Can My Sofa Be Repaired?

standing leather sofa

When the time comes in which you have to make the decision of repairing your beloved furniture, there are many factors that will contribute to the final outcome. Evidently, repairing your sofa rather than replacing it does in fact save you some pennies, but a common question that is asked is “can my sofa be repaired?”

Significant damage to your fabric or leather sofa, such as the frame completely collapsing or your pet completely ripping it to shreds is a good sign that it’s beyond repair. With most damage sofas face, let’s use a leather sofa for example – they can be prone to rips, tears or loose stitching. Many owners tend to overlook the fact it is fixable with the right tools, methods and training, this leads to unnecessary replacement and of course, cost. With that being said, in this article our aim is to offer you peace of mind by offering guidance on whether or not your furniture can be repaired.

What sofa damage can be repaired?

Please note our examples act as a simple guideline to ensure you have a better idea of what you’re dealing with. If you are unsure about a rip, tear or scratch please send us some good images for an honest appraisal.

broken sofa stitching

Broken stitching
Common causes of broken stitching are old age, pet damage, accident or through manufacturing error. If seams burst, professional re-stitching is a viable and cost effective solution. We Fix Any Sofa are able to stitch the seams back together and prevent the seam from splitting further. If burst seams are left, throughout time it will lead to even further damage.

leather colour loss

Leather colour loss
Colour loss can be prevented if the leather is well maintained on a regular basis, this means proper cleaning and conditioning. It can fade due to sunlight directly hitting the leather or due to stains that have been working themselves in the leather through time. Re-colouring can do an awful lot for colour loss but is only practical on small areas, if the entire item is losing colour, re-colouring is unlikely to be able to save it.

scratches on sofa

Rips, tears, scratches
Repairs to rips and tears are all dependent on size and where it is located on a leather sofa. There are various methods that can be undertaken in order to repair this type of damage. We carefully assess rips or tears to determine the best, most suitable repair method.Our focus is to make sure the rip or tear will last once it has been repaired. For more information on these type of damages and repair, don’t hesitate to visit our sofa repair page.

What sofa damage cannot be repaired?

In most cases wooden frames cannot be repaired if they break. In many cases a replacement would have to be made to order to revive the sofa back to it’s original form. Most manufacturers in the market today do not produce the same quality leather furniture they did 10+ years ago and frames are integral to the sofa and very hard to repair. This can be shown in the prices of furniture and you know what they say, you only get what you pay for. If you have a frame issue, let us take a look and we will give you our honest opinion.

Is my sofa worth repairing?

sofa construction assess quality
Assess the Quality: When it comes to old sofas and furniture in general, age can be an advantage. This is because older furniture tends to be structured better with the most effective and durable materials which is what gives it the potential of a long life. If this is the case, repairing it may just be what your sofa needs. If your sofa has suffered a few wear and tear marks or damages which come with old age and you’re contemplating throwing it out, the quality is an important thing to assess before you do so, as well as weighing out options which could prove more beneficial. Usually, quality pieces of furniture 15 years or older with a generally good condition and some issues are worth repairing. Cheaper furniture with larger issues are often likely to develop other issues even after the current ones are fixed. sometimes it’s not worth repairing simply because the cost would be relatively too high.

fabric sofa and living room interiorConsider Suitability: Suitability also plays a huge part in your decision to have it repaired or to buy brand new. Is it a beloved leather sofa you’re not willing to give up just yet? Does it match your current interior perfectly and is a characteristic suite or are you ready for a change? Repairing not only gives your furniture the opportunity to look as good as new, but it extends it’s life. If you are looking to renovate a particular room in your home but find that the sofa will not match and therefore end up throwing it out, repairing will only be useful if you tend to sell the sofa on. Why not sell your quality sofa on to someone who will enjoy the comfort and benefits of a sound sofa?

wefixanysofaThink about Convenience: Repair services tend to be a quicker service than purchasing a brand new sofa. The hassle and/or cost of throwing away a sofa can be sizeable and when getting a new one you have to shop and take the risk it might not be pleased with it in the long term. While both options have their advantages, a good furniture repair technician will use high quality and original materials that you can rely on which is worth taking into account. It is a more convenient option if you possess a quality piece of furniture that you want to keep in your home.

Many good quality sofas are thrown away daily because people are unaware of the advantages of repairing. If you’re still unsure about whether or not your sofa can be repaired, get in touch with us by using our contact form and send us a few images so we can assess the damage for you. All of our professionals are highly trained and we hold an impressive success rate when it comes to repairing all types of furniture. Our gallery shows our previous work and magic. It’d be our pleasure to save your furniture and restore it’s beauty and comfort, after all we’re here to make your furniture great again!

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