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The Must-Know Guide to Buying the Best Leather Furniture

Redecorating your home is a topic you should treat with care and patience. After all, it does involve making some big decisions, like choosing the best furniture for your space.

There are some important aspects to take into account if you're looking for the best leather furniture for your budget.

The good news is that leather furniture - even the best kind - has become more accessible than ever. That means you will no longer need to spend a fortune on getting a quality piece.

Here are some of the most important tips you should know before you go shopping for leather furniture.

Pick the Highest Quality Leather

There are multiple types of leather you will be able to choose from. While only the names won't give you much information, knowing what are the best ones will.

Vegas Leather Loveseat

The best leather furniture is usually made with top grain leather. As the term suggests, the material comes from the top side of the hide.

Additionally, you should know that any animal skin is strongest on the surface. That means this type of leather is the most durable of them all.

However, this type of leather can be processed into:

  • Full grain - it retains the natural markings of the hide.
  • Corrected grain - the markings are buffed or sanded away; the end result is a smoother leather with a consistent grain because the surface is embossed.

So if you're looking for the very best leather furniture out there, you'll want full-grain leather. Then, if the dye matters to you - and it should - look for pure aniline dyed.

This choice will ensure that your new furniture will stand the test of time - or children, or pets.

Best Leather Furniture - Frame Materials

The outside material is important since it's the one giving you stylish options, color, and feel. However, without a solid frame, the furniture could be ruined in just a few years.

Again, picking the very best means you need to take a look at the material used for the frame.

Experts advise buying only those pieces with the frame made out of hard wood. How can you find this information? Buy from a shop with experience that emphasizes quality over quantity.

Consider the Springs as Well

Savannah Leather Sofa

This is an aspect most of us usually don't take into account.

What to look for? Experts say that the best leather furniture has an eight-way tied springs system. This means that springs are tied eight times back to front, side to side and diagonally.

This will ensure that the cushions will align properly with the spring system and spread the weight evenly. Basically, it makes the furniture more durable.

Are the Cushions Important?

Yes, the cushions are important in the decision process.

Keep in mind that the best leather furniture has foam-core cushions at the base. For proper back support, ask if the cushions contain feathers, fiber, springs, or a combination.  

Also, it is important to note that new leather could feel a bit too firm at first. It's like when you bought that pair of leather shoes and it took some time to break in it.

If you need more information on this topic, you'll find a great guide over here.

If you feel like you know enough and you're ready to browse through Wellington's Fine Leather Furniture's products, go ahead.

We've been in business for over 35 years because we're focusing on satisfying our clients' needs.  We're not happy until you are.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us online or give us a call at 800-262-1049.

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