It’s really unbelievable the amount of e-mails and messages, comments and even phone calls I keep getting from people asking me about their brown faux leather storage ottomans, most of them are just asking about how to clean or preserve the fabric, but a large majority are really asking the most important question of all: how to choose a good one?
Well, I’ve got some criteria for you that you need to respect as much as possible whenever you are trying to buy a brown faux leather storage ottoman.
The first one is related to the price!
Although most people are going to think that this is the least important criteria because after all, they are buying faux leather, which is meant to be cheaper than real leather, but the truth is completely different!
In my line of work I’ve dealt with some extremely expensive brown faux leather storage ottomans, in fact, much more expensive than real leather ones!
It’s because they are made out of very durable materials and a lot of time and efforts were put into their making!
So, from my experience, if you neglect the price, and you only choose cheap materials and cheap products, you will soon find yourself with a very damaged faux leather storage ottoman that you will need to pay a lot of money in order to maintain and repair cracks and tears in it as well!
Yes, you need to focus on the price, don’t go too expensive, but please, don’t go to cheap!
The second criteria you need to keep in mind is the thickness of the faux leather!
When you are choosing a brown faux leather storage ottoman, make sure you check the sides in order to see whether the fabric is thick enough or not.
Most faux leather storage ottomans are going to be made out of very weak and somehow fragile faux leather fabrics, but if you respect the first advice I’m given you, the one related to the price, you will definitely get some amazing products, but nevertheless, don’t make the price your only criterion, you should also check the thickness, if you judge that the fabric is to thin, then please, don’t buy it, remember that a faux leather storage ottoman is going to be put under a lot of stress, especially if you have children and pets at home!
The third thing you need to focus on is the color itself!
This is the reason why I’ll be writing different posts on different faux leather storage ottomans in this website.
If you choose a white one for example, you will definitely have to maintain it much more, which means that you need to apply more chemical products and more leather conditioners, and needless to tell you that this is going to put a lot of stress on the fabric itself, making it very tough and easy to crack and peel with time.
My advice is to never choose a faux leather storage ottoman that has been dyed, in other words, the brown color is only superficial, it’s going to peel in the future and you will find yourself with a hideous faux leather storage ottoman that’s worth just pennies!
Now, how to maintain and repair your ottoman?
The most important advice I can give you on this subject is to use saddle soap and a good leather conditioner at least once every six months, if you don’t have children at home and your brown ottoman is not used a lot. However, if it’s always in demand and a lot of stress is put on it, then; use this product at least once every three months.
Please, if you have a question, post it in the comment section; I will gladly answer it very quickly.