Things to Know When Buying a Leather Sofa

Buyers Guide / May 28,2013

The great thing about leather is that it is durable and appropriate, no matter whether you have a family of children or a sleek, sophisticated 'adult' home. Prior to buying a leather sofa, there are a number of factors that should be considered. Cost is just one of these as there can be huge variation in prices for leather furniture.

Although some types of leather may look the same, it is usually the kinds of leather hides that are used that account for price differences in sofas. Full grain leathers are likely to show the unique, natural markings of the hide while less expensive leathers tend to look more consistent because they have been processed using methods that can remove natural markers. Such consistent-looking leathers are synthetically dyed or tanned too. Do not be afraid to ask about the source and grain of the leather used for a sofa that you would consider buying. Although taste largely dictates the leather that you prefer, budget constraints may influence decisions because full grain leathers can be significantly expensive. In terms of durability, top grain leathers are considered the most robust.

 

Source: Professer's House

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