re indicators of comfort too.  Are you a back sleeper, side sleeper or stomach sleeper?  If you’re a stomach or back sleeper, a firm mattress can keep your back straight while providing a comfortable night’s sleep.  Firm mattresses are covered with a layer of cushioning, but not as soft as some other models.  Plush mattresses offer approximately one to four additional inches of foam.  People who sleep on their sides might benefit from the extra comfort of a plush mattress.  The padding can provide cushion and pressure relief for the shoulder, arm and hip when you’re lying on your side.  Pillow-top mattresses are the softest options available.  Pillow top mattresses contain an attached pad on the top of the mattress so they usually feel even softer than the plush.  People who sleep on their sides and back, but enjoy a really soft feel, may want to consider a Pillow Top model.  When shopping for a mattress, the best advice we can offer here at Triad Leasing is to talk freely with our staff so we can direct you to a firmness that best fits your body and sleep style.  Don’t hesitate to lie down and test out the many bed floor models you’ll find when you shop at Triad Leasing.  This is one of the best ways to find the mattress style that suits you best.  Lease-purchasing a new bed from Triad Leasing let’s you have the opportunity to try it before you buy it.  You can upgrade to a different model at any time during the term of your lease agreement.  We have a great selection of twin, full, queen and king size beds including rent to own mattresses and rent to own beds.  We even have a great selection of kids bunk beds.  See your local Triad Leasing store for details and feel free to share this mattress buying tip when your friends ask Firm, Plush or Pillow-Top?

I need new furniture. What types of furniture styles are there?

If you need new furniture, it might be helpful to familiarize yourself with the many types of furniture styles available. You may see furniture categorized by style such as farmhouse style, contemporary style or traditional style. What do these styles mean? What should you look for when shopping for furniture for seating, sleeping, storage, dining and more?

If you’re drawn to farmhouse style, you may appreciate items that are homemade. You may feel most comfortable in atmospheres that feel authentic. You may want to look for items that have an aged or vintage look. Look for furniture with distressed or weathered finishes. Many rustic headboards and table tops feature wide planks and simple lines.

If you prefer clean lines, textured fabrics and a simplified minimal space, you may want to shop for modern or contemporary pieces. If you have an open concept space, you may want to look at sectionals. If you don’t have enough closet space, you may want clean-lined furniture with storage.

For those of you who love traditional style, craftsmanship may play an important part when choosing furniture. You may be drawn to warm wood tones and classic styles which seem timeless.

When it comes to seating, furniture comes in numerous forms including sofas, loveseats, recliners, sectionals and more.

Sofas & Couches:
Sofas come in two-seater and three-seater styles. Two-seaters are often called loveseats or console sofas. Consoles often have built-in cupholders and storage compartment between the seats. The console loveseat likely gets it name from the small storage compartment mounted between bucket seats in a car. The storage console offers a convenient place to stash remotes and other miscellaneous items, keeping them close at hand.

Spring Supported Backs:
You might hear spring-supported furniture referred to as having a camel back, channel back or a tufted back. Camel back sofas often have nice curved lines. The upright, tight-back style can make it an elegant choice. These styles can provide nice firm back support.

Attached Back Cushions or Loose Cushions?
Pillow back styles may have either attached back cushions or loose back cushions. Attached back cushions are sewn into place. Sofas with attached backs are often less expensive, making them a popular and affordable choice. One benefit of attached backs is that they stay neat and tidy. Loose cushions are removable. You often see loose cushions which form a T shape over the arms of the couch. Loose cushions can be fluffed and flipped to keep your furniture looking fresh.

Pillows & More Pillows:
Multi-pillow back sofas and loveseats have more pillows than seat cushions. These can be really comfy and often offer deep seating. This style might be a nice choice for those who like napping in front of the TV. According to Ashley Furniture, the maximum number of throw pillows on a sofa is five. Many of our traditional sofas come with a set of throw pillows. Many styles come with two pillows at each arm of the sofa. Some also include an oblong pillow in the center. These pillows are covered in a wide variety of colors, textures and patterns to enhance your room decor.

