Restoring or Redesigning Quality Pieces – reupholstery in Singapore

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5-Reasons-to-Reupholster-Your-Furniture-3For many people, they realize their furniture piece is still in great shape except for the fabric, and its quality construction has lasted longer than some of their newer pieces. Before manufacturers were forced to cut corners in quality with mass-produced furniture, they were built with better quality and materials and all together better workmanship.

Older pieces have coil springs and hardwood frames that are doweled and glued; today’s pieces have rubber straps or zigzag coils instead of spring coils, and staples are used on frames.

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There are a few tricks to determining whether your piece is a candidate for reupholstering. First, its weight – if your sofa or chair is heavy, it’s probably well constructed. Another sign is the bottom. If it’s a solid webbed bottom, not a hollow bottom covered by a piece of fabric screening, then the piece probably has coil springs.

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Today, many of the furniture manufacturer’s have had to lower their costs to produce the pieces of furniture to keep up with their competition, so you aren’t receiving quality that you would have received Even as recently as 10 years ago.

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Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system which not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this SGD $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

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1 reason for reupholstery is that style Changes

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5-Reasons-to-Reupholster-Your-Furniture-2Oftentimes in life, people’s styles change. It could be new preferences for color, patterns or design. This is certainly no reason to waste a good piece of furniture, or dump it in the landfills. For some it could be that there are children in the home now, or pets in the home.

If you’re doing some interior remodeling for your home or business, you may be facing new color changes, new design needs or a more contemporary look. The right fabric is key, and this can be easily solved with the help of your expert upholstery professional.

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Here are a few things to take into consideration when determining patterns…

  • Stripes: Choose fabric with vertical stripes to add height, horizontal stripes to add width or length to your room.
  • Bold patterns make an area appear smaller while smaller designs create a spacious look. Bold designs and bright colors are welcoming in rooms where you won’t be spending much time, like hallways or bathrooms.
  • If you are starting to design your room from scratch, choosing a fabric with colors you love is one of the best ways to begin. Try to analyze the proportions of the color in the fabric, mostly peach with some creamy white and accents of blue, for example, and then use those colors in that proportion in your room.

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Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system which not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this SGD $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

What is the difference between wicker and rattan furniture?

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Rattan is a close relative of the palm tree. It is a type of a vine that rapidly grows in the jungles of South Eastern region. It grows in the shape of a pole, and its diameter varies between one to three inches. Rattan is one of the strongest woods and possesses the ability to grow up high as hundred feet.


Unlike the bamboo pole, rattan boasts a strong core and is thus durable and even hard to break.  The solid core of rattan along with vertical grains is harvested, and is cut into smaller sections and is generally steamed to give varied shapes. The outside skin of the rattan pole, which is the peel, is generally used to bind the furniture joints together.

On the other hand, wicker is not a material but an ancient technique used to manufacture items out of natural materials, such as willow, rush, rush, rattan core and more. The natural materials are made wet so that they can be easily woven to create wicker design furniture pieces.

So here is where the difference lies – Rattan is a specific material, hence rattan furniture is crafted out of rattan only, but wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and even rattan. Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for manufacturing wicker furniture.

In terms of versatility and durability rattan furniture scores much more than wicker furniture. Rattan features a solid core and is available in an array of natural colors. Wicker furniture, on the other hand, may or may not be strong. It basically varies with the material used for manufacturing wicker furniture.


Natural rattan furniture is sure to fade if exposed to sunlight. As a result, it is preferred for indoors only. On the other hand, painted wicker furniture or furniture made of synthetic material is not known to fade when exposed to sunlight. Hence, they can be used indoors as well as outdoors.

 

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

Find sales/clear stock @ : Carousell

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system which not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this SGD $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

 

This ’70s Outdoor Furniture Trend Is Taking Over Interiors

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Rattan furniture is making a major comeback

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Remember rattan? You saw it everywhere in the ’70s: rattan chairs, rattan baskets, rattan patio furniture, and other wicker items. Most often, rattan was confined to porches and the outdoors (it does make great weather-resistant furniture), but today, the trend is popping up inside, too. Also known as manila, manau, or malacca, the natural material and beautiful woven technique adds texture and richness to rooms and can suit many styles, whether rustic, shabby-chic, coastal, or tropical. Best of all, since rattan and wicker decor is prevalent at thrift stores and garage sales, you buy it on the cheap. Here, see how the unique pieces are making a major comeback.

