Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the common questions we receive. If your question isn’t in here, simply call us between 8-4:40 EST at (800) 242-0219. Thanks!

faqQ: How many yards of cushioning or covering do I need to redo my chair, sofa or couch?
A: That, of course, depends on the size of your piece of furniture. Please check out our yardage chart to estimate the amount of materials you’ll need. On the average, a sofa will take about 15 yards, while a club chair about seven yards.

Q: How many pounds are in a yard of cotton or batting?
A: Cotton and synthethic cotton weighs approximately one pound per yard.

Q: What sizes does your upholstery foam come in?
A: Most foam is 80″ length and 24″ in width. We do have some 36″ wide foam. Thickness comes in 1/4″ to 6″. However, we will cut foam to size to your specifications. Foam also comes in various densities, depending on application.

Q: What kind of glue do I use on foam cushions?
A: We can supply you with the foam adhesive aerosol that has been developed for use on padding and furniture material. We also supply Dacron-style polyester wraps, as well as a wide range of upholstery fabrics in a range of designs, and will cut them according to your specific requirements.

Q: How can I increase the life of my upholstery?
A: First, rotate all loose cushions frequently (like your car tires)–this assures even wear. Also, vacuum dirt and dust from all fabric, cracks and crevasses. Fabric Protection is the best possible way to extend the life of your upholstery. Check out our Guardsman® fabric protectors in our product catalog. Fabric protection treatment has no smell and is non-allergenic, doesn’t change the look or feel of the fabric, and doesn’t contain Ozone depleting chemicals.

Q: My seats are saggy and feel lumpy. The springs seem to be sticking through. What can I do?
A: The shaped pad is usually the culprit. If the upholstery is still in good shape, it’s possible to remove it and change the pad; however, usually both the pad and the upholstery have deteriored and must be replaced. If you’re a skilled do-it yourselfer, you should have no problem with this job. But most people will leave it to the professional.

Q: Is my furniture worth upholstering?
A: If your furniture is well-made and fits in the area where you want to use it–and especially if you are attatched to it–then perhaps it’s worth reupholstering. The foam cushions may need to be replaced, which will make a world of difference. Your furniture will look and feel brand new after reupholstering.

Q: I’ve been to the local hardware store, but can’t find the materials and tools I need for reupholstering my furniture. Where do I find them?
A: You’ve already found it! Just check out our on-line catalog, and if you don’t find what you need,contact us with your request.