Upholstery in Calgary – How to Choose the Right Fabric
At Calgary Interiors, we understand how difficult upholstery fabric decisions can be. Often times you know what you want but you may not know how to get there.
Let us help.
We have been in the business a long time, we’ve tried it all and definitely know the ins and outs of all the different fabrics. We recently started a new blog section on how to choose a fabric and individual articles on each kind of fabric.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email or contact us.
Once your project is confirmed and fabric has been ordered, it usually takes about 12 – 15 weeks to move up the queue and arrange a pick up. At this point, we typically require the piece(s) for about 3 weeks, 4 weeks if there are multiples or they are really complex.
Yes, we will still recover your furniture if you supply your own material. (COM).
This is a 2-fold answer that really depends on the quality of the piece of furniture. If it is a well constructed piece, that was fairly pricey when originally bought, it is most likely a good candidate to recover. A sofa, for example, that was made 15 or 20 years ago from a good manufacturer, is mostly likely a good quality piece and worth recovering. The average cost of recovering a sofa is about $2100. A good quality sofa today will cost you $3000 plus.
Also take into account that a reupholstered sofa is keeping it out of our landfills and helping out our planet too !
This answer is similar to question 3. If your furniture is a solid, good quality piece, it is most likely a good candidate to be recovered, and will be worth recovering. The best thing to do is to take a couple of pictures of your piece(s), get onto our Contact page and send us an inquiry. We will assess it for you and let you know if we think your furniture is worth reupholstering.
Both terms are related to the process of covering furniture, primarily seats and cushions, with padding, springs, webbing, fabric, or leather. Here is the difference between the two:
- Upholstery: This refers to the original process of covering a piece of furniture with materials like padding, fabric, or leather. Upholstery is typically done when the furniture is being constructed for the first time or when creating a custom piece. It involves selecting the appropriate materials, padding, and fabric or leather to suit the intended design and use of the furniture.
- Reupholstery: This term refers to the process of replacing or updating the existing upholstery on a piece of furniture. Reupholstery is often done when the original materials have become worn, damaged, or outdated. This process involves removing the old upholstery, inspecting and repairing the frame and springs (if necessary), replacing the padding and webbing, and finally, covering the furniture with new fabric or leather. Reupholstery can give new life to an older piece of furniture, allowing it to match a changed interior design or to be more comfortable.