It’s very difficult to explain to people technical matters and especially when it comes to something that most people have never heard of, this is the case of faux leather vinyl, unfortunately, most have seen it, but don’t know what it is.
Then, what is faux leather vinyl?
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Faux leather vinyl simply means a fabric that resembles leather, but it’s not, it’s completely synthetic, meaning that it’s made out of petroleum derivatives, mainly plastic.
What is the difference between faux leather and vinyl?
Faux leather is a leather imitation, it resembles leather a lot, however vinyl is more of a plastic fabric, it may have the same texture and flexibility, properties of real leather, but it feels like plastic, in fact, most people, when they see vinyl, never think of it as a substitute for leather, but just as a flexible plastic fabric.
Is it expensive?
Faux leather vinyl is among the cheapest fabrics you can get, and in most cases, you can find good quality ones for under five dollars a yard.
Is it durable?
As with most faux leather fabrics, it depends on the thickness, cotton backing, and maintenance.
But in general, faux leather vinyl is as durable as faux leather, but not as durable as real leather.
How to clean it?
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In order to clean vinyl, you can either use warm water with a dry sponge or a good faux leather cleaner product that you can buy at any furniture or hardware store.
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