I was asked this question so many times by readers and customers as well: what is faux leather upholstery? That’s why I’m going to write a post and give you an answer that’s both very easy to understand and very satisfying as well.
First, we need to understand what faux leather is.
Faux leather is simply a leather imitation, it’s not really leather, it’s synthetic, it’s made out of petroleum products, more precisely, a combination of plastic and different synthetic or organic fibers.
What is the advantage of using faux leather?
It’s quite easy to understand, real leather is difficult to manipulate, difficult to work with and most importantly, uneven in shape and texture, this makes it a very difficult material to work with; you can rarely find similar pieces with the same texture and the same size and properties!
Whereas faux leather is synthetic, it’s produced using machinery, this means that we can tweak the results and get whatever shapes or textures we would like.
What is upholstery?
Upholstery simply means furniture making, especially those that have paddings, webbings, springs and leather covers.
Of course you can have upholstery that’s made with a fabric, cloth.
To sum up, faux leather upholstery simply means furniture made with faux leather.
And please, if you have another question or a comment you would like to make, refers to the bottom of this article, there, you will find the comment section, I will happily answer all your comments and questions.