Shopping for a sofa is a major decision. Probably the first thing you’d go to after stepping in, and the place where family and friends will gather, the right sofa should set the tone of your space without compromising on comfort. But, with so many options on the market, picking one can get really confusing! And usually, you will be stuck between picking a leather sofa or a fabric one.
It is time to put an end to the sofa dilemma. Figure out which sofa type is best for you, as we highlight the benefits and disadvantages of both materials.
There are many factors that determine the comfort of the furniture. The type of textile and the support system, such as cushions and frames play a huge role. In this case, the fabric pieces are more comfortable than their leather counterparts for several reasons. The main one is that fabric is overall more comfortable than leather. Like your car seat, leather absorbs heat faster than fabric. The same is with leather furniture, it will feel warm after sitting on it for a while. Leather furniture, however, are firmer than the fabric ones.
Depending on the quality of the material, fabrics have different lifespans in terms of wear and tear. Of course, higher quality materials usually last longer, as many probably come with a stain-resistant finish that makes it easy to wipe off any unfortunate stains. Plus, fabric cleaning products are widely offered and affordable, or simply take care of spills with a handled steam cleaner or with a sponge and soap. But! If the fabric is not of premium quality, removing stains might prove tough. In this case, leather might be a better solution.