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My cat, housemate, and I live in a small apartment in a questionably secure walk-up — cue the violins. Since you’re either a regular here and are familiar with our city living conundrums or you’re here for help working through your own, let me cut to the chase: The Floyd Sectional was custom-made to fit my space perfectly, hand-delivered directly into my living room, and survived (nay, thrived) through a month’s worth of red wine spills and my cat’s incessant scratching. It has proved itself to be the sofa to end all modern, modular, customizable, pet- and mess-friendly upholstered sofas. Plus, now through July 4, you can get it for 15 percent off!

It took me all of 10 minutes with a tape measure and Floyd’s Sectional Builder to design my own perfect sofa — admittedly one of the quickest decisions I’ve ever made. Because there isn’t a Cheesecake Factory menu-amount of options when you’re choosing your modules, colors, and add-ons, the experience isn’t overwhelming. That said, everything you could need, from neutral off-white and rich green upholstery options to multiple right, left, and middle sections, give you more than enough customization possibilities. I opted for the off-white fabric in order to really put it to the mess test.

Supply chain issues gave my anticipation for delivery a few weeks to build, but instead of delivery day being expectedly chaotic, it didn’t involve breaking a sweat carrying boxes nor did it involve breaking any down afterward. The Sectional was carried in pieces and placed exactly where I wanted it in a matter of minutes. I was instantly able to toss some throws on it and get right to the best part: lounging. And, boy, does this sofa suit the job. The Sectional is designed to be wider than your average sofa, and since those few extra inches don’t feel like they actually take up much more room, the difference in terms of comfort is drastic. It’s not the kind of couch you sink down into, which is very much my preference. I can sit, lay, and even sleep supported on the Sectional, and it’s not challenging to get up from (and I’m certainly not groggy or sore when I do).

Yes, the Sectional is certainly handsome and ideal for most every decor style and home size, but I was concerned by how much it looked like a beacon for my cat’s restless paws when it arrived. It’s now been a month of unregulated scratching and claw-assisted stretching, and only a single thread on the Sectional’s upholstery has managed to come loose. It was easily snipped to reveal the sofa just as it was the day I got it. My concern soon shifted from my cat to myself: How long would it take for me to totally ruin this off-white sofa?

The good news is that multiple red wine spills, acrylic paint splatters, and mysterious stains haven’t been any match for the coated and stain-resistant Floyd upholstery. The best part about this is that the Sectional doesn’t have the look or feel of coated polyester, but it gives you all of the material’s easy-to-clean benefits. Plus, it’s thousands of dollars less than others we’ve seen of its quality and caliber (especially now that it’s on sale). This sofa is truly everything I’ve been looking for, and for now, at least one of my city life conundrums has been resolved.