As we mentioned earlier, this blog is going to discuss some of the common myths and misconceptions about leather furniture that often discourage people from purchasing it. If you have any additional questions after reading this blog, please do not hesitate to contact one of our representatives!
Myth 1: You must be wealthy to purchase leather furniture
This myth is misleading because leather furniture is more expensive than fabric – however, customers often save more money in the long-run when they purchase leather furniture. Why? Because leather furniture is an investment that lasts a lifetime. That sounds like a cheesy marketing ploy, but hear us out: buying leather furniture has a higher cost associated with it upfront, but it can withstand years and year of natural wear and tear. Fabric sofas often need to be replaced every few years as their fibers fade, pill, and wear down with frequent use. So, you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy leather furniture – you just have to be smart about your investment!
Myth 2: Leather furniture doesn’t last as long as fabric furniture
The idea that leather is less durable than other fabrics is pure hogwash! In fact, it may surprise you to learn that leather furniture can outlast three fabric sofas. Leather is a natural product, which means as it ages, customers may notice changes in the color and tone of the material. While this may be a deal breaker for some individuals, many choose to see these changes as a tribute to the natural beauty of leather furniture! Regardless, the bottom line is this: leather furniture does last as long as fabric furniture, and in many instances, it outlasts fabric furniture!
Myth 3: Children, animals, and large families damage leather furniture easily
This myth coincides with myth #2, but it’s an important topic to bring up, nonetheless. Many first-time leather furniture buyers believe this type of furniture is unobtainable due to their living situation. While frequent use by any family member can lead to natural wear and tear, it doesn’t mean larger families with children, cats, and dogs should avoid purchasing leather furniture altogether. If you’re really worried about your investment, make sure your furniture is coated with a pigmented finish. A pigmented finish will provide added protection against pets and rambunctious family members.
Myth 4: Leather furniture takes on the temperature of its surrounding
The notion that leather furniture is either too cold or too warm for comfortable, daily use is flat-out ridiculous. This misconception often comes from individuals who own cars with leather upholstery. Yes, it’s true that if a car is left in the hot sun or cold winter it will take on the temperature of its surroundings, but that can be a good thing for homeowners. In fact, leather takes on the temperature of your body within 12 seconds, so homeowners often find leather furniture enjoyable to the hot summer months and the cold winter season.
To learn more about leather furniture care and maintenance, call Creative Leather today!