Outdoor living is part of the quintessential Australian lifestyle. An outdoor living space or furniture allows you to enjoy some fresh air and the amazing weather Australia has to offer.
But how does outdoor furniture differ from indoor furniture? The products used to build and recover outdoor furniture are extremely different, as outdoor pieces need to be able to withstand the harsh natural elements, in particular resistance to sunlight, rain, mould and mildew.
A common misconception is that you can use regular foam outside. However this would be a potentially costly and unsafe mistake.
We all want cushions that look great and feel comfortable but replacing your cushions can seem like a confusing task.
One question we receive often, is regarding overlays and fibre wrap on cushions. While these additions are optional, they are worth consdiering as they can provide extra comfort or a better appearance to your foam cushions.
We want you to understand the purpose and benefits of fibre wrap and foam overlay, so you can decide whether they are right for your foam cushions.
A 'fibre wrap’ or ‘foam overlay’ are optional additions to your foam cushions. Whilst they are optional, many people opt to include them to provide additional comfort or improve the aesthetics of their cushions.
You can view the different wrap/overlay options available for your cushions via our online foam calculator under 'optional extras'.
We often hear from people who are confused when deciding what foam to use for their cushions. It's no surprise, there are so many technical factors and product features to consider when making this decision. We want to provide you with easy to understand information and friendly advice, to make the process of replacing your foam cushions a breeze!
We are industry experts when it comes to foam - We have a huge stocked warehouse in Sydney, where we ship foam cushions everyday around Australia.
When it comes to furniture, comfort is everything. However a cushion that is comfortable for one person can feel completely differently to another person.
There is also a big difference in the density and quality of different foam cushions, which determine how comfortable and durable the cushion will be. Many cheap foam cushions may feel firm or comfortable at first, but after very little use, they collapse and are no longer supportive. For this reason it is extremely important
So you've found the perfect fabric for your dining chairs or sofa but how do you keep them looking fresh and new?
It really is worth a bit of time and effort to protect and maintain your upholstery fabric, as it ultimately will delay the expense and hassle of needing the replace or recover your furniture.
We supply a range of furniture care and protection products to safeguard your fabrics from grubby hands, spills and general wear and tear.
Finding the perfect upholstery fabric for your home is one thing but ensuring the fabric is kept clean and looking like new is just as important. The correct cleaning and maintenance can help extend the life of your furniture and avoid the need to re-upholster or replace furnishings.
When deciding on and purchasing a fabric, always pay special attention to the
How do you decide what fabric or material to use for your upholstery project?
We ship upholstery and drapery fabric Australia wide. Our Sydney showroom has a large range of clearance fabrics and swatches from the leading fabric brands including: Warwick Fabrics, Profile Fabrics, Charles Parsons, Wortley Group and James Dunlop.
But what features and technical information should you be looking for when choosing a fabric?
Should I be using traditional upholstery materials and methods or more high-tech, modern products for re-upholstery?
This decision is often a case of personal preference and is very much dependent on the piece of furniture being reupholstered.
Below we look at the pros and cons of both traditional and modern methods of re-upholstery.
Traditional Upholstery – Pros & Cons
If the item in question is an original antique armchair which is a family heirloom, you may wish to restore with traditional methods and materials, ensuring to maintain the authenticity of its construction. However, it is important to keep in mind that the traditional route may not always be the easiest or most cost-effective option. Traditional upholstery techniques are often more labour intensive, the skills more challenging to master and the materials often more difficult to source (as it uses natural materials such as
Are your dining chairs looking a bit tired or stained? Reupholstering your dining chairs allows you to refresh your entire dining setting at a fraction of the cost of replacing it.
This project requires limited materials and is achievable with little to no upholstery experience.
A striking upholstered bedhead can provide a sophisticated focal point of a bedroom; giving a room a sense of luxury and turning a blank wall into a feature wall without a drop of paint in sight. Unfortunately, that ‘designer look’ can come at a pretty steep price, with upholstered and decorative buttoned bedheads selling in stores from $900 up to $3000 and higher! However, what might surprise you, is that achieving this high-end look is actually very simple and cost effective when you have the right products, some helpful advice and a little bit of DIY spirit.
Headlining is the material that lines the inside of your car roof. Over time, due to age and exposure to moisture or extreme heat, this fabric can start to peel or sag. In addition to being an eyesore and affecting the resale value of your vehicle, it can also present a significant safety hazard.
Having your car headlining replaced by a professional can cost anywhere from $250.00 to $400.00.
However with the right products and some straightforward advice, you can complete this simple project yourself for approximately $90.00 saving yourself a substantial amount of money.