If you are like most consumers, you want to do your research before going out to buy something, especially when the cost is significant and it is an item you use every day. When it comes to furniture, you want to make sure you are making the right choice the first time. Are you considering buying leather furniture in the near future? Here are some facts about leather furniture that will allow you to head out to the store to buy with confidence.
Leather furniture “breathes”
Many people have the common belief that leather furniture will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. However, this misconception could not be more wrong. Leather assumes the temperature of its environment. If it is cold in your house and your leather sofa feels cold, just turn on the heat and your sofa will warm right up. It works the same way with air conditioning in the summer. Also, if you sit on your sofa, the leather will warm up faster because of your body temperature.
|Mandy Chair by Klaussner Furniture|
Leather is a practical material
Leather is ideal for busy lifestyles and even for families with children and pets. The ease of cleaning leather is very simple compared to cleaning fabric. Leather does not hold any pet odors like fabric does. Leather also outlasts fabric 4 to 1.
Leather is the strongest upholstered material known to man
Nature created leathers' strong physical structure by weaving a network of leather fibers. It is extremely difficult to puncture. In addition, if a scratch or puncture does occur, it is much easier to repair than fabric.
Leather ages well
Finishes and dyes applied to leather are permanent and will not crack, fade or peel. Leather can stand up to and endure everyday life in the home while needing minimal care.
|Knightbridge Sofa by Palliser|
Leather will last an average person’s lifetime
With proper care, leather can be expected to last an average person’s lifetime. Although the initial investment may be more expensive, leather is actually cheaper than fabric upholstery in the long run.
No two pieces of leather are alike.
Each piece of leather has its own natural markings which make it unique.