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Leather Furniture Buying Considerations

Buying leather furniture requires a lot of considerations and planning before you make a big investment. You will need to think of which room it will be placed in, the style of the room, are there kids and pet around and more such things need to be counted on. Besides, there will also be a need to understand what exactly leather is!

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Leather Graining

Graining means the patterns on a hide’s surface just below the hair. Full-grain leather is durable, has natural characteristics, and stays beautiful over time. It comes from the top layer of the hide, where the graining is tight and moisture resistant. Top-grain leather offers color uniformity and is somewhat like full-grain leather, except that its very top layer has been carefully sanded and buffed to diminish imperfections and markings.

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Bonded Leather

Bonded leather looks seamless, is durable and sleek, and works well on furniture in high-traffic areas, like dining room chairs and stools.

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Aniline Leather

Aniline dying involves leather coloring with transparent dyes. Full-aniline-dyed leather is amazingly soft while the semi-aniline dying adds a thin protective topcoat to the hide, providing more uniform color and protection from wear and staining. All leather is easy cleaning as compared to fabric furniture, but a semi-aniline or pigmented leather can withstand more stains and marks. They are perfect if you have tiny terrors at home – pets, and kids. Besides, aniline is even perfect if you wish to get a vintage look.

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Patina Leather

Natural leather ages naturally. Patina adds richness, depth, and smoothness. You will also need to remember that any direct natural light can also age the leather and fade its color. Full-grain leather absorbs everyday life’s impact easily from natural wearing to accidental spills, dirt, and moisture, and even develops a gorgeous patina.

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Natural Markings and Closures

Since leather is natural; no two hides will ever be exactly alike in color and markings. Also, unlike leather sofas and leather chairs, the cushion isn’t encased in leather. Part of the bottom of the casing has a tightly-woven mesh material for the cushion to breathe.

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Leather Furniture Cleaning

Anything harsh from chemical detergents and treatments, to polishes can ruin the finish on your leather and compromise texture and color. Vacuum regularly to remove dust. Keep sharp objects away because it is durable but not indestructible.

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Leather sofas and chairs only get better with age. If you love a piece now, you’ll love it even more in the years ahead. So research properly considers the options, and your dream piece of leather furniture will last over years with you. Explore more leather furniture from the top brand at Grayson Home - A one-stop online destination for the most eclectic collection of luxurious furniture pieces and other quality home décor accessories all at affordable prices. We are offering complimentary online e-design services. From fabric sample requests, catalog shipments, CAD designs, to inspirational boards. Our expert interior designers are ready to accommodate any requests virtually.
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