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Frequently Asked Questions
Is my furniture worth re-upholstering?
In most cases it will be. If it has a good frame, is constructionally sturdy,
has lasted for 10 years or more and is comfortable, then re-upholstery is a good choice.
Isn't it cheaper to buy new furniture?
You get what you pay for! Re-upholstery can cost as much as moderately priced new furniture.
When comparing make sure they are of similar quality and that the fabric is of a comparable quality.
It is doubtful that you will find a new piece of similar quality to your old piece and if you do, the cost would be far greater than re-upholstering.
Beware of cheap new furniture. It is cheap because the fabric and the construction is cheap.
Within a very short time you may well regret buying this cheap furniture.
How much does it cost to re-upholster an Arm Chair or Lounge Suite?
All furniture is different. In size, shape, comfort and components.
The easiest method would be to contact us via our online quote form and submit details together with a photo or phone us on 03 9555 1415.
What fabric should I look for?
Depends on your needs. If your going to use the fabric for scatter cushions,
then a light cotton should do the job. If you have heavy traffic on your furniture
then a good quality fabric that is durable, will wear well and last. There is no right or wrong way in looking for fabric.
It's all about personal choice. Do you prefer patterns? What colours make you happy?
What textures feel right to you? On the practical side; how durable do you need the fabric to be?
On the maintenance side; how cleanable is the fabric? Does it show up dirt and lint or stains?
Mid tone fabrics with patterns show dirt less than a light coloured fabric.
Dark colours will show dust and lint more easily, while solid fabric with no texture will show stains more easily.
Ultimately the choice is yours. You must live with your choice.
We will happily assist and advise you on choosing the fabric that meet your needs.
What should I look for when buying new furniture?
When buying new furniture, most of what you will pay for is not readily visible.
Sit on each piece of the set. Make sure there is ample seating space and that it is comfortable.
Make sure there is adequate padding on all the underlying wood edges. Lift cushions and check under these as well.
Check the seams for tight stitching and that the patterns match as well as neat, tidy corners.
The cushions should fit snugly, evenly together and flush with the support base.
Ask how the frame was made and what guarantee you have. Ask lots of questions on everything,
fabric content, where are they made , who made them etc. Your choice should be one that fills all of your requirements,
including life expectancy, durability, maintenance, cost, look and feel.
If the furniture does not meet your requirements or does not meet the standards above,
or you do not receive the answers to your questions to the sales person, you are well advised not to buy their furniture.
Go to an up market store to see if you can find better quality.
It is well worth the effort to check all available options.
Do you strip the furniture before you recover?
Absolutely. We strip the furniture to the frame.
All woodwork, springs, fillings, webbing and padding are thoroughly checked before we begin the re-upholstery process.
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