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ashley furniture Dura/blend

Company Ashley Furniture
Product / Service Couch And Love Seat
Location New York, New York
Category Furniture and Decor
Views 1997
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Update added by user Nov 27, 2011
sorry i mean 10-24-2008 still wakeing up
Update added by user Nov 27, 2011
correction purchase date 10 24 10
Original review posted by user Nov 13, 2011

On the date of 10/24/11
I purchased a living room set from Ashley Furniture .The set consisted of ,A couch and love seat, 2 end tables ,one soft table.I thought I was buying a quality product
The couch and love seat of made of a material called DURA/BLEND. This material was said to be a leather,synthetic blend. I was told by Ashley that this was more durable then leather,and not as hot in the summer,Also better than leather .I was lead to believe .Well today's date 11/12/11. The couch is peeling every ware you sit .I bought an extended warranty .Guess what the warranty dose not cover PEELING ,What a joke. So now I am stuck with a couch and love seat that s ready for the garbage man.Two of the end tables , paint is coming off.What did they use Water paint ?? As for the local the local ,this is not there fault .I am not blaming them.The local store is forced to buy there furniture from Ashley Warehouse.All of there furniture come from here
Ashley Home Stores, Ltd. | One Ashley Way | Arcadia, WI 54612
The local store was kind enough to offer me 30 percent a new set.The ASHLEY CORPORATION has not helped me ,and I suspect well to continue to run and hide.Any body looking for furniture??
Well maybe you now know, where not to make your purchase.
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Apr 07  from Culpeper, Virginia
I bought a love seat and sofa from Ashley and like mentioned above, my cushions are peeling. But besides the cushions everything else looks good no wear or tear. I have a light cream tile and I constantly have to sweep after guest come over because the paint peels sooooo much :-( looking for a new cushions with the similar color
Reply to Nelly

Mar 01  from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I guess I am a very fortunate person. I have a DuraBlend blended leather sofa and Love seat with 4 recliner's total the past 3 years now. I don't have any young children. I often thought, this sofa will last forever. My sofa cushions are more firm then most. I know now to be careful with it after reading all your posts. But, I'm looking at it right now. It looks like new. I curl up on it with my down comforter watch TV even sleep on in off and on. The sofa wears like iron. I got it at a discount furniture store...Darro's they have since went out of business. I do believe this sofa will last for many years to come. Perhaps it's not made by Ashly. Warranty information ....Signature Design The warranty on materials only 1 year anyhow. I paid 1,300 for mine. As is product on the floor due to close out sale. I lucked I suppose.
Reply to Dan

Feb 28  from Tacoma, Washington
Your fault for being a dumbass and not understanding the difference between fake leather and top grain. Here's an example of your stupidity. A no-name genuine leather wallet costs upwards of $100. So do you think a real leather couch, which uses 1000+ times the material, would only be $1500? Retarded much? Countless people sit on my couches and ask how can they get theirs to be this soft and supple and I tell them to throw their plastic, because it is a plastic coating, couch in the garbage and spend some real money. I bet they told you clearly that this is a bonded or by-cast leather couch. If you are to poor, which you obviously are if you bought this couch, to afford the $10,000 price tag for a top grain leather or full grain leather couch and the $20-25,000 price tag for the set then buy a fabric couch and stop living in a fantasy world. No one to blame but yourself for being a retard.
Reply to Bob

Mar 01  from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dear Mr Retard,
You are as you put it the dumbass. I have a DuraBlended fabric sofa that is very durable and beautiful. Obviously, the product blending went wrong. She needs a replacement. I think you are very out of line in your comments.
Wanting a product to last is not living in a fantasy world.
But, you are what you are
Reply to Dan

