|Need to Spend Big $ to Get Great Leather Furniture? (NO)||| Print ||
|Written by Chris Repp|
|Thursday, 31 December 2009 13:46|
Customers will often ask me how much they need to spend to get good leather sofa. In short, I respond that most people don’t want to buy the cheapest leather sofa nor do they want to buy a very expensive leather sofa.
The middle price-point is most often the best.
Certainly there are exceptions to this general rule but here are some general leather price-point lessons I have learned over the years that will help you spend well:
Lesson #1 Really cheap is NOT worth it!
You will usually find really cheap leather at a store that sells bulk cereal, discount electronics and leather furniture (Which should be your first clue!)
It can cost anywhere from a few hundred to over $1000 dollars.
Buying the cheapest leather you can find is a bad idea for a number of reasons.
In conclusion, don't buy the cheapest leather sofa you can find… but don't necessarily buy the most expensive one either (see lesson #2)
Lesson#2: Expensive doesn’t mean durable.
Often a very expensive leather sofa is less durable than the middle price-point leather sofa.
It is often either called aniline, nu buck, semi-aniline or butter-soft leather.
Though it looks and feels great in the showroom, it will not wear well for most lifestyles. The absorbant nature of this leather will suck in oils, liquids and other stains. Once these stains have set in, they are uncleanable.
So if you have pets, children or lots of parties, save some of your money and buy a mid-grade leather sofa like I describe in lesson #3.
Also a leather protection product can be applied to higher grades of leather to make them somewhat more durable. These products will slightly darken your leather but protect the surface from stains. SG-25 or SG-50 are the products we recommend. Click here to see these products if you have a higher grade leather.
Lesson #3: Buy a middle priced leather sofa from a reputable furniture store.
I suggest for long-term durability that you buy either a good middle-grade finished or pull-up leather sofa.
You will spend anywhere from around $1500-$3000 for a good leather sofa.
I also suggest you go to a reputable furniture store where the salesperson can give you good information on your purchase.
You will want to find a mid-priced leather furniture for a number of reasons.
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