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Choosing Between Cotton and Foam as Upholstery Inserts: Pros and Cons

December 13, 2018

When it comes to upholstery, one now has a wide array of selections to choose from, compared to the exceedingly limited options available in the past. Nowadays, there is an ongoing debate over two very popular upholstery insert options – cotton and foam.

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Upholstery Slip Covers: Benefits, Purposes and Functions

December 6, 2018

Ever since the development and wide use of upholstery, keeping it clean and free from stains and dust have always been problematic.

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Upholstery Fabric Choices and Options for Antique Furniture

November 20, 2018

In the world of upholstery, the choice of fabric can sometimes make or break the aesthetic appeal of one’s furniture. This is especially true when it comes to antique or vintage furniture. While today’s aesthetics have a penchant to veer towards minimalism and sleek, simplistic looks, antique and vintage upholstery does not shy away from the ornate and the unconventional – in fact, vintage pieces are remarkable for their highly ornate and sometimes even flamboyant style.

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Advantages of Newly Reupholstered Lounge Seats for Waiting Areas

November 7, 2018

Lounge areas can see a lot of traffic, for good reason – they are intended to seat clients and visitors comfortably, while business is being attended to elsewhere. Any company that values their reputation will invest in decent lounge seats for people to sit on. Although the style and décor of lounge seats may vary depending on the type of business and the intended image or aura it wants to project.

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Choosing between Fabric or Leather Upholstery for Home Theatre Seating: Individual seats / love seats /divan-type seating

October 23, 2018

Having a home theatre has become something of a standard for many homes all across the country, and for good reason – not only does it afford you maximum comfort, it also guarantees that you can watch your favourite movies undisturbed when you want to, as many times as you want.

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Reupholstering Office Seats and Lounges versus Buying New Ones

October 16, 2018

Furniture, like fashion, has its ‘seasons’. While some pieces are truly timeless, there are others that eventually become outdated, or that have become simply too old or too worn to still afford a place as part of the daily aesthetics. Most of the time, old, outdated, or worn out office seats and lounges are typically just replaced with new ones.

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Springtime Furniture and Upholstery Design Ideas for Outdoor Use

September 24, 2018

Springtime can be a wonderful time to bask in the beauty of the outdoors, even if it’s just in the comfort of your own backyard or patio. But people rarely spend time outdoors anymore, primarily because of unattractive or uncomfortable furniture that does nothing for outdoor aesthetics, and most especially does nothing for your own creature comforts.

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5 Best Ideas to Turn Your Old and Rickety Household Lounges into Something Useful

September 11, 2018

Do you have an old and rickety household lounge laying around your home, but you don’t really want to get rid of it because it has sentimental value? If that’s the case, you are not alone, many people have old lounges like you and would like to keep them if at all possible, and it is possible, if you know how to turn them into something useful again.

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Commercial Upholstery: The Importance of Fabric Testing for Durability and Strength

August 27, 2018

When purchasing new furniture for offices, or reupholstering older furniture during a fit out, to be more appealing for patrons, people do not usually think about how strong or durable the fabric should be. Instead, most people are more focused on finding the perfect colour and pattern of fabric to reupholster their furniture.

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Reviving Antique Furniture with Quality Reupholstery

August 13, 2018

Is it worth the cost to revive antique furniture? It is, with quality reupholstery. The main reason to consider reviving antique furniture is because of the sentimental value it has to its owners. With quality reupholstery, new life can be breathed into antique furniture to make them look good as new.

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Household Upholstery Recycling: Don't Forget the Upholstery

July 27, 2018

Worn-out upholstery is something that gets mixed reactions from a lot of people. On the one hand, you have people who love the appeal of worn-out upholstery. On the other hand, you have folks who can’t stand the look of worn furniture and make it their mission to regularly update their upholstery to the newest designs available.

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Outdoor Bench Cushion Materials: Best Options that You Can Choose From

July 11, 2018

Outdoor benches are a wonderful addition to any home’s patio or garden areas. They built to be functional, rugged in an aesthetically pleasing way, and depending on the type of material they are construct from, they can be resistant to the ravages of weather. One problem however is that outdoor benches have a tendency to be uncomfortable, thanks in part to their minimalist nature and lack of cushioning.

