Yes, leather couches should be professionally cleaned and maintained.
Leather is, without question, an awesome furniture choice.
Because aren’t we buying leather in the first place, so that it will last longer?
Not to mention it looks fabulous?
Knowing that we made this expensive investment in our leather furniture, don’t we want to take the proper steps so that it could last longer?
Or so that it can continue to look great, even 10 years from now?
Great! You should. And it’s truly easy to do with the right professionals.
But if you’re one who did not invest in leather furniture, you’re probably wondering why leather is so cool anyways.
Why choose leather furniture, over regular fabric furniture?
Today is your day to find out. Here are a few facts about leather furniture we bet you didn’t know about.
Leather Only Gets More Beautiful
Not only does leather last a lifetime, which is why you no-doubt bought it in the first place, but it actually gets even more gorgeous with time.
Leather is a natural product, of course. Therefore, it ages naturally!
Leather furniture is actually a great investment- the value increases as it develops a more vintage look.
It becomes more valuable when it’s old! What else do you know of that actually increases in value as it gets older?
Sorry, we just can’t wait any longer! Because we can’t think of anything either!
However, keep in mind, just because the leather ages, and the “old” look of it is popular, does not mean you shouldn’t take care of it.
And we certainly don’t suggest doing some DIY projects on it to increase the worn look of the leather.
Believe it or not, that is a popular thing to do too…
But don’t do it. Please don’t.
Take the proper steps to care for your leather furniture the right way!
Leather Isn’t THAT Expensive
We’re all under the impression that leather furniture is a bit more pricey than other types of furniture, right?
But the reality is, that even though it looks expensive and luxurious, it’s actually a decent price.
Who said you couldn’t have nice things, for a reasonable price?
However, it may be a couple bucks more for leather than regular upholstery…
But if you think about it, it’s completely worth those few extra bucks. Upholstery wears out and grows thin.
It begins to lose it’s elegant look, and color, after long periods of time (if not taken care of properly).
Whereas, when leather furniture wears, it wears in, creating the look and durability that humanity strives for.
Oh happy day!
Leather Is Impenetrable
Well, actually, it’s not totally invincible. However, for the most part, it Is impenetrable!
For example, imagine your adorable little munchkin sitting on the couch. He’s just hanging out, drinking his grape juice out of a cup, watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. BAM he spills the grape juice.
All over him. All over your precious couch fabric. All over your carpet. All over your racing heart.
And because you have fabric upholstery… you try your best to hurry and do some stain removal surgery- but you have a delicious purple stain forever marking its territory on your couch.
BUT let’s take a step back. What if that was a leather couch?
All you would’ve had to do was soak it up with some paper towels. Then, of course, go back and wipe it up with a damp cloth, so as not to have a sticky couch.
What if perhaps, your gigantic Great Dane gets excited, as you sit down with your In-N-Out Burger. And normally, you always feed him, because let’s face it, you’re a push over….
But this time, you don’t want to share your burger with this giant tubby guy!
He bounds over anyways, expecting a bite, but instead, completely overpowers you AND steals your burger. Nails digging into the couch, wiping drool all over your face and the leather. But guess what?
You just have a 3 step process to fix this disaster:
- Simply wipe the drool off the couch (because it’s leather!)
- Scold your dog…
- Go back to In-N-Out and get another burger
Other than some drool, your leather is safer than Santa at Christmas time.
And that’s because your leather was stronger than your dog’s nails. Are you thinking about leather furniture now?
Leather Care Is Hard
Contrary to popular belief, leather furniture is NOT hard to care for. In fact, it’s actually much easier to care for than fabric upholstery! Of course, there is a basic nature to the care.
Such as, you know, the more obvious care instructions, such as not using chemical cleaners and detergents on your natural leather…
And of course, wiping up spills as soon as they happen!
Not to mention, you can be in the clear altogether, by just having professionals come to clean your leather furniture every 12-24 months.
Of course, the time period in between cleanings completely depends on how much traffic that leather has seen.
But the reality is, you want to care for your leather furniture just as much as you care for your other furniture.
Leather was once part of an animal- therefore it will dry out, split, or crack, if not taken care of properly. Or conditioned properly by the right professionals!
Unlike fabric upholstery, which attracts and collects every speck of dust, dirt, grime, skin cells, hair, liquid, etc., that it can get it’s grubby fabric hands on! Gross right?
But leather? Vacuum that furniture piece to remove most of the dirt and dust every few days, and get it professionally cleaned every few months for the caked oils.
How Does Our Leather Cleaning Process Work?
We begin by gently agitating the leather while applying our premium grade leather cleaner, which also draws out and loosens embedded soils and oils.
In the process, we are also rejuvenating and revitalizing your leather upholstery.
We do this by restoring the oils and conditioners that are naturally needed to maintain a healthy leather surface!
We naturally clean and condition your natural leather-like it should be cleaned.
Most importantly, the quality of your leather isn’t soaked through and compromised!
Choose An Upholstery Cleaning Company That Is Trained In The Proper Cleaning Methods For A Variety Of Fabrics.
Their cleaning services should always clean safely, thoroughly, and without compromising the materials.
Most upholstery we come across today is a blend or micro-fiber which tends to develop water ring stains and attracts oil to it.
One thing that we do at our Seattle-based company is routine training classes for our upholstery cleaning team.
During these sessions, we review the different scenarios (fabrics, age of the item, base material of wood, metal, etc) that we might come across when working with our Seattle area clients.
These classes provide consistent, ongoing training on the best market methods so that our team is always able to get the best results for our clients.
Our actual upholstery cleaning process is determined by the type of fabric we are cleaning.
Most fabrics can be thoroughly pre-conditioned, spot treated, rinsed with our hot purified water and dried.
However, cotton fabrics, leather, silk, and other more sensitive fibers require a more gentle process that is all done by hand.
We at PureClean™ Carpet Cleaning are happy to help with any questions you may have about the best options in cleaning your upholstery and making your furniture look brand new.