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post #1 of 29 Old 01-17-14, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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Fabric or Leather?

Looking to purchase a dual reclining Love seat ..with console in middle ... and was wondering what is the best choice. Fabric such as micro-suede or leather?
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post #2 of 29 Old 01-17-14, 10:25 AM
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There is no best choice. It is what will work for you best. Leather or bonded leather would be easier to maintain. In most cases mild water/soap solution will be enough to clean it.

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There is no best choice. It is what will work for you best. Leather or bonded leather would be easier to maintain. In most cases mild water/soap solution will be enough to clean it.
Don't/wont go with the bonded leather! Bought a couch and love seat combo for my living room, awhile back, and the bonded material is flaking off!

I'm leaning towards real leather but need to look a cost different with fabric. I agree with the cleaning part ...
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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...

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I just threw away two bonded leather couches that lasted 4 years until the leather began to separate. They were very comfy so I was sad to see them go. No bonded leather for me in the future.
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How to tell if you have bonded leather or real leather?

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Do you have any pets? If so microsuede is the way to go.

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How to tell if you have bonded leather or real leather?
Sometimes you cannot. They make bonded leather so leather like that sometimes it is impossible to distinguish...

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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...
I agree that, as in all products, the quality varies, but I would hope that a "good" couch or love seat would last more than 4 years. Don't want to be replacing every four years or less.

The manufacture is looking into this problem I'm having!
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Do you have any pets? If so microsuede is the way to go.
Yea I have pets but they are not allowed on furniture ... or bed!

I have a micro-suede recliner that is about 4 years old. I'm using it in my man cave so it is not used as often. Really comfy but want to get love seat so my wife can sit near center of viewing. No problems with materiel except in does have a couple of stains from food.....
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