La-Z-Boy Sectional: Collins In-Depth Review
February 24, 2020
Are you looking to find out more about the La-Z-Boy Sectional Sofas?
In this review, you will find out why the Collins sectional made the cut in our five best-selling sectionals lists in Ottawa and Kingston.
Jenna Leblanc is a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Home Furnishing and Décor in Kanata. During her last two years at La-Z-Boy she’s helped hundreds of clients find their perfect seat.
She says everyone seems to really love the Collins sectional! It’s suitable for a comfy cozy family room, or maybe even an open concept living room. It has clean, contemporary lines that appeal to many.
With simple lines and put-together tailoring, it is a style that looks good and feels better. It features semi-attached pillow backs, over-scaled roll arms, decorative wood legs, and box seat cushions with welted trim.
The Collins is available in an array of high-quality fabrics of multiple colours and patterns as well as premium-grade leather options.
In addition to style options, this sofa offers exceptional comfort with patented ComfortCore® seat cushioning, as well as 20" accent pillows for any arm sided modular sectional piece.
Jenna also mentions that the Collins is compared to the Meyer quite a bit, mainly since they have the same size and dimensions, with the arms being a big change in style. You can learn more about the Collins Compared to the Meyer by checking out this comparison article.
Size & Dimensions
The size and dimensions can tell you a lot about a furniture item. To ensure that the Collins can fit in your home, it is always important to measure your space.
One size does not fit all when it comes to comfort. Based on its dimensions, the Collins sectional is a good fit for most average to taller height individuals. It has a really deep seat so short legs will dangle but Jenna says, “if you like to curl up, it’s perfect.”
While your height can be a considerable factor, it is important to note that height guidelines are NOT set in stone. The way you sit in a furniture item can drastically affect how someone might find a seat comfortable.
This is why we highly recommend coming in-store and taking a sit test to determine if the Collins is right for your unique body type. To learn more, take a look at our article How to Find the Right Sofa Size For You.
Options and Upgrades
Take some time to investigate your options so that your new sectional doesn’t just suit your home; it suits your way of living. The Collins furniture set has various customization options available.
Fabric & Leather Options
Your choice of fabric or leather upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting a sofa for your home. The Collins has over 900 hundred cover options so you can custom-create a look that’s uniquely yours. Choose from the latest colours, patterns and textures.
When choosing fabrics, the Collins comes in 11 select fabric covers with 2 different textures. There are also leather options available, including recycled leather and leather match.
Select fabrics are specifically chosen to match a particular furniture frame and do not affect the starting price.
La-Z-Boy offers alternative leather options such as leather match and recycled leather. It's important to remember that choosing any type of leather will result in additional costs for the furniture. You can learn more about La-Z-Boy’s Leather Selection by checking out this article.
Leather options, even select leather, will always increase the overall cost. Ultimately, choosing fabric or leather is up to you if you’re willing to spend more on leather products.
Please note that this article's leather or fabric options may be discontinued or unavailable without prior notice. We recommend contacting your local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store by phone or in-person to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by any changes to our upholstery selection.
Alongside our extensive range of covers, the [Furniture] is also available in specialty fabrics that offer unique features and benefits…
Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric and leather fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before turning into stains.
Tested and formulated to withstand the scratches and wear that a pet can cause to ensure a durable and easily washable fabric.
Antimicrobial properties surround each cover to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria.
Superior stain and fade resistance properties make fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable.
Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable and made from recycled water bottles.
Restore by Nanobionic® features a mineral-based fabric coating that transforms natural body heat into energy using infrared technology.
At an additional cost, Collins' cushions can also be upgraded to include firmer cushioning, meaning over time, your furniture will remember your unique figure and enhance the comfort of your furniture. This could be a great option for people with mobility issues, allowing you to get in and out of your furniture more comfortably.
For more information on whether this upgrade is right for you, view our Stationary Furniture Collection catalogue .
Contrasting Welt Trim
Customers have the option to choose a contrasting welt trim to accentuate the design of the furniture. Furthermore, patterned welt trim options are available, which can enhance the aesthetics of the furniture frame.
Collins comes with pillows, which means you can customize those as well. You can accessorize your pillows by adding an accent colour to them, as well as contrasting welt, cording or fringe.
If you want to get specific, you can also request feather padding for your pillows instead of the usual foam padding.