Seat Cushions:
We welcome you to come in, comfort test each and every living room set in our showroom. Compare the firmness, support and comfort of each seat cushion. Discover the comfort of high-resiliency foam cushions wrapped in thick poly fiber. Triad Leasing is proud to carry Catnapper and Jackson Furniture products. Jackson Furniture and Catnapper products have blown-fiber seat backs. These blown-fiber backs are softer, offering less resistance and more comfort. There’s a Comfort-Gel gel-infused memory foam insert in each Jackson and Catnapper seat cushion. Ask about the spring systems within each piece we offer. Jackson and Catnapper products feature steel springs of 12-gauge heat tempered steel. There’s a heavier 8-gauge steel in the seat. Many of our reclining sofas are build upon a sturdy corner-blocked frame and a metal reinforced seat. Jackson and Catnapper pieces have an exclusive Steel Tech Framing steel rail and stretcher system.

Sectional Seating:
Sectionals are upholstered furniture pieces that are made in two or more sections and meant to fit together, often in an L shape. Some of our sectional styles are made of a sofa and loveseat joined together by a corner wedge. Many of these styles offer power reclining. Several collections include exciting features like built-in cupholders, storage compartments, built-in USB charging ports and even LED lighting. LED lighting provides a theater like TV watching experience. We also offer modular sectionals. Modular sectional collections often offer more pieces to choose from. These versatile pieces let you configure the sectional to your liking, moving pieces around as you wish.

Built-In USB Charging Ports:
Charge your electronic devices from your favorite seat. Many of our power recliners, dual-sided recliner sofas and loveseats feature a built-in USB charging port. Several of our Ashley Furniture motion pieces feature a zero-draw USB port. Zero-draw technology only consumes power when the USB receptacle is in use.

Recliners & Lift Chairs:
Recliners come in a wide variety of comfort styles. All of our recliners have wonderful headrests. Many styles have power options which let you recline at the touch of a button. Come in, look around, try them all. Popular features include power headrest, power footrest and power recliner. Power headrest lets you adjust the angle or height of the headrest. Recline back, then adjust your headrest to improve your view of the TV. Manual recliners often have an easy to use pull tab mechanism. Just pull the tab located on the side of the chair for smooth reclining motion. Swivel recliner chairs let you rotate your chair, often a full 360 degrees. Rocker recliner chairs offer a smooth rocking motion. A rocker recliner often rocks with a stronger movement than a glider. A glider recliner chair gently glides back and forth on a mechanism. Glider recliners can provide a smooth and quiet motion. Many of our recliners are zero wall recliners. These are also called wall huggers. The design means you only need a few inches of room between the back of the chair and the wall to recline. This efficient design prevents you from hitting the wall and it’s a great space saver for small spaces. We also offer lift chairs. Lift chairs are chairs that go from recline to a standing chair with the touch of a button. Many of our lift chairs have a built-in battery backup in case of power outages.

Furniture For Sleeping:
Triad Leasing carries a wide variety of bedroom furniture sets. Many of these collections include headboard, footboard and rails, matching nightstand, chest, dresser and TV stands. These pieces are available in an array of finishes and styles. Many of these rich finishes enhance the wood veneers and provide dramatic visual effects. We have casual and rustic styles which are stained a color or distressed for a warm vintage country feel. These distresses styles are battered and weathered to make them look older. Because distressing can hide normal wear and tear, these casual farmhouse styles are a popular choice for busy families. Our bed styles are varied. Come in to compare traditional bed frames to modern platform foundations. Platform foundations often consist of a wooden frame and slats. These foundations may feel firmer than a traditional box springs because they lack the spring. Try a platform foundation under one of our memory foam or hybrid mattresses. For those who desire a calm bedroom retreat, consider pairing light neutral colors with an upholstered headboard. Upholstered headboards are padded and covered in upholstery fabric, often linen-weave or easy-care polyester fabrics. Some have details such as nail head trim. The choices and options are enormous.

