A Guide to Refurbishing your Sofa
5 Steps to Refurbishing Furniture
Whether you are restoring an old sofa or creating a brand new look,
refurbishment can revive your favourite furniture without you having to invest in a new frame.
We believe that a great sofa can be more than a piece of furniture: it can also be setting for treasured memories and a statement of style.
So, if you have invested in a quality hardwood frame, refurbishment is the perfect way to reinvigorate a prized possession. No matter how
much wear and tear it might have seen, there may be no need to replace a sofa that feels perfect. So give it
a new lease of life, restore its former glory, and exercise your creativity.
1. Stripping down to frame
The first step for our experts is to strip your sofa down to the frame. After removing the old covering and inspecting the framework, the entirety of your furniture will be checked thoroughly. The integrity, wood, and fixtures will be reviewed and prepared for renewal. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]
2. Repair or replace parts
After inspecting the frame, we repair any damaged or worn parts. Springs and inserts are retied or replaced, buttons and pins are also replaced.
3. Preparing New Upholstery
With the sofa stripped and parts repaired or replaced as required, the next step is to reupholster the frame. Delcor provide a huge range of quality fabrics and leathers to choose from. The key here is to understand not only the look, but also the feel and durability of your upholstery. Speak to one of our experts in store if you’re not sure what to choose. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]
Next, your fabric or leather will be hand-cut to fit your sofa. The parts will be fixed, and all buttons and finishing touches renewed. Our experienced upholsterers take great care in recovering and reupholstering the sofa or chair.
Having removed all the cushions, we replace them with new fillings. Whether firm foam or softer fillings, we work to your exact requirements to provide your perfect comfort level.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]
When your sofa or chair is fully refurbished, it will be returned to you – perhaps even better than new. If you are interested in having your Delcor furniture refurbished, please give us a call to discuss your requirements.
Will it Fit?
It is important to make sure that your new Delcor furniture will fit into your home. This quick guide will help you to work out if your furniture will fit into your room via doors, hallways and stairs.
If it does not fit, then don’t worry - all of our furniture is custom made and for a nominal charge is able to come apart and be assembled on-site by our qualified delivery team.
Firstly, note down the length, depth and height of your furniture. This information can be found on the product pages of our website.
Let's start at the front door. Open the door as wide as possible and measure the distance between the outer edge of the door to the inner edge of your doorframe at its narrowest point.
Compare the width of your doorframe with the height of your item allowing a little wiggle room on either side. This will determine if we can take the item through on its side. If the door width is greater than the height of your item, then it will fit through.
If the width of your front door is too narrow, then our delivery team can try to bring your item through upright. In this case, measure the height of your doorway making sure that it is greater than your item width. Again, check that there is some wiggle room.
If it does not fit give us a call as we can take off the legs or look at alternatives such as taking your furniture apart and assembling it on-site.
We need to make sure your furniture can get into the room that you’d like it to sit in. Measure the width of any areas that the item must pass through, such as hallways and internal doors at their narrowest points.
Remember to take note of possible obstructions such as radiators, shelving, skirting boards and light fittings. As long as the width at the narrowest point is greater than the height of your item, then your furniture will fit.
If your furniture needs to go up any stairs, measure the width of the staircase at its narrowest point. Remember to take any handrails or light fixtures into account. If this distance is wider than the height of your item then it should fit.
If you have a bannister and the furniture needs to be lifted over it, check that the distance between the bannister and the ceiling is greater than the depth of the item. Once at the top of the stairs, make sure there is enough room on the landing for our delivery team to manoeuvre your item into your chosen room.
If you have any questions please give us a call or pop into one of our showrooms, we would be happy to help.
The final part of the Delcor experience is delivery. We understand the importance of and respect that is required when delivering to your home – that’s why we do it ourselves. All our deliveries and installations are carried out by our own trained delivery teams using our own vehicles.
We will call you 7 to 14 days prior to your delivery to discuss the exact dates. At that time, we can talk about an am or pm delivery. You can change your delivery slot at any time but this may affect when the next delivery slot will be available.
On the day we will give you a call one hour before your delivery is due. We will remove and packaging and ensure the room is left just as we found it. Please ensure that the room is ready and the space for your new piece of furniture is ready. Unfortunately, we cannot remove any old furniture due to health and safety.
POR - Price on request, please contact Head Office on 0191 237 1303.