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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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