A high-quality, 100% real leather sofa – the only type of leather sofa we sell at Currier’s Leather – can last as long as 25 years or more. In fact, some of our sofas continue to be handed down to the next generation and beyond. Simply put, you can expect a well-built sofa to last for a long time, especially when it’s upholstered with a quality material like 100% real leather.
However, there are a few key elements that can affect the overall lifespan of your sofa – or any furniture for that matter. Here are three of the most important:
Leather Sofa Material
In a nutshell, a sofa’s materials dictate how durable it will be against wear and tear over the years. A quick tip is that you cannot expect a cheap leather sofa to last as long as something pricier that uses genuine, high-quality real leather. More so, be aware that some manufacturers label their couch as leather furniture even if leather only comprises a low percentage of the materials.
Currier’s only sells high quality, 100% real leather furniture. All of our furniture is constructed by top manufacturers using the finest materials and craftsmanship inside and out. You can rest assured that your Currier’s furniture purchase is designed to last.
The best types of leather to help guarantee a long-lasting leather sofa are 100% full-grain and top-grain leather. Again, Currier’s only sells this type of leather furniture. On the contrary, reconstructed leather like bonded leather won’t be as durable because it’s made from leather scraps mixed with bonding materials.
Leather Sofa Usage
Getting genuine leather over fake or bonded leather puts you at an advantage in terms of expected durability. However, your usage of the sofa will also dictate if it will last more than two decades.
Constant pressure, spills, or even heavy use if you have multiple guests weekly can eventually wear down your sofa. You may need to refill the leather sofa cushions to restore its loft or reupholster the leather couch if its leather material is full of tears and holes. Additionally, don’t forget that indirect abuse, such as exposure to sunlight coming from the windows in the living room, can also fade and degrade leather.
Leather Sofa Maintenance
As mentioned, it’s not uncommon for a leather sofa from Currier’s to last 25 years or more, assuming you properly maintain and care for it. This means regular cleaning and following any routine maintenance that is recommended for the specific leather type you have. Compared to other materials, the advantage of leather is that you only need to wipe and vacuum it to remove most dirt.
However, you should address spills and stains immediately to prevent them from seeping deeper into the sofa materials. You also may need to deodorize the leather because lingering, unpleasant smells can indicate an underlying issue. For example, a damp odor means that the couch needs to be dried thoroughly or has a spill that you haven’t cleaned properly.
Also, be sure to buff out scratches sooner rather than later. Scratches in leather can deepen over time, so addressing them early can go a long way in preserving the integrity and look of your leather upholstery.
How Can You Tell If A Leather Sofa Is High Quality?
Among the things to look for when buying leather furniture is the quality of materials it uses. To ensure that your sofa has a long life, you should ensure that it is upholstered in 100% real leather. But besides the leather upholstery, don’t forget that the sofa will only last long if it is well-made. So check the cushions of the furniture and the frame’s construction as well. High-density foam will last well against wear and tear, while a hardwood frame retains its shape for a long time.
What Is The Most Durable Leather For Furniture?
The most durable leather for furniture is full-grain leather because it is the whole hide compared to other types that only utilize some hide layers. It also is untreated, so it doesn’t undergo processes that can affect the material’s integrity. However, if you want a highly durable leather with a minimum of imperfections, top-grain leather is your best choice. Top-grain leather has its top layer buffed, so it looks and feels a bit smoother. There also is semi-aniline, top-grain leather, which is coated for added protection and easier clean. If your sofa will be prone to high traffic, your best leather choice would be top-grain semi-aniline.
Does Sleeping On A Leather Couch Ruin It?
Sleeping on a leather sofa won’t ruin it if you’re only doing it occasionally. However, for regular nighttime sleeping, consider getting a leather sofa that also converts into a sleeper. A traditional sofa, regardless of materials and construction, can get damaged because the parts are not made to withstand the weight distribution during sleep. Once the other hand, once the sleeper unit is deployed, the proper balance and support mechanisms are in place to withstand endless nights of comfortable slumber.
Currier’s Real Leather Furniture is Built to Last
At Currier’s, we only sell 100% real leather furniture that is designed to last for many years –even decades. Yet, with prices that are 40% – 60% off every day, you never have to sacrifice quality for price when shopping for a durable, real leather sofa or chair at our store. Stop in or give us a call today. We look forward to serving you.