Why Sofa Leather rather than Sofa Fabric?
Leather sofas are classy, timeless, and generally comfortable. Sofa leather allows easy cleanup of spills and most stains. It provides a certain level of protection for the interior padding of the sofa, making it more resistant to water damage and against embedded dirt or grease that might eventually cause the sofa to smell. Leather sofas usually give off little or no smell, even after years of use. Some sofas employ faux leather as a stronger, cheaper alternative to real leather. Artificial sofa leather is almost as attractive as the real thing, and it provides great value and durability for the price.
If you are considering to have sofa leather as your sofa covering, you should also know about the expense that is involved to maintain it. Leather is one of the most costly types of material that can be used for a sofa. It offers limited durability as it can be scraped, ripped, or cut by common items like pocket knives, keys, belt buckles, and other metal objects. For some people, they may feel uncomfortable sitting on the sofa leather during hot summer days. However, since leather sofas are easy to brush, sweep, or wipe, they are still considered an ideal choice for households that have babies, toddlers, or pets that shed a lot of hair.
Below are several popular leather collections by Siah Hoe you should consider if you have leather as your choice for sofa covering.
How to clean or to maintain Leather Sofa for ever lasting use?
Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area first to convince yourself of the results!!
Do not use soap or soak the stain heavily with water. This may cause more damage than the stain itself.
For minor or slight scratches on the surface, use a chamois or clean fingers to gently buff the scratch. If needed, moisten lightly with distilled water to work scratches out.
For butter, oil, grease stains, wipe off excess with a clean dry cloth, and then leave alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time.
Do not use cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps or ammonia water.
If the stain persists, it is recommended that a professional leather specialist clean the leather to avoid any potential damage to the leather itself.
For minor spots & spills, wipe us any excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use a lightly moistened soft cloth with clean lukewarm water, and let it air dry naturally. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spot occurred.
Remember that leather is a natural product & requires some care to maintain the natural beauty of the hide.