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Cadieux vs. La-Z-Boy: A Comparison of Living Room Furniture Retailers

September 19, 2022

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Shopping for the right furniture can be tough. With so many furniture stores in every corner of the city, you would think everyone would have relatively the same furniture. 

Unfortunately, every brand is different, which makes things more difficult for a consumer to know which furniture store is right for them.

At La-Z-Boy, we realize we are not meant for everyone, which is why we like to make comparisons between our furniture and other successful furniture stores located in Ottawa and Kingston.

Take Cadieux, for example. This furniture store has a lot of similarities with La-Z-Boy, as they are both high-quality furniture stores. However, they also have very notable differences, which is what this article will delve into.

If you have your eyes on both Cadieux and La-Z-Boy, this article will hopefully help you make an informed decision on which retailer is better for you. 

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In This Article…

  1. Brief Descriptions of Each Retailer
  2. Living Room Furniture Selection
  3. Where It Is Made
  4. Customization Options
  5. Interior Design Services
  6. Cost
  7. Warranty
  8. Delivery
  9. Where to Buy (Ottawa & Kingston)  

Brief Descriptions of Each Retailer

Before we get into the detailed comparison, let’s familiarize ourselves with both retailers.

Cadieux Interiors

Cadieux is a local Ottawa furniture store that sells high-end home furnishings for almost every room in the house. 

Starting in 1962, Cadieux has grown into what they call a “Canadian lifestyle brand,” curating unique, quality products from around the world. Since introducing its website in 2012, Cadieux prides itself in creating an easy, user-friendly experience in its showrooms and on the web.

With their interior design services at the forefront of their branding, Cadieux claims to ensure that “every home is livable, creating rooms that were once ordinary into amazing pieces of art that you can live in and love.”

La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston

La-Z-Boy is an American company that was first established in Michigan, the United States, over 90 years ago

Although an American-born company, the Ottawa and Kingston locations have been locally owned and operated by the Maxwell family since 2011 and have been a successful branch of the furniture company since its inception.

La-Z Boy prides itself on its furniture quality, style, and comfortability, which is why one of its popular phrases is "style meets comfort."

La-Z-Boy’s primary specialty is living room furniture, but they also sell furniture for other home rooms, including the dining room and bedroom. Additionally, La-Z-Boy also offers a wide variety of home accessories and decor.

 

Living Room Furniture Selection

Both Cadieux and La-Z-Boy have a wide selection of furniture to choose from, all for different parts of the house.

Since both retailers emphasize their living room selection, for the purpose of this comparison article, we will strictly be focusing on living room furniture only

Cadieux Living Room Furniture Selection

Cadieux claims its furniture selection includes valuable and timeless furniture pieces that can be enjoyed for many years.

Along with their living room selection, Cadieux also sells beds, all-natural mattresses, dining tables, art, rugs, home accents, and much more.

Among their living room selection, there is quite a selection to choose from. Customers can choose between comfortable furniture seats while also shopping for occasional furniture that will compliment your furniture nicely.

For seating, Cadieux’s selection includes chairs, benches, ottomans, recliners, sectionals, sofas, and sleep sofas. As for living room accents, Cadieux has bars/bar carts, bookcases, chests/cabinets, coffee tables, consoles, side/end tables, and media units.

La-Z-Boy Living Room Furniture Selection

La-Z-Boy focuses on offering comfortable, quality, and stylish home furniture and decor. 

That said, there is an emphasis on creating high-quality and comfortable sofas, sectionals, and of course, the well-known recliner chair.

La-Z-Boy furniture is offered in stationary, manual reclining, and power reclining. While all of these choices vary in price, it is up to you to decide which option is better.

Aside from upholstered living room furniture, La-Z-Boy also offers a range of occasional tables from the La-Z-Boy incorporated sub-divisions Hammary, American Drew, and Kincaid. This selection includes coffee tables, side tables, and entertainment units. 

To complete a living room arrangement, you can also find an assortment of accessories and decor.

 

Where It Is Made

Where a retailer’s furniture is made tells us a lot about the company. Let’s take a look at Cadieux and La-Z-Boy’s product origins to see what they say about each retailer.

Where is Cadieux Furniture Made?

Unfortunately, there is no clear answer as to where Cadieux’s furniture is made due to Cadieux’s furniture being outsourced from different retailers and manufacturers. This means they do not manufacture their own products. 

