Leather and faux leather fabrics are completely different, structurally, from natural and synthetic fabrics. Leather sofas have much higher stain resistance and typically only require minimal spot cleaning.
Leather furniture begins with a cow hide that goes through a splitting and preparation process. Materials include cow and composite hides and come in various levels, referred to as grains. Specifically, there are top-grain, split-grain, and suede.
Allform sofas are made with top-grain protected leather, the real deal. The leather is sourced from North and South American hides and tanned in Mexico. It has 1.2 to 1.4 thickness, about 20 percent more than typical leather furniture. In other words, we put quality first.
Conversely, faux leather materials include polyurethane, polyamide microfiber, PVC, and faux suede and are created by gluing together leather dust, vinyl, plastic, glue, and sealed with a protective coating.