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     In my view, there are three main benefits of the leather couch.

     1.Hypoallergenic

           Allergy sufferers often do better with leather couches because leather doesn’t harbor dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens as easily as the fabric does.

         2. Apperance

         A leather couch can lend a certain elegance to a room that is hard to duplicate in fabric. Leather Chesterfield-style couches are very traditional, but as a rule, leather couches are typically more trendy than their fabric counterparts. If you like a contemporary or modern look, leather couches  tend to appear sleeker and high end in a space than fabric does.

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          3. Care

          No, this isn't a typo. I also listed care as an advantage to leather couches, because really, the care involved in each couch depends upon your household. The leather is very easy to clean - usually requiring a light dusting or rub down a couple of times a year - where fabric needs to be vacuumed and cleaned regularly.However, both leather and fabric are easy to clean and care for if your lifestyle is suited to the finish.


          Quality leather is a remarkably durable material that will offer many years of comfort. However, the right type of leather should be selected based on how you expect the furniture to be enjoyed. And there are two ways of coloring upholstery grade leather - with dyes only and with dyes and pigments. Leather colored strictly with a dye is referred to as unfinshed, whereas pigmented leather is classified as finshed. So, what's the difference?

          If leather is colored only with dye then there is no protective coating. It is sometimes referred to as "pure-aniline" leather. This leather is soft, supple tothe touch. Its color is rich and deep as dyes are translucent and they penetrate, often completely through the leather.

     

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          Finished leather is colored with the same aniline dye as unfinished leather however these hides go through a secondary coloring process. A pigmented coating( finsh ) is applied that is chemically engineered speciffically for leather. It has to flex and allow the leather to breath so it has unique attributes that differentiate it from common wall paint.

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          Your first key is placement. Simply put active, high impact environment like a family room, media center, conference room, dining room, etc. dictates finished leather. A low impact home, with UV tinted windows and little threat of staining can indulge the beauty of unfinished leather.

          The next step is to consider the budget. This is where your expectations are appropriately set. There are two primary considerations, the leather and the frame.

          Top-grain leather is the most durable, but will cost more. This is the epidermis of the skin which offers vast majority of the hide's durablility. Split-hide leather won't stand up to the test of time in an active household, but as a low grade is generally more durable. If you want a price that will last a long time, then you must insist on top-grain leather.

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          Color selection is something else to think about. The lighter the color, the more maintenance it will require to keep the leather looking new and clean. On the contrary, if you select the black one, it is more serious and high-end. But I think you can choose the best one for yourself. Remember my words when you shop for leather couch!

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