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A thrifted rattan chair and stool look perfectly at home beside a vintage bathtub in the master bath of this summer cabin.

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Get the Society Social look for a fraction of the cost with this bar cart DIY - bar carts are a chic entertaining staple

Don’t shy away from color! This painted rattan bar cart adds a beautiful pop of blue to the room.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system which not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this SGD $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

Stylish Designs Showcase The Elegance Of Rattan Furniture

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Despite general belief, rattan furniture is not made for outdoor spaces. In fact, it is usually preferred to keep rattan furniture indoors since it fades if exposed to sunlight.
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This wrong idea comes from the fact that rattan looks similar to wicker. In fact, they are very different and to illustrate its unique characteristics we’ll have a look at a bunch of stylish furniture pieces which capture the beauty and elegance of rattan.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a SGD $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system which not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this SGD $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived. Cheers 🙂

Restoring beauty and beyond – Reupholstery SG

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Giving back to the society we live in and helping people in need is an integral part of our role and responsibilities in running our business. Our Second Bottom Line, in which we dedicate a share of our profits to charitable causes, is and has always been an important core value of Centrepiece Furnishing.
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All values are considered in the operation of our company: customers, employees, community, and environment. We operate a sustainable business and care for our workers and our neighbours. We make sure that our products, processes and competitive sourcing don’t harm the environment or the people who work for our vendors.

For every $1000 profit from our reupholstery line, $1 will go into planting trees. We are also commited to hiring workers who are disadvantaged or the elderly. Contact us if you have any ideas of collaboration.

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We have guided our efforts in providing a safe, healthy and positive working environment for our employees, while also being friendly to the environment.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop @: Centrepiece Lazada 

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

It is tropical and banana leave print everywhere!

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We have been addicted to this print. That seems to be able to fit any kind of upholstery and designs. Take a look at the following examples and you will know what I mean.

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There is something about this print designs that makes you feel that life can bloom again. That we are alive!

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

 

Material World: Reasons We Love Rattan Furniture

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Look at the objects around you. Observe what they’re made of. Try to guess which plant, animal or component of earth they come from. Can’t trace some objects’ origin? It comes as no surprise that they’re synthesized in the lab. We live in an unparalleled era in the history of materials. It seems that nature can be mimicked, made more efficient.

Furniture-wise, rattan is one of the materials that are common in synthetic form. Yet the beauty and function of natural rattan remains highly sought.

Nature is a multi-sensory experience. Rattan lends a rich texture, subtle woody scent and visually pleasing variation in its grain.

Throughout the ages, natural materials create a sense of well-being. Traditional cultures identify a “life force” that permeates everything in nature. Qi in Chinese, prana in Hindu, pneuma in classical Greek — all point to the flow of energy between us and our natural surroundings. Being with natural things, like ourselves, sustains us.

Nature has a story as rich as life itself. We delve into the story of rattan in nature.

Fascinating Facts About Rattan

Rattan is the outer layer of several species of slender, vine-like palm plant. Among rattan’s many uses, building furniture has always been its strongest suit. Building rattan furniture is the source of livelihood of many people in rural areas in Asian countries, such as Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Rattan is highly durable and flexible. When this lightweight material is woven, it serves well as a mat, basket, rope, net, table, chair and more.

Rattan can also be built into handles of keyboard percussion instruments like the xylophone. It is even used as a strong housing material.

 

Rattan Around The World

Rattan has nearly 600 species that are grown in Asia, Australasia and Africa.

Rattan is not only for building. In Assam, a northern state in India, rattan shoots are eaten as a vegetable.

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The dragon blood resin found in rattan’s fruit is even used as a dye for violins.

