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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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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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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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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.
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. :)
 

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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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