Review of La-Z-Boy’s Petra Furniture Family: Chair & a Half, Sofa & Ottoman
May 2, 2023
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Sofas can be incredibly comfortable, especially when the cushions are just the right amount of plush and softness. Sometimes, we look to our larger furniture items as cozy spots for a quick snooze on a lazy Sunday.
Considering options at our local La-Z-Boy furniture stores in Ottawa and Kingston, you might prefer an extra-long sofa instead of a sofa bed, especially if you're concerned about space. An extra-long sofa could be the perfect choice for those casual yet much-needed naps.
Racha Pharaon, a design consultant at La-Z-Boy Kanata, says that the Petra is an extra long sofa, and the rest of its furniture family, is “perfect for anyone looking for deep-seated and a wide furniture arrangement.”
While this might sound enticing, what else is there to say about the Petra, and how does it compare to your desires when looking for your next furniture piece? Read on, to learn more about the Petra, including its unique features, cost, and if this furniture family is right for you.
In This Article…
- Petra Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
- Unique Features
- Sizes & Dimensions
- Options & Upgrades
- Customer Reviews
- Is the Petra Furniture Family Right For You?
Petra Furniture Family (Available Frame Options)
Before we discuss the in-depth details of the Petra, let’s list out the different frame options available in this long furniture family
Petra Stationary Chair & a Half
Firstly, the Petra is available as a La-Z-Boy chair & a half, which is longer in width than a regular stationary chair. The Petra Chair & a Half is great for sitting spaciously alone, with a furry friend, or with a small child.
Chair & a Halves can also be great for furnishing nurseries. To learn more about Chairs for a Nursery, take a look at this article.
Petra Extra Long Sofa
Next is the Petra Sofa, which is one of the longer sofas offered at La-Z-Boy. This is why it is called the Extra Long Sofa. This roomy 3-seater sofa allows friends and family to relax in style, while still having plenty of room to cross your legs.
The Petra Sofa also comes in an apartment-sized option, meaning any apartment dwellers who love the style of the Petra can also get one for their smaller space. Instead of the apartment sofa coming with three cushions, it comes in two long cushions for a cleaner look.
The Petra furniture family allows you to match your Petra Sofa or Chair & a Half with an ottoman that has the same style, making it easy to create a cohesive look in your living space.
The Petra Ottoman can act as a leg rest to kick your feet up, or as an extra seat for any guests who come over.
Now that we know what’s included in the Petra furniture family, let’s take a look at some of the unique features the Petra has to offer.
Within each furniture frame, this modern sofa offers a streamlined look that features sleek arms, sophisticated tapered wood legs, kidney-shaped pillows, and deep seats, all for a contemporary and laid-back style.
Looking at the Petra Extra Long Sofa, Racha points out the legs being a deciding factor for some. “The legs are very distinct in style,” she says. The Petra has a fifth leg in the centre of the frame for additional support – something not all La-Z-Boy sofas have. This is most likely because of its size.
She also mentions the cushions feeling very deep, which gives the user more comfort, if they’re not looking for something firm. Interestingly, these cushions have the same depth as the Paxton Furniture Family, which is one of La-Z-Boy’s best sellers.
Further, what’s interesting about this La-Z-Boy sofa, is that it comes with loose cushions, meaning all the back and seat cushions on the furniture frame are not attached by upholstery. This allows the user to easily switch pillows to a different spot if they feel like they’re wearing out over time.
Sizes & Dimensions
The size and dimensions of a furniture item can matter greatly, depending on your living space. Before purchasing new furniture, it is always vital to Measure Your Room to compare measurements.
As the name suggests for this La-Z-Boy sofa, the Petra is “Extra Long,” meaning this furniture item is a lot wider than most sofas offered at La-Z-Boy. Because of this, the longer sofa might not be beneficial in a smaller space.
If you’re looking to place your sofa behind a window, however, Racha says that the Petra has a shorter back, which means you can expose more sunlight to your room, if that is important to you.
Also, depending on how you like to sit on the Petra, your unique body type might matter. Racha says that if you like to sit with your feet curled next to you, you might benefit from the deep seats. That being said, this furniture family might be better for those with an average to taller height.
But, if you like to sit up on your furniture, those with a shorter height might risk their feet dangling, which may not be favourable to some. Racha says this problem can easily be fixed by adding extra pillows on your back for more support.
Ultimately, we recommend that you visit a La-Z-Boy furniture showroom and take the Petra for a sit test with the help of a La-Z-Boy design consultant.
In the meantime, you may find helpful pointers in the article How to Find the Right Sofa Size For You?
Petra Chair & a Half Dimensions (Inches)
Chair Weight: 72 lbs.
Body Depth: 41”
Body Height: 37”
Body Width: 38.5”
Seat Depth: 27.5”
Seat Height: 20”
Seat Width: 30”
Petra Sofa Dimensions (Inches)
Sofa Weight: 133 lbs.
Body Depth: 41”
Body Height: 37”
Body Width: 88.5”
Seat Depth: 27.5”
Seat Height: 20”
Seat Width: 80”
Options & Upgrades
When looking at Petra’s options and upgrades, there are plenty to choose from. It is important to remember that all options and upgrades come at an additional cost, meaning the price of your Petra furniture is subject to increase.
