Leather or Fabric – how to choose….

Buying a furniture piece is an investment, we want it to be comfortable, easy to maintain and stand the test of time. It’s important that you take the time to consider all your options when making your purchase.   Durability Durability is an important factor to consider when investing in a piece of furniture. Quality has a big part to play, however, you don’t have to pay the highest price to get the best quality. Nowadays we have fabric cleaning products to help care for and prolong the life of our fabric pieces. You can use a fabric treatment product on your piece to repel most stains, however, some fabrics have been manufactured to have a stain resistant finish which makes it easier to clean. Leather is the easiest to clean, using just a damp cloth and wiping it dry. Twice a year it’s recommended that you treat your leather using a good quality leather cleaning product to ensure it is well protected. Conclusion – it all depends on your lifestyle, our take on it is leather sofas are easier to maintain and clean.   Comfort Leather absorbs heat faster than fabric so sitting on a leather sofa for a lengthy period of time will feel warmer than sitting on a fabric sofa. Full grain and semi aniline leathers are of the highest quality leather available, only a small percentage of hides can be selected as full grain and therefore are expensive. These hides have been worked much less giving a softer texture, allowing the grain to remain which allows for durability. On the other hand corrective grain leathers, as the name suggests, have been corrected by sanding and buffing out any natural imperfections, therefore,

How To Choose A Great Sofa

What is a sofa, it’s where you relax and unwind after a long day, it’s a place to retreat with a good book in hand or it’s a place for the family to get together to watch a great movie, whatever your choice a sofa plays an important role in our lives. Whichever way you look at it a sofa is the central focal point within a living space of any home. A sofa should make a statement and tell the story of who you are and how you live, it should be a statement piece, an object of beauty and design excellence, but also must be a functional part of the environment you have created. The look, comfort and quality are all important elements to consider when purchasing a sofa, one is not more important than the other.