Thinking of recovering or re-upholstering furniture? You need a skilled Glasgow upholsterer!
The furniture we invest in is something we prise; it could be the first sofa we truly liked and bought with our pay packet. It has been steadfast in the lounger, nursing ill children to letting the dog stretch out when no one was looking. Other items of upholstered furniture are possessions we inherit; they can means so much to us emotionally, that the thought of replacing it with mass-produced items seems sacrilege.
Yet, it has seen better days. It fabric is torn and worn, a little frayed at the edges; can a skilled Glasgow upholsterer really save it?
Why reupholster instead of buying new?
As well as sentiment, some items of furniture made by some manufacturers are well made to a high standard. If the frame is in a good state or repair, then re-covering it by a skilled Glasgow upholsterer is a distinct possibility. Broken springs can be repaired; padding replaced with modern, fresh and fire retardant foam and you get to choose from literally thousands of fabric types, patterns and colours - a far wider choice than a chain superstore can offer.
But the cushions are all saggy and it is so uncomfortable!
We know that feeling and as a skilled Glasgow upholsterer will tell you, padding, cushions and foam can all be replaced, quickly and with the minimal of fuss. Many customers find some of their chairs do not support their back as they like, hence extra wadding can be placed at certain points, making a 5 minute spell in the chair from a tortuous experience into a comfortable haven, from which you will never want to leave.
How do you choose a skilled and reputable Glasgow upholsterer?
Many upholstery companies have been around for a long time but there are new ones springing to life all the time as people realise the green, eco credentials in breathing new life into old things. Recommendations from family and friends is a good way to start as always, but if you are unsure, why not ask to see a gallery of photos of previous projects? Many Glasgow upholsterers have items on show too and will be thrilled to show off previous work.
Can you help me choose the fabric?
A skilled Glasgow upholsterer will be able to advise on which fabric types to avoid when the item of furniture will be kept in certain places, or in some situations. Once you have an idea of the types of fabrics suitable, the choice really is all yours… and there are many patterns and colours to choose from!
How long will it take?
To do a professional job and to ensure a high standard of finish, a Glasgow upholsterer will need to spend time on repairs, as well as the actual process of padding and recovering the item. This can take several weeks… after all, perfection cannot be rushed!