Give your furniture a fresher and more stylish look!

We can re-upholster your furniture so it looks new

It’s our job to take treasured sofas, chairs and stools and give them new upholstery so you and your guests can appreciate them to their fullest
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Better Bounce

A great combination of structure and bounce
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Increased Comfort

Perfectly balanced padding; you’ll experience true level
Make Your Furniture Shine

A Fresher Look

An updated style that fits in with your home

Paula Henderson

“1st Class Upholstery saved my sofa! The team is very friendly and provided good advice and option for restoring my sofa. I’m a very happy customer!”

Robina Johnston

“A wee note to thank Linda and colleagues for restoring my two leather sofas. Can’t believe the difference after upholstery and cleaning. Great prices, great service would recommend 1st Class Upholstery to anyone.”

Matt Lloyd

“Great value-for-money! We now have what feels like a brand new three piece suite.”

Beautiful Furniture Deserves To Be Cherished…

After speaking to thousands of people over the last 30 years about their worries and concerns regarding their furniture. When you distil all of those conversations down, we believe that there is one central theme; the desire to enjoy furniture both aesthetically and from a comfortability standpoint without fear of breaking it.

That’s where we come in…it’s our job to repair, re-pad, re-cover precious furniture so that it can be cherished for years to come. Got a project in mind for us?

Why Investing In Your Furniture Makes Sense

Improve Comfort Levels

Improves Comfort Levels

Sitting down shouldn’t be a pain in the bum. With new upholstery, you’ll be much more comfortable
Better Aesthetic

Better Appearance

With a little care from our specialists, you’ll notice a BIG difference every time you walk into the room
Increase Value

Increases Value

With a few touch-ups, you can increase the value of your furniture (and your house) significantly

What Makes Our Upholstery Service in Glasgow Different?

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30 Years Of Experience

Our extensive experiencegives us the confidence in our ability to restore almost any piece

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Respected in Glasgow

With many customers around the Glasgow area, we are your go-to service for upholstery

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Free Quotations

Before we begin any work, we give you complete clarity on what work needs completed

The Upholstery Explained

Many people think upholstery is the process of repairing and restoring antique furniture, which is something we do, however, ‘upholstery’ is in fact, the name given to the materials used to stuff and cover seats, chairs, sofas and pretty much any piece of furniture that needs some attention. 

The technique that we use to get your furniture back to it’s best is called ‘re-upholstery’.

Reason being, we spend time carefully re-applying the upholstery materials to your furniture so that it sits evenly, enhances comfort levels and looks great too!

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Step 1. Strip Back & Repair

Vital to the long-term health of furniture, we must make sure that the each piece is structurally sound before we carry out any work. This prevents you from experiencing any discomfort and breaks in the future. How do we do this? It starts with a process called ‘stripping’ where we literally strip back all materials and fabric from your piece of furniture until we are left with its core components. At that level, we can make a diagnosis of the level of repairs required. Sometimes, no repairs are needed at all and we can simply replace the linen with something new to give a fresher design. However, we may need to repair various elements to ensure stability such as issues with the feet to prevent wobbles.

2. Structure & Support

Who likes a chair without back support? We certainly don’t! To make sure that everyone you welcome to your home has a comfortable experience, we make sure that your back and bottom have the ultimate feeling of support, we give your furniture a complete corrective support structure. It’s part of our exemplary upholstery service that we achieve the highest standards of comfort so we make sure that when you sit down on your piece for the first time that you can notice the feeling of stability.

 

3. Replace Padding

Who likes a chair without back support? We certainly don’t! To make sure that everyone you welcome to your home has a comfortable experience, we make sure that your back and bottom have the ultimate feeling of support, we give your furniture a complete corrective support structure. It’s part of our exemplary upholstery service that we achieve the highest standards of comfort so we make sure that when you sit down on your piece for the first time that you can notice the feeling of stability.

4. Felt Layering

We use felt layering to contain the padding and provide a comforting layer to your chair. Although there are many different layering available for use, from our experience the use of felt has provided the optimum level of comfort for our clients at 1st Class Upholstery. Once that we are happy with this stage, we will sew the padding and felt together, giving a great feeling to whoever sits there, but we’re not done yet…

5. Fabric Finish

We use felt layering to contain the padding and provide a comforting layer to your chair. Although there are many different layering available for use, from our experience the use of felt has provided the optimum level of comfort for our clients at 1st Class Upholstery. Once that we are happy with this stage, we will sew the padding and felt together, giving a great feeling to whoever sits there, but we’re not done yet… 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why upholster rather than buying a new sofa?
There are so many advertisements on television these days for new sofas, but what we notice is that these pieces aren’t built like they used to. They’re often shipped in internationally from massive factories where there is little care for the finer details such as you might expect from an antique piece. Not only that, but we find that antique furniture is without a doubt, much more pleasing onthe eye. So, why upholster rather than buy new? If we had to sum it up in a word it would be memories. There is something about furniture that you just can’t forget. Maybe we’re just the nostalgic type, but the items you value help you define who you are and those memories that have been built up over years should not be forgotten.
When should you contact a specialist?

Truth is if you aren’t sure that your furniture needs an upholsterer service, then you probably don’t. An upholsterer’s job is to refurbish your upholstery when it gets to the stage that you are no longer enjoying it anymore. That could be because it is no longer comfortable or because the furniture looks tired and worn out. It’s important to consider that just because you have a piece that is looking old, doesn’t mean that it cannot be turned into something equally beautiful or even better. The opportunities to change the style, pattern, and colour of your furniture is limitless. When you see the difference, you’ll think you’re looking at a new sofa, but at the same time still hold the memories of your old one.

What techniques do you use?

We offer customers the options of modern upholstery, traditional upholstery, and leather upholstery. When it comes to deciding which type of upholstery should be used, it really comes down to the age and style of furniture that we are presented with. For older pieces, it is generally best if we stick to the manner in which it was first constructed, thus preserving the integrity of the piece. We will use traditional methods such as horse hair, springs, flax and herringbone webbings just to name a few. For more recent pieces, we will be more open to using modern upholstery techniques during the restoration process.

What is modern upholstery?
There are so many advertisements on television these days for new sofas, but what we notice is that these pieces aren’t built like they used to. They’re often shipped in internationally from massive factories where there is little care for the finer details such as you might expect from an antique piece. Not only that, but we find that antique furniture is without a doubt, much more pleasing onthe eye. So, why upholster rather than buy new? If we had to sum it up in a word it would be memories. There is something about furniture that you just can’t forget. Maybe we’re just the nostalgic type, but the items you value help you define who you are and those memories that have been built up over years should not be forgotten.
What is traditional upholstery?

Traditional upholstery is most suitable for antique chairs (typically from the 19th and early 20th century. We use natural materials such as horsehair or coir fibre, hessian or linen as well as tacks or fixings. This style uses complex stitching techniques to make firm stitched edges. Traditional upholstery is extremely labour intensive and requires a great deal of skill and years of experience to master.

What technique is right for my furniture?

As we mentioned earlier, it really depends on the age and style of your furniture. Nevertheless, if you have an older piece, but can’t afford to use the traditional technique, we can give you options on the restoration of your antique furniture using the modern upholstery methods.

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We agree on a look and style for your furniture and get started on your project
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Once it’s complete, we’ll deliver it back to your house and place it where you like it