Popular for its buttery texture, easy maintenance and durability, it comes as no surprise to us that leather is one of the most famous upholstery options for furniture. With many options available, it makes one overwhelmed deciding what is best for you. To make this decision go easy on you, we have drafted this article just for you on how to buy it and look after its care and maintenance.
Types of Leather Available
- Oxford leather
It is a top grain, semi-aniline leather which has a slight mottled effect. The texture and wrinkles of the leather hide is quite visible and the texture is semi matte. It is deemed a great option where the clumsiest moments happen. With this type of leather, that extra layer of protective wax is similar to stain insurance. Along with this, you will have a few more precious seconds to grab a dishrag to wipe that stain as well.
- Charme leather
Charme leather is the most famous, yet the most misunderstood one as well. Charme is a full grain and full-aniline leather that is quite variable in texture, tone, and natural markings. This leather patinas rapidly, offering it a beautiful and unique finish. But be aware that every hide and hence every sofa is truly exceptional and hence will look different than the product picture.
- Dakota leather
This is for the inner child in us all. Dakota is a top grain leather, semi-aniline and is the most matte and distressed option. The natural marking on the hide is truly varied and has a vintage feel and look. Its beautiful layered tone is derived from two dying processes. A good sanding offers a wonderfully worn effect.
- Rawhide leather
Rawhide is a full grain, thick, full aniline leather that makes us truly nostalgic. This special leather is finished with a paraffin wax. This leather offers an extremely rich finish and a soft surface. This leather is so soft that it can be easily marked with a fingernail. For more leather types, visit maisontessier.ca.
Care and maintenance
Care and maintenance for the leather sofa should begin at day one. Use all the wax and protectants the expert will recommend you. The wax will absorb, scuff, and soften the couch in no time. Use a wipe down with a leather conditioner for hydration and shine. Avoid chemical cleaners, detergents, and polishes. Use a clean and damp cloth to wipe all the visible stains and use a vacuum attachment to get rid of the debris and crumbs.