How Durable is Faux Leather?
Faux leather is an environmentally-friendly synthetic product that appeals to many for personal or financial reasons. Easily cleaned with just a damp cloth, faux leather is a cheap alternative to authentic leather and, if cared for properly, can last for many years.
Faux leather made by using polyurethane products can be highly durable, especially when mixed with natural or synthetic fibres. Many classic cars from the 1950s still have the original faux leather upholstery, with its lifespan extended by careful maintenance and the use of faux leather-care products. So while some manufacturers may only provide a short guarantee for faux leather products, these items can look good and remain damage-free if looked after properly. Our range of cheap faux leather beds are just one example of faux leather products which are available to today’s consumers. Bed SOS offer a full range of faux leather beds in a variety of sizes to fit your bedroom, the most popular being double faux leather beds.
Ensuring Durability in a Faux Leather Product
The best way to extend the lifespan of a faux leather product is to ensure that good quality faux leather is used and that it is suitable for the purpose in which it is intended for. Avoid non-porous artificial leather or leatherette for clothing or seat coverings as sweat can accumulate and damage the fabric. Keep faux leather furniture away from direct sunlight as UV rays can cause the fabric to crack, as can extremes of heat or cold.
The durability of faux leather can also be increased when suitable products are applied after cleaning. Oils and creams that are designed specifically for artificial leather can prevent it from splitting, create a protective layer on the fabric, and also make it look like good-quality leather. These creams and oils can repel liquids, which may damage the outer leather-look fabric, and keep the fabric soft and pliable, ensuring it remains in good condition for many years.