Revamping Your Home Part 1
Revamping your old upholstered furniture is not a difficult task to undertake and will make all the difference to your home. Some things to take into consideration is the space, a lot of people do not think about this but they should, that is, how the temperature of the space is, if you are going to use a vinyl, leather touch or other type of leather, in cold weather it will be cold to the touch which in winter months can be uncomfortable. Besides that you should also consider the flow of the space, if the space is too small it may cause friction when people or things go past it, that can result in shaving on certain places that are exposed, when choosing fabric it is worthy to consider scotch guarding it, to preserve the fabric longer and obviously make it easier to clean. A synthetic leather is easier to clean when it is dirty, but does have some draw back’s as mentioned previously.
The other things to consider when revamping your old upholstered furniture are the colour combinations and whether you will use fabrics that have patterns on them. Mixing and matching different colours to make the space warm, lively, comfortable and homely is as simple as visiting a few fabric stores in your area and spend some time going through their ranges. At the end of the day what you use to revamp your upholstered furniture depends on you and what you like, consider all options then make an informed decision, you going to have to live with it no one else, so take your time to choose wisely, rather get a good quality high rub factor fabric than something that looks nice and is cheap, but wont last.
You should never consider a fabric that does not have a backing for your sofa’s or chair’s, as the friction between the foam and the fabric will wear the fabric down on the seat, back and arm rest. When using leather it is good to use a layer of dacron between each serface to prevent the leather wearing through. These day’s you can purchase a good spray on scotch gaurd that you can use on your fabric’s to protect them, your nearest furniture store should stock them. The rub factor as mentioned above is the rubs that the fabric can handle before it starts to wear through, generally a rub factor below 20 000 is not very good and a rub factor 30 000 and up is better quality, a rub factor of 60 000 plus would under normal conditions last a good time. In the next articles we will explore upholstered furinture a bit more…