Dec 09, 2013 
Although I'd researched well and was up to date (at least I thought i was) on various types of leather and leather-like materials prior to my recent trip to the local store, I ended up purchasing 2 Durablend reclining love seats with console from Ashley's. That was mostly due to the clever sales pitch - not leather, totally synthetic but better performance than leather - and I fell for it (plus it was more affordable). When the first one was delivered it came with a slight damage to the middle console, delivery guys tried to wipe it off with a chemical - and it started showing off more of the damage. They stopped and promised to get me a replacement. But then I got wiser (finally) and checked online reviews again - this time specifically about Durablend. The store's salesperson agreed for an exchange although he pointed out that only reviews you see online are the 'bad' ones. I think he has a point but scores of forums/websites dedicated against Ashley's and in particular against Durablend tells another story that needs to be shared. Thanks for the reviews, they helped me to make a wiser decision.
I used the furniture for a week or so - it is quite thin, feels slippery, and cold. Not too pleased with the comfort of the design or the functioning of the recline. I own fabric and microfiber furniture pieces from Ashley. They are not too classy but functional even after 7 years. Never had to deal with Ashley's customer service (fortunately) so I don't have an experience
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Reply to Bewise

Dec 01, 2013  from Blacksburg, South Carolina
I just purchased (put them on layaway) a durablend sofa & loveseat. I decided I wanted to know how well this fabric holds up. I'm so glad I read these reviews, I'm canceling first thing in the morning. Thanks
Reply to kam

Nov 05, 2013 
Durablend is JUNK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :upset
Reply to jessiCA

Oct 26, 2013  from Regina, Saskatchewan
Thank goodness I read the reviews of the Durablend product. I was about to buy a recliner covered with this material. I won't be buying it now!
Reply to Relieved

Sep 28, 2013  from Houston, Texas
Their furniture does not come from Wisconsin. It comes from China. Many times you will see the same furniture sold under the Crown Mark brand. The local store is to blame also, they were the ones that told you it was "better than leather".
Reply to Larry

Jul 10, 2013 
I have the same problem! It's a mess...even peeling on the armrest! I wish I knew this before I spent so much on the set! :cry
Reply to delas

Jun 04, 2013 
I too bought the Durablend sofs and loveseat and it is PEELING.
SO DISGUSTED ... extended warrant DOES NOT cover wear and tear. PLEASE DO NOT BUY or get HOOKED line and sinker ... Embarassed to no end. People with shorts when they leave are peeling off bits of durablend. How does one cry out FRAUD. Shame on you Ashley for not giving back peoples hard work money on a product that they purchased and YOU knowingly stole from us.
Reply to Meanie

Jun 03, 2013  from Oneida, Tennessee
I too have a couch, loveseat, chair and ottoman made of Ashley durablend leather. It is peeling so badly I have to vacuum the scraps everyday. I too was told it was more durable than leather. I will never buy another product from Ashley furniture.
Reply to Jessica

May 18, 2013 
I bought a couch and a chair with ottoman - I tested them at the store... I did not sink down, they were wonderful. When some were delivered... you sat in them and sunk down... very uncomfortable to sit in and difficult to get out of once you DO sit down!
Reply to Sinking

May 11, 2013  from San Diego, California
It was supposed to be more durable than leather but at just over the year mark it started peeling everywhere and fast! It's only been used by two people and it looks like it came from a battlefield. Bought the extended warranty but apparently the peeling is considered normal wear and tear. Are you kidding? I will never by anything from Ashley again.
Reply to I hate this sofa

Dec 12, 2012 
Same here, bought ivory love seat & sofa, starting to peel after normal wear of just plain siting on it. Did they not test this cheap crappy fabric before they started mass producing it??? Obviously NOT!!! I WILL NEVER BUY FROM ASHLEY AGAIN!!!
Reply to Sharen lester

Dec 03, 2012 
DuraBlend is absolute junk! We're having the same peeling and flaking problem with a sofa and a love seat. Ashley Furniture will not stand behind their trashy product after they promoted it as being exceptionally great.

I am waiting for the CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!!
Reply to Greg

Nov 29, 2012 
Thanks for all of your reviews. My husband and I recently purchased a Durablend sofa set from Ashley Furniture and when my husband saw all the reviews we immediately cancelled our purchase. Thank you for keeping us from making such a huge mistake.
Reply to Kris

Nov 21, 2012 
Ashley Furniture in Pougkeepsie NY Buyer Beware ....Pay in Full be told a delivery date and then wait n wait n wait the customer service at that store isdownright rude.. avoid ashley and shop around Durablend is worse than pleather
Reply to Ashleysucks

Nov 11, 2012 
Beware of Durablend do not buy it!!! I was told the same thing that it was as durable as leather it is now peeling all over the place on every cushion after two years. It is going to the curb.
Reply to Karin

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