An early 20th century illustration of an Assam warrior with leggings of rattan and other rattan ornaments

Because of its sturdy and lightweight characteristics, it was as striking weapons for arnis, a Philippine martial art.

In 2010, Italian experts declared that rattan can be used as “artificial bone” in the process called “wood-to-bone”. Calcium and carbon elements are added to complete the formula, creating an almost exact replica of bone material.

 

History of Rattan in Furniture Design

Rattan vines can grow as long as 500 ft and 1-2 inches in diameter. When rattan is harvested, it is cut into 13-foot lengths and the dry sheathing is removed. Its stems are dried in the sun and then stored for seasoning. Then, these long rattan poles are straightened, graded by diameter and quality. The quality is judged by its inter-nodes – the fewer inter-nodes, the better.

The age of colonization introduced the West to rattan furniture. Wicker, a process of weaving rattan, gained popularity in the Victorian Era. Rattan was seen as the symbol of tropical island living. People recreated the idyllic lifestyle in grand houses and saloons using exotic rattan furniture.

To this date, nothing evokes relaxed living the way rattan furniture does. Rattan furniture designs are produced in astounding variety. Artists and designers continue to experiment with this humble material.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

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1. Woven rattan streetside store in Malaysia  2. Rattan house in the Philippines  3. Rattan dish, Assam, India  4.An 19th century illustration of a tribesman with rattan leggings for arnis battle  5. Victorian outdoor wicker, Cowan’s Auctions

Affordable Custom Upholstery You’ll Actually Love

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When someone says custom upholstery, I imagine you immediately think, “I can’t afford that.” That’s the quick conclusion that I always jump to when I hear the word “custom.” Even if you’re moving on from IKEA, and you could afford that sofa at your local furniture store, it’s usually in some unattractive stocked fabric with limited options. When you go to change the fabric (with their basic fabric selection), it’s often for twice the price, sometimes waiting up to 12 weeks for delivery.

Centrepiece is trying to change that. The Singapore-based company makes modern sofas starting at $1490, which is an incredible price, and most of Centrepiece’s designs are available in more than 5 configurations, up to 60 fabric options, up to 5 leg options, and 3 cushion-fill options. Hovering around 30% to 40% less than comparable brands.

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With all Centrepiece sofa purchased, delivery is included. And if that wasn’t enough, being a good quality manufacturer has a lot to do with customer service, and I can appreciate being able to talk to someone who really cares about my experience with their company.

Growing up in a upholstery family, and then attempting to source my own furniture as a young professional, it became clear how large a void there was for well-designed, custom upholstery at an attainable price. Interior Define exists to make buying a custom sofa an enjoyable (differentiated) experience. -Centrepiece co-Founder, Vince Chiang

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With a made-to-order approach and a primarily online experience, Centrepiece is able to give you an exclusive custom furniture experience at an attainable price point. One of the most important factors in purchasing a sofa is comfort. Many people have a hard time buying upholstery online – I typically want to sit in a sofa before I buy it. Centrepiece already thought of a solution: they’ve set up a physical product experience in their Northstar#AMK workshop; come make an appt to start the process.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

Rattan facts and information

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Rattan is a naturally renewable palm that grows in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australasia, and is used for furniture, handicrafts, and building material among others. Rattan continues to be an invaluable part of rural people’s livelihoods in South and Southeast Asia.

Rattan description

Rattan belongs to the palm family (Arecales or Palmea) and is found from sea level up to 3,000 m. Around 600 species and 13 genera of rattan are known.

Although most rattan species are native to the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Australia, there is a large variety in their distribution.

Commercially-used rattan usually grows in hilly tropical areas, with a mean annual temperature of 25° C and an annual rainfall of -2,000 mm. As a result, the main area for rattan production is in the tropical regions of South and Southeast Asia.

There are different types of rattan palms, such as high or low climbers, single stemmed or clustered rattan species. Some have very short and underground stems. Several rattan species are known to reach lengths of 100m.

Rattan sheaths have spines for protection, along with ‘whips’ that are also covered with spines. These play a major role in supporting the rattan as it grows over trees and other plants in the rainforest.

