La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional: 2020 In-Depth Review

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Review: Paxton Sectional

Are you looking for a sectional that calls out for you to sink in and get cozy? Do you want flexible seating options, ideal for entertaining guests or family TV viewing? You may not need to look any further than the Paxton sectional! 

In this review, find out why in its first four months on the market, the Paxton sectional has surpassed our five top-selling sectionals lists in Ottawa and Kingston.  Determine whether the features and benefits of this comfortably casual sectional is the right fit for you.

The Paxton sectional hit floors in early 2020.  However, the other furniture in this style (sofa, loveseat, chair and a half, plus ottoman) has been on the market for about two years. The Paxton family currently ranks 3rd in North America and Canada.

Michelle MacLellan is an in-home designer at the La-Z-Boy Home Furnishing and Décor store in Kanata. She’s been in the furniture business for over 30 years and worked for other prominent furniture stores such as Vanleeuwen and Luxe Home interiors. She enthusiastically shared the Paxton sectional is her favourite piece on the showroom floor.

“As the sectional with the deepest seat, there is ample room to raise your legs and curl up to watch TV,” says Michelle.  She further explains the Paxton sectional is best suited for a casual family room.  Also, it has a clean look and classic design that won’t go out of style.

Standard Stationary Sectional Features

The Paxton sectional is part of La-Z-Boy’s premier stationary furniture line with frames built with the active family in mind.  With configurations ranging from two pieces to ten, our stationary sectional sofas let you maximize seating and your comfort. Choose a sectional with chaise, and you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out while giving your room a look that’s anything but relaxed.

Stationary sectionals have many standard features, such as:

A variety of available modules configure to any room size or shape
• La-Z-Boy® Premier construction:

➊ Quality-crafted frame consisting of kiln-dried hardwood and furniture-grade laminates
➋ Fully padded outside back, outside arms and front post
➌ La-Z-Boy non-skid logo decking-sag sinuous wire seat and back springs to keep seat cushions in place
➍ Patented ComfortCore® seat cushions – zoned seating offers added support for the spine, hips and behind the knees.
➎ Self-healing zippers fixed effortlessly by zipping and unzipping past the point where it has popped open with usage
➏ Accent pillows lined with accordion fabric for added loft
➐ Limited Lifetime Warranty on parts, mechanism and frame

• Double-picked blown fibre fill for improved cushion loft and shape retention
• Customizable with your choice premium grade fabrics tested to resist wear and fading
• Alligator clips or drop-in lock for the modular locking mechanism

Before you commit to a stationary sectional, you may want to explore one with reclining capabilities. Three out of five top-selling sectionals can recline and include the Trouper Sectional, the Devon Sectional, and the Reese Sectional.

Features Unique to the Paxton Sectional

The Paxton sectional delivers simple style elements like wide track arms, t-cushion, decorative wood legs, and crisp welt trim. A comfortably casual sectional with extra deep seats and our only double chaise perfect for an afternoon nap. 

It has a low profile and fully padded outside back, arms and front post. “The Paxton sectional looks just as good from the back as it does the front,” describes Michelle.  For this reason, you could easily float the sectional in a room and place it off the wall.

A great benefit is that the back cushions are not attached so they can be flipped, fluffed or removed entirely for a generous sleeping area.  Its versatility does not stop there – it can prove to keep kids entertained as the cushions make great fort walls.

Bracket System Provides Durability and Versatility

The sectional is sturdy and has some reptilian strength as modules attach with alligator clips.  The Paxton locks together and remains in place, even with kids playing on it.  Peace of mind if jumping is allowed!

Given the metal brackets are located at the bottom of each sectional piece, and it has padded construction you could free float the modules.  Michelle has sold the single chaise piece to function as an excellent lounging area in a master bedroom. She cautions that modules are not constructed for this purpose, so you will not find equal padding on the attachment side.  But if you can overlook this small imperfection you can’t beat this roomy and comfortable double sized seat to relax in style.

Modules with arms include one standard size accent pillow with a fused bag.  This design prevents the blown fibre from escaping and allows it to fill the corners to provide a full look and feel.

