January 3, 2008

Between Leather And Fabric Materials

Do you have strong preference as far as what type of material your living room chiar, or car seats should be made of? This always not an easy choice for me because of the pros and cons of each of these materials:

Leather. They are more durable, sturdy and can handle pretty much rough and tough sometimes, maybe not the extremes. Leathers are also easily to clean and maintain, just wipe spilled stuff and you are pretty much done. You can also buy special treatment to make leather materials looking new and nice. But the problem with leather is that it can get really cold when its cold, and when a person is sweaty, your skin will stick kinda gluey in the material, eeww. Also if you are going with a more feminine, colorful, traditional, or tropical decors, leather wont match with the theme very well. And its not like you can buy another sofa/seats everytime you change the room or car theme. But for car leather with lighter color tone like beige, if might just work...

Fabric Material. I personally would prefer fabric material over leather because of the pros: more soft and gentle, wont stick to your skin when you sweat and of course they are not totally dependent on the room temperature, you can seat there comfortable because it wont feel like you are seating on a cement or vinyl when its cold, and it wont affect comfort and feel that much even when its hot in the room. Fabric material also have softer look that easily goes well with different types of home decorating themes. The problem with fabric is that, if you spill or spoil something in there, it could possibly ruin the whole fabric and it will be hard to clean specially if the fabric is a permanent cover, stapled and hammered to fit perfectly, not a slip cover, which you can just remove and wash!

What about you? Which material do you prefer as a seat cover for both your living room chairs and car seats?

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