Consumers who are on the lookout for a new leather sofa will inevitably get some advice from friends, family and well-meaning individuals (whether they want it or not). However, this advice should be scrutinised as the public at large still have quite a few misconceptions about leather furniture.

Below are three of the most enduring:

Leather Sofas Don’t Last Very Long
High quality leather furniture can not just last a lifetime; it is also likely to improve with age if it is well cared for. The reason for this is that leather is a natural material and its inherent patina develops naturally as it ages.

Leather Furniture Requires a Lot of Care
The only care a leather sofa needs to keep it looking good is to be treated with a leather conditioner once or twice a year. That’s it! The only other thing owners need to do is clean up spillages with a clean cloth whenever they occur (solvents, soaps and detergents should be avoided)

Leather Suites are Too Hot in the Summer & Too Cold in the Winter
This misconception is based largely on leather seats in cars which can indeed get uncomfortably hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. The same can not be said of domestic leather furniture as sofas in lounges and living areas do not have to face the same extreme temperature changes or spend all day languishing in direct sunlight in the way that vehicles do.