After days of blissful sunshine, the folks in the U.K. and in Ireland have been greeted with days of rain. This means that homeowners are once again a risk of having their homes, including their leather furniture, sustain water damage. Aside from prolonged exposure to sunlight, subjecting your leather furniture to the rain can also cause it to dry out and be damaged.
When selecting furniture, some consumers hesitate about getting leather varieties. This is mainly due to misconceptions that have been thrown around regarding different furniture materials. To help clear that, here are some myths about leather furniture and the facts to correct them.
Myth 1: Leather is not too durable.
Fact: Durability is actually one of leather’s strong suits. For example, experts estimate that a leather sofa lasts about four times longer than one made of fabric. Leather is made of natural products and the site Home Interiors points out that natural items grows with time in terms of elegance and sturdiness.
Myth 2: Leather is easily damaged by children and pets.
Fact: Leather is actually highly resistant to nicks and knocks. The furniture won’t be torn unless the child deliberately causes damage to it or the pet treats it like an adversary, which is the same for any furniture material.
Myth 3: Leather is uncomfortable during weather extremes.
Fact: Many people think that leather is totally uncomfortable – too cold during winter and too hot in the summer. In truth, that only applies to leather car seats. In the case of home furniture, leather is not uncomfortable. It actually adjusts according to the body heat of the person sitting on it. It’s a breathable item so it can give warmth during winter and remains cool during summer.
Myth 4: Leather requires a lot of effort to maintain.
Fact: For the most part, leather is actually easy to maintain. Regular dusting and conditioning twice a year are pretty much all that’s needed. Spills need to be blotted immediately. When facing more serious leather cleaning tasks, such as discolouration, you may want to turn to the help of cleaning and restoration experts like ColourLock UK & Ireland.
(5 Myths and Facts about Leather furniture, Home Interiors)