There has to be a good reason why people are willing to pay substantially more for a leather interior in their cars. For probably the same good reason, people are also willing to pay more for leather furniture as opposed to upholstered furniture. Frankly, the fact is that leather is a very appealing fabric that people want to have. A set of leather furniture in the living room isn't just about comfort it's also about status.
But owning leather furniture is certainly about more than just impressing your neighbors. One of the biggest single reasons why people choose to spend extra for leather furniture is because it lasts. Typical upholstery will only stand up to constant use for about 5 years before it begins to fray, tatter, and tear. But when properly cared for, leather furniture can last for 20 years or more before needing major repair or replacement. So, while leather furniture may be more expensive, it certainly isn't 4 Xs as much! Therefore, going leather is actually the better economic move AND still will impress your neighbors!
Aside from being a status symbol and very durable, leather furniture is simply great on the skin! If you have ever noticed, leather furniture stays at room temperature. When the temp is high, the leather is very soft and pliable. But, when the room temp dips for any reason, the leather will become stiffer and less pliable. The reason for this is because the natural oils in the leather become more viscuous (thicker) when they are cold.
Another good reason to love leather is that it lends itself well to repair & refinishing when in the right hands. Check out the photos below to see some types of damage that we have repaired right in the customers' homes. You may not need repair; possibly you just need us to clean & condition, or redye your leather furniture. Whatever your needs, please feel free to contact us.
The cushion above is a full aniline wax pullup leather. It only needed the wax finish reapplied. The sectional below has a semi aniline finish. It needed cleaning & almost complete redying because of fading. You can expect similar results for your leather furniture.