However, if you are curious about their different brands and manufacturers, you can find out about each of them through Cadieux’s website

For example, if you were to click on one of Cadieux’s trusted brands, like Bernhardt, you would be directed to a page that showcases their furniture selection, as well as an option to go on their website. 

If you go on Berhardt’s about section on their website, you can see that they manufacture their furniture in North Carolina. So, finding out where a brand is manufactured is as easy as informing yourself about other furniture brands or manufacturers.

Where is La-Z-Boy Furniture Made?

First, it is important to highlight the fact that all furniture sold at La-Z-Boy is manufactured by La-Z-Boy.

La-Z-Boy is a global manufacturer operating in North America, Asia, and Europe. La-Z-Boy’s products are primarily made in North America for North American markets, with their global headquarters being in Monroe, Michigan

Our recliners, chairs, sofas, and sectionals that are sold in Ottawa and Kingston are mostly manufactured in Dayton, Tennessee

For more information, check out the article Where La-Z-Boy Furniture is Made.

 

 

 

Customization Options

Not everyone sells it, but custom furniture is becoming a popular demand for homeowners nowadays. When it comes to customization options, there is a lot to discuss between both Cadieux and La-Z-Boy.

Cadieux Customization Options

Along with its global manufacturers, Cadieux does have customization options for its furniture. 

More specifically, you can also choose to change an upholstery cover from a furniture item. Cadieux has both fabric and leather options to choose from. You can also choose to customize almost everything down to the nailhead trim colours.

Even non-seating options are customizable. Make sure to talk to a sales representative to know what is considered customizable on your interested furniture item.

What’s more, with certain furniture items, like a sofa, you can choose to change the size of the furniture piece. 

Although custom furniture at Cadieux sounds enticing, be aware that it takes longer to end up in your home. Some deliveries can take up to 6 months depending on the item and how many personalized customizations it has.

La-Z-Boy Customization Options

Similarly, upholstery furniture at La-Z-Boy is highly customizable.

With over 800 fabrics and leathers to choose from, there are many possibilities to make your furniture unique to your own personal style.

Aside from upholstery customization, La-Z-Boy living room furniture is also customizable in wood finish, nailhead trim, and welt trim, depending on the chosen frame. 

Further, furniture items at La-Z-Boy have many upgrades, such as the upgrade to power. With power, select models are available with even more additional upgrades, such as heat & massage, power lift options for recliners, and adjustable headrest & lumbar

Power furniture at La-Z-Boy requires control panels and remotes to use them. To learn more about using our Control Panels & Remotes, check out this article.

It is important to remember that all upgrades at La-Z Boy come at an additional cost.

Learn more by reading Custom Furniture at La-Z-Boy: What to Expect?

 

Interior Design Services

Whether your living room furniture is customizable or not, interior design services can help ensure that the style of dining room furniture fits seamlessly into the design of your home.

If you are comparing the cost of interior designers, check out the article How Much Does an Interior Designer Cost in Ottawa & Kingston?

Cadieux Interior Design Services

Cadieux does offer interior design and decorating services. According to their website, Cadieux’s interior design services work in 4 easy steps:

  1. Meet Your Designer
  2. In-Home Consultation
  3. Design Presentation
  4. Dreams Come True

The first step involves meeting with an interior designer for the first time and discussing a wishlist of styles and interests that fit your budget. 

The second step involves taking photos of your room and seeing what the interior designer can do with what you have.

The third step is putting together the proposed design project to the client and seeing if they approve it or not.

And the last step involves putting everything together, which means delivering, installing, and setting up everything.

Cadieux’s interior design services include anything from lighting, flooring, accent pieces, and many more

In-home consultations are $125/hour, whereas in-store consultations do not cost anything. Room package pricing and special product discounts for design projects are available upon request.

La-Z-Boy Interior Design Services

In contrast, La-Z-Boy offers complimentary interior design services with any purchase.  La-Z Boy's interior designers will work with you one-on-one to offer personalized furniture and design recommendations. 

In turn, they will create a complete room design based on your personal style and preferences. Moreover, you will receive a complete room mood board and a 3D model of your room design before finalizing your order.

You can either set up an appointment or book a virtual call to work with an interior designer. 

For more information, check out the article Interior Design Services at La-Z-Boy: What to Expect.

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Cost

Cadieux and La-Z-Boy furniture vary slightly in terms of cost. 

Ultimately, the quality of materials and craftsmanship impacts the overall cost of the products sold at both Cadieux and La-Z-Boy.

