Thomasville Furniture, now a part of Furniture Brands International, Inc, is one of the oldest and best-known American brands. Thomasville started manufacturing furniture in North Carolina nearly a century ago and has earned a reputation for its updated traditional style and high-end furniture.
The company started out making a single product, a chair, but has grown to offer a variety of upholstered furniture and casegoods for every room of the house.
Thomasville sells its furniture through 150 independently owned Thomasville Home Furnishings Stores, with additional retailers carrying the line all across the U.S.
The Thomasville Brand
Thomasville offers an extensive selection of well-made furniture. The company keeps updating its look, which is rooted in a traditional style, to stay with the times.
Thomasville is in the middle and upper-middle price point, but since it is a quality brand, your furniture should last a long time. While not in the same league as Drexel-Heritage, Century or Henredon, it is certainly a cut above Lane, Broyhill, or Universal. You can compare it to Ethan Allen, which is another quality brand.
That said, remember there are no absolutes in furniture. One piece from a lesser known brand could be superior to one from a well-known brand. While reputation can invite trust, shop with an eye to your own needs, look for the best quality you can find regardless of brand names.
A word on style. Don't look to Thomasville for cutting edge, modern furniture. While the company has characterized its furniture as belonging to four styles, traditional, worldly, casual and contemporary, all Thomasville furniture inspired by a traditional style. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as it is a tried and true style, but if you lean towards a modern style, look elsewhere.
As with most established brands, Thomasville gives you plenty of choice to customize when it comes to upholstered furniture with hundreds of fabrics to choose from. This could be too much of a good thing because while it may sound good to be able to select from such a wide range, it can turn out to be a bewildering experience if you don't prepare for it in advance. It helps if you have narrowed your choices down to just a few colors, textures or patterns before you visit your local retailer or view fabric choices online.
Manufacturers have become aware of the growing demand for more customization and Thomasville is no exception. It lets you provide your own fabric and place a "COM" order. Thomasville will help you determine yardage based on the material's width and the dimensions of your furniture.
Another choice offered at Thomasville is the firmness of your sofa. You can also choose seat cushions ranging from soft to firm depending on your preference. Soft Loft and Plush Down are Thomasville's softest cushions while Spring Down and Comfort Crown are the firmest.
Sofas start at $1500, but prices go up depending on your choice of style or fabric. Prices also vary from region to region and store to store. To determine how much your Thomasville piece would cost you check with your local Thomasville store or retailer.
Thomasville offers a full range of casegoods for all the different rooms in your home, such as dining rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. It offers a good range of entertainment centers, occasional tables and shelving as well.
While most of the wood furniture at Thomasville is designed with a specific finish, its Color Café casual dining collection can be ordered in a variety of finishes. These casual dining items are available in a variety of styles so you can pick the styles and color combination you want. This provides a chance to get a dining room that reflects your own style and color preferences more closely using the 12 semi-transparent stains and 5 solid paint colors.
Corian tops are available on some tables with over 90 different colors to choose from.
Queen beds can begin around $1700 and a Color Cafe dining set with a table and 4 chairs at around $1900. A formal dining room set could be around $6000. But again, remember to check in your own area as prices may vary.
How to Buy
Thomasville furniture can be bought from the company's 150 stores, or from any of the retailers who carry this brand. Thomasville sells directly online to customers only in selected cities.
Return Policy and Warranty
According to Thomasville's stated policy "Cancellations and changes are permitted only within 72 hours of order placement. Beyond this period, Thomasville is not able to offer refunds, cancellations or exchanges for any reason."