Why leather – Alamenti | Sofas & More
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Why leather

The answer to this question can be found in its characteristic features below.

  • The longevity of leather is three times more when compared to other materials . It gives quality service like no other materials.
  • A natural material; leather is soft, supple and flexible. It is warm and pleasing to touch.
  • It is natural hide and hence decomposes into the environment. We can call it biodegradable.
  • Natural hide is fire retardant and that is why furniture made out of it does not catch fire easily.
  • Micro-pores present in the hide trap a large amount of air and provide excellent insulation – That is why it is warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Leather has the ability to patina and absorb body oils.
  • Leather, like cattle, has variations. Each piece will exhibit its own unique characteristics, markings and subtle shadings such as grain and texture variations, wrinkles, pores, healed scarring (such as from thorn scrapes, cuts, insect bites, barbed wire and brands), stretch marks and slight color differences. These imperfections do not significantly affect the integrity and performance of the hide and are actually desirable as they provide its character and enhance its beauty. Because it is a natural, porous material, it absorbs dyes and finishes differently and to varying degrees. Every single leather sofa is thus unique in both looks and personality with their own characteristic markings. Because natural hide wears in, rather than out, it becomes more beautiful over time with the revealing of its true characteristics.
  • Doctors recommend this natural material for those who have asthma or dust allergies. It repels the smell of smoke, which explains why gentlemen’s clubs have long been outfitted with predominantly leather furniture. A well-made contemporary leather sofa looks great in any space, though.
  • Leather—probably the longest-wearing natural upholstery fabric available—looks elegant, feels sensuous and has a distinctive smell.
  • It has a high tensile strength and is resistant to tearing, flexing and puncturing
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