How to Extend the Life of your Furniture

Written by The Foam Factory

 

With proper care, furniture can last generations. Making it last that long involves regular maintenance and the frequency of this maintenance will depend on what needs to be addressed. For instance, upholsteryis the most visible and is also the more prone to wear and tear. Take of these issues as they come up and you can easily extend the life of your furniture

 

Damage

There are so many ways furniture can get damaged. If your furniture features fabric then there is the possible loss of color. Upholstery made out of faux-leather often experience cracks in various places without the application of regular leather treatment. Pets tend to damage furniture with their claws. Foam is another that needsregular replacement as after years of use, sofa seat cushions tend to become flat and no longer provide adequate support to the body. Ultimately, aside from wear and tear, your furniture will need constant maintenance.

 

Paint and Varnish

For wooden furniture, an effective way to ensure longevity is by applying a fresh coat of paint or varnish. The previous coating needs to be scraped off using sandpaper or a light scrub brush. The wood can then be treated and nourished before the paint or varnish is applied. Ideally, the coating would need to be thick enough to provide adequate protection.

 

Foam Replacement

When replacing couch foam, use high density foam which is more durable and convenient for couches and bedding. Most foam companies offer custom sizing when it comes to foam products making it easy to order the whatever dimensions you require.

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The Foam Factory specializes in foam manufacturing. Their products are convenient for various foam replacement projects including for seat cushions.

 

 

 

How to Extend the Life of your Furniture

Written by The Foam Factory

With proper care, furniture can last generations. Making it last that long involves regular maintenance and the frequency of this maintenance will depend on what needs to be addressed. For instance, upholsteryis the most visible and is also the more prone to wear and tear. Take of these issues as they come up and you can easily extend the life of your furniture

Damage

There are so many ways furniture can get damaged. If your furniture features fabric then there is the possible loss of color. Upholstery made out of faux-leather often experience cracks in various places without the application of regular leather treatment. Pets tend to damage furniture with their claws. Foam is another that needsregular replacement as after years of use, sofa seat cushions tend to become flat and no longer provide adequate support to the body. Ultimately, aside from wear and tear, your furniture will need constant maintenance.

Paint and Varnish

For wooden furniture, an effective way to ensure longevity is by applying a fresh coat of paint or varnish. The previous coating needs to be scraped off using sandpaper or a light scrub brush. The wood can then be treated and nourished before the paint or varnish is applied. Ideally, the coating would need to be thick enough to provide adequate protection.

Foam Replacement

When replacing couch foam, use high density foam which is more durable and convenient for couches and bedding. Most foam companies offer custom sizing when it comes to foam products making it easy to order the whatever dimensions you require.

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The Foam Factory specializes in foam manufacturing. Their products are convenient for various foam replacement projects including for seat cushions.

Build a Hanging Outdoor Bed

Written by Foam Factory, Inc.

The porch swing used to be the centerpiece of any porch. The swing is now being replaced by its more modern counterpart, the hanging outdoor bed. The latter has the advantage of being more spacious, cozy and comfortable than the swing. It also provides the ultimate relaxation environment since it is basically a suspended bed, sometimes even coming in queen size.

Building the Hanging Bed

Building a hanging bed might be easy if you have experience with DIY projects. In case you are not, you might consider having the outdoor bed made and installed by a professional. The regular dimension of a hanging outdoor bed would be that of a twin bed.

The Mattress

An adequate sized mattress should also come along with the bed. For a good mattress, Canada has many great suppliers to choose from. For the outdoorsCarlo Badalamenti, who has been in the foam industry for several decades, suggests that, it is better to choose a latex mattress or an open-celled foam to create a mattress.

Apply a Protective Finish

Protective finishes are important, especially for the outdoors. Exposed screw holes would also need to be filled with a wood filler and left to dry. The hanging bed would then need to be scrubbed with coarse sandpaper. The protective coating/finish can then be applied and left and left to dry.

Hang the bed

The daybed can be hung using lag screws directly on the beam or rafters. Ropes or chains can be used for this. The hanging bed would then be ready for the mattress or bedding. The ideal hanging height is at 18 inches to the top.

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Foam Factory, Inc. specializes in foam products such as the memory foam bed.

Lyle Charles Offers Home Construction Management Tips

Written by: Lyle Charles Consulting

Summary: Management tips to improve the safety and efficiency of your home construction project.

Having a home built for you is a wonderful feeling, but the planning can be overwhelming. Especially if it’s your first time. The process of getting permits, coupled with the time it takes to prepare blueprints can be burdensome. Throw in the costs to renovate those blueprints and you have even more trouble. Especially with inspections. Here are some tips from a seasoned construction professional on how to improve the workflow for your home construction project.

Secure Materials

Double check that you’ve ordered the proper supplies, and that you’re getting a good deal. Construction claims consultants can provide a lot of benefit here, because they know what you should be paying for materials. They may also have suppliers they prefer to work with, just be sure that you have an estimated time line and some form of guarantee of delivery.

Securing Permits

Before you move forward with building, you’ll need to submit your designs to the city and have them approved. The city will issue you the relevant permits based on the specifications of your project. It’s important that you build additions up to code, as you can run into problems later if you decide to sell the property. Also, codes keep buildings safe. Having your blueprints approved is an important step in building a safe structure.

Final Thought

Remember that your best defense against legal troubles down the road is record keeping. It’s easy to lose receipts in the chaos of building, but those receipts are your primary line of defense in court. If contractors bring a lawsuit against you, retain a consultant to review your documentation.

Bio: Lyle Charles Consulting offers construction & turnaround services for commercial and residential building projects.