Furniture For Storage:
Furniture with storage is often called case goods. Triad Leasing carries a nice selection of storage pieces such as chests of drawers, dressers, gentlemen’s chests, night stands, storage beds and media cabinets or TV stands. We carry the name brands you know and trust. Find quality pieces. The drawers fit properly, glide easily. Cabinet doors open and close smoothly with strong hardware, hinges and handles. Triad Leasing carries panel beds with storage drawers. Choose a panel bed with 4 storage drawers along the bedside or a panel bed with 2 drawers built into the footboard of the bed. Many of the storage pieces we carry are constructed with beautiful wood veneers, wood and engineered wood. Veneers are thin sheets of hardwood which are attached to the exterior of the furniture. These veneers can be stained, burnished, finished to create beautiful visual effects. Often, veneered pieces can resist warping or cracking due to humidity. This is because the base or core of the piece can be made of plywood. The alternating grain in plywood results in stability and durability over time.

Dining Room Furniture:
Dining room tables come in so many sizes and shapes. Triad Leasing keeps a nice selection in stock. Come in and browse dinettes, rectangular tables, oval tables, round tables and counter height dining tables to name a few. Some of our dining tables have hidden storage compartments. Look for drawers or compartments hidden under the table top. Some tables have built in shelves. If you have a small dining area, we have space-saving dinettes with stools. Round tables work great in small dining spaces. The round shape leaves room for cabinets or cupboards in the corner of the room. A wooden table with plain legs offers modern appeal. If you want a sturdy and spacious table, many have leaves and can expand to accommodate more people. For those who like a coordinated look, we can rent, lease or sell dining room furniture in sets. Whether you want a formal dining area or have a small breakfast nook, let us help you find the perfect dining table and chair set. Discover dining chairs in just about every style, shape, color and finish including upholstered dining chairs. Come see them all. We can help you select a table size that maximizes seating and makes the most of your space.

Triad Leasing carries a wide selection of furniture types for your home. Find traditional styles, farmhouse style pieces, transitional styling, rustic and contemporary furniture. Let us help you find comfortable seating, space saving storage options, inviting bedroom furnishings and the type of dining room furniture you can enjoy for years.

What Is Sectional Furniture?

Sectionals are upholstered seating, usually made up of two or more sections which fit together to form one larger furniture piece. Triad Leasing carries a variety of sectional couches in different configurations, sizes, styles and colors.

Sectional furniture for living room:
Because furniture groupings often make the best use of multipurpose spaces, sectionals can be a smart choice. If you have a busy family, your living room probably functions as a multipurpose space. Most days, it’s where the family gathers and watches TV. Occasionally it’s a space to entertain guests. The kids may have a dedicated corner or play area. If you have a high-traffic space, we have sectionals covered in durable upholstery fabrics in forgiving colors and textures.

We believe furniture should be arranged according to how it will be used. Sectionals are great because they’re available in so many configurations. You can arrange according to your needs. We often have two piece sectionals on our showroom floor. This configuration is similar to a sofa and loveseat. The two pieces connect together forming an inviting L-shaped seating area.

Sectional furniture for small spaces:
Compact sectionals are great for small spaces. They allow you to pull the furniture away from the walls, creating a conversation space in the center of your room. Add an oval coffee table as curved edges make it easy to walk around. If possible, try to leave a walkway of around 28″ or more around the furniture. These sectionals can fit snugly in the corner of your room. Ask us about sectional furniture for small spaces. We’d love to help you create the perfect furniture grouping.

Reclining sectional furniture:
We often have reclining sectionals which include pieces such as reclining sofa, reclining loveseat and a corner wedge. The wedge slides between the sofa and loveseat, forming a corner while adding additional seating. If you get bored with the look later on, you can remove the wedge and rearrange. Many of our sectionals have convenient features like lay-flat reclining mechanisms, built-in USB ports, cup holders and console storage compartments. Some models offer power reclining and power adjustable headrests.