Available in your choice of hundreds of fabrics and possible upgrades. The Paxton has no leather cover options.  Due to the large seat size and backs, the leather would need to be cut into sewn strips, making it challenging to meet La-Z-Boys upholstery standards.

Paxton Sectional Dimensions & Configurations

At La-Z-Boy, we believe there is a ‘right’ seat for everyone considering body dimensions.  Make sure the Paxton seat height, depth and width are made explicitly for you.

Paxton Sectional Dimensions

Based on its dimensions, the Paxton sectional is a good fit for most average to taller height individuals. It possesses our deepest seat at 42 inches. Thus, short legs will dangle.  Anyone with difficulty standing up from a seated position or mobility issues could find the very deep seat challenging.

Michelle says it is essential to identify the room’s function in which the sectional will become the centrepiece.  As well as what position you best like to lounge or relax.  If its primary purpose is to entertain guests and facilitate conversation, then seat fit is important.  You most likely will be seated in an upright position.  However, if you love to curl up to read a book or stretch out and snuggle with someone to watch TV, then the Paxton meets your needs regardless of your stature.

With the Paxton having a very deep seat, even if the sectional dimensions are perfect for your room, it might not be the right furniture. If it can’t fit through your door or gets stuck in the stairwell, it would be a very costly mistake! You need to measure all points of entry and the delivery path. Find out how to accurately measure your room to buy the right furniture.  

Configurations for the Paxton Sectional

An array of Paxton modules lets you customize the perfect sectional configuration for rooms of any size. 

The dimensions for the Paxton sectional depends on the configuration you choose.  Here are the measurements for each piece:

Left/Right-Arm Sitting Chair:
38″ H x 45″ W x 42″ D

Corner seat:
38″ H x 68″ W x 42″ D

Armless chair:
38″ D x 40″ W x 42″ D

Left/Right-Arm sitting chaise:
38″ H x 45″ W x 66.5″ D

As you can see above, the Paxton sectional has the potential for multiple configurations. In all, there are six pieces. The figures shown above are just a few of the options.

1. Some of the smaller options are shown above in figures B and C. 

‣ You could use the chaise and arm seat to customize the smallest configuration with a body width of 90 inches and a body depth of 66.5 inches.

 2. The larger sized options come in a U-shape, and an almost O-shape, are shown in figures A and D

‣ The five-piece U-shape sectional in figure A measures 127 inches by 66.5 inches.
The seven-piece 0-shaped sectional in figure D measures 167 inches by 66.5 inches.

For more details regarding these arrangements, download our Paxton product manual.

Check out our article on top sectional sofa arrangements for further considerations and inspiration.

Paxton Furniture Family

To help you create a cohesive design, La-Z-Boy offers style sets. The Paxton style is what we call a supergroup as it has a sofa, loveseat and sectional option.

(a) Sofa

(b) Loveseat

(c) Chair and a Half

(d) Ottoman

Learn more about the entire Paxton family.

Options and Upgrades For the Paxton

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 Paxton furniture set has various customization options available.

Upholstery / Cover Options

Your choice of upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting a sofa for your home. The Paxton has hundreds of fabric options so you can custom-create a look that’s uniquely yours. Choose from the latest colours, patterns and textures. 

You can upgrade to a variety of fabrics including, iClean™ performance fabrics. This stain-resistant fabric offers a barrier of protection that repels spills before they turn into stains. 

A subset of covers is available in “conserve” fabric. Soft, durable, and sustainable “conserve” fabric is made out of recycled water bottles. We use as many as 110 recycled water bottles to create a sectional with this eco-friendly material.

As with conventional furniture fabrics, conserve covers are wear-tested for safety, quality and durability. So, they stay comfortable and beautiful for years after delivery. They come in a wide range of colours and patterns to complement your room.

To see what some of our covers would look like in your home, order your free sample fabric swatches!  

Seat Cushions

Raise your comfort level by upgrading to ComfortCore® GEL seat cushions for your Paxton sectional. This cushion has seven layers of comfort technology that includes gel-infused memory foam. It provides exceptional support as it conforms to your body.