 
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Rattan distribution

The majority of the world’s rattans are found in Indonesia’s forests, with the rest of the world’s supply provided by the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh among others.

Almost all the rattan is collected from tropical rainforests. Because of deforestation (e.g. forest conversion to other land uses), rattan populations havehas decreased over the last few decades and there is now a shortage of supply.

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Rattan collection and processing

Rattan is an attractive resource because it is easier to harvest than timber, and is also easier to transport, while and it also grows faster than trees.

Rattan canes are cut in the forest and are partially processed before being sold. Canes with small diameters are dried in the sun and often smoked using sulphur. Large canes are boiled in oil to make them dry and to protect them from insects.

Rattan products

Because it is light, durable and relatively flexible, rattan is used for a range of purposes:

  • Food: The inner core as well as the shoot of some of the rattan species is edible.
  • Furniture: Furniture is the main end product of rattan.
  • Shelter: Rattan is an approved material for house building in rural areas.
  • Handicraft: Handicraft, besides furniture, provides the main income of the rattan industry.

The skin of rattan strands is peeled off and used for weaving, while the “core” of the rattan can be used for various purposes in furniture making (wicker).

Some rattan fruits exude a red resin called dragon’s blood. This resin was once considered to have medicinal properties and was also used as a dye for violins.

In 2010, scientists pioneered a new “wood to bone” process for the production of artificial bone made of rattan.

 
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Rattan trade

Rattan is a growing, US$4 billion per year, industry.

Village communities in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam rely heavily on the rattan trade. Sales account for up to 50 % of cash income in villages, making rattan a major contributor to poverty alleviation in rural areas.

Vietnam is an important exporter of finished rattan products with almost 60% of its total production going to the European Union in 2005.

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Other rattan benefits

Rattan harvesting and processing provides an alternatives to logging timber in areas where forests are scarce.

In fact, rattan grows best under some sort of tree cover including secondary forest, fruit orchards, tree plantations or rubber estates. As a result rattan planting indirectly protects tree cover, along with forests.

Some rattan species are appropriate for small-scale cultivation under fruit trees or in rubber gardens. This allows smallholders to earn extra money on small areas of land.

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By buying rattan from us, you will be directly supporting the trade of the developing countries which will bring a better chance in life for them.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for rattan furnitre or reuohlostery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

Tips For Maintaining Upholstered Furniture

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Upholstery Care 

A sofa in a high-traffic area will need a sturdy, strong, easy-to-clean fabric. Certainly you will want to invest on a quality fabric for a beautiful showpiece in the living room. A well maintained sofa can last for years to come. So here’s a little something to start with:

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Know your Fabric Well:

Cotton (Natural Fiber): Cotton provides good resistance to wear, fading, and pilling. It is less resistant to soil, wrinkling, and fire. Surface treatments and blending with other fibers often atone for these weaknesses.

Linen (Natural Fiber): Linen is best suited for formal or adult areas because it soils and wrinkles easily. And, it won’t withstand heavy wear. However, linen does resist pilling and fading. Soiled linen upholstery must be professionally cleaned to avoid shrinkage.

Nylon (Synthetic Fiber): Rarely used alone, nylon is usually blended with other fibers to make it one of the strongest upholstery fabrics. Nylon is very resilient; in a blend, it helps eliminate the crushing of napped fabrics such as velvet. It doesn’t readily soil or wrinkle, but it does tend to fade and pill.

Polyester (Synthetic Fiber): Rarely used alone in upholstery, polyester is blended with other fibers to add wrinkle resistance, eliminate crushing of napped fabrics, and reduce fading. When blended with wool, polyester aggravates pilling problems.

Rayon (Synthetic Fiber): Developed as an imitation silk, linen, and cotton, rayon is durable. However, it wrinkles. Recent developments have made high-quality rayon very practical.

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Upholstery in General:

• When a fabric is made from more than one fibre type, where one is strong and other is weak, it tends to pill easily. As the weaker one wears and breaks while the stronger fibre holds the pills to the cloth.

• Dust and dirt cause upholstery to wear faster, we recommend vacuuming regularly with an upholstery attachment.

