Recovery or reupholstery?
We often get asked this question and which is the better option for your treasured piece so we thought we’d write our next blog post to address just that.
The major difference between recovering and reupholstering is that recovering only superficially covers the old fabric with new fabric, paying no attention to repairing and restoring the structure and cushion of the sofa or chair. The old fabric simply gets covered with new. At Torrance & McKenna we’ve always steered away from this technique as we feel it doesn’t give your treasured piece the time and treatment it deserves.
The Torrance & McKenna reupholstering process starts meeting with you in your home or our comfortable showroom to assess your piece and ascertain exactly how we can bring it back to the beautiful state that it was once in. We then work with you to decide which of our top quality fabrics or leather and comfort level best suit your needs. We’ll then order your fabric or leather from one of our world renowned partners. Once the fabric arrives, we’ll arrange a time to pick up your piece and return it to our workshop where we will begin our work. We’ll strip, re-spring and re-foam your furniture to restore it to its original status, giving it a new lease of life. Once it’s finished it can be picked up or delivered back to your home. Our aim at every step of this process is to ensure the best results for you and your furniture with the smallest amount of inconvenience.
In addition to this process we feel it’s important to point out a few things about why we believe we are the best in the business when it comes to reupholstery.
Over the years Torrance & McKenna have received numerous awards for their design and workmanship. This is testament to the dedication we have to furniture-making and each award has been the product of tireless refinement techniques and partnerships with the best in the business.
Our fabric gallery offers a selection of over 3000 fabrics to choose from, from the finest mills around the world, we believe quality is paramount to ensuring the longevity of your pieces. With an in-house interior designer on stand-by to help you with your selection, we’re sure you will find the ideal solution and service.
We have a team of 9 dedicated staff members with a total skill of 190 years in lounge manufacturing and reupholstery. This makes us one of the most experienced lounge reupholstery companies in Australia. When you deal with Torrance & McKenna, you’re dealing with the best.
We’re one of the last remaining companies in WA still using both modern and traditional methods of upholstery and furniture creation. Although our methods can take longer then modern automated techniques, our skilled staff are true artisans and you are welcome to visit the factory at any time before or during the restoration of your furniture to see firsthand the care with which we handle your furniture.
We hope this post has helped you on your journey to restore your treasured piece, if you’d like any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch. With inspired collections incorporating contemporary, classic, leather and occasional furniture, we’re a favourite with interior designers and discerning clientele. Experience our designs in our well presented showroom in Osborne Park, Perth or call us on 08 9443 9500.