La-Z-Boy has over 800 fabrics to choose from, making the experience of personalizing your furniture seemingly endless.
Racha reveals that the Petra comes in 4 different select fabric options. These sofa cover options are chosen specifically to compliment the frame of your furniture and do not increase the base price of your Petra.
The 4 select fabric choices for Petra are oyster, dove, steel and pebble. Should you choose to purchase a sofa cover that is not included as select covers, you will be subjected to an additional fee.
As for leather, there are no select leather covers to choose from within the Petra furniture family. Even though the Petra isn’t associated with any select leather, Racha says you can pair this frame with a leather cover. If you’re wondering about the Leather Selection at La-Z-Boy, check out this article.
In addition to the cover options mentioned above, the Petra is offered in speciality fabrics with unique features and benefits…
Stain Resistant Fabric
Innovative iClean Technology surrounds each fabric 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 fibre 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, firmer seat options are available. With this, you can choose to upgrade both the seat and back cushions.
Both Petra Sofas come 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.
To learn more about How to Accessorize with Pillows, take a look at this article.
Leg Finish Options
Finally, Petra’s wood leg finish can also be customized. Any Petra furniture item comes in one of four finish options:
- Mahogany (Base Price)
- Coffee (Additional Cost)
- Graphite (Additional Cost)
- Driftwood (Additional Cost)
In terms of cost, Racha notes that the Petra furniture products fall within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. “This is even more with leather, which almost doubles the price of any furniture frame,” she says.
While the cost of the Petra furniture is considered quite standard at La-Z-Boy, it is important to note that La-Z-Boy furniture is considered more expensive in the market. This cost is reflected in the quality of materials and craftsmanship of our products.
With this, the investment tends to be worthwhile if you are looking for long-lasting furniture.
Petra Chair & a Half
Petra Apartment Sofa
*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 March 29th, 2023. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
The Petra furniture family 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.
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 learn more about the warranty at La-Z-Boy, take a look at the article Are La-Z-Boy Recliners Guaranteed for Life?
To further protect your purchase, La-Z-Boy offers an extended warranty plan at an additional cost.
Customer reviews tell a lot about a furniture piece, especially when honest. Because the Petra furniture family is a newer product from La-Z-Boy, we are still receiving customer reviews from individuals.
With this, the star rating is not currently available. However, here are what customers are saying about the Petra Sofa and Chair & a Half.
Is the Petra Furniture Family Right for You?
Now that you know all the important details about the Petra furniture family, it's time to ask yourself: is this the perfect fit for your home? Maybe you're still weighing your options - and that's okay!
Here are some factors that can help you decide if the Petra fits your budget and if you're drawn to its functionality and style.
Beginning with price, the cost of the Petra is within the mid-price range at La-Z-Boy. While this is a newer furniture product introduced, it has a slightly higher than normal starting price because there are more materials needed to construct the wider frame.
However, it's important to keep in mind that while La-Z-Boy furniture may have a higher upfront cost, it typically lasts longer than less expensive options on the market, making it a worthwhile investment that can save you money in the long run. If you're looking for furniture that will provide long-term enjoyment, the Petra might be the right choice for you.
Moving on to functionality, this furniture family is good for someone looking for minimal furniture pieces that look stylish in a spacious living room.
If you are someone who is looking for an extra long sofa in a smaller space, the Petra Sofa might not be right for you. Instead, take a look at our Sofas for Small Spaces article. Even though the Sofa may not be recommended you can still enjoy its comfort in the apartment sofas of its La-Z-Boy chair and a half variation.
Also, because the cushions are deep, Racha says this furniture family might be better suited for those who are younger or those with fewer mobility issues. “Some people who have difficulty getting up or moving around might have a hard time getting out of this furniture family.”.
The only thing that could help with this issue is the firmer cushion upgrade. If this is something that does interest you, be aware that it comes at an additional cost.
In terms of style, Petra's contemporary design appeals to a younger audience. According to Racha, a young family would appreciate this furniture set, especially if they choose to include the sofa and chair in their purchase.
If you're looking to add some variety to your furniture arrangement, the Petra Sofa and Chair can be mixed and matched with different textures. For example, you could choose fabric for the sofa and leather for the chair. This can create a unique accent chair that matches the colour of the ottoman if you choose to purchase one. Racha suggests this as an option for adding some visual interest to your living space.
To learn more about Leather Accent Chairs, take a look at this article.
Now that you have a better understanding of the Petra furniture family and its features, why not consider adding the Petra to your home?
Since La-Z-Boy is known for our recliners, you might be interested in learning about the comparison between stationary and reclining furniture. If so, take a look at our comparison article, Stationary vs. Reclining Furniture.
Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. Take advantage of our interior design services to see how the Petra furniture could fit in your home.
If the Petra wasn't what you were looking for, take a look at some of our other furniture family reviews:
- Review of the Natalie Furniture Family
- Kennedy Furniture Family Review
- Bexley Furniture Family Review
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