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post #11 of 29 Old 01-17-14, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Bonded leather like any product could be of a different quality. Do not discount it right away. We are using really nice bonded leather that is a durable if not more durable than leather, and it holds up quite well. I have customers with the chairs they bought close to 3 years ago, and they have no problems whatsoever...
Okay, Pulled up a couch cushion and found this info ....50% poly, 25% cotton and 10% leather .... hmmm what is the other 15%!

Is a higher percentage of leather going to make a difference?
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Bonded leather like any product could be of a different quality. Do not discount it right away. We are using really nice bonded leather that is a durable if not more durable than leather, and it holds up quite well. I have customers with the chairs they bought close to 3 years ago, and they have no problems whatsoever...
Okay, Pulled up a couch cushion and found this info ....50% poly, 25% cotton and 10% leather .... hmmm what is the other 15%!

Would a higher percentage of leather going to make a difference?
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opps sorry for the double replies ....computer locked up when sending...
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Re: Fabric or Leather?

Costco has some nice couch recliners in their store right now (or at least ours does). We picked up a pair of power recliners in microsuede for about $600 for the pair. I think the Couch is about $800 with the ends power reclining.

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I would go with micro fabric less reflective then leather and the feel of it if you happen to not have a shirt on is not going to be ice cold in the winter.

I have a leather couch right now and with my dog getting up onto it it has seen better days. My mom has micro and it has held up very nice to her dogs.
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Was already to purchase dual recliner, for man cave, and a Couch with love seat, to replace Living room furniture until my wife fell in love with a dining room set while we were looking. Guess what I didn't get....oh well.
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Was already to purchase dual recliner, for man cave, and a Couch with love seat, to replace Living room furniture until my wife fell in love with a dining room set while we were looking. Guess what I didn't get....oh well.
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Re: Fabric or Leather?

I don't think it really makes much difference if your room is properly treated. I would just go with what you like and can afford. I have bonded leather but would not hesitate to go with something else if I liked it and it is within my budget.

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Sometimes you cannot. They make bonded leather so leather like that sometimes it is impossible to distinguish...
While looking at love seat today I found out the have another product/material that sits between the bonded and leather as far as quality is concern and of course price!
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There is that old saying - a happy wife is a happy home. Funny that there isn't a saying like a happy husband is a happy home. Lol.
Agree with the Happy Wife. I could have gotten the Love seat, if I had really pushed for it, but wife said she still wouldn't spend that much time down in my man cave. Thinks it is too dark! Guess it will stay my man cave and not a Home theater! I will be happy as it is set up just for me....
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