Here at The Refinishing Touch we consider ourselves as pioneers within the growing sustainability movement, particular amongst our target industries—government, higher education and hospitality. Having been in the business for 35 years, we continue to work to ensure that refinishing, refurbishing and reupholstery helps our customers save money and the environment, versus buying new furniture.
In this month’s visual blog post, we wanted to highlight the work that we’ve done at a number of universities across the country, and show the benefits that an entire industry has seen from furniture refinishing and furniture asset management. Universities are one of the top industries in the world whose furniture assets experience constant and consistent wear and abuse. As you can see from some of the photos below, most of this furniture may have looked as if it was time to be thrown away, but all it needed was a bit of tender love and care!
The fact that these institutions are willing to embrace the notion of refurbishing and refinishing their existing pieces is not only cost effective but also very smart. See for yourself how something as simple as reupholstering and refurbishing can take a furniture piece from outdated to updated, all while reducing carbon footprints one customer at a time.
Before & After