In 1995 I purchased my first ever complete set of living room furniture from a local furniture dealer. I had three pre-teen boys and they were active. The sons are now in there 20s and my furniture still looks like new. Not only does it still look good, my husband will not let me replace it because it shows no wear and tear. I have several family members trying to get me to give them the furniture for their playrooms. I have had it cleaned only a few times over the years and it keeps going and going and going. I did not have a designer help me at the time. The furniture style just appealed to me. The set had three pieces to it but because of finances at the time we did not purchase the one piece, the oversized chair, to complete the set. I did regret it later, but the couch and loveseat has more than served its purpose. It still looks good and if this set is an example of how well the furniture holds up, I will only be purchasing La-Z-Boy in the future.