As professional furniture upholsterers, we are often asked whether or not furniture is worth reupholstering. Reupholstery is the process of removing the original layer of fabric from furniture and applying a new layer. This ensures you can continue to enjoy pieces of furniture that may have worn out over time.
If you find yourself wondering whether you should reupholster your furniture, we’ve put together a few reasons that may sway your decision.Restore a quality piece
To put it simply, new furniture is not built to the same standards as older furniture. Today, we find most of our furniture flat-packed in big boxes, made of composite wood frames and rubber straps. Before manufacturers mass-produced furniture and cut corners along the way to produce cheap, quick pieces, furniture was built with high-quality materials and better workmanship.
Each piece - whether an armchair or a sofa - was built with quality in mind and designed to last for years to come. Reupholstering furniture allows you to keep an old piece you love, while giving it a fresh look to preserve it.Do your bit for the environment
Instead of throwing out old and worn furniture, reupholstering it is a great way to breathe new life into an old piece and save it from going to landfill. When you reupholster your old furniture, you’re helping to save the environment as fewer natural resources are consumed. The frame and springs are reused and less new steel is required. Reupholstering furniture is essentially recycling your furniture into a new piece.Update an old piece
Over the years, your style preferences may have changed. However, this doesn’t mean you have to throw out your old furniture when revamping your home. Reupholstering is the perfect answer and is a great way to update the look of your old furniture. Whether you replace outdated designs with a bright and bold material or opt for a patterned fabric, reupholstering is an eco-friendly way to completely transform old furniture.
At Flawless Upholstery, we take delight in fixing your furniture and offer professional reupholstery services across the Lothians and Fife. For more information about how we can breathe new life into your furniture, visit our website.