Quality Leather Furniture
As one of the largest leather furniture stores in South Florida, we are happy to say that our furniture quality sets us apart. We achieve this through a manufacturing process that utilizes high quality leather hides, advanced European machinery, and extensive in-depth knowledge of the leather furniture sector.
Design has always been the foremost objective for us; inspired only through our own path, we continue to develop and refine modernism, characterized by our attention to detail during the development process. We are proud to say that we have mastered the ability to incorporate our modern design styles into beautiful leather furniture for home interior and interior design.
We only sell real leather furniture!
We are well aware of, and only deal with manufacturers that adhere to strict furniture production standards and requirements, utilizing only real leather on furniture; we do not use any bonded leather and clearly inform our customers of all leather grades and available qualities on our furniture. When purchasing leather set from Leather Furniture Outlet, you can be certain that you will receive genuine leather furniture made of real leather.
Which type of leather is best suited for you?
Leather is natural product thus being breathable, supple, elastic, tough, durable, warm, crisp and elegant; features that depend on the environment and quality of the hide. The actual tanning process makes the leather durable, tough, yet supple. When tanning the hide, the leather is transformed into resilient leather, however, still encompassing the original fibrous structure of the hide. Depending on the tanning, thickness and grade of leather, there are a number of attributes to consider when shopping for leather furniture.
Leather types and qualities
The most natural leather available for furniture depicts a natural surface and has a soft and smooth feeling to the hand. Aniline leather is usually quite thick and is typically full grain leather, very breathable and comfortable to sit in. Because it is the most natural leather available, it is also requires more care than embossed leather and may show slight defects or natural markings which may have come from insect bites, boils and barb wire cuts; on a positive note, these markings are natural and you can be assured that you are buying a quality piece of leather furniture.
Aniline leather is produced only from the best hides, usually chrome tanned and produced without the use of PCP and CFC which are damaging to the environment. Our aniline leather is full grain leather from European raw hides and is dyed all the way through.
Semi Aniline Leather
Leather Furniture Outlet also uses high quality leather on its furniture called Semi-aniline full grain leather. It is considered very exclusive and luxurious and only approximately 10 to 15% of all hides meet the requirements for semi-aniline leather. The structure of semi aniline leather can be seen or sensed quite easily. It has a slight pigmentation (color) on the surface just underneath the surface protection. This pigmentation is frequently made to shine a bit in order to resemble the composition of aniline. The advantage of semi-aniline leather is that retains the natural look that characterizes aniline leather, yet due to the surface protection which makes the leather more resistant to moisture, dirt and stains, it is more durable and easier to maintain the aniline leather.
While semi-aniline leather does not have the same patina as aniline leather, it is still soft and maintains the original composition of the leather. Our semi-aniline leather is made from overseas hides and it is chrome tanned and produced without the use of PCP and CFC which are damaging to the environment.
Corrected Leather – Top Grain Leather
The big misconception about top grain leather is that people think it is the best. Maybe so for some, because it is more durable than aniline or semi-aniline leather due to embossing or correcting the grain. Top grain leather is usually a corrected leather in which the skin’s natural grain is completely sanded off, applied with several layers of protective varnishes, a topcoat and an embossed grain, thus providing resilience, a uniformed look and a practical leather that can withstand normal wear and tear quite well, lasting for many years.
Top grain leather has strong surface protection and has a distinct filling and a good water resistance. It can be relatively soft, displaying a uniformed grain without natural markings or defects, but the hand will never be as soft or as thick as semi-aniline or aniline leather. Top grain leather is probably one of the most common leathers available in furniture today, having made a recognized name for itself. It is important to ask questions when buying top grain leather as it is often matched with split grain, bonded leather or vinyl, a.k.a leather match; this happens quite often in areas where the body doesn’t touch, especially on the back and the sides of the leather furniture.
It is important for us to mention that Leather Furniture Outlet does not sell any bonded leather! Bonded leather, also called reconstituted leather is a material made of parts or particles of real leather that are combined with other non-leather substances to create the appearance of real leather. Obviously this process of using leather parts is much more economical, thus creating a product at a significantly reduce cost.
While bonded leather should not be confused with leather match or other synthetic leathers, it is definitely not to be considered genuine leather. Some bonded leathers only contain as little as 17% of real leather materials, combined with other products like PU, cotton, polyester, etc. While it is rare, in some instance 100% leather scrap can be used to create bonded leather that would contain 100% leather materials, generating a pleasant feel to the touch. But in general terms, it should be understood that those wanting to buy bonded leather should understand this is an option that does include only some real leather.