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Furniture - Leather vs. Fabric Upholstery

Postby uscate » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 8:46 pm

Is this a matter of personal taste or practicality relative to mold, etc.??

Thanks for your feedback!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 9:02 pm

Personal Taste if you have aircon. If you don't, leather takes a beating here. Not so much with mold (that can be a problem though) but with deterioration of the leather itself due to sweat if you wear shorts and sit on them. They will darken and crack unless it very good leather and not that damn cheap bonded crap. I've had leather for nigh on 25 years without aircon (3rd set though and it's nearing it's EOL as well. I prefer leather though. As you said, personal preference.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:06 pm

Fabric better for sitting... leather and substitutes, too hot, too sticky.

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Postby uscate » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:47 pm

Thank you SMS and Strong Eagle for your quick replies!!!

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Postby durain » Mon, 16 Jul 2012 7:39 pm

make sure you getting real leather and not faux leather!!!

someone had a really nice leather sofa, but had a fabric throw over it. what a waste!!!


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