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Sofa covers vs reupholstery: what’s the difference?

28th June 2022

When you want to revitalise your sofa completely, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself ultimately choosing between two options – do you want new sofa covers, or complete re-reupholstery of your sofa?

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Well, that’s where we can help here at Cover My Furniture. We have decades of experience in providing quality sofa covers, and we’re experts in the reupholstery process too. Now, new sofa covers are generally a quick and easy fix, whereas sofa reupholstery is a more extensive procedure which strips back your sofa to its bare frame, in order to rebuild it from more or less from scratch.

Obviously though, that’s a very brief account of the key differences, so let’s get into the nitty-gritty of it all.

What is sofa reupholstery?

As we touched on above, if you’re sending your furniture off to be reupholstered, all the fabric, stuffing and springs will be removed, and your furniture is then rebuilt using new materials from the frame up. It can be a really effective way of completely rejuvenating a sofa that’s deteriorated with age, and is a fairly common practice that’s applied to antique sofas that have been sadly lacking in some TLC for a number of years.

It’s a process that companies like Plumbs have a got an excellent track record with, so if it’s something you’re considering for your own sofa, it’s worth getting in touch with its talented team!

Here at Cover My Furniture, we focus instead on providing you with the absolute best replacements for your loose sofa covers. We’ve got years of experience providing quality, handmade sofa covers to our customers, and they’re the perfect solution if you’re just looking to give your sofa a spruce-up if it’s suffering from a bit of wear and tear.

Basically, reupholstery revitalises the furniture from the ground up, encompassing everything from its aesthetics to its underlying structure. Replacing sofa covers on the other hand, is more of a purely aesthetic change that serves as a quick fix for sofa covers when you’ve decided they need a complete refresh, or even if you just want a different look!

How do I replace my old sofa covers?

Replacing your future covers is exactly what it sounds like; you’re just replacing the old fabric cover with a new one. It’s a popular option for owners of newer sofas where the padding and stuffing are still in good condition. It’s the perfect way of giving your sofa a new lease of life, without having to pay for a new one!

Here’s how we can provide you with a sofa spruce-up:

First, you can take a look through our extensive range of more than 125 fabrics, which we’ve handpicked to include a whole load of different styles and textures, including everything from velvet to cotton weaves. Whatever your preference, we guarantee that you’ll find a style that speaks to you and your personality.

Once you’ve chosen a fabric and placed your order, you’ll be asked to upload three easy photos to your account of your current sofa covers. This lets us check how your current covers fit to make sure that we can complete your order to our promised standards. After you’ve uploaded your pictures and order is accepted, we’ll send you a pre-paid postage bag to pop your current covers in. This is where we get the key measurements from your covers and make sure that the ones we send you all fit perfectly. From there, our in-house experts work their magic to craft you the perfect set of sofa and chair covers.

Finally, your new covers are delivered within 28 days, ready to reinvigorate your sofa. All our orders come with a guide to fitting & caring for your covers, plus everything is covered by a three year quality guarantee for peace of mind.

That’s our quick guide pretty much covered! That should provide you with enough information to help you avoid getting lost when trying to determine whether your sofa needs reupholstering, or just a spruce up with some stylish new sofa covers. Here at Cover My Furniture, we can help you revive your furniture with our range of stylish, comfortable, and practical fabrics.

You can choose sofa covers in every shade from red and orange to blue and yellow – and plenty more! If you’re having trouble making a decision, or you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to let one of us know. You can get in touch using the contact form on our website, or through our Facebook or Instagram. We’re always happy to hear from you!

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