Ever wanted to purchase furniture but don’t know where to start ?. There’s a lot to consider from the Budget, size, design, leather. But in this article we’ll be focusing on the types of leather and fabric for furniture. knowing the different types of leather and fabric will help choose furniture suitable for your setting and budget.
TYPES OF LEATHER
Genuine leather is 100% leather. This means that the material comes from real animal skin or that there is some kind of leather in the material. While its quality comes nowhere near full-grain leather or top-grain leather, it is still from real animal skin. this means this type of leather is long lasting and doesn’t cost a lot to maintain. it also comes in various colours like Black, Brown, Cream white and white.
Bonded leather is made by shredding leather scraps and leather fiber, then mixing it with bonding materials. The mixture is next extruded onto a cloth or paper backing, and the surface is usually embossed with a leather-like texture or grain. This is the type of leather that lasts for several years and budget friendly and doesn’t cost much to maintain. Comes in various colours like Black, two tone tobacco, seal grey, oyster, thyme green, snowflake, ice blast, soice, forest green, dark chocolate and many more.
Air Leather also known as leatherette is 31% close to genuine it is a woven fabric made to look and feel like leather but have the breath-ability of fabric for a more comfortable feel as it will not be too hot depending on the season. This type lasts a couple of years depending on how it’s kept and maintained. Comes in various colours like Dark brown, dark blue and many more
PU leather, or polyurethane leather, is an artificial leather made of thermoplastic polymer. 100% PU leather is completely artificial and is considered vegan. PU material can have a more glossy appearance and is generally far less thicker than real leather. last longer when well maintained. comes in clolour grey, beige, white, dark brown, red, black and many more.