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How to Choose the Right Foam: Understanding Different Foam Qualities

Foam is one of the most important elements of an upholstery project, but most people lack the vocabulary — or rather, the correct understanding of the vocabulary — to properly describe the kind of foam they want. Even designers and architects may know that they need to consider the foam’s density, but have no idea Read More

Making Sustainable Furniture Choices for Your Business

Making smart business decisions no longer means thinking only of yourself, your employees, and your customers or clients: Present-day commercial entities are challenged with making sustainable choices that are as environmentally friendly as possible. Part of this involves considering how your furniture upgrades impact the environment, and what you might do to lessen that impact. Read More

Merrill Gardens Retirement Communities Conference Room Table Refinished

This conference table was completely refinished in our spray booth at our production facility with durable polyurethane finish for the corporate offices at Merrill Gardens Retirement Communities! BEFORE     AFTER

Commercial and Residential Project Spotlight

Architectural upholstery for a private residential client QA Group staff worked with the construction team at Neil Kelly Company to create a corner banquette, completely custom made to fit the client’s unique space and desired look. The piece was upholstered in genuine leather from Seattle-based interior design and architectural wholesale resource Trammell-Gagne and features a Read More

Upholstered Essentials Checklists and Tips for Your Industry

When it comes to the upholstered furniture pieces commonly found in the following industry settings, condition is key, as they make up some of the most visible and frequently used areas that define your space’s ambience and comfort. Whether your pieces are showing signs of damage and in need of an upholstery overhaul or you Read More

Washington State Capitol Enlists QA Group for Table Restoration

QA Group is proud to work with a wide variety of clients, from doctors and restaurants to resorts. But perhaps one of the client relationships we are most honored to maintain is with the Washington State Capitol. The Capitol became a client in 2015, and we have completed multiple projects for them since, including updates Read More

Salish Lodge Dining Room Receives Custom Chairs From QA Group

If you’ve ever watched the 90s cult classic TV series “Twin Peaks,” you may recognize the Salish Lodge as the real-life setting for the fictional Great Northern Hotel. The luxury resort and spa, which is located 30 miles east of Seattle and overlooks Snoqualmie Falls, has been a longtime customer of QA Group. We’re proud Read More

Why Travel Season Is the Perfect Time to Prep for Hotel and Restaurant Furniture Repairs

It’s official: peak travel season is well underway. If you’re in the hospitality industry, here’s why now is the time to protect your hotel furniture from wear and tear and anticipate post-peak repairs. Types of Damages Rowdy guests and rock stars aren’t the only causes of damaged hospitality furniture. Normal wear and tear results when Read More

QA Group: Commercial Project Spotlight

QA Group has been hard at work helping businesses bring unique upholstery and refinishing visions to life. From Lynnwood up north to Bellingham, our team has been taking on an influx of architectural upholstery projects — or, in other words, projects on which our custom furniture expertise lends a hand to third-party construction companies as they Read More

University Faculty Thank Us for Good Work

Several weeks ago, we were contacted by the University of Washington Denny Hall Germanics department. They had an original 1940s wood bookcase with glass doors that they wanted to be restored. The staff member explained that this unique and original bookcase was very important to the university, and wanted to know if we could come out Read More