Upholstery Methods and Materials

Over the years many different types of methods and materials have been used in the upholstery trade. In recent years a certain method and a particular set of materials has been labeled as "Traditional."

Through the years new materials, tools, and supplies have been made available by the upholstery supply companies, which the older types of supplies and materials have passed away. With the new materials, new methods have been developed that are better suited to the new tools and supplies. For instance, the arrival and improvements of the air staples have changed the way that a large percentage of upholsterers apply the fabrics to the furniture frames.  In like manner, the invention of the sewing machine, and its improvement over time, has greatly altered the way that upholstery covers are constructed.

Quality Versus Methods

With any type of materials there are usually higher and and lower quality of materials and methods.