INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU REQUIRE RE-UPHOLSTERY
With Wear & Tear over a period of time, the Seat Cushions of most products begin to soften, and eventually collapse, this causes the covering to split/tear between the seat cushion. Re-covering the product without replacing the Seat Cushions with a ‘high density’ foam cushion is a futile exercise – the cover will initially show unnatural & unsightly creases, then eventually tear. The international standard of the density used for Seat Cushions is between 27.1 to 32 Kilograms per cubic metre – this is a recommendation by all reputable Foam Manufacturers.
Most Products use a ‘medium density low hardness’ soft grade of Foam on the frame back and/or loose back cushions – this foam, depending on the manufacturer is enveloped in a layer of fibre which renders that initial soft feel when sitting – as the fibre settles, creases will appear – this is a normal characteristic and not a defect. Products on which Natural and/or synthetic fibres is used on backs, and sometimes on seats, it is a normal practice to occasionally ‘puff up & pat’ the cushion and reposition them, this is normal practice
3. Springs and/or Elasto-Webbing
In most instances the springs and/or Elasto-Webbing would have also reached maximum stretch, this also has to be replaced. Whilst replacing the springs, it becomes necessary to renew the Fitting which keep the springs in place – in order to avoid squeaks and clicking noises. But mostly to hold the springs in place.
Fasteners like Screws, Dowels, Corner Blocks and Bolts & Nuts also tend to get loose over time. One needs to replace and/or tighten them
Covering – normally supplied by client.
3 Seater : Average meterage of fabric needed is (based on a width of 137cm) 12.5 metres. Based on a plain fabric where no pattern match is required.
2 Seater : Average meterage of fabric needed is (based on a width of 137cm) 10 metres. Based on a plain fabric where no pattern match is required
Armchair: Average meterage of fabric needed is (based on a width of 137cm) 7.5 metres. Based on a plain fabric where no pattern match is required.
The above stated fabric requirement is an estimate and will differ from design to design, and, depends on the pattern repeat.
It is recommended that all fabric coverings be steam cleaned –Regardless, It is advisable to test the cleaning method on an unseen/unexposed part of the product before cleaning the entire unit No soaps or detergents, especially those which contain ammonia should be used. This, over time, will cause discolouring
The most simple and inexpensive way to care for leather generally is to flake up a cake of hand soap into a container of warm water and wipe off regularly with a soft non-abrasive cloth. Do not wet the entire cover at once – It is supposed to be a ‘wipe on wipe off process ’. No soaps or detergents, especially those which contain ammonia should be used. This, over time, will cause discolouring.
Leather treatments. Oils & Conditioners are not necessarily required for house hold furniture.
Depending on the design, over time, be it leather of fabric, creases will appear on the seats and backs – this is a natural characteristic and not a fault.
This information has been gathered by highly skilled artisans with a collective experience of over 100 years. It is shared without prejudice, and, for no financial gain whatsoever to Furniture Factory Outlet and/or any of its representatives.
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