There are many reasons people choose to reupholster furniture rather than buy new. Older furniture not only has charm and sentimental value, but it was built to last longer than today’s furniture pieces. In addition, reupholstering is also better for the environment. Salvaging existing furniture cuts pollution, tree consumption and landfill waste. Unfortunately cutting corners is a common practice for many upholsterers, and the results can not only be hard on your wallet, but bad for your health as well. In this post, Gamino Décor will share what you need to watch out for.
When we reupholster furniture, we remove all the old foam and filling, taking the piece down to the bare frame. Some companies leave everything, and simply cover the old fabric with the new. This is not quality work. Instead, you are left with all the dust and dirt that has accumulated within the piece of furniture. Old foam and cotton can begin to mold over time as well. The poor condition of the old materials can also damage the new fabric resulting in the need for a second reupholstery much sooner than normal.
When new fabric is pulled taut over the old, it pulverizes the dry, aging foam, creating a powdery substance. The powder gets stirred up and even released into the air every time someone sits on the cushion. Breathing in these particles can cause respiratory problems.
At Gamino Décor, we take great pride in our work. We believe that removing all the old material is one of the keys to creating a beautiful piece of reupholstered furniture. By replacing the filling and fabric, we can breathe new life into your old furniture. That is the way it should always be done. Be sure to ask your upholsterer what steps they’ll take when redoing your pieces.
If you have some old furniture that needs some TLC, bring it to the experts. Your friends at Gamino Décor will be happy to create a new a piece of furniture for you to enjoy.