Leather is an excellent fabric for upholstery furniture, the base of its material can last up to 5 years longer than any other fabric. But pure leather can cost so much. They are a little bit pricey. Hence faux leather and polyurethane (PU) was created and became an alternative fabric for those purchasers who want to avail leather. In this context which leather fabric do you think is better, faux leather or PU leather?
According to research, faux leather in comes from the French dictionary as fake leather. The material used was man-made to represent the fine look and feel of the genuine leather that you can get from an animal hide. It can look like embossed sometime with a textured character, water-resistant and easy to clean and maintain. Thus it offers great value at a low price point. The quality of both types of leather can fool you, the softness and they look just like real leather, and it will indeed take your breath away.
The difference between the two leather is that, PU leather known as synthetic leather. The leather was created from polyurethane which is a plastic that has a similar feel and aspect to leather without harming any animals. The PU is an artificial material that does not involve animals and that is the main point of its product.
While faux leather was created with a fabric base with such as polyester. Soft and long-lasting that made faux leather ultra-leather, meaning it is a premium quality fabric that offers a luxury and beauty of real leather. The fabric contains an imitation leather finish and texture of wax, dye, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), or polyurethane. It is designed to look like real leather but the surface of the leather synthetic is uniform. It is different from the PU leather because some types of faux leather is called bicast, meaning it has an actual leather. Since bicast leather is partially made from natural leather. It had the properties of both types of leather. Whereas PU leather is only made of artificial materials that do not have any real leather, it is totally vegan.
For example at Yorkshire Fabric Shop we have a range named Bicast & then a faux leather fabric named Paris.
But sadly in terms of their durability, PU leather easily wears and can crack over time which means it does not stay long the same with real leather. It easily tears, unlike genuine leather. While faux leather, the laminated surface often cracks after a few years of use but it can at least last a long time. The attractiveness of the leather requires harsh chemicals for cleaning it easily. Thus, faux leather items will not become warped or cracked.
If you are now thinking which leather would be better in your office chair and sofa? I would recommend you to check out www.yorkshirefabricshop.com. Our fabric shop warmly welcomes customers; we offer thousands of fabrics and allow customer or order from our wildest of faux leather ranges. We are also offering samples to help customers to decide on what type of leather would like your purchase.