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3 Questions to Ask When Buying Leather

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One of the greatest appeals of leather is its timeless elegance and ability to add instant character to a room. Because leather lasts far longer than woven fabric, it is a wise investment for furniture that will see significant daily use.

But not all leather is created equally. Here are some questions to ask as you search for the perfect hide.

How does it feel?

Regardless of style, the leather should be soft, supple, and comfortable to the touch. Anything else is an inferior product, and not worth your money.

How good is the hide?

The quality of the hide will largely determine the price. Top grain leather is considered the best quality. The lowest quality hide is bonded leather, which is actually leather fibers combined with other materials.

Where does it come from?

The hide’s origin is also important for both quality and price. Many inexpensive hides come from China or South America, but the best hides come from Europe. Italy is considered to have the best tanneries in the world, and handmade Italian leather is coveted for its luxurious feel.

Now that you know what to ask, you are ready to start shopping!

GAMINO Upholstery & Décor carries several brands of leather in various price ranges, which makes it easy to find the hide you need for your next project. In fact, we can complete your leather upholstery or custom furniture project for you!

Contact us today for a FREE quote.

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