• Flip, rotate and fluff removable cushions regularly to ensure even wear and increase longevity.

• Feather and down cushions have excellent recovery, but much like down comforters or pillows, need to be fluffed more frequently to restore their loft.

• Tight, attached seat and back cushions will stretch and wrinkle with use. You can easily restore their appearance by smoothing the surface and tucking excess upholstery into the sides of the seat or back.

• To minimize fading, we recommend placing your upholstered pieces where they won’t be exposed to direct sunlight.

• An annual professional cleaning will keep your upholstery looking its best.

 

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Tips:

1. Vacuum fabric sofas regularly with an upholstery attachment using low suction.

2. Clean spills/marks immediately, as stains are harder to remove when they are left unattended.

3. Use Fabric Cleaner on spills and marks, as general household cleaners can damage fibres and discolour fabrics. Always refer to your fabric care label.

4. Prevent velcro and sharp objects such as rings or buckles from coming into contact with your furniture, as they may cause pulling or tearing of fabric.

5. Prevent pilling with regular vacuuming and cleaning to remove dirt and any loose fibres. Should pilling occur, a Fabric Pill Remover (available at department stores) is safe to use.

6. Protect fabrics from direct sunlight as this can result in fading, and weaken fibres.

7. Protect fabric at production stage. This extends fabric’s life by allowing liquid spills to ‘bead’ on the surface, becoming easier to soak up.

8. Organise an annual professional clean by an upholstery cleaner to maintain your sofa’s condition.

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Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

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Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

 

Rattan furniture with Sunbrella fabrics

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Rattan sofa Rattan cane sofa Singapore
Rattan furniture with Sunbrella fabrics instore to help you create that feeling of relaxation and tropical luxury in your space.
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Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop: Centrepiece Lazada

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

How to Customise Your Sofa with Centrepiece Furnishing, Singapore

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If you are looking to find a sofa that aligns perfectly to the length of your living room’s wall partition without compromising the design, color and comfort level…why not try customizing your sofa with us today?

The process of customizing a sofa may appear daunting if you have no idea what to expect but today, I am going to share some great tips before you head down to our showroom! Customizing your sofa is going to be a breeze.

Lead time

But…how long does it take to customize a sofa; do I need to wait for several months?? No worries, we are glad to say that the production lead time of our sofa is about 4-6 weeks depending on the design picked. Though it takes a little longer sometimes due to our manpower timeline, the waiting time is relatively shorter than most places as ours are solely Made in Singapore. With that said, even though the waiting time frame is relatively short, it is still better to start customizing your sofa as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

Design

With the timeline set, it is time to look for the design that matches your interior and lifestyle. There is no time to waste! Pick a design first and we can work on the customization later.

Length & Configuration

With customization, comes the opportunity to determine the length and configuration of your sofa. If you need a l-shaped sofa that is 205cm in length, we can convert most of our sofa design into a l-shaped sofa and adjust the length accordingly! If you need that extra chaise length for more seating area during your house gathering but want the layout to be flexible, we can customize a matching sofa and ottoman set in your desired dimensions!

 

Upholstery Options

Fabric, Microfiber, Faux Leather Fabric…there are probably too much to choose from! How do you decide which upholstery suits your living space and your family’s lifestyle best? To prevent the dreadful long process of endless debates in your head and with your family, here is an overview of each material with their advantages and disadvantages to make the selection process a breeze:

  • Fabric: Soft and machine washable. Did you know that our fabric sofa has fully removable covers? If you enjoy the feeling of clean covers all year round, our machine-washable fabric options may be the perfect option for you. Available in a wide array of colors and texture, be spoiled for choice.
  • Microfiber: Stain and water resistance, this upholstery material is prefect for those with young kids and pets. There is less to worry about accidental spillage during uncontrolled playtime because the cleaning up process is as simple as wiping it off with a rag using water and detergent. A peace of mind and no need for a costly replacement. Although the material requires more vacuuming if you have a pet who is going through their seasonal sheds, a microfiber sofa will save you from the nightmare of a torn sofa after week 1.
  • Synthetic Faux Leather (PU): A more durable alternative to real leather but at a fraction of the price. Synthetic leather may be a heat-trapper in Singapore’s humid condition but like microfiber, it is ideal for busy families and young children. If you enjoy the look of leather but do not have the time to care for it, why not go for the synthetic leather?

