Leather corner sofas are an expensive piece of furniture. And like all expensive items, there are some fake ones in the market. But I am not talking about a stolen leather corner suite design and reproduced in a lower quality manner. No, I am talking about the fact that sometimes leather sofas are not actually made of leather, but something similar, but oh so different at the same time.
A leather corner suite might just seem like it is made of leather while it is in fact faux or fake leather. Basically an imitation of leather. Genuine leather is made of animal and it is a natural product that is very elastic and resists abrasion. It is by far more resilient than fabric. The class of the leather used for leather upholstery very much depends on the size and living conditions of the animals. Those raised in a better environment with better care have superior hides. Considering that leather sofas are usually made from the skin of bigger animals such as bulls or cows, they give hefty hides that in the end become hardwearing leather.
Faux leather has some similarities to real genuine leather. The better types of fake leather are created using a textile substrate, while the surface is glossed and coloured to create the effect of real leather.
Most common difference between real and fake leather:
Considering the production of real quality leather takes a lot of time and craftsmanship a leather corner suite will always be more expensive than the fake leather one. But in the end the difference in the price will also be visible in the overall quality of the sofa considering genuine leather really is a lot more long lasting and resilient to tears and scratches.