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Types of Leather Furniture Buying Guide

Types of Leather Furniture Buying Guide

There are many types of leather upholstery that are available in the furniture market. With so many different types to choose from, it is sometimes hard to tell what you are purchasing exactly. To help our customers our, we have compiled a list of the different types of leather upholstery you will come across when shopping online for leather and leather inspired furniture.

Bonded Leather

Bonded leather is created by mixing leather scraps and fibers together that are formed into a roll using adhesives and bonding materials. The advantages of bonded leather are that it is significantly cheaper than real leather. A customer will get more bang for their buck and end up with furniture that looks just as good as it’s pricier, real-leather counterpart. The other advantage bonded leather offers is that it is highly durable. What this translates to is that you will be able to enjoy your furniture daily, and for a long time.

Bi-cast Leather

Bi-cast leather is considered the next step up in quality from bonded leather. It is created by gluing a sheet of polyurethane to a split grain sheet. Its appearance is similar to that of top grain leather but significantly cheaper. Another added benefit from bi-cast leather is because of its plastic surface, it is easy to clean and maintain.

Faux Leather

Faux/ synthetic leather consists of synthetic, man-made materials that are mostly plastic and rubber-coated fabric. Faux leather is designed to look and feel like leather but at a fraction of the cost. Other advantages of faux leather furniture are that it is durable, easy to clean, and comfortable.

Top Grain Leather

Top grain leather is actual leather. The major difference that top grain offers is that any imperfections that the leather may have are buffed out to give it a perfect, blended finish. This type of leather is pricier than its non-leather counterparts but for good reason; its looks and comfort and unmatched and will stand the test of time without signs of wear and tear.

Full Grain Leather

When price is of no concern, Full Grain leather furniture is what you want. It has a raw yet smooth form, offers plush comfort and exudes refined elegance. One benefit that is unknown to many is that real full grain leather adjusts to your body temperature and allows for your skin to breathe. What this translates to is feeling cool and comfortable and not sweating on the furniture like other leather-like materials will do to your body. Full grain furniture is simply the best of the best and is highly recommended.

Now that you know about the different types of leather furniture, go ahead and shop through our selection of leather upholstered furniture with confidence. Simply refer to this guide to know what type of upholstery you are getting. At OCfurniture.com there are no surprises, what you see is what you get and we want you to be happy with your furniture.



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