There is no need to replace your sofa and chairs because they no longer match the decor. Most upholstered furniture can be fully reupholstered. Furniture Medic can give your sofas and chairs a new lease of life by stripping off the old fabric and re-covering them in new.
Proper care and maintenance will prolong the life of your furniture. Look for any available information - it is often hidden and may be on a label under the seat cushion, in the seat/back, or on the base. Alternatively it may be provided separately as a small pamphlet. If you are unable to find any information, ask your supplier.
Common problems with leather furniture can include colour loss due to spillages of household products e.g. paint, nail varnish, ink and incorrect cleaning products. Usually the colour can be restored using special pigments which are coloured to match your leather. The colours will then be sealed using a protective top coat finish. Other problems such as rips, scratches, broken stitching and broken frames can also be repaired by our trained technicians.
Placing your leather sofa next to a heat source such as radiators or fires can dry out the natural oils, causing the leather to crack. The ultraviolet rays from direct sunlight over a period of time will cause fading.
Your local furniture repair and restoration technician can replace the individual panels that make up your leather sofa or chairs. A colour matched piece of leather can be stitched into place after removing the damaged piece.
Sharp objects like buckles, shoes and pets' nails can cause small scuffs, cuts and scratches. These can be repaired using our precision leather repair and colour matching techniques.
If left unrepaired, areas of broken stitching will get worse. Using various traditional techniques broken stitching (including decorative stitching) can be repaired by hand.
To minimise inconvenience, smaller repairs are often carried out on site in your home.
When leather sofas and other upholstered items are used often, the filling can often become flat and saggy. Modern leather sofas are commonly bolted together - our technicians can easily dismantle them to allow the addition of extra fillings to the seat, back and arm cushions.
Sitting on the arms of your sofa may cause distortion of the wooden rails or boards inside to crack. These can be replaced, sometimes without the need to strip off or disturb the upholstery. Broken spring rails and other wooden frame work can be replaced or repaired.
Broken or stretched springs in sofa seats are uncomfortable to sit on. Serpentine Zig Zag springs can be replaced or refitted, traditional coil springs can be re-set or lashed. Large coil-sprung units which may begin to sag after several years can be re-tightened and the elastic webbing used in some modern furniture can be renewed.
Recliner mechanisms are prone to working loose over a period of time. Excessive play or malfunction in a mechanism may mean that the complete metal unit might need to be replaced or it may just need adjusting.
Recliner cables can become detached from their levers or at the mechanism. These can be easily re-fitted. If the problem is due to the cable being stretched or broken, the cable may need to be replaced.
Your precious and loved antiques can be sympathetically reupholstered using traditional fillings and techniques to give them many, many more years of life. The restoration can range from a complete strip down including major frame repairs to minor touch up to the show wood or even simply re-covering with new fabric.
French polishing is the name given to the technique used to apply Shellac. This traditional technique was invented by the Martin Brothers in France C1835. It was brought over to Britain for The Great Exhibition in 1850-53. After the exhibition many Victorians loved the new glossy look and so chose to have their furniture refinished using this technique.
You don't have to put up with damaged or scratched wooden furniture. Whether the damage has been caused during a move, the family pets scratching a prized piece of furniture, or general wear and tear, we can help.
Your Furniture Medic technician will be able to advise you on the results that can be achieved. The original finish and type of construction are factors that can affect the restoration results.
Fire and water damage is often best left to the experts with many issues to overcome including the frame & contents of the upholstery as well as potentially hidden factors like mould & odours.
Whether you own or rent a house your furniture is an important part of your home, so when you make the big decision to move or change your home with renovation, your furniture needs to be considered. There are also other big decisions you will make throughout your life including having children, and owning a pet.
Established in 1992, Furniture Medic achieved rapid growth by delivering convenient, on-site furniture restoration fulfilling a unique niche in the furniture repair industry. In July 1996, Furniture Medic was acquired by ServiceMaster, one of the world's largest service franchising companies.
The idea of Furniture Medic was born when the company's founder was moving homes. Finding that several expensive pieces of furniture had been damaged in transit, rather than purchasing new he looked for alternative solutions. On finding that most refinishing companies had an extremely long turnaround time. The idea of on-site furniture restoration was conceived and Furniture Medic was born.
Our furniture repair and restoration services include; scratch, dent, and structural repairs for all types of wooden furniture and flooring including laminate; adjustments, upholstery repairs and re-covers including leather.
Scratched, watermarked, discoloured furniture or tired, sagging sofas and chairs? Don't replace; contact your local Furniture Medic and let us restore it back to its former beauty.
Furniture repairs and restoration is a cost effective alternative to throwing out and replacing.
We can reupholster valuable antique chairs, including rebuilding of internal upholstery fillings and fibres.
When your old sofa and chairs start to become saggy and uncomfortable don't replace them, have Furniture Medic restore them. We can replace or replenish existing cushion fillings to give an 'as new' appearance and feel.
Foam seat cushions can be renewed or replaced using a harder or softer grade if desired. Polyester fibre which is commonly used in sofa back cushions and sometimes in seat cushions can be 'topped up' or replaced to reduce bagginess caused by use.
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