Three Signs That You Need New Sofa Upholstery

Here at Gibson Brothers Furniture Inc., we want to help you keep your furniture in great condition so that it lasts as long as possible. When it comes to maintaining your sofa or other upholstered furniture, from time to time, you will need to have the upholstery on these pieces replaced. In this article, we will focus on sofa upholstery and go over three signs that it might be time to replace your current fabric.

  1. The Fabric is Worn- The most obvious indicator that you should replace your sofa upholstery can be found in the condition of the fabric—if the material is fraying or torn, you should get it replaced as soon as possible. In addition, it’s also a good idea to replace upholstery fabric that is stained or faded, as doing so will make your sofa look like new.
  2. The Cushions are Uncomfortable- Another reason to replace your sofa upholstery is to improve the comfort of your cushions. Over time, the foam in your cushions will break down, losing its firmness and cushiness, which will make your sofa less comfortable overall. Fortunately, you can have the foam replaced to make your cushions comfortable once again.
  3. You Can See the Seams- When replacing the foam in your sofa’s cushions, it’s a good idea to replace the sofa upholstery as well. This is because stretching the old fabric over new foam will make the seams visible, which can ruin the look of your sofa and put extra strain on the seams that will cause them to tear more easily.