Do Different Pieces of Furniture Require Different Reupholstery Techniques?

Of course, they do! Antique furniture falls under the category of traditional upholstery, which involves working with old-fashioned materials and taking extra caution with the delicate frame of the vintage piece. Newer pieces would fall under modern upholstery, and this category requires knowledge of contemporary materials like Polyurethane foam. More specific items like car seats and boat cushions belong to their own special sub-fields as well.  

As you can see, upholsterers need a vast working knowledge of various materials and furniture design practices to perform this fascinating job.

What Do We Do When We Reupholster Your Furniture?

So now you understand what reupholstery is and why you might consider it as a way to revive your time-worn furniture. But what actually goes into the process of reupholstering a couch or loveseat? 

It’s a delicate procedure that requires skill and experience and shouldn’t be attempted on valuable antiques by a non-professional. Let’s take a look at how our expert upholsterers perform furniture restoration in NYC.

Should I Replace My Fabric Couch Cover with a Leather Cover?

There are certainly some reasons why you might want to upgrade your couch’s existing upholstery to leather. Fabric couches tend to collect allergens, so those suffering from indoor allergies might find their symptoms somewhat alleviated after switching materials. Furthermore, fabric couches need to be cleaned quite often, which some users might find annoying.  

As leather is a more expensive material than fabric, many people would see the switch as a prestigious upgrade that adds to the value of their living room set.  

I Already Have a Leather Couch. How Can My Leather Couch Benefit from Reupholstery?

Unfortunately, one of the biggest drawbacks of having a leather sofa is that the cover material scratches very easily. If you’ve had your leather cover for a while, it may have accumulated a lot of unsightly scratches, in which case you’re probably due for a replacement.

Luckily, there are some steps that you can take to prevent or minimize the appearance of these scratches and cracks. Having your leather sofa conditioned regularly will help fortify the material against excessive damage and keep you from having to reupholster it as often as you would otherwise.

We used Dumbo Upholstery for the second time now and their work is outstanding.

Steve Rivkin

Finding a reliable upholsterer in New York City is not an easy task. luckily we found these guys at the first try. very satisfied with the outcome.

Shon Vernon. CEO

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