There are a number of things to consider when buying a piano cover.
Here are some of the most critical in our opinion:
- Quality of materials used.
- Swatches available.
- What to do if the make and model of your piano isn’t listed.
Quality of materials used:
- Is the outer dust and damp / spill proof?
- How robust are the various components overall?
- How well is the cover put together?
- Does the company offer swatches?
Are swatches available? If not, why not? This is by far the best way to experience the materials first hand prior to purchase. It will also immediately help you identify those materials you know won’t be suitable.
Thickness of padding:
How much padding do you need – if any? Are there any guidelines that compare the padding thicknesses of the products on offer and their relative protection level?
How are the covers cut and assembled? Can you watch a video or see some photos of the machinery used?
What to do if the make and model of your piano is missing – either on the piano or the site:
There are hundreds of makes and models of pianos on the market. Whilst most makes and models are easily identifiable because they are detailed on / in the piano somewhere, this is not always the case. When this happens – are there guidelines as to what to do next?
Don’t buy the first thing or cheapest thing you come across – take the above into account and save yourself a bunch of time, hassle and money!