Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Richness of Real Leather Furniture: Pros and Cons

Today’s blog post topic, the goodness of real leather furniture, almost needs no introduction. For centuries, real leather upholstery, as in everything from riding saddles to motorcycle jackets, has been prized for its smart look, supple feel, and incomparable durability. But slightly more expensive leather furniture MIGHT not be right for every household! For that reason, for this post your friends at Furniture Distributors are giving you the 411 on real leather furniture including its advantages and drawbacks. That way you can make an informed decision when you visit one of our well-appointed North Carolina stores.

leather loveseat

Get Leather Upholstery for Legendary and True Durability!

Your leather loveseat or other new furniture upholstered in this natural material should last at least 10-15 years, even longer with proper care. Some of leather upholstery’s legendary qualities include stain resistance and natural thickness. A tip: when looking at leather furniture, be sure to ask for the top quality by making sure it’s “top grain” or “full grain.” This uses actual animal skin such as, commonly, cowhide, rather than leather particles used in artificial material sometimes called leather. But if you choose wisely, your new leather living room sofa can last up to 20 times longer than a copy clad in something lesser. These true leathers look, and feel, absolutely amazing. Just be sure to take care of them, with a good leather conditioner, for instance.

leather living room chair

Some Disadvantages of Leather Furniture for Your Home

As has been mentioned, leather furniture costs a bit more, sometimes five times greater than imitations. When you have something as valuable as leather upholstery, you are responsible for its care. That means making sure it stays clean so it doesn’t wear out too soon. Other things to watch out for when using your leather living room chair or other richly upholstered piece are fading due to sunlight, so no direct light from windows, please, and scratching. Do you have a cat? Then maybe that leather recliner’s not the best choice for you. But small scratches are no problem if you use leather polish.

For all your leather furniture questions and some awesome options, come to our Havelock, NC store!

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