What You Need To Know About Your Leather Furniture
Why Leather Furniture?
Depending on what kinds of pets you have, consider buying leather furniture. With leather furniture, quite often, fur, pet hair and dander just all goes down to the floor. There, you can easily sweep or vacuum it up. Furniture cleaning is then a breeze, as you often just have to gently wipe down your furniture. Now, remember what your average cloth fabric furniture looks like after a pet visit.. I’m sure you can see the advantages.
When it comes to shopping for leather furniture, be sure to keep the different leather grades in mind. There are both high and low quality leathers out there to suit many different tastes and budgets. From highest to lowest quality is: top grain, pure aniline, semi aniline, nubuck, distressed, and suede. Choosing higher quality leather ensures that you will have furniture that lasts for many years.
When buying a leather sofa, the leather’s origin is critical
Washington Examiner, on Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:00:05 -0700
The quality of a leather sofa has as much to do with animal ethics as with style – with the origin of the leather being just as important as the aesthetic sense of the designer. “It makes all the difference in the world,” said Adam El-Hout, sales and …
When it comes to obtaining high-quality leather furniture, try going with top grain leather. This type of leather comes from the highest portion of the hide, which makes it a great material for furniture. It is the most expensive leather that you can buy, but with proper maintenance, your pieces will last for many years.
Types Of Leather Furniture
Different types of leathers require different cleaning methods so knowing the kind of leather that you have is extremely important before you start using any kind of cleaning products. Leather that has been protected with surface finishes and coating is the easiest and simplest to clean.
However, colored, yet un-coated leather like aniline and suede and nubuck, which are also commonly used as upholstery, will require special leather furniture cleaners since they have a different cleaning process. In most cases, you will find the exact description on the factory tags and labels that your furniture has come with.
Once you have identified your type, stock up on leather furniture cleaners that are created specially for it. Suede and Nubuck are the hardest to maintain since they absorb water, dirt and grease very easily. The only way to keep your suede or nubuck furniture clean is to use a product that protects the leather against spills.