Modular Sectional Furniture:
We also carry modular sectionals. Modular sectionals are designed to be flexible. These furniture collections offer many matching pieces to choose from including sectional furniture with chaise and ottoman options. Modular collections let you design your own sectional. Choose only the pieces you love which perfectly fit your space. You can rearrange modular sectionals whenever you’d like a fresh new look. Modular collections may include pieces such as armless chairs, armless sofa, armless loveseat, right facing sofa, right facing loveseat, left facing sofa, left facing loveseat, armless chaise, corner seat, ottoman, among others.

When shopping sectional furniture for your living room, here are a few things to consider. There are several advantages to sectional seating.

• Sectionals are an affordable options for those who love both value and space
• No matter how big or small your space, there’s a configuration available for you
• So many styles, colors and textures available to meed your needs and desires
• If you get bored with a modular sectional, you can swap pieces and reconfigure it
• A sectional may seat more people than a traditional sofa or loveseat

Triad Leasing always has a variety of sectional furniture sets for sale. Come see them all. If you’re looking for a sectional furniture store near you, we have 3 stores to serve you. Find us in Lawrence, Ottawa and Emporia, KS. Triad Leasing is proud to offer Ashley Furniture products including Ashley sectional furniture.
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Pocket Coil Mattress vs. Open Coil Mattress

What is the difference between a pocket coil mattress vs. open coil mattress? This post if for those of you who struggle getting to sleep or staying asleep due to your partner tossing, turning, or getting in and out of bed. Read these benefits of buying a pocket coil mattress at Triad Leasing.  When it’s time to look for a new mattress, you might want to shop for one that isolates motion or absorbs a person’s movement. Because a pocket coil mattress provides each person their individual sleep surface, a pocket coil mattress is well suited for couples. We offer a great selection of pocket coils mattresses in twin, full, queen or king size. Pocket coils or individually wrapped coils are a popular mattress  or bed support system. These individually wrapped coils can move independently. Each coil is encased in separate pockets so they can contour to the body curves of each person. Mattresses featuring pocket coils are designed to not transfer movement. These pocketed or individually wrapped mattress coils can support the body evenly, eliminating pressure points while you sleep. Pocket coil mattresses are known to support a heavy person as efficiently as a light person. If your partner’s tossing and turning is keeping you awake, stop by and try out one of our QuadCoil mattresses. QuadCoils are constructed in “quadules” or sets of four. The QuadCoil is more resistant to sway than some other mattresses featuring single rows of glued together pocket coils. Be sure to ask about the benefits of Integral Edge Support. Many of our pocket coil mattresses offer edge-to-edge pocket coil sleep surface. There’s no foam rail around the edge of the mattress. Edge-to-edge coils prevent the coils from pulling away from foam sides. When you sit on the edge of a mattress featuring edge-to-edge coils, you don’t have to worry about the foam edge breaking down as you’re fully supported by individually wrapped mattress coils. The edge coils in some of our mattresses utilize a heavier gauge of spring, giving you superior support where you need it most. Triad Leasing carries a wide variety of mattresses. We welcome you to come in and try them all. Visit our website today to Shop Mattresses

What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?

If you’re wondering what size of air conditioner you need, this post is for you. Here’s how to determine what size air conditioner unit will best fit your needs. The right air conditioner helps you cool a room efficiently. An undersized unit won’t cool adequately while one too large will not remove enough humidity, leaving the air feeling damp. The first thing to consider is “How big a space are you trying to cool?” Measuring your space helps determine what size AC unit will best fit your needs. To calculate the square footage of your space, multiply the length of your room by the width of your room. Measure from the inside of your room. Use the simple equation of Length In Feet x Width In Feet = Square Footage. Compare the square footage of your room to the list below. This is how much you can expect a typical window air conditioner unit will cool in total square footage.