Wood Finish

Give your furniture a completely custom look with a variety of wood finishes. Match your current decor or add striking contrast.  The Paxton sectional comes standard in brown mahogany but can upgrade to other colours.

Contrasting Welt Trim

Welt trim provides a tailored look to cushions and pillows but takes on an entirely new dimension in a contrasting colour. An unexpected touch, this decorative detail adds instant personality and highlights the sculptural lines of any silhouette. The Paxton has over 50 different colour and pattern choices for trim.


Are you looking for that perfect accent piece? This sectional comes with two matching accent pillows with a fused bag.  This design prevents the blown fibre from escaping and allows it to fill the corners to provide a full look and feel.

But if you are going for a bolder look, you can opt to get them in a contrasting cover that will set your furniture apart. Also, you can choose to add either a cord or fringe pillow edge treatment.

Add down fill feathers and upgrade your pillows to FeatherLite Comfort.

How Much Does It Cost?

Buying furniture is a significant investment. You will want to make sure you make the right choice for your specific lifestyle and needs. 

The cost of the Paxton 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 is the main reason 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 does a sectional cost.

The Paxton sectional starting price of $2,899 consists of our smallest configuration, the chaise lounge and arm sitting chair, with select fabrics. A larger, typical 5 module configuration (option A above) base price with select fabrics would be $5,999. Subsequently, the cost increases depending on the number of seats/modules, different covers chosen, and other selected options.

Select Fabric or Leather Upholstery

Furniture styles available and displayed in our showrooms usually have select covers representing the base or best pricing.  The selection in these upholstery options generally varies between four to fourteen covers in fabric, leather or both.

These covers are handpicked for the shape of the frame, and additional yardage is purchased to provide more significant savings and reduced prices.

The select fabrics for the Paxton family of products include five neutral fabrics. Neutral colours for upholstery on a large statement piece can blend in well with any décor and will not dictate the rest of the room.  Consider smaller pieces to add both pattern and texture.

Customer Testimonial

Due to the Paxton family being one of La-Z-Boy’s newest styles to hit the market, there are currently no customer reviews or five-star rating. If you surrender to the Paxton’s call to curl up and get cozy, be the first to leave a review about the style and service you encounter at our Cyrville Ottawa Google site

Meet the Humphreys 

Collin and Sara Humphrey met running high school track.  He’s not afraid to admit she was faster.  The couple’s three children help look after the family’s many furry occupants on their three-acre property.  

“Sometimes, the kids will leave the door open, and I’ll find a chicken inside the house,” Sara laughs.

Sara looks for things most people do when choosing furniture: comfort, durability and cleanability.  That’s especially important considering their lifestyle. Their new Paxton sectional checks all the boxes for the whole family.  Sara loves how the sectional locks together and keeps everything in place, even with the kids playing on it.

“My kids are animals,” Collin jokes, “Sara’s definitely the sofa police.  But it’s strong and sturdy – I give it a 10 out of 10 rating.”

Sara sums up their La-Z-Boy experience by saying, “it makes the room feel cozy – ties everything together.”  It’s incredible how the right furniture can bring everything and everyone together.

Next Steps

Buying furniture is a significant investment. If your goal is to make your next purchase a staple in your home, you’ll want to make sure you make the right choice. Michelle says, “it‘s important to put your money into good quality furniture that will stand the test of time and, most importantly, be comfortable for many years.”

A timeless structured look, extra deep seats, and a choice of cozy configurations make the Paxton a must for relaxing. Stretch out your legs solo or cuddle with a loved one and share the roomy, double-sized chaise. Our Paxton sectional brings exceptional comfort to rooms of any size.

The quality, style and variety that La-Z-Boy offers will ensure you find the perfect match for your needs. We are happy to help you navigate all the options at any one of our La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston locations and tailor a sectional that is just right for you! 

We are here to help. You can browse our sectional product information online and schedule an in-store or virtual appointment.

We also provide a complimentary in-home design service if you need help designing a room worthy of your new sectional. Together with our design experts, you’ll make a floorplan, select furniture and accessories and combine colour and fabric to bring your vision to life.

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