Pros and Cons of Faux Leather Beds

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A Leather Bed is considered a stylish and opulent piece of furniture which adds richness and magnificence in any bedroom. As real leather beds are an expensive investment, consumers usually look for a cost effective alternative and that alternative is faux leather ones. As one of the most popular forms of bed, these beds dominantly hold prominence in the furniture industry and this is the reason I have come up with this article explaining the components and pros and cons of faux leather beds.

Pros and Cons of Faux Leather Beds

Formulation of Faux Leather

Faux leather is artificial leather that is not made using animal skin. Polyurethane products and chemicals are used in the formulation of faux leather which makes this fabric resistant to liquids and scratches. As it is made from artificial products, no animal is killed to prepare this material and so it is animal friendly. Faux leather is sturdier and feels as soft as a real leather texture.

Pros and Cons

Pros and cons of faux leather beds vary from type to type so I am going to explain the different types of faux leather and detail their respective advantages and disadvantages.

Pros

  • Faux leather has 2 types of textures, one is PVC and the other is poly materials like polyurethane and polyamide, commonly known as PU. PVC faux leather is comparatively hard to maintain and clean and is not a breathable material while PU material is easier to maintain and is more eco friendly and breathable.
  • As these beds are comparatively cheaper, consumers find it within their budget range so
    buying a faux leather bed is not heavy on your pocket at all.
  • As far as the colours and patterns are concerned, all faux leather types can be manufactured in the same array of colours and details as real leather material. So this is the advantage of faux leather material that it can be dyed into any colour and can be produced in any style.
  • As polyurethane and polyamide make faux leather sturdier, the beds wrapped with poly materials are durable and robust.
  • There is another form of faux leather known as cork leather that is made from oak trees. Cork leather looks more natural and sumptuous and is softer to the touch.
  • As faux leather is chemically treated, it can be refined with a high gloss finish with extra shine and glow.
  • Faux leather, especially PU material, is defiant against water and so can easily be cleaned with a moist cloth to clean any stains.
  • Faux leather is UV treated and doesn’t lose its natural colours if placed under sunlight.

Cons

  • Faux leather looks like genuine leather but it cannot beat the lustre and suppleness of a real leather. As real leather develops more patina and shine over time, this quality is missing in faux leather.
  • Faux leather looks like genuine leather but it cannot beat the lustre and suppleness of a real leather. As real leather develops more patina and shine over time, this quality is missing in faux leather.
  • As faux leather is man-made and is treated with different chemicals, it doesn’t contain hypo-allergenic properties of real leather.
  • Though faux leather is sturdier against stains, scratches and fades but it can easily be ripped if used roughly/carelessly.

If you have any query regarding faux leather beds, leave your message on Twitter @aafzal_uk and I will get back to you. Click here to learn about the most common problems of leather beds.

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