Upholstery Services Provided by Brooklyn Butt Buffer

Home Based Upholstery

Furniture upholstery is a growing business with expertise and experience going a long way in creating or recovering valuable furniture. The business opportunities are left untapped and upholders need to explore the opportunities to grow in the field. Home based upholstery generates additional income within limited space and with controlled overheads.

Commercial Upholstery

Commercial upholstery services are an example of professionalism and workmanship. Customized solutions are offered at budget price. A host of services including re-upholstery, custom headboards, ottomans, sofas, window seating, banquette and benches can be designed and recreated. Our expertise addresses the residential and commercial furniture requirements of our clients.

Upholstery Skills

Candidates interested in honing their upholstery designing skill can enroll in training courses. Our skill center help candidates to work to their fullest potential. With limited class size and practical oriented training our students acquire skills quickly. Flexible training schedules and fast track courses acquiring additional skill is a breeze. Come learn in a professional setup.

Upholstery For Events

The biggest challenge for event planners is to tackle the seating arrangements. This could be stressful. With so many things happening simultaneously seating chart can take a backseat. We organize upholstery for events. Just give us the guest list and we can arrange the seating for the prescribed number with coded cards. Be organized with our handy template to keep the seating poster.

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Upholstery defines your fashion statement. The most visible among upholstery is the fabric. Cleanability, resistance and durability are two factors that expresses the character of the upholstery fabric.

pillows on upholstery sofa

About Upholstery

Upholstery is derived from the word ‘Upholder’ and is used to define materials to cover the furniture and cushions. The term can be applied for domestic, airplane, automobile and boat furniture. Upholstery material can be made of a host of materials ranging from coir, coil springs, Dacron, serpentine springs, vinyl, straw and hay, linen scrims, hessians, wadding, animal hair, etc. Upholstery can be divided into traditional, automobile, commercial and marine. Earlier upholders were seen as repairing furniture than designing new upholstery. It was in the 18th century that upholsterers were respected as interior decorators. The modern upholders are involved in recreating antique pieces of furniture.

Explore the rich collection of upholstery compiled over years of experience. We bring to life your old and rugged furniture and uplift the space with our latest creations. Hover to zoom!

Upholstery Fabric Guide

Introduction To Upholstery Fabrics

Upholstery defines your fashion statement. The most visible among upholstery is the fabric. Cleanability, resistance and durability are two factors that expresses the character of the upholstery fabric. Keep in mind the wear and tear factors while choosing a piece of upholstery fabric for your home. Investing in a tough and tightly woven material can withstand the pressure of daily use.

Types Of Upholstery Fabrics

Upholstery fabric can be broadly classified into two natural and synthetic. Natural fabrics can be divided into wrinkle free linen suitable for formal living rooms. Linen does not have the ability to withstand tough usage. Though, it is able to resist fading and pilling. The material has to be cleaning by professionals to avoid shrinkage. Leather is expensive fabric material and need gently wiping and vacuuming to be cleaned. Cotton is a natural fiber that comes with good resistance but is capable of fading soon. The material is soil resistant and fire protective. The material is durable depending on the weave. Canvas cotton are more durable. Wool is a sturdy and highly pilling resistant material. It is wrinkle and soil free. The When mixed with synthetic it is easy to clean. Silk is a delicate fabric suitable for formal living areas. It has to be cleaned professionally.

Synthetic fabrics include acetate, an imitation of silk capable of withstanding pilling, shrinkage and mildew. It is good for everyday use furniture. Acrylic is an imitation of wool and wrinkle and soil free. Nylon is a rare upholstery fabric and is mostly used as a blend with other fabrics. It resilient and removes crushing in fabrics like velvet. Olefin is an ideal choice for furniture fabric. Polyester is rare and is wrinkle resistant. It does not fade easily. Rayon is an imitation of linen, cotton and silk. It is highly durable but wrinkles appear easily in the fabric.

Tips and Guidelines To Choose Upholstery Fabrics

Some of the factors to consider while buying an upholstery fabric are listed below:

  •         Thread count is the number of threads on the fabric per square inch. A thread count of 400 is ideal for upholstery fabric as it lasts longer. Denser fabrics last longer
  •         Double rub measure the abrasion resistance in a fabric. There are mechanized tests like Wyzenbeek Method to test the resistance of the fabric.
  •         Woven patterns are sustainable in comparison with printed material. Tight weaves are durable.
  •         Microfiber fabric and leather can withstand wear and tear.
  •         The style of the fabric has to sync with the character of the furniture
  •         The scale of the print has to be appropriate with the size of the furniture
  •         The fabric color has to be in coordination with the size of the furniture and matching the room decors
  •         For furniture exposed to sunlight choose a fade resistant fabric
  •         For humid weather choose a mildew resistant fabric
  •         People vulnerable to allergies have to consider microfiber that is lint free

Picking ideal upholstery fabric can save money in the process. A little awareness on the fabric and its characteristics can go a long way in extending the life of the furniture.

Fabric Design Tips

Introduction To Fabric Designing

Break the monotony in your home or office with space saving and aesthetically designed piece. Furniture is part of interior design and the subject cannot be neglected. Homeowners have different needs based on their lifestyle and budget. Upholstery fabric plays a crucial role in furniture design and functions. Factors like pattern, color, durability and sustainability have to be taken into consideration. A fabric that can battle stains and spots is the ideal choice for homes that have kids and pets. While shopping for upholstery fabric, understand your practical needs. Zero on a fabric based on your lifestyle preferences.

Things to Remember before Designing upholstery fabric

For high traffic homes it is best to choose a durable fabric. The upholstery fabric has to match the interiors of the home. Slipcover upholstery is suitable for families that have children and pets or those who throw regular parties. Leather is a great option for those worry about scratches and scuffs. Do not opt for textured or delicate fabrics like silk as it is not stain resistant.

  •         Luxury fabric is an option only when your home is free of heavy traffic. Though, expensive fabric is not stain resistant and can be very expensive to maintain or refurbish. It is suitable only for formal living rooms. Linen is highly durable but is not stain resistant and wrinkle free.
  •         Keep the longevity in mind while selecting a fabric. While buying a fabric check the material content and maintenance needs. Getting some cleaning tips from the buyer can go a long way in extending the life of the upholstery fabric.
  •         Use of bold colored fabric does not need regular cleaning. Traditional neutral colors or solid colored are chosen to make a great style statement.
  •         Explore various possibilities. Feeling and touching the fabric can give you an idea on how the material would look on your furniture. You can mix and match various colors and patterns to get an idea which will look better on your furniture. Trial and error is the best methods to settle for the right fabric.

Design Ideas and Tips

The design and color of the fabric needs to match the room type. For bedrooms and living rooms it is best to use tranquil colors like blue, green, purple or pastel shades. For conversation rooms and dining rooms warm colors like red, yellow and orange are suitable. Hues of same color can add monochromatic appeal. Similarly, if you want your room to be energetic, use complementary colors. Harmony in colors is suitable to maintain serenity in the room. Synthetic fabric are stain resistant and do not fade easily. Tighter weave fabric is ideal for high traffic home. Meanwhile slipcovers are best for active lifestyle homes. Combining various patterns, texture and colors give depth to your room. Adapting different patterns can add to the eclectic style of your home.

Think wisely before you pick upholstery fabric. Consider the above tips to lay your hands on the right fabric to uplift the character of your home.