If you have bought a beautiful chair but it’s starting to tear apart or something broke. How can you then fix it? Upholstery is the solution for you, it’s cheaper than buying a completely new one. You can restore your beautiful chair and make it new once more by upholstering it. And we can help you with that at Sofa Upholstery DUBAI. But there are a few things you might want to know before upholstering. So today we will answer some of your questions and thoughts.
How to choose fabric and material
When choosing the fabric and material you would like to use for upholstering your chair. It’s important to consider all the factors such as how you live, you should let your practical needs guide you to your choice. For example, you might love a certain fabric but have plenty of small kids and it will easily get destroyed. If you have children or pets, you need a more torebale fabric. That won’t tear apart easily. You also need to think about how the fabric might age overtime and whether you will need or want it upholstered again.
Before you buy
Before you buy a certain piece of fabric or decided to upholster it, you might want to consider trying it before buying it. It’s important to know whether it fits you and that you’re comfortable with it. You can ask for a swatch and put it over a furniture to see if you like it or not.
There are many different options for upholstering when it comes to the fabric. Here are some examples.
Linnen: Linnen is one of the best choices for living room furniture but can also wrinkle easily. Linnen does resist fading as well as pilling but doesn’t resist heavy wear.
Leather: Leather is a more luxury fabric, considered by many. And is easy to take care of since it can be vacuumed and damp-wiped as needed.
Cotton: Cotton is a natural fiber and provides a good resistance for fading, pilling, soil, wrinkling and even fire.
Wool: Wool is a good resistant material and often is blended together with synthetic fibers. Which makes it easier to clean and take care of.
Polyester: Polyester is often blended with other different fabrics and together with other fabrics is wrinkle resistant as well as reducing fading.
Velvet: Velvet is a fabric which can be created using cotton, silk or polyester. Velvet is quite hard to clean but have a very nice and luxurious feel to it. Which is thanks to its texture and also the fact that it offers good comfort as well.
Microfiber: Microfiber is a blend of polyester and is extremely soft which makes it very comfortable and provides durability.
Sunbrella: Sunbrella is a fabric that is mostly used for outdoor furniture but can be used for indoor as well. Sunbrella is also a acrylic fabric and resists spilling. It can be a good choice if you want to upholster the fabric of a chair since it also directs sunlight.
Leather Upholstery in Dubai
Leather is considered a more luxury fabric and tends to add a more fashionable and vintage vibe to the environment, especially in furniture. It can give that extra touch to your home that you are looking for. Do you want your house to have a more old fashioned and classy vibe? Why not get some leather furniture or leather upholstery here at Sofa Upholstery. But what can you choose from and what cons and pros to these types of leather have? All of your questions are about to be answered, just keep on reading.
What is leather upholstery?
Leather upholstery is when you want to treat your furniture a bit better and choose to provide it with leather covers for example. It helps the furniture last longer with proper care and can also help fix a broken leather cover. It’s a great way to maintain and old sofa you love that is starting to look a bit rough. And it’s also cheaper than buying a new one. It’s a win, win situation, you get to keep your beloved sofa, save money and get a new looking sofa in return. Best upholstery Dubai services in UAE
The different types of leather
There are many different types of fabrics and methods you can choose from so what do you think would fit you better. It all depends on what you want and how you want your leather furniture to look like. Here are some of the most well known leather upholsterers:
Full Aniline Leather: Full Aniline Leather is quite often referred to as “naked leather” which is because of how transparent the fabric is. When creating Full Aniline Leather you use non-toxic aniline dye that aren’t treated with any protective topcoat. And in turn makes scars, insect bites etc. more visible in the fabric from the animal.
Semi-Aniline Leather: Semi-Aniline Leather are almost the same as Full Aniline Leather, but there are some differences. For starters Semi-Aniline Leather offers a thin layer of matching color to the fabric. And is also sprayed with a protective topcoat, giving it protection against stains and such. Sometimes you may start to see scars and such in Semi-Aniline Leather just like in Full Aniline Leather, except that they aren’t as visible.
Pigmented Leather: Pigmented Leather is a fabric with many layers of colorants sprayed onto it which gives it a rich and nice color. It’s also provided with a protective topcoat that prevents the leather from stains from spilling and other things. Pigmented Leather is also known to be one of the most common types of leathers used in the upholstery industry.
Nubuck Leather: Nubuck Leather is a top grain leather and the material of it feels a bit like suede material does. But is a lot stronger and more tolerable than suede is. This type of leather is also treated with a protective topcoat to protect from stains. However the fabric is a bit more delicate than other types of leather are.