The Collins Sectional consists of 15 module pieces that can be used to design a unique configuration that suits your comfort preferences and space.
With these available module pieces, your Collins sectional can be made as big or as small as you wish.
End piece includes a Left/Right-Arm Sitting Chair, Loveseat, Chaise and Cuddler. You can also place either a rounded corner section or a 90-degree corner to create the famous L-shape for which sectionals are known. There are also armless chairs and loveseats available that can help with extra seating if you're looking for a long sectional. Lastly, an armless full sleeper is also available, making the Collins the only sectional at La-Z-Boy with a sleeper sofa included in the configurations.
There are 9 different basic sectional configurations below to show what your sectional can look like. You can also choose to go with your own unique design if you don’t prefer any of these choices.
The cost of the Collins sectional is in the mid-high range of the sectionals now available on the market. The quality of materials used in construction and customization options are the main reasons for the higher price bracket. To learn more about the costs of sectional sofas in our Ottawa Kingston market read our article on how much sectional costs.
The starting price of the smallest Collins Sectional configuration is $3,799, with a variety of fabric choices, including iClean fabric colours. From there, the cost increases depending on the different fabrics or leather chosen, the number of seats and other options selected.
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on June 30th, 2023. Contact your local Ottawa or Kingston location by phone or in person for up-to-date pricing.
The Collins is covered by La-Z-Boy’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. This warranty covers the repair or replacement of the frame, spring systems, and mechanism, given that they are quality-crafted and built for long-lasting comfort.
For full details of the Limited Lifetime Warranty, check out this full La-Z-Boy warranty breakdown.
While still quality-crafted, other aspects of the product, such as fabrics, leather, and cushion, are not meant to last a lifetime. However, these parts are still covered by the La-Z-Boy Manufacturer’s Warranty for a given period of time.
To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost. To learn more about the Extended Warranty Plan and if it’s right for you, take a look at this article.
This sofa currently has a 5-star rating in North America. Find out what customers are saying in the following reviews.
A) Retirement Napping Professionals
“Since we retired 2 years ago, my husband and I have become full time competitive nappers.
We bought the Collins a few weeks ago in the gray color….its the most comfortable couch I’ve ever owned…weve never had a sectional but now there is ample room for both of us to nap lying down and still have plenty of space for our granddaughter to nap in between…Lazyboy furniture is well made and durable. My only problem is figuring out what to do with the lazyboy couch we had prior to this…which only napped 1…being retired, napping is the most important criteria for judging a couch.
I give it a huge thumbs up…we moved into this house 3 weeks ago hence the Spartan room…this couch was the first purchase for the house and it arrived within days of purchase.
I gave it 4 stars for style as I prefer cleaner lines and a more minimalist look, but comfort wins hands down.[sic]” Catherine L
B) Love the Collins!!
“Best couch ever! Our whole family loves this section! Super comfortable and plenty of room for all of us[sic]!!” Katie B
C) “Love the new sectional and chairs. The design specialist that came to our home was great.[sic]” Gregory/Jane B
Is the Collins Sectional Right For You?
It is no question that the Collins Sectional is a beautiful piece of transitional furniture. But is it right for you?
Jenna says that the Collins sectional is ideal for someone who is fairly tall, between the height to 5’10” and 6’2”. Someone at this height is likely looking for a deeper seat which they will find in the Collins sectional.
With this being said, Jenna says shorter clients may also enjoy the Collins Sectional if they intend to kick off their shoes and curl up into the depth of the seat.
Lastly, the Collins Sectional is the perfect foundation piece for any decorating style. They are ideal for those that prefer clean lines and a casual style with deep seats. You can customize it to the size and arrangement you want from a sofa all the way up to our largest U-shaped sectional. Adding a cuddle corner and/or sofa bed would be the icing on the cake!
You fill your home with your favourite people and things. Your furniture should reflect the many sides of your life – stylish, durable, sensible and full of personality.
The collins is a contemporary style that’s been around for 10 years and Jenna says “everyone seems to love this style”.
We are happy to help you navigate all the options and tailor a sectional that is just right for you at any one of our Ottawa and Kingston La-Z-Boy locations.
Visit us at a local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy showroom or plan ahead by scheduling your visit online. If you prefer to shop from the comfort of your own home, we also offer virtual design appointments.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you customize your Collins Sectional exactly to your liking.
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