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Date: Jun 7 01:06:17 2009
Choosing a Leather Sofa and Proper Maintenance

Leather sofas are a symbol of luxury in a home. They also lend an air of classiness to whatever room theyre in. But before acquiring one several things need to be considered. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying.

In the past styles and colors of leather sofas were somewhat limited. Not so anymore. Today, you can find a broad array of leather sofas, like sectional and recliners, sofa sleepers all the way up to queen size, or a regular one piece sofa.
Sectional sofas are, of course, more functional than a one piece. They can be separated and placed in multiple rooms, or they can be placed in the same room on different walls for a distinctive look.

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Reclining ability, providing maximum comfort, can now be found on sofas as well as chairs. These sofas can be found in various styles and sizes, and every seat can be reclined individually. There are even sofas with armrests separating the seats.

Leather sleeper sofas are available in full, twin, or queen size. The sleeper section will fold neatly into the body of the couch, and wile closed will look just like a regular sofa. This can be very useful when you have overnight guests.
Different types of leather are available. The type you choose will have an impact on price, quality, and lifetime of the furniture.

Natural, top-grain leather is the best. It lasts the longest and is also the most expensive. Top-grain comes from the outside of the hide and is the strongest type of leather. It stays in great condition for years.

The underlying layer of hide is used in making split leather. It may be treated to make it appear like top-grain, but is not as strong. Just about any piece of leather furniture can last for upwards of 30 years with proper care. Any damage caused to leather can usually be repaired, as well.

Leather should be cleaned regularly with soap and water, then dried with a cloth. Spots where leather has been well-worn and lost its sheen can be renewed using leather oil. Make sure to use the appropriately colored oil if the spot is especially noticeable or there is a deep scuff.

There are home repair kits for leather, though if proper results are not achieved, an expert should be consulted. Well taken care of, nothing matches leather for a long-lasting, luxurious piece of furniture you will be proud to own.


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