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Sofa Stains, Chair Catastrophes and Table Troubles Top the List of Faux Pas in SquareTrade Furniture Damage Survey

November 5, 2019 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Furniture is key to making a house a home, however new research by SquareTrade, an Allstate company and highly rated protection plan provider, shows modern day life leaves fixtures and fittings vulnerable to damage. In its Furniture Faux Pas Study, SquareTrade finds more than 242 million people have damaged furniture in their lifetime and 37% of damaged items were less than a year old!

The survey explores the types of furniture people damage, the most common causes, and what lengths and expenses people go to repair, replace or hide damage. Digging deeper, SquareTrade finds:

“People are used to investing in protection plans for their appliances and electronics, but they don’t give as much thought to protecting their furniture,” said Jason Siciliano, vice president and global creative director at SquareTrade. “This is surprising given the data behind how frequently and costly it is to repair furniture. Investing in a protection plan at the point of purchase is only a fraction of the cost of a couch.”

Furniture protection plans cover repairs or replacements without claims negatively impacting homeowners or renter’s insurance premiums. For more information on ways to protect prized possessions, visit: www.squaretrade.com.

About SquareTrade
SquareTrade, an Allstate company, is a highly rated protection plan provider trusted by millions of customers for its fast and efficient service. A member of the Allstate family, SquareTrade is headquartered in San Francisco and London. For more information, go to  www.SquareTrade.com.

SquareTrade Furniture Faux Pas Study Methodology & Data Sources:
SquareTrade’s 2019 Furniture Faux Pas Study conducted in July 2019 among 1,106 online adults via Lucid. Sampling and multipliers were balanced to ensure representativeness of the US General Population, as determined by U.S. Census QuickFacts’ Population & Household Estimates (2017-2018 figures).

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SOURCE SquareTrade