– 150 to 350 sq ft: look for a 5,000- to 8,000-BTU unit
– 350 to 550 sq ft: look for an 8,000- to 12,000-BTU unit
– 550 to 1,050 sq ft: look for a 12,000- to 18,500-BTU unit
– 1,050 to 1,600 sq ft: look for an 18,500- to 25,000-BTU unit

Does the room you are trying to cool receive a lot of direct sunlight? If so you may need to step up one size to cool it efficiently.
It is also important to determine the power source. Most homes are equipped to run 110 volt units but some have wiring that will support 220 volt units. Larger units often require 220 volts to operate and many homes are not wired to support 220 volt units. These units will cool a larger area but take special plugs and wiring. Let us help you make sure the unit you pick matches the voltage output in your home.
Lastly, make sure the unit will fit into the window you want to put it in. A lot of times the customer will select a large unit only to find out that the window they want it installed in is too big or small to support the AC unit. At Triad Leasing, we hand select quality A/C units to offer you the best in cooling power, energy savings and value. Our selection includes cool features like effortless temperature sensing remote controls which allows you to see, set and maintain room temperature from across the room. Multi-speed fans offer you three different speeds for cooling flexibility. If you’re an allergy sufferer, ask us about the potential benefits of clean air ionizers designed to remove pollen and impurities from the air. Many models offer low power start up which can save you money by conserving energy. We have the window air conditioner you need to quickly cool a room on hot days and with quiet operation to keep you cool without keeping you awake. Many of our air conditioning window units feature extra long cords which make extension cords unnecessary.
If you’re shopping for a window air conditioner unit, come in to Triad Leasing, let us help you determine the right size air conditioner to meet your needs.
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Lease A Lawn Mower That’s In Top Working Order

Lease a lawn mower that’s in top working order from Triad Leasing. Enjoy free delivery and 3 easy payment options on riding lawn mowers and push mowers. All new and pre-leased lawn mowers at Triad Leasing are ran through a series of maintenance checks to ensure top performance. Before Spring grasses start to grow, the oil, oil filter, and fuel filter on each pre-leased mower has already been changed. Stabilizer has been added to the fuel. Each mower has been stored with the positive terminal disconnected from the battery as not to run the battery down. To ensure top working order for the mowing season, each mower is filled up with fresh gas. Then we start them up and run the engine for 10 – 15 minutes to re-cycle the fuel. The blades and mowing deck are thoroughly checked for maximum mowing performance. The mowers we lease have a 42″ cutting deck width which is great for yards under 3 acres. The 18.5 horse power motor has more than enough power to cut the average lawn in a short amount of time so you can relax and enjoy the summer season with your family. Enjoy all the benefits of Triad Leasing’s 3 easy payment options, available on riding lawn mowers and push lawn mowers. Shop riding lawn mowers now:

While Renting Products From Triad Leasing, What If I Move?

“While renting products from Triad Leasing, what if I move?” some customers ask.  Moving to another area can be exciting.  New place, new opportunities, new connections.  It all sounds great, except the actual “moving your stuff”  part.   That’s why most customers are excited to hear us say “We’ll move it for you.”  If you are leasing furniture, appliances or electronics from Triad Leasing, we don’t just offer, we insist on moving these leased products for you, to your new place.   It takes a load off of you and gives us the opportunity to protect the merchandise you are leasing from any damage that might occur during a move.  We have professional delivery trucks standing by, fully equipped and ready to make the move for you.  We’ll even set up your rental products for you, in your new place.  Just tell us where you want them.   If you are moving to another state or country, outside of our service area, we offer early payment discount options that will help you acquire ownership faster so you can take your products with you.   If you no longer need the products, you can return them with no further obligations.   When your life changes, Triad Leasing changes with you.

ACH Payments. Avoid making late or missed payments.

