Each piece is made to order. This means that you have the opportunity to configure something just right for you.
We offer a large variety of fill options, leg options, and fabric options that makes choosing a Romano something personal and unique that you can be proud to put at the center of your home.
- Foam is a good option for a customer looking for a more tailored look, and a firmer support.
- Polyester fibres offer more softness but is still supportive.
- Feather and down fills offer deeper and softer enveloping comfort with a much more relax look.
By mixing and matching the different fill combinations, we offer 8 types of seating packages to choose from:
Our CLASSIC package (CLA) features the clean look of a foam seat and foam back with dacron overwrap that is typically found on styles with tight or fixed backs.
SUPERIOR fill (SUP) option is found on the widest selection of models and consists of dacron wrapped foam seats and removable back cushions filled with polyester fibre which is more plush option.
MEMORY foam is a new option for the foam seat. The advantage is that it provides a clean tailored look of the classic foam seat, but with a deeper and softer cushioning. The memory foam seat is paired with a feather back for optimum comfort.
LUXURIOUS (LUX) feather and down filled seat and back cushions give our pieces a less structured look and are made to sink into. It is recommended that these cushions be fluffed regularly to improve the comfort and the look.
ULTRALUX is our highest quality down fill that blends a very high percentage of down with feathers. Ultralux cushions are lighter and have more loft making them noticeably plusher than our regular LUX fill making this the ultimate in luxurious comfort.
The HIP package is a good option for a customer looking for more support and clean lines of a foam seat, paired with the plushness of a feather back. Our KUL (foam) and FAB (polyester fibre) backs are options paired with a feather seat.
Depending on the model, we offer a choice of metal or wooden leg. These options are visible on the product page of each model. Some of the metal legs and all of our wood legs are designed in-house, sourced locally and made by hand.
These are the 7 stain colours offered on our wood legs:
You can just about put any fabric on any style. With thousands of styles and colours of fabric to choose from, picking a fabric doesn't have to be a daunting task.
To start with, we have done extensive legwork and curated a collection of 65 winning fabrics in one swatch book that should help guide you in picking a great fabric without the experience becoming overwhelming. We strongly recommend beginning by consulting our swatchbook which is available in all Romano retail outlets.
So you've started narrowing down the fabrics but are still looking for a special colour or texture? Rest assured that you are not limited to just the 65 fabrics in our swatchbook - most of the fabrics that we recommend are also available in many more colour ways as well, there are many more patterns available through the various fabric suppliers' swatch books that we use. With easily hundreds of fabrics to work with and the guidance of the knowledgeable staff in the store, we are confident that you will find that special fabric that you are seeking.
If you are working with a designer or have already found a really beautiful fabric elsewhere - that's great! Because we also accept our customer's own material (COM) as long as it meets certain minimum specifications, just note that surcharges may apply depending on the fabric.
Besides colour and pattern, when considering a fabric there are some important factors to consider:
More often than not, fabrics are composed of a blend of different materials. Natural fibres like silk, wool, cotton and linen, while rich and beautiful, are typically more fragile than man-made fibres and are more susceptible to damage from factors like staining, wear and tear, and fading from sunlight.
This is our most popular choice and is ideal for homes with children or pets. The advantages are : It is very durable, easy to care for, offers good resistance to waterborne stains, sunlight, insects, mildew, and abrasion. Polyester is often blended with other fibres to add wrinkle resistance, eliminate crushing of napped fabrics, and reduce fading. Polyester is entirely man-made but modern production methods can achieve a very natural look and feel of natural fibres at a more attractive price point
Cotton is a breathable fabric, this means heat and moisture can be conducted away from your skin when you sit on it. Natural cotton has hypoallergenic properties, so it can be a good choice for those who are sensitive to chemicals or wool. This natural fibre provides good resistance to wear, fading, and pilling. It is less resistant to soil and wrinkling. Surface treatments and blending with other fibres often atone for these weaknesses. Durability and use depend on the weave and finish. These fabrics get their appearance from the way they are woven. A damask weaves are formal; canvas (duck and sailcloth) is more casual and more durable, and cotton velvet is luxurious and can be extremely durable if the backing is woven tightly.
Linen has a well-deserved reputation for eco-friendliness. Flax is easy to grow without fertilizer or irrigation and it’s naturally resistant to disease and insects, requiring little use of chemicals. It also possesses a natural resistance to bacteria, microflora, and mildew, making it a great choice for those with allergies. Linen is also resistant to pilling and fading. However, it won't withstand heavy wear, and it soils and wrinkles easily. Soiled linen upholstery must be professionally cleaned to avoid shrinkage.
Wool is amongst the highest quality fibres for it’s richness, but also it’s natural properties. It is woven from fibres shorn from sheep, goats, and alpaca that may be blended. It is sturdy and durable, feels soft and warm in the winter and cool to sit on in the summer. Wool and wool blends offer good resistance to fading, wrinkling, and soil. Wools blended with a synthetic fibre make it easier to clean and to reduce the possibility of felting the fibres (causing them to bond together until they resemble felt). The cons of wool are that it can attract moths, it has poor sunlight resistance, and requires dry cleaning.
All of our fabrics have a “double-rub” count shown on its label to indicate the durability of the fabric. Each fabric undergoes a test in a special machine that passes a pad back and forth over the fabric until it shows signs of wear. Each back-and-forth pass is known as a double-rub. Domestic upholstery fabrics are usually rated at a minimum of 25,000 double-rubs, but we are careful to select more durable fabrics with the large majority rated at 100,000 ensuring that your sofa will continue to look good and wear well for many years.
Performance Fabrics :
Some high performance fabrics add a built-in protection to repel water and resist stains. Performance fabrics are easier to clean using only a damp cloth or mild detergent. Please ask your local retailer about their selection of performance fabrics, by such brands as “Crypton Home,” “Fibreguard” or “Sunbrella”.
We offer hundreds of different fabrics to choose from. Please visit an authorized Romano dealer to see the collection. Below are currently some of our most popular :