Leather Furniture – maintenance and care
Today we are going to talk about caring for your leather furniture. Leather furniture is becoming increasingly popular, and represents a large proportion of furniture sold today. Its not surprising considering it’s many benefits:
- Durability – it’s more durable than fabric so if if cared for correctly, it can last much longer.
- Comfort – leather adjusts to your body temperature, making it super comfortable to sit on!
- Variety – leather production these days is very sophisticated, enabling manufacturers to create many looks to suit a wide variety of homes and styles.
- Price – leather is a lot more affordable than it used to be and there are sofas and furniture to suit all budgets!
- Maintenance – leather can be cleaned and cared for, and when done properly, maintains its look and condition throughout its life.
Sounds good right? So, how do you care for your leather furniture?
Cleaning is an essential part of caring for your leather furniture. It not only removes dirt and oils (which can, over time, break down the leather’s protective coating) but will also help to maintain the moisture balance in the leather. This is important for keeping the leather supple and as a result makes it less likely to absorb spillages. In addition a protection treatment will keep it cleaner for longer and help to remove stains easier.
So how do I maintain my leather furniture?
- The MOST important thing about leather is not to let it dry out. If this happens then the leather will crack! Let’s not forget that leather is an animal skin, so just like our skin, it needs moisture to keep it supple! Conditioning your leather is very important in ensuring that your leather will last a long time.
- Another really important way of maintaining leather is by having it PROTECTED… just like carpets and upholstery, leather will stain, especially if it has started to dry out and crack. Unprotected leather has no barriers against stains such as: tea, coffee, wine, ink, nail varnish and denim dye transfer from your jeans!
Do you want to give your leather furniture a little TLC? Careclean both CONDITIONS and PROTECTS your leather furniture when you book a clean with us. Read more about our leather cleaning here, or give us a call on 01245 323989 to book in your free cleaning quote.
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