Yes, this website is dedicated to faux leather, and you may find it very strange that I’m talking about faux cowhide fabric, but if you pay close attention to this material, you are going to discover that it’s made out of the same components and chemicals as most faux leather fabrics: petroleum products, most importantly, plastic!
Then, let me give you some very important advice on how to choose and even where to buy your faux cowhide fabric.
The first thing you need to have in mind is to always look in the internet first!
Most people are quite novice when it comes to choosing faux leather and faux cowhide fabrics, that’s why the first place they are going to think of is a wholesale store!
I completely disagree, unless you are like me, a professional who has a good address book and who can buy huge quantities, don’t do it!
If you are a novice, and you are just looking to repair a piece of furniture you have, create one, or just decorate your apartment or office with a faux cowhide fabric, then, the best place for you to choose and even try some samples is the internet.
You won’t believe the amount of choice you have when you go to websites such at Amazon.com or eBay, there, you have lots of suppliers and also lots of choice, even professionals like me nowadays choose to shop from the internet because it’s much more convenient and there are so much choices and so many suppliers to choose from.
However, be careful from wholesale websites, like alibaba.com!
I’m not saying that these websites are bad, what I’m saying is that there is no control on the suppliers, and the warranties are very limited, in fact, most suppliers will never provide you with one!
Trust me, I’ve stopped many times from wholesale websites, and even when I knew what I was doing, I got scammed so many times!
Let’s talk now about how to choose a faux cowhide fabric.
There are so many criteria you need to have in mind, but the most important one is the warranty, even if I keep telling you about all the things you need to have in mind, if you don’t have a solid warranty, at least one year, you are in deep troubles!
It’s because the synthetic coat can peel off very quickly, and you may find yourself with a horrible faux cowhide fabric!
Nevertheless, always choose thick and solid ones, and don’t be shy, play with them, try them, and even, I highly advise you to torture the fabric before you buy it, and if you use the internet, always focus on trusted websites who have a good return policy and also a solid warranty.
What about repairing faux cowhide fabric?
Unfortunately, when you are dealing with faux cowhide fabrics, when they start to peel off or crack, you have very limited options; the most important ones are using a leather conditioner, especially a honey one, and saddle soap.
These are by far the most important advice to keep in mind when you would like to choose and maintain a faux cowhide fabric.