The right quality leather sofa for you

With such a huge range of chesterfield styles and options available choosing the right quality leather sofa may at first seem an impossible task.

This isnt really the case though. It is because of the huge range of quality leather chesterfields that you can really pick the style that is completely perfect for you.

The following is an overview of the main style of Chesterfield sofas that will give you a good idea of the types of quality leather sofa available.

With a bit of luck by the time you have read the following you will know exactly what you can expect and what to ask for. If your still feeling a little confused or unsure you can always get in touch using the phone number at the top of this page.

Types of quality leather used in chesterfield sofas.

You want you quality leather sofa to be made of the best leather possible.

Years ago a leather suite was an assurance of craftsmanship and quality. In recent times there can be a huge difference between one leather suite and another. Sofas that look similar in a brochure may have huge differences in quality of leather that is used.

Low price sofas tend to use very low quality leather. Youd be surprised how many are not even made with using cow hide but pig or goat leather instead. Typically such skins will last 2-4 years with average wear. In shops and catalogues these cheaper leathers are usually called buffalo hide. Sounds good doesnt it. But now you know.
How do I tell if a suite is made with genuine hide or pig/goat skin?

Typically, cheap leather will not have that luxurious feel and have a very stiff feel to it, a little like plastic. It can be impossible to be sure so always ask the salesperson for advice. Whilst such hides can be a showhome or similar purpose they are not great if they will be getting a lot of heavy use.

There are several main types of leather and we have listed most of them below. Every quality leather sofa has leather type description to let you know what type of quality you are purchasing. For more information feel free to telephone us using the number at the tp of this website.

A very soft smooth buffed hide ideal for those who want a soft warm inviting feel. Ideal on modern suites and soft sit designs. Fine grain leather is well protected and good for everyday use whilst being much softer and more luxurious than standard coated leather.
Double thickness

This is twice the thickness of normal hide and highly durable. Looks fantastic on larger suites and square designs. Double thickness hide has a heavy grain and is very well protected and exceptionally good for everyday and heavy use.
Extra thick hide

Very similar to double thickness hide but only about 50% thicker than normal leather. A good choice hard wearing hide that is exceptional value for money.

This is only a small selection of the types of leather available but we hope it helps you in the direction you wish to take.

Other tings you will need to take into account are the colours you need and of course the size. Things like this really depend on your personal preferences and the space you have. Again just call the number at the top of this page to ask any questions you may have. We are always on hand to help and have a vast experience in the provision, design and delivery of quality leather sofas.

About the site

This site is simply an information portal to help you understand a little about quality leather sofas.

We have provided information on the types of leather used, how to choose the right quality leather sofa that suits you and also some information on leather sofa care. The only thing we don't do here is actually provide the sofas.

There are many online and physical stores providing and manufacturing quality leather sofas so do have a browse around the net.