What is real leather and half leather sofa?

by Lau Ngee Siong

What is real leather sofa?

  • The sofa upholstered in real animal skin (Genuine Cowhide).

  • Real leather gives an aura of luxury and prestige, because no two animal hides are exactly the same, each piece of authentic leather has unique natural characteristics. The leather becomes softer and more attractive over time, which makes it more comfortable. Leather also has a soft, yet strong texture, making it hard-wearing.

  • Real leather sofas are some of the most durable around, and with the right care and treatment, they can last for a lifetime. Leather has an inherent water resistance, making it much easier to clean than fabric if you accidentally spill something.

  • When you run your fingers across it, it doesn’t feel perfectly smooth. Press your finger into the leather - the surface will stretch and wrinkle a bit, like skin.

  • If you’ve smelled real leather before, you know it has a distinctive “leathery” smell - it has a natural, organic, skin scent that cannot be accurately manufactured.

What is half leather sofa?

  • Real leather sofas come in two varieties: half leather and full leather.

  • For half leather sofas, the part hidden from sight, like the back and the base, are lined with polyurethane or artificial leather. The parts where our bodies can touch are lined with real leather and these sofas are cheaper than full leather ones.