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Why Choose a Leather Recliner Chair over Conventional Fabrics?

When choosing a recliner chair from CareCo, one of the biggest decisions you will need to make will be whether to buy a leather recliner chair or one with conventional fabric. You may be leaning towards buying a leather model, but still wondering why you should spend a little more. Here are just some of the major benefits to choosing leather as a fabric option for your new recliner chair.

Leather has Durability

You are likely to spend a lot of time in your leather recliner chair – a lot more time than you would on a normal fabric sofa. Even if you have a fabric suite, there’s no reason not to buy a leather recliner. Leather is stronger and longer lasting than fabric. It doesn’t wear out easily and requires only minimal maintenance compared to fabric. A good quality leather treatment such as Guardsman will provide you with many years of happy and comfortable use. If its long-term use you want, then leather wins every time.

leather recliner chair
Kenmure Riser Recliner

Leather Keeps Its Colour

The colour in the fabric of conventional sofa covering will fade over time as it wears. It gets pale and looks worn much quicker with distinct white marks on the corners and stitching. It makes the recliner chair look old before its time. On the other hand, leather doesn’t buff or tarnish quite so quickly and easily. When it does, it can still look attractive – giving it more of a vintage or antique look. With a leather recliner chair, you are unlikely to need to replace the covering at all until it eventually becomes unusable.

Leather is more Pet Resistant

Pets can damage cherished furniture. Although your leather recliner chair is not immune from claws and paws, the effects will be less catastrophic. Re-covering a sofa is never cheap; fabric tears with a cat or dog scratch, meaning unsightly damage that is expensive to repair. Although you might get a scratch mark on leather, it’s unlikely the cat or dog is strong enough to cut all the way through to the cushioning. The chair is largely protected and the buff marks won’t impact your enjoyment too much.

Leather is Hypoallergenic

If you suffer from allergies (dust, pollen, animal hair) then you should certainly choose a leather recliner chair over a conventional fabric design. Leather doesn’t accumulate dust or dust mite, cat hair or dog hair (or any other animal hair for that matter). Allergies can rear their ugly heads at any time of year, not just in the spring. They can be compounded in a poorly ventilated room such as the winter when the doors and windows are closed to keep the heat in. You don’t get any of these problems with leather.

Leather is Easy to Clean

We know we shouldn’t eat a TV dinner, but we do. Inevitably, when our attention focuses primarily on the television, accidents can occur. We drop a gravy-covered cut of meat onto the recliner chair or we spill tea, coffee or red wine. For fabric recliner chairs, this can be a long and difficult process to clean if it ever comes out. On a leather recliner chair, simply wipe away the spillage and it should be back to normal. Even with stuff that stains, you won’t experience much difficulty getting it off.

CareCo’s Leather Recliner Chair Choices

Whether you are looking for a mechanical or an electronic leather recliner chair, CareCo has a wide range to suit your budget. Before making your choice, we strongly recommend that you visit our showroom to test out the models. Nothing beats personal comfort and you can experience the joys and advantages of choosing a leather model in store today.