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Upholsterer in Edinburgh

Nu-Rest Re-upholstery in Edinburgh is an experienced and trusted family-run business.

Our expert team have re-upholstered hundreds of different pieces of furniture, each to the highest quality and standards. We take pride in each upholstery project we work on.

Specialising in all areas of re-upholstery, there is no job too large or too small. We have experience working with brands such as Fraser, Reid, Wade and Duresta. We also have a large range of upholstery fabrics including Swaffer, Moon, Ross and Sanderson.

The team at Nu-Rest are Members of the Association of Master Upholsterers and the Guild of Master Craftsmen. As Scotland’s premier re-upholstery company we are on hand to help you with your upholstery needs. Choose an upholsterer from Edinburgh team Nu-Rest for high quality, professional work.

What is Upholstery?

Upholstery, contrary to popular belief, is the name used for the materials used to stuff and cover pieces of furniture. Re-upholstery is to give a piece of furniture a complete refurbishment by replacing with, or adding, new materials.

At Nu-Rest Edinburgh upholstery we only use the best, high quality materials for services.


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Our Expert Edinburgh Upholstery Services

We cater to both residential and commercial needs for your furniture recovery and re- upholstery Edinburgh. Nu-Rest also caters to a wide range of furniture refurbishment options which includes frame modification and repairs, high quality foams and a large range of fabrics, leathers and vinyl’s.

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Our experienced team cover all areas of upholstery and re-upholstery from traditional re-covering of sofas and suites to antiques and leather work. Get in touch with us today for expert advice on your Edinburgh upholstery needs.

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French Polishing

Here at Nu-Rest we are experienced in all aspects of furniture restoration, furniture staining and lacquering as well as antique restoration. French polishing uses traditional practical skills to prepare and treat the wood to give it a smooth final finish and flawless appearance.

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Loose Covers

Here at Nu-Rest we offer made to measure furniture cover as an ideal alternative to re-upholstery. Using modern or traditional loose covers it will give you the same look and feel as re-upholstered furniture but with the additional benefit of being removable. We tailor our loose covers to specifically fit the piece of furniture by one of our skilled craftsmen in your home.

Edinburgh Upholstery Care Guidelines

Once we have re-upholstered your furniture there are a few care instructions to carry out to ensure prolonged satisfaction with your newly furnished furniture. Please ready below our Edinburgh Upholstery care guidelines.

  • Rotate loose cushions regularly and reverse them to give them equal wear.
  • Avoid any sharp object that may snag the fabric.
  • Avoid pets on re-upholstered furniture due to snagging.
  • Do not machine wash any removable items such as cushion covers.
  • Clean any accidental spillages as soon as possible. However, when performing a spot test, ensure to test it in a small area that is not visible.
  • Avoid the furniture being in direct sunlight.
  • Plump up your cushions regularly.

By following each of the above instructions it will allow you to get the most wear out of your newly upholstered furniture.

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Furniture Placement in the Room

If you have wooden floors in the room where your upholstered furniture is then it is best to use protective felt to avoid scratching. If your furniture features a recliner mechanism then it is important to understand that it may be stiff at first but will loosen over time. Make sure you have plenty of room to use this function. Finally when unwrapping the furniture it may appear flat and creased, therefore, use the palms of your hands to smooth over the cushions and leather. Air will then circulate the cushions and it will fall into their natural shape.

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Care of Leather Upholstery

Once you have had your leather furniture upholstered there are a few after care instructions to follow to ensure prolonged life of your furniture.

• Always follow the manufacturers cleaning instructions and use the products that are recommended. If you are unsure then you can ask your upholsterer the best action to take. Try to regularly wipe with a soft, damp cloth often to ensure your leather furniture looks new.
• When vacuuming, keep it on a low setting to remove the dust and dirt under the cushions.
• To avoid any damage or cracking of your leather upholstery, keep any furniture at least 50cm away from any heat source.
• Any liquid spilled on the leather will need to be blotted immediately with a dry cloth until it is dry. Avoid rubbing the area as this could damage the finish and cause discolouration.
• When dealing with light coloured leather or pale leathers, it is important to be aware that colour from denim jeans or non-colour-fast dark clothing can transfer onto your furniture and cause discolouration which is commonly known as a ‘dye transfer.’ This can especially happen if the clothing is wet or damp.

Prevent Damage or Harm to your Upholstery

To avoid any damage to your newly upholstered furniture follow these simple instructions.

• Avoid placing your furniture near direct heat or air conditioning as extreme temperatures can cause cracking and wearing.
• Do not sit on the arms of the sofas or chairs as this will damage the frame of the furniture. Also avoid sitting on the edges of the cushions.
• Never force to open or close a recliner and open with care.
• Try and not leave newspapers on the furniture as the ink can transfer and stain the furniture.

Treat your Furniture with our Expert Edinburgh Upholstery Services

If you are a residents of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas you will find that we treat our customer’s furniture with great care and respect.

At Nu-Rest we re-upholster numerous different types of furniture including single chairs, three piece suites, sofas, and antique furniture to name a few.

All of our customers are important to us and there is no job too big or too small. Our mission is to ensure you get quality services at affordable prices for Edinburgh Upholstery.

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Get in touch with Nu-Rest Re-upholstery today.

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