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Leather Couch

Are leather sofas durable? Yes, real leather sofas are some of the most durable around, and with the right care and treatment, they can last for a lifetime. Leather has an inherent water resistance, making it much easier to clean than fabric if you accidentally spill something.

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Why Leather?

While leather furniture may not be your thing – and that’s fine – there are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to go with leather:

It’s hypoallergenic.

Upholstery is a perfect safe-haven for little critters called dust mites. While dust mites aren’t particularly harmful, enough of them can cause many people to suffer from severe allergies (mostly upper-respiratory). Leather removes a great deal of their living space, helping you breathe easier.

Cleaning leather is much easier than cleaning fabric.

While it is true that leather should be treated periodically to prevent cracking and drying, most leather furniture can be cleaned by wiping it with a dry cloth, and minimal vacuuming. Compare that with a fabric sofa, which should be thoroughly vacuumed on a weekly basis, in order to control dust mites.

Leather furniture lasts longer.

This is a bit anecdotal, but my fabric sofa – which was filled with goose down – would periodically spit out feathers. What this meant is that, over the years, my sofa slowly deflated. I am a firm believer that furniture should never deflate. In addition, the fabric of my sofa simply did not stand up against my daughter’s infancy. Fabric stains, but leather won’t (provided you clean up the spills quickly).

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