HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD QUALITY LEATHER

May 14, 2021

HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD QUALITY LEATHER

 HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD QUALITY LEATHER

As you probably know, leather is made from the cured, tanned hides of cattle. However, things get a bit trickier after that. If you have ever shopped for leather furniture before your mind has experienced the confusing swamp of terms such as; full grain, genuine leather, and aniline leather. Navigating the world of leather furniture can be all-consuming, we are here to help break things down for you in a way that will leave plenty of room in your brain for other non-leather-related furniture things.

When it comes to leather furniture, we at Leather Gallery believe in using the real deal. We carefully select our natural materials to craft quality pieces of leather furniture that last for many years to come, if properly cared for that is.

If you are prone to allergies or even if you are a germaphobe, leather furniture is a must have in your home. Leather furniture does not hold onto dust mites, pet hair, or anything else that might be floating around your home. This will mean that you will spend less time cleaning and scrubbing your leather couch, this is often what wears your fabric couches out quickly.

HOW DO I KNOW MY COUCH IS MADE FROM QUALITY LEATHER?

Genuine leather is split into two main types during the tanning process: the top grain and the bottom split. We recommend always choose a leather couch or leather sofa suite that has been constructed from top grain leather as they tend to be much stronger compared to split leather, which is more fragile, unstable and liable to stretch. When shopping for home furniture items, consider a leather sofa suite or leather couch that has been crafted from full grain leather, corrected leather, or semi-corrected grain leather, which fall under the category of genuine top grain leather.

If you’re not sure of the authenticity of the leather, look for tiny imperfections—real leather will never be smooth. The natural grain will contain grooves and unevenness, signaling it is of genuine quality. Along with looking for these indications, leather furniture purchased from Leather Gallery is issued with a certificate of authenticity.

WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR SYLES FOR LEATHER COUCHES?

Leather couches and leather sofa suites have a timeless appeal that never goes out of style; however, there are a number of different styles and configurations you can choose from to suit your lifestyle and existing décor.

Right now, the classic shape and style of our Kingston Leather Sofa is taking centre stage—with its time-honoured lines it gives an old-world, rustic charm to a living room, particularly when paired with plush vintage-style rugs, antique decor and dark wooden shelving or bookcases.

The Kingston Leather Sofa highlights a classic, tufted sofa design that never goes out of style. Featuring metal stud detailing and elegantly scrolled armrests, the Kingston Leather Sofa gives any living room a rich, opulent feel. Uniquely crafted from the finest quality exotic pulled up African leather, the Kingston Leather Couch is both stylish and comfortable.

The grand backrest, armrests and frame features a striking deep buttoned detailing which adds a rich, luxurious feel to the Kingston sofa. The Kingston leather sofa has a modern, masculine feel to it and looks magnificent when styled in an office or formal sitting room.

If your home has more of a contemporary aesthetic, you are really spoiled for choice when it comes to leather couches and leather sofas. The modern-day leather sofa is low slung, with sleek lines and a modular design so you can play with shapes and angles.

The Tobago leather sofa suite effortlessly combines contemporary elegance and modern designs. Featuring spacious seating and premium modern feature, the Tobago leather lounge suite is perfect for your entire family.

The Tobago leather sofas suite is crafted from the finest quality genuine leather uppers that have been sourced from renowned leather manufacturers and distributors who distribute leather and leather furniture worldwide. The Tobago leather sofa suite is extremely versatile and can be styled in many different ways to suit many different aesthetics.

WHAT COLOURS WORK WELL FOR A LEATHER COUCH?

Your leather couch will naturally be a major focal point of any room, so colour choice is vital. If you would like your home furniture piece to harmonies with the palette of your existing style and décor, go for natural leather pigments, or creams, tans, or browns. These earthy tones generally work well in most settings. At Leather Gallery we have a wide range of leather options in various natural leather tones, if however, you are looking for a leather couch that makes a statement we have a range of bright and bold options too.

Purchasing leather furniture from Leather Gallery will give you peace of mind knowing that you have purchased a premium quality home furniture piece. Our leather sofas, leather recliners as well as leather sofa suites are available in a multitude of designs, styles and colours. Visit a Leather Gallery furniture store near you to view our range of quality leather home furniture.





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