Generally speaking, furniture at La-Z-Boy falls within the mid to high price range on the market. In contrast, Cadieux is around the same ballpark, also falling in the mid to high price range.

Given that the products from Cadieux are made by various manufacturers, the quality and price of their product selection are broader

Cost Breakdown: Cadieux vs. La-Z-Boy

Below is a cost breakdown of both Cadieux and La-Z-Boy living room furniture.

Keep in mind that prices for living room tables, seats, and storage units at Cadieux are varied by collection but usually fall under the same umbrella. 

 

Cadieux

La-Z-Boy

Sofa

$3,500 - $7,000

$2,459  - $7,449

Sectional

$5,000 - $15,000 +

$3,799 - $18,000

Recliner/Chair

$3,500 - $6,000

$1,309 - $4,479

*All La-Z-Boy prices mentioned in this article are subject to change depending on customizations and general increases. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on October 25th, 2022. Please contact a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Ottawa or Kingston for an accurate and up-to-date quote of the product(s) you are interested in.

 

Warranty

Whether you shop at Cadieux or La-Z-Boy, there is no doubt that living room furniture is an investment.

Both furniture retailers offer a warranty with the sale of their products to help protect the long-term value of your investment.

Cadieux Warranty

Because Cadieux does not manufacture their own furniture, it, unfortunately, does not have a universal warranty for its furniture. Depending on the brand, the manufacturer’s warranty will change.

Cadieux does have a standard warranty that covers damages and defects within a year of receiving your furniture. Cadieux also has a lifetime warranty that covers anything that happens to your furniture.

La-Z-Boy Warranty

The quality of La-Z-Boy’s furniture is known to last as a long-term investment. 

Should anything happen to your furniture if purchased at La-Z Boy, La-Z-Boy products carry a manufacturing warranty that covers damage caused by manufacturing error or workmanship. 

The mechanical and frame parts are covered for a lifetime, while others are covered for 1-3 years. This warranty is applicable across all upholstery categories consistently. 

Take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life for a detailed breakdown of the recliner warranty at La-Z-Boy. 

At an additional cost, La-Z Boy also offers an extended protection plan that covers up to five years of accidental damage. Depending on the product, the cost of this warranty is relative. 

To learn more about this extended warranty, check out our article to see if La-Z-Boy's Extended Warranty is Worth it

 

Delivery

Cadieux and La-Z-Boy both have different delivery services available for an additional cost. To learn more details about specific delivery fees to your area, contact the retailer.

Cadieux Delivery

Cadieux's standard delivery fee is $145 for local delivery. According to their website, Cadieux takes “great pride to ensure that your order will arrive safely and in a timely manner.

You can also choose to pick up your items from the warehouse, but if you choose not to, a delivery quote will be given to you, depending on your location. If you are out of town, delivery prices can change depending on how far you are from their location.

For example, if you live in Renfrew, the delivery price will be twice as much as the in-town cost.

La-Z-Boy Delivery

Similarly, La-Z-Boy offers a white glove delivery service that includes set up, assembly, re-arranging furniture, and disposing of old furniture at an additional cost. 

At La-Z-Boy, local Ottawa & Kingston delivery costs $129.99, and out-of-town delivery costs $169.99

With La-Z-Boy delivery services, an existing piece of furniture can also be moved elsewhere in your home at no additional cost. Further, if you have taken advantage of the design services, the delivery men will set up your furniture based on your predetermined floor plan. 

Additionally, we offer the option to dispose of any old furniture in a local landfill at an extra charge of $50 / per furniture seat. 

To learn more about delivery at La-Z-Boy, check out our delivery service page: La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston Furniture Delivery Service.

 

Where to Buy (Ottawa & Kingston)

As you decide where to shop, you will notice that La-Z-Boy has many Ottawa & Kingston locations listed below, whereas Cadieux only has one Ottawa location.

Cadieux Furniture Locations

  • 1280 Old Innes Rd, Ottawa

La-Z-Boy Locations

What's Next?

After reading this article, you know more about two local furniture retailers in Ottawa. But the question remains, which store is the right one for you?

Now that you know all of the key differences between Cadieux Interiors and La-Z-Boy, it is up to you to make a decision and choose the retailer that will best fulfill your living room needs.

Visit one of our La-Z Boy Ottawa & Kingston stores today, or schedule a visit online before coming in. 

Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our complimentary interior design services to see how your living room furniture could fit in your home.

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