If you have a chair, sofa, or another piece of fabric furniture that’s seen better days, you may be thinking about replacing it. Before you do, you should consider taking advantage of professional upholstery services to repair and preserve the piece. To help you get a better understanding of this service, below are answers to some frequently asked questions about furniture upholstery.

Common Furniture Upholstery Questions

What are the benefits of furniture upholstery?

Having a worn-out piece of furniture upholstered often costs less than purchasing a new piece that’s comparable in quality. Even if the reupholstered furniture ends up being more expensive than buying a replacement, it’s worth the additional cost to preserve a one-of-a-kind antique or a treasured family heirloom. 

Upholstery also allows you to customize your furniture, as there are unlimited colors, fabrics, and trims. And if you’re concerned about the environment, recycling and updating an old piece of furniture is a more eco-friendly option than sending it to the landfill.

How do I know if it’s beneficial to reupholster my furniture? 

Georgia UpholsteryIf a piece of furniture is sturdy, has a solid frame, and has lasted 10 to 15 years, it’s usually a good candidate for reupholstery. It’s also worthwhile to reupholster irreplaceable items with sentimental value, such as a deceased loved one’s favorite chair, as well as pieces that are uniquely sized or custom-built to fit in a specific space.

How do I know which fabrics to choose?

A professional upholsterer will help you determine what type of fabric makes the most sense for your piece, from both an aesthetic and practical standpoint. One of the most important things to consider is how the furniture will be used. Pieces in high-traffic areas such as living rooms, for example, will require durable fabrics like canvas or leather, while pieces that won’t be subject to as much wear and tear can be upholstered with more fragile textiles such as silk or velvet.

How much does it cost to have a piece of furniture upholstered?

Costs depend on several factors, including the size of the piece, the fabric chosen, and the complexity of the work. If wood needs staining or cleaning, those services will be added to the cost, as well as fees for materials such as foam and thread. The upholsterer you select should provide you with a detailed estimate breaking down all the costs.


If you need to have a piece of furniture upholstered, contact Apex Furniture Refinishing. Based in Marietta, GA, this restoration and repair shop provides a wide variety of services, including reupholstery, furniture restoration, paint stripping, and kitchen cabinet refinishing. Visit their website to send them a message, or call (770) 971-2007 to speak with an upholsterer today.