Comfort Level [Seating Cushions]

Is a family member of yours like the princess and the pea? Bring him or her to our showroom to try out the different comfort levels that we have. With 5 comfort levels to choose from in store, we are confident that we have something for them.

Or read on to determine which may be perfect for you first:

  • Standard [High Density Foam, Down & Feathers]: The softest option! If you prefer a sofa that you can sink into and get cozy quickly, go for the standard.
  • Firm [High Density Foam]: Fuss-free and sleek-looking. Without the fluffy down & feathers, you get a very neat looking seating cushion that retains its shape all year round. Go for firm if you prefer something softer, if not the firmest option with the higher density foam may be better for you.
  • Premium [Latex, High Resilient Foam, Down & Feathers]: If you are all about the back support, try the Premium comfort level whereby the latex and high resilient foam gives your butt the support while retaining the softness of a cushion with down & feathers. If you cannot imagine it, no worries, our sofas are waiting for you.

 

Comfort Level [Back Cushions]

That can be customized too? Yes! While the default filling for our back cushions is down & feathers, you can change it to cellucotton if you prefer something firmer. The down & feathers back cushions are soft, fluffy and oh-so-huggable. While on the other hand, the cellucotton fillings help to keep your cushions in shape all year round without the frequent fluffing.

 

Number of Seating and Back Cushions

Bet you did not know that you can determine the number of cushions too. A sofa with a single piece of seating cushion looks different from one with multiple seating cushions.

Tip: If you go for the standard and premium comfort level, try going for more pieces of seating cushions as it is a lot easier when it comes to fluffing them and they look better with down & feathers filling.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop: Centrepiece Lazada

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Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.

How To Judge A Sofa For Quality

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The ideal way to check the quality of a sofa is to actually see the insides to scrutinize the engineering and construction aspects of it but unless you are able to find a furniture store that allows you to rip off the covers and it’s outer layers, you are pretty much limited to the touch and feel on the outside.

All hope is not lost though as we share the following tips to ensure that the sofa you are going to buy is not going to end up at the nearest recycling plant six months down the road.

The Frame

This is the most important component of the sofa as the type of wood used for the construction of the frame determines the lifetime of the sofa.

Sofa Frame

A good quality sofa uses kiln-dried hardwood, held together by industrial glue and nails, which lends to it’s sturdiness and durability, and can typically last more than 15 years! An example of hardwood are Birch, Maple, Oak, Ash, and Teak. Kiln-drying removes all moisture from the wood before construction as this helps guard against cracking. It also enables the frame to retain its shape and stability for a long time to come.

A lower quality sofa uses furniture-grade plywood several layers thick held together with staples. It’s a substitute for hardwood and costs lesser. This type of frame will typically last you at most two to three years. Some manufacturers will use plywood with a combination of other lower grade wood like Pine, which can last you about five years or less.

How to check:

  • Check what type of wood was the sofa frame constructed out of. If you’re in Singapore, the quality ones are usually North American Birch, and Oak wood.
  • Hold the sideframe of the sofa, and move it from side to side. Do the same for the backframe. A sturdy frame should not wobble or twist. If it does wobble, it usually means that the joints are not held firmly which can cause serious safety concerns in the future.
  • Lift up the sofa and feel the weight. It should feel heavy. How heavy? As a reference, our Sofa (Length at 190cm) requires two man (Avg. height:185cm / Avg. weight: 80kg) to lift it up vertically whilst a sofa at IKEA only required one man. In general, this should not be used a sole determinant of a good quality sofa as engineered wood or plywood can feel heavy as well.
  • Test the frame strength by lifting one corner or leg of the sofa up to about 15cm. If the other leg is still touching the floor, then it means the frame is weak.

