Leather is a great investment. Not only does it look good in your home, it works well with children and animals. It even lasts much longer than textile upholstery. Let’s get familiar with the different types of leather found on furniture.
- Nubuck – Also known as chaps, distressed, bomber and suede leather.
- Aniline – Also known as natural, pure, naked or unprotected leather.
- Protected – Also known as finished semi-aniline, everyday, pigmented and painted leather.
Protect Your Leathery Upholstery
Over time, body oils and perspiration, skin acids and other soils build up in the leather.
What can you do to prevent this?
Call Preferred Carpet Care to clean and protect your leather upholstery.
Did you know: Leather, when maintained properly, will last four to five times longer than fabric or man-made fibers.
As a side note: Do Not Use store-bought cleaners, as they can eat away at the finishes on leather, causing dryness and eventually cracking.
How Often Should I Have My Leather Cleaned and Protected?
The recommended cleaning schedule for leather is two times a year. Of course, this varies for each household, depending on the use of the upholstery. Call Preferred Carpet Care to find out the right maintenance program that will fit your needs.
Why Should I Have My Leather Cleaned & Protected?
Here are just a few more reasons to show you the importance of cleaning your leather upholstery.
- Oils & Grease – Body oils from people and animals grab and absorb on to leather. Body oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and cause damage to the finish on leather.
- Soils in the Air – We dust our tables, tv’s, dressers, etc. on a regular basis, but what about our upholstery? Yes, that same dust that builds up on our furniture collects on our leather upholstery.
- Keep it looking GREAT – After time, as you may know, leather becomes dull and wears down from normal, everyday use. We can prevent this from happening and correct it if it has already started showing these signs.
So why not clean your furniture? Call Preferred Carpet Care for a free phone estimate or schedule an appointment today.