Leather vs. Fabric

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When choosing a sofa for your home, you must go through the decision of leather or fabric? Both are great and have their own advantages and disadvantages. You must ask yourself a few questions before deciding. How much wear and tear will the item get? What kind of spills will you be facing? Do you have kids or pets that would bring harm to the sofa? And lastly, how long do you plan to keep the sofa.

Soleado Sectional by Gamma

Leather tends to be more durable and cleanable than fabric because of its non-absorbing character and it’s hard outside layer. Leather is also good for people with allergies or pets because the dust and dirt can be wiped off easily instead of sinking into the fabric. Although leather can be great, it has its down sides as well. For instance, leather costs much more than fabric in some cases. If the chance of a rip in the leather is possible, it will cost more to fix and mend your piece of furniture. Also, leather tends to get hot in the summer which can make it uncomfortable to sit on when the sun is out. Fabrics have downfalls and a few advantages as well. Fabrics tend to hold in the smell and particles of smoke, if you enjoy cigarettes or cigars in the house.

Chloe Fabric Sofa by Weiman

Fabric sofas come in a greater variety of colors and designs than leather, giving you a wider spread of choices to fit your living space. They can be made to match drapes or curtains which cannot be done very often when choosing a leather piece. Leather is known to be more expensive, which is a big factor in choosing a piece of furniture for your home. You must consider your budget along with the factors mentioned earlier before you truly make a decision. Leather is more traditional by look and although it comes in different colors and styles, there are more choices when it comes to a fabric piece. These are all things that need to be taken into account when trying to choose a sofa for your home.

Mocambo Sofa in natural unprotected leather by Gamma International

Mocambo Sofa in natural unprotected leather by Gamma International

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