Griffith Sofa

 Filling

The type of filling used for the cushions determines how soft and plushy or how firm the seating comfort is.

If you like it soft and plushy, and that ‘sink-in’ feeling, consider going for 100% goose down and feather cushions. A goose down is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Do note however, going for a full feather option is very high maintenance and requires daily attention. It is also considered a premium choice and is pricey.

Down Feather

Down Feather

An alternative combination that still provides you with that soft and plushy feeling but without the high costs and maintenance is the foam and feather mix which is commonly used by many designer furniture companies. The typical materials are high density/resilient polyurethane foam (35-42kg/cbm) wrapped in down feathers, cotton or polyester batting. The foam provides a bouncy feel and ‘push back’ against deformation. This makes the seating more supportive. For this combination, the more down feathers is used to wrapped the foam, the more cushy it feels.

Note: The higher the density of the foam, the firmer, and more lasting it is. Make sure you get the higher density foams as the lower density ones break down pretty quickly. Typical lifeline for the foams are:

25kg/cbm : 1 to 2 years
35kg/cbm : 3 to 4 years
42kg/cbm : 7 to 9 years

How to check:

  • If you opt for a seating cushion that has the down feather material, make sure that you check the inner cover used to contain the feathers. The cover is called Down Proof Ticking and it prevents the feathers from poking through your upholstery. Check the quality as well by pulling the inner cover. If it tears easily, make a pass.
  • Ask for the foam density. If you like it soft but would like it to last, ask for 42kg/cbm wrapped with down feathers, cotton or polyester batting. These are reasonably priced and very comfy.

Foam Wrapped In Down & Feather

Foam Wrapped In Down & Feather

Upholstery (Fabric)

The type of upholstery used is equally important when determining the quality of the sofa. Fabrics like cotton and linen are ideal and holds out in tropical climates with high humidity as they do not trap as much heat. However, these fabrics can snag and wear off quickly without proper maintenance. A better alternative would be to go for polyester. It’s easier to maintain, durable, and lasts longer in temperate climate.

For leather options, if you are in an environment like Singapore with high humidity, forget about getting synthetic leather; these will flake after several months. Go for genuine leather but the costs are exorbitant and is approximately 60 to 80% higher than the cost of a fabric sofa. It is also cruel to animals and damages the environment. Therefore, we prefer to use fabrics most of the time.

How to check:

  • Check the piping and the seams of the sofa. They should be straight and stitched tight.
  • If you are buying a sofa for long term use, best to check if the sofa covers – including the side and back frames – are removable so that you can change to different color fabrics to match the yearly interior design themes you have planned. It is cost effective too!

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Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop: Centrepiece Lazada

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  • Centrepiece Blog

Contact www.centrepiece.com.sg or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg

Note: If you are a new customer, and you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit. For existing customers, fees can be waived.  

Foam and Padding

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  • Highest Quality Foam
    Our seating foam cores are the highest quality available to the
    furniture industry.
  • Fiber-Wrapped
    We wrap all seat cushions individually in a layer of polyester
    fiber for perfect contour and softness.
  • Well-Padded Arms
    We pad each arm with foam, cotton and fiber for maximum
    comfort and a beautiful, finished look.

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  • Chambered Backs
    Back cushion fiber is blown into chambered bags to minimize
    setting and sagging over time.
  • Firmness Options
    We offer three different foam core firmness levels so you can
    find the seat that matches your needs.

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  • Quality Testing
    Foam cores we receive from our vendors are put through
    specialized testing confirms that they are consistent to our
    exacting standards.

If you need the upholster to do home visit, a $40 willl apply. This is to prevent people who are not serious in getting upholstery services from abusing  the system. This not only drive the business cost up, it will also be a waste of time and resources. However, this $40 can be reimburse if the job is confirmed upon deposit.

Call us or email: info(at)centrepiece.com.sg to discuss your order. By calling Vince, whatapps ( 90305057 ) you can speak direct to us, we don’t have call centres or customer service departments, you speak directly to the people making your sofa.

Looking for reupholstery to change the look of your home? We will be able to assist you.

Shop: Centrepiece Lazada

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