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When buying leather furniture, it’s best to make as much of an informed decision as possible. This goes beyond what the sofa looks like, or just the color, though those are certainly important too. The first thing to consider is the purpose of the leather furniture you’re purchasing. Is it going to be in a family room, where everyone will be using it? Do you have pets? Consider how durable it needs to be, as there are quite a few factors that go in what makes a leather sofa durable.

If you haven’t yet, consider reading our Types of Leather article. The use of your future sofa will determine what type of leather is best for you. For instance, Protected Aniline is extremely tough and durable, while Pure Aniline is very soft and may not be advisable for homes with young children or pets, or rooms where food and drinks will be consumed. Overall, furniture being made from top grain leather is the highest quality, more durable and the one we recommend.

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Beyond that, though, there are a couple of other factors to consider. What you don’t see is just as important as what you do see! For instance, the construction of the sofa can be a major part of the longevity and durability of the sofa. A wooden frame made of solid hardwood is far more durable and will last much longer than softwood, which will even warp over time.

So, the best way to make an informed decision is to just ask questions! And if you have any topics you would like us to cover here, visit our Facebook page and make a suggestion! We are certified leather experts and are fully committed to helping you find the right sofa for your home, stress free.

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