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 year on the market, the Paxton sectional has gained enough notoriety to clinch a spot as one of our top five selling sectionals in Ottawa and Kingston.  Determine whether the features and benefits of this comfortably casual sectional are 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 a 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 modules available to configure to any room size or shape
➋ La-Z-Boy® Premier construction:

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

 

La-Z-Boy sofa with construction layered view
La-Z-Boy ComfortCore cushion construction view and features

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

Check out this article about Premier Construction at La-Z-Boy to learn more the Paxton’s construction.

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 one of our only double chaises 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.

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional cushions used as fort in showroom
La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional family with kids jumping

Standard with all La-Z-Boy stationary sectionals, Paxton modules have a drop-in joining bracket mounted on the side of each piece which offers a secure method of connection. The Paxton locks together and remains in place, even with kids playing on it.  Peace of mind if jumping is allowed!

Paxton Sectional Dimensions & Configurations

At La-Z-Boy, we believe there is a ‘right’ seat for everyone considering body dimensions.  We recommend a sit test to make sure the Paxton seat height, depth and width are perfectly suited to you.

Paxton Sectional Dimensions

Based on its dimensions, the Paxton Sectional is a good fit for most average to taller-height individuals. It possesses an extra deep seat at 42 inches, second only to the Alani Sectional at 49 inches deep. Thus, short legs will dangle.  Anyone with difficulty standing up from a seated position or mobility issues could find the very deep seat challenging.

Have you ever had to tolerate sitting in the uncomfortable space between two sofa cushions during larger gatherings or because you want to cuddle close to someone? With Paxton’s 45” wide seat cushion on the chaise and arm sitting chair module, no one will have to suffer this fate as there is ample room for two to share.

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 depend on the configuration you choose.  Here are the measurements for each piece:

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional right arm module

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

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional corner module

Corner seat:
38″ H x 68″ W x 42″ D

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional armless chair module

Armless chair:
38″ D x 40″ W x 42″ D

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional chaise module

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

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional different configuration graph

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.
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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.

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sofa, loveseat and ottoman in living room setting

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.

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sofa

(a) Sofa

La-Z-Boy Paxton Loveseat

(b) Loveseat

La-Z-Boy Paxton Chair and a Half

(c) Chair and a Half

La-Z-Boy Paxton Ottoman

(d) Ottoman

Learn more about the entire Paxton family.

We also provide a complimentary in-home design service if you need help designing a room worthy of your new sectional or incorporating multiple pieces from the Paxton furniture family. 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.

Options and Upgrades For the Paxton

At La-Z-Boy, everything is customizable, including the Paxton Sectional. Take some time to investigate your options so that your new sectional doesn’t just suit your home; it suits your way of living. You can make the sectional uniquely yours by customizing the fabric, seat cushions, wood finish, contrasting trims, and accent pillows.

Upholstery / Cover Options

Your choice of upholstery is a pivotal decision when selecting a sofa for your home.

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-Boy’s upholstery standards.

Alternatively, the Paxton has hundreds of fabric options so you can custom-create a look that’s uniquely yours.

Among the fabrics available in various textures, patterns, and colours, the Paxton Sectional is also available in premium-grade specialty fabrics.

STAIN-RESISTANT

Innovative iClean technology surrounds each fabric fibre, creating a barrier that repels spills before they turn into stains. 

PET FRIENDLY

Tested to simulate the scratches and wear that pets can cause, fabrics identified as pet-friendly are durable and easily washable. 

ANTIMICROBIAL (new)

Antimicrobial properties surround each fibre to protect against mould, mildew, and odour-causing bacteria. 

PERFORMANCE

Superior stain and fade resistance properties make these fabrics easy to clean and incredibly durable. 

ECO FRIENDLY

Conserve Sustainable Fabrics are soft, durable, and made from recycled water bottles. We use as many as 110 recycled water bottles to create a sectional with this eco-friendly material.

La-Z-Boy Conserve fabric how it is made 5 steps

As with conventional furniture fabrics, all premium-grade covers are wear-tested for safety, quality and durability. So, they stay comfortable and beautiful for years after delivery. 

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

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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 and a firmer seat 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.

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sofa in living room cozy setting
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Pillows

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.

When comparing sectional costs offered at La-Z-Boy, the Paxton falls within the mid-price range.

The Paxton sectional starting price of $3,289 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 $6,979. 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.

 

 

*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change.  Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing. 
La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional select fabric covers available

Customer Reviews

The Paxton sectional pieces’ ratings range from 4.8 to 5 stars out of 5 stars in North America. 

This rating is based on a combination of comfort, quality, and design. 

Find out what customers are saying about the Paxton Sectional in the following five-star reviews.

Rated 5 out of 5

Feels great to relax in.

This design is great. The arm rest not extending out to the end of the seat cushion makes me feel free. I don’t feel trapped into my seat on the sofa. The wide, deep cushion is super comfortable and firm. No issues.

Jonathan A.

Right arm sitting 4.9/5

Lovely sectional!

I am absolutely in love with my new sectional I do plan on adding more to it now configuring my new space. The seats are deep the fall into cozy kind and I got the double wide and the double wide chaise. The material is phenomenal I have 2 kids and things are easily wiped off. The chaise is velcroed down which is fantastic I had a major issue with my old sectional not from this company but the chaise would always slide out it drove me insane so this was a very pleasant surprise. I also got the upgraded cushions and I think they are most definitely worth the upcharge. Overall this exceeded my expectations minus the time it took to get it but with covid that was to be expected.

Rachel K.

Rated 5 out of 5

Sooo comfortable!

LOVE this sofa!!! Sooo comfortable and it holds up to the “rough and tumble” of kids and a dog! Looks perfect in my family room!

Jennifer And Michael F.

La-Z-Boy Paxton Sectional in bright living room setting

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. If you’re ready to surrender to the Paxton’s call to curl up and get cozy, we are happy to help you navigate all the options at any one of our La-Z-Boy Ottawa and Kingston locations. Or plan ahead by scheduling your visit online with one of our design consultants to start tailoring a sectional that is just right for you! 

As you continue in your search for the perfect sectional, take a look at our Comprehensive Sectional Sofa Buyers Guide: 7 Expert Tips for Buying a New Sectional.

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