The Truth about Faux/Imitation Leather

Imitation leather

Faux leather is a name often used for imitation, artificial or synthetic leather. Artificial leather can be used as a leather substitute in upholstery, clothing, footwear and fabrics. In some instances, it is also used as a leather-like finish because natural leather is cost prohibitive or unsuitable. The primary types of faux leather are Polyurethane “PU”, real Leather, and (PVC – “Vinyl”) Polyvinyl chloride. Faux Leather is more affordable than real leader. It can withstand scratches and scrapes that would mar genuine leather. It is not prone to crack or peel like real leather and won’t fade as easily under ultraviolet (UV) light and is stain resistant. Its materials can usually be wiped clean with a rag and warm water. It does not retain moisture. Some new performance leathers can remove ink, food stains and liquid with a dry cloth.

Faux leather has been modified and improved with variations in grain, color and textures to reflect a visual appearance that is consistent with realistic leather quality. Faux leather will provide a uniform look since all the pieces come from the same stock. Faux leather can be printed providing enormous variety of textures and patterns. It is a synthetic material that can be dyed with a variety of colors. It is easier to cut and sew than real leather. Needle marks are usually less noticeable and threads blend with faux leather material more seamlessly.

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Bathroom Furniture Planning Infographic

Bathroom Furniture

We have designed and developed this Info Graphic to help you with making the right decisions when purchasing furniture for your Bathrooms. There are many things that you should be taking into consideration with item shapes and sizes being the more obvious decisions you should be planning for.