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Tips on How to Compare the Quality of Leather Furniture Sets

Leather furniture sets are considered some of the highest-quality pieces of furniture available on the market. However, the quality levels vary for each one of the pieces, whether we're talking about the leather or the frame.

Understanding how to compare the quality between leather sofas will help you purchase the best pieces which can easily give you and your family the comfort you deserve. Here are 2 of the most important buying stages of purchasing leather furniture sets.

Check the Manufacturing Process

This means you should ask about everything, from the wood used for the frame to the dye.

Firstly, you should understand that there are great differences when it comes to the methods used to dye leather furniture sets.

Pigmented leather is common because it's not so expensive and it can be used directly on the surface while simply mixing it with a protective coating. Although it is a good choice from both a financial and a durability point of view, pigmented leather is not very comfortable. It gives an unnatural look and it feels pretty rough.

A far better option is aniline leather. Why is it so special? Because the color goes through the entire piece of leather and provides a lasting finish. It is also more resistant to stains due to the protective layer which goes over the proper dye. However, this coating can make the leather stiff, which is why untreated aniline leather is considered the best. It has that soft, cozy, comfortable texture that we all look for when buying leather furniture.

Be careful so you don't end up with a combination of leather and vinyl. Although this compromise solution is suitable for short-term use, in time, the leather will stay intact while the vinyl will degrade and you’ll end up having to buy a new couch sooner than you expected.

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Things to Keep in Mind when Looking for Quality Leather Furniture Sets

First, you need to go to a store that is either specialized in leather furniture or has a varied inventory. This will allow you to choose from a wide range of options. And remember that quality comes with time! So take the time to compare all your options.

Ask questions about each piece. Make sure you know everything there is to know about a piece before buying it. This includes the type of wood used for the framework. Softwood warps in time, being less durable than other types of frames.

Remember to ask about the coil as well. Tempered steel is generally the best choice. Other options require you to do some serious research beforehand.

Also, keep in mind that you need to do a sitting test on the sofa. This includes testing the frame leaning backwards and side to side, or simply letting yourself fall on the couch from a standing position. If there are any movements where they shouldn't be or if you hear squeaks coming from the framework, the sofa is definitely low-quality.

This can happen even with leather pieces from major brands, so do not forget to thoroughly inspect the furniture.

If you need information about the quality of our leather furniture sets, contact us at 800-262-1049. Keep in mind that our job is not done until our customers are happy. We promise you will love the quality Wellington’s Fine Leather Furniture will offer your home!

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