Blog » The Difference Between Leather And Faux Leather Sofas

A real leather sofa can make a real statement. You'll be wanting to keep yours in the best condition possible.

There are several important factors to consider when choosing to buy a leather of faux leather sofa:

Leather sofas can last an extremely long time, potentially up to 4x longer than a faux leather sofa. So although the cost reflects this fact, it is worth taking into account the durability. Although faux leather sofas may look great at first, they don't tend to stand the test of time. The fabric may come away in places and it's easier to scratch.

  • Leather is a thick, extremely durable material. Most scratches caused by pets or otherwise can be easily covered up and merged with some leather polish.
  • Leather does not fray
  • Leather has a more natural odour than faux leather
  • Go for high end leather as it scratches far less easily
  • Faux leather is a good alternative if you don't like the idea of sitting on animal hide.
  • Faux leather sofas feel stiffer and less supple than real leather sofas

All of this said, a faux leather option is great if you do have issues with expense or are a proper veggie! You can get some great looking pieces for sure.

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