We at A1 upholstery see on a daily basis the benefits of reupholstering older pieces of furniture. If your lounge is 10 or more years old it’s most likely to have been made in Australia or European which are well made. These suites mostly used hardwood frames no chipboard, used screws not staples, glue where it should be used in order to make a long lasting frame that should last 40 years . They also used quality foams which are still good after 15 years and fabrics and leathers which lasted. Today’s market is flooded with ultra cheap imported furniture which fails within 1 to 2 years as most of you already know. We are constantly taking calls regarding frame repairs, Foam replacements after a year or 2, so called leathers which peel and are manmade etc. So you can see why it’s better in most cases to re-upholster something that has proven it’s self to have lasted you and something you love and also fits in within your home. Re-upholstering also is very good for our environment as most cheap imports end up in our landfill. Please consider before you throw out your old furniture.