Triad Leasing offers several payment options including ACH payments.  You can take control of your payments by choosing to use our ACH payment option which helps you avoid making late or missed payments.   Your payments will automatically be transferred safely, securely, directly from your bank account on the scheduled due date.  ACH payments are electronic payments made through the Automated Clearing House Network.  Using ACH instead of using a paper check or debit card can reduce errors and speed things up.   With your ACH payments set up at your local Triad Leasing store, there’s no need to write checks and get them in the mail on time.  Your payments are made on autopilot, letting you focus on the important things in life, like your home and family.  Setting up your ACH payment at your local Triad Leasing store is quick and easy.  Just tell any member of our friendly staff that you’d like to set up ACH payments.  We’re happy to help you.   You can also make payments by phone by calling your local Triad Leasing store.   You can also visit us online at to make a secure payment online.

Or you can choose our favorite!  You can stop by your local Triad Leasing store to say “Hello” and make your payment at our sales counter.  We enjoy seeing you and we welcome the chance to serve you.

When you rent to own or lease to own furniture, TVs, computers and other great products from Triad Leasing, you can make your payment with cash, check, credit or debit card, by phone, on the web, automatically with ACH Payments, or in person at our store.  Our friendly staff is ready to explain your options and answer your questions.

What is lease to own? Read this post to better understand lease-purchase.

What is lease-purchase or lease-to-own?

What is lease to own or lease-purchase? Read this post to better understand leasing furniture, appliance or electronics at Triad Leasing. At Triad Leasing, lease to own or lease-purchase means that you get to lease the furniture, appliances, computer or home electronics you want right now. Simply make a set number of equal payments until you “Purchase” or “Own” it.   There’s no credit hassle or waiting period and buying is always optional.  You can rent to own or lease to own great looking furniture for your living room, dining room and bedroom.   You can lease it for as long as you need it.  If for some reason you no longer need the product or don’t love your first choice, just give us a call.  There’s no long term obligations while leasing to own furniture or other great rent to own products from Triad Leasing. We offer great options that let you get great stuff now.  Because there’s no long term obligation, lease-purchase makes it easy to try products out before you buy them.   This means you can test out a new television in your own living room to be sure you’ve made the best choice for your home and family.  If you don’t love your first choice, you’ll always find a wide selection of smart TV styles.  Ask your local store how to upgrade and find out which smart TV is right for you.  
If you love the product, we always encourage our customers to take advantage of our early purchase discounts by paying it off sooner.

Shop Refrigerators In Lawrence, Ottawa & Emporia, KS

Visit Triad Leasing to shop refrigerators in Lawrence, Ottawa & Emporia, KS.  As your appliance store, we’re here to help you find both energy efficient and economical solutions for your kitchen and home.  We’ve heard it said that top mount refrigerators are still one of the most traditional and economical styles to buy.  Bottom mount refrigerators are another option you might want to consider, especially if bending over is an issue for those of you with back pain.  Many bottom mount refrigerators may compare to top mount styles in efficiency, but bottom mount are usually a more expensive choice.  Since the freezer section is located at the bottom, one of the main benefits of a bottom mount refrigerator is that commonly used items like milk in the refrigerator may be kept at eye level, so you spend less time bending over.

Some sources suggest that Side by Side models may be less efficient than the traditional top mount refrigerator.  While Side by Side models offer some great eye level freezer storage along one side, the refrigerator side might be a bit smaller than what you’re used to.  Side by Side models are also only available in larger sizes making the traditional top mount refrigerator a practical choice for smaller kitchens.

Here are some of the features you might expect to find in a top mount refrigerator:

•  18 – 21 cu. ft. of storage capacity

•  Approximately 4 cu. ft. of freezer space

•  Easy to operate temperature controls

•  Dairy department

•  Glass shelves

•  Humidity controlled crispers

•  Full width refrigerator door racks to optimize door storage

•  Freezer door shelf to hold things like ice cream

•  Bright lighting

•  Reversible door so you can customize to open in your space

•  Optional ice maker

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