Difference Between Leather Match And All Leather Furniture



Leather has always been a popular material option for covering a wide range of furniture pieces starting from bar tools, sofas, dining chair, recliner and other types of casual furniture. However, many variations of the material are now available in the market that are literally identical to leather but are actually not leather. This makes it difficult for people to point out the differences between the leather match and all leather furniture.

Leather match furniture pieces are made of synthetic man made material that reflects the appearance as that of all leather furniture. Some common examples of leather match material are faux leather, vinyl, microfiber or suede.

The leather match furniture pieces are mostly available in all possible shades of color starting from intense red, citrus lime to hot pink. This is possible because man made material can be dyed and painted according to the requirements. Therefore, all the furniture pieces that feature odd and bright colors are very much likely to be made from leather match material and not all leather material.

There is a remarkable difference between the cost of the leather match and all leather furniture. The man made synthetic materials are retailed in the market for an average price of $11 – $12 per square yard, whereas the all leather material is not available in the market for less than $90 per square yard.

The comfort level of all leather furniture is much higher than the leather match furniture because the varied parts of the all leather furniture such as the seat, back rest, arm rest, cushions, etc are all made from pure leather. On the other hand, almost all the portions of leather match furniture are made from man made material such as vinyl or faux. In certain cases, real leather is used in leather match furniture but that is restricted to the cushions and back rests.

Although leather match and all leather furniture are crafted to make them appear identical, but there is a big difference in their durability. Needless to be mentioned, but all leather furniture is much more durable than the leather match furniture. In fact, all leather furniture pieces are known to get better with age. On the other hand, leather match furniture loses its quality and appearance as it ages.


Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 21st, 2011

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