Leather Furniture Blog
You have invested in high quality leather furniture? It’s so easy to extend the life of your new sofa or sectional with very little effort. Cleaning and conditioning your new leather furniture should become part of your routine. Always dust it when you dust your other furniture but if you have hard spills or your leather feels dry, clean it with a soft cleaner then add a little conditioner.
Although leather breaths naturally through it pours it too can become dry just as our skin does when exposed to the elements. Leather stays soft by taking in the water droplets from the air. If you keep your home hot or live in a part of the country that is very dry your leather furniture needs a little TLC occasionally.
Leather is the most durable and functional upholstery available for furniture building. There is nothing softer and more functional to sit on than genuine leather. Sofas and sectionals are popular for living room furniture and when upholstered using top grain cowhide you know it's going to last for decades.
Leather recliners and reclining sofas covered in leather have been the best sellers in the motion category for years. Now with the new emphasis on luxury motion pieces with power recline and the articulating headrests leather recliner chairs have hit an all-time high in consumer sales.
Luxury Leather Reclining Sofas And Chairs
Livable luxury furniture made from high end leather is no longer used for entertaining only it is now a way of life for many that want to enjoy quality, durable furniture. Why only use the good china for guests? More homes don’t have formal rooms anymore. We now see more homes with open floor plans that allow gatherings of family and friends in a more relaxed situation. Entertaining is more casual, and leather can be casual, and you will find it is durable and easy to clean. No reason to worry about spilling food or drink when performance upholstery like leather can take the worry out of everyday living.
If you are in the market for a new genuine leather sofa there are a few things that will make your shopping experience better. First, do your homework and read The Definitive Guide To Buying Leather Furniture. This is a compressive read that will outline from start to finish how to be sure what you are buying is real top grain leather along with other furniture buying tips.
All leather is not equal: The top grain which is the first and top cut from the hide is the most desirable not only for its durability but also its natural life story. The second cut is called the split cut. This is used more often for shoes, belts or parts of furniture that you will not come in contact with as you use your leather sofa or chair. These second cut pieces if used for upholstering furniture are mostly used on an outside back or outside arm. This cut is much less expensive, much stiffer and exhibits more of a synthetic look.
Leather Industry Word Terminology
Over the years the leather furniture industry has come up with some terms for leather that you should get familiar with before your start shopping for leather sofas and sectionals. Authentic leather should have grain, smell wonderful and suede should be on the underside. If you don’t see this then it's time to move on. Some of the words used to describe leather in stores can be bonded leather, leather Ette or pleather. These are not the genuine article. Tricks used on showroom floors can be calling say a recliner all leather when in fact only where you sit, and touch is top grain leather while everywhere else is bonded, split or other. It is true that bonded and split hides are leather but not what you want on your furniture. Nothing wears like genuine leather. Don’t fall for the low price and thinking you will be buying a quality leather furniture piece. You get what you pay for!
Wellington's Fine Leather Funiture sells all of the top brands of quality leather furniture. All of our products come with a full manufacturers warrany and discounted pricing. Most of our products are American made.