Durable Bonded Leather Furniture
Bonded leather is essentially a man-made material containing bits of shredded leather and binding agents, much the way pressed wood or fiberboard contains wood scraps and adhesives pressed together into a new, useful substance. Bonded leather furniture such as couches, chairs and ottomans, is not as well-made as furniture covered with top-grain leather, and this is reflected in its price. If you want the look of leather without the high price tag, then bonded leather might work for you. Otherwise, save your money to buy a piece of leather furniture that has longevity. One of the reasons people often opt for bonded leather furniture and other materials is because of the wide variety of sheen, colors, and grain pattern available. Being made of non-leather material as well, bonded leather can be manipulated to look more shiny, classy, and attractive than genuine leather. This type of leather is often given artificial grain patterns and colors that are not offered by genuine leather. This leather can be easily manipulated and used for making unique pieces of furniture.
Bonded leather is very easy to clean and maintain. The cleaning process is not time-consuming and simply requires that the furniture be wiped with a non-detergent soap and damp cloth every 2 – 3 weeks. This type of leather is vulnerable to fading, and thus, it must be kept away from excess sunlight.