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Commercial Upholstery: How New Fabric Designs Can Impact Your Business Personality

June 25, 2018

Aesthetics are a very important aspect of what makes businesses successful in a highly competitive world. However, there are a lot of businesses that still choose to retain outdated aesthetics furnishings and opt to not bother changing these, and this can have a negative effect on businesses.

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Restaurant Furniture Upholstery: Best Upholstery Fabrics that Work Best

June 8, 2018

When it comes to the restaurant industry, presentation is everything. A lot of people think that presentation predominantly revolves around food in the restaurant business, but they often forget that ambience has just as much to do with a restaurant’s popularity than does the taste of their food. In most cases, external décor is the baseline for the majority of restaurant aesthetics.

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Integrating Reupholstered Furniture with Your New Home Décor

May 21, 2018

Reupholstered furniture is often a matter of great contention to many homeowners. There are conflicting opinions about reupholstered furniture, some people feel that anything that needs reupholstering shouldn’t even be in the home at all, especially when newly renovating a home. Others insist that there is a unique charm to reupholstered furniture that cannot be imitated by brand-new ones, and that can tastefully be integrated into new home decor.

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Foam, Feather and Polyester Cushion Fillings: Choose What is Right for You

May 7, 2018

Nothing beats the comfort of a good, well-made cushion. Cushions have long been an integral part of comfort in nearly all civilisations throughout the world, and while they have had many incarnations throughout the centuries, one thing is certain – the softer and firmer the cushion, the more luxuriant and desirable it is.

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Velvet versus Corduroy in Fabric for Reupholstery: What are the Differences?

April 23, 2018

Velvet has always been thought of a lush fabric that was reserved for the exclusive use of the nobility and the aristocracy. Corduroy, on the other hand, was deemed its exact opposite – known for its distinctive corded pattern (properly referred to as a ‘wale’), it was thought of as a ‘poor man’s velvet’, and for a time was even referred to as ‘corded velveteen’.

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Faux Leather vs. Genuine Leather as Materials for Upholstery

April 10, 2018

Leather is one of the most sought-after materials for upholstery, and is considered one of the hallmarks of top-tier furniture. However, leather is also quite pricey and high-maintenance. With the right budget and enough know-how, leather can be an excellent choice for upholstery, but it isn’t something that just about anyone can obtain with relative ease.

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Pros and Cons of Soft Fabric Materials for Upholstery

March 28, 2018

Soft fabrics have always been something of a desirable feature when it comes to upholstery, thanks in part to the added comfort and coziness that it provides. Soft fabrics were a popular upholstery choice in the mid-70s to late 80s, when everything plush, soft and comfortable was equated with the concept of ‘groovy’.

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Benefits of Customised Cushions for Your Home Sofa

March 16, 2018

Sofas have long been associated with creature comforts, but sofas and settees in the past are nothing like the ones we have today. Interesting to note, upholstered furniture only became in vogue during the height of the Ottoman Empire, and the practice was quickly copied by Western cultures.

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Genuine Leather for Commercial Upholstery: How Can You Tell What's Real Material and What's Not?

February 28, 2018

Leather is one of the most sought-after materials in upholstery, and for good reason – it has every feature you could ever want for a wonderful, practical, and low-maintenance upholstery set. Not only is leather elegant, it is also versatile enough to be done-up into an assortment of different finishes to suit whatever aesthetic ends.

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Commercial Upholstery and Reupholstery for Hotels and Motels

February 14, 2018

Any hotel or motel that wants to keep business booming knows that a building’s interior aesthetics can be deal-breaker to guests. While it can be quite easy to just settle for second-rate services, replete with dated upholstery and décor, anyone in the hospitality business knows that isn’t a good way to keep customers coming back.

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5 Good Reasons Why You Should Spend Money for Professional Reupholstery Services

January 29, 2018

If you’ve ever had an old couch that you loved so much eventually wear down on you, then you probably know how difficult it can be part with a sentimental piece of furniture. While many will come to the conclusion it is for the best, and that you can always buy a better and newer piece of furniture, replacing a sentimental piece of furniture isn’t necessary.

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New Sofa Upholstery Trends for the New Year 2018

January 16, 2018

One doesn’t really have to update their furniture each year. But if you’ve been stuck with the same old boring spread since the late nineties, a little welcome change would be an excellent investment. Where the early to mid-2000s saw a rise in the popularity of minimalist furniture and dark or monochrome colours, 2018 is a welcome burst of colour and style.

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