It finally looks like your beautiful and classy leather couch is starting to succumb to the ravages of time. Already, it’s starting to look worn out, and you’ve been seriously considering what to do. Should you have it repaired or just buy a new one? You will need to find out certain information to aid you in deciding.
Is your upholstery made of real leather or bonded leather?
Upholstery can be made from either of the two kinds of leather – genuine and bonded. The main difference between them is that the entire hide of an animal is what is used to make genuine leather. On the other hand, bonded leather is produced from different pieces of leather combined to make a whole piece. Genuine leather lasts longer, and it’s more expensive. Don’t be so quick to dispose of your furniture if you have genuine leather.
Assess if it’s really damaged or just soiled
Many owners can make a mistake when determining if their couch is already damaged or only filled with dirt and grime. If your couch only has dirt that is very hard to get rid of, calling up a professional upholstery cleaning service first is what you need to do. If your furniture is merely dirty, it may still be salvageable. Upholstery cleaning professionals will know exactly what to do, and they have the right equipment to do the required cleaning.
Is the damage permanent and severe or mild?
There are certain types of damage that may be beyond repair. If your couch already has huge tears, they need to be re-upholstered, and if the couch you have is bonded, it will not be worth it.
If your couch only has a few scratches here and there, this is not something you need to worry too much about. The manufacturers have kits you can get to remove the scratches yourself.
Will you need to pay a large amount?
This is something you need to consider if you are on a tight budget. There are times when buying a new one would be more practical than having your old couch repaired. There are good couches you can buy that won’t cost you too much.
If it’s only dirt and soil that’s bothering you, contact a professional cleaning company like AIM Property Solutions to give you spotless clean results. With our top quality upholstery cleaning service, you can still keep your old furniture and make it look new again.
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