Leather Couch or Fabric Couch
There is little doubt that buying a couch is an investment. This is a piece of furniture that is expected to last a very long time. In fact, if you buy a couch that is really good quality it could last you a lifetime and perhaps go to the next generation.
There is a downside to buying furniture like a couch that could last forever. You may be paying a high price for quality that you probably will tire of eventually. So, when you invest in a couch, be realistic because you may not need it to last forever. After a few or more years you may want to an entirely different couch.
After price, the other most important issues when buying a couch are
- Design (shape)
- Color & Pattern
- Finishes (feet, trim etc)
The only way you are ever going to find the couch you love is to shop, shop and shop. There are many different couches and each one has its own set of benefits. Speak to your friends with couches they love using and visit the suppliers’ showrooms to see for yourself.
Once you know which design, color, pattern, upholstery and finishes you like you must also make certain the couch is expertly stuffed and sprung. The better quality couches have springs for the sake of comfort. The springs are tuned to cope with releasing and holding different weights with ease. A little tip is to sit on the couch your self. You want your couch to have a little bounce with no squeaking.
The strength of the fabric and upholstery must go with how much wear and tear the couch will endure on a regular basis. For example, a family with growing kids may want a strong but affordable fabric like cotton denim or thick calico. However, leather is a covering that will endure use over countless years but it is expensive.
Fabric upholstery will require regular cleaning. Leather requires a quick wipe and the occasional rub with dubbin. A fabric tear needs stitching or patching. Today, torn leather can be repaired with special products that can hardly be seen.