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True or False About Winchester Leather Sofas

When couples, families or any person is thinking about purchasing a leather sofa or a Winchester leather sofa there are a number of statements made by those around them. Although some of these are true many of them are in fact false and so Winchester are here to set our customers straight.

“Leather furniture doesn’t last very long”

This couldn’t be further from the truth; when purchasing leather furniture it is something which is going to last for a lifetime. Leather is a natural product and therefore as the product ages and is used and worn a natural patina emerges. Therefore the Winchester leather sofa you purchase today will age and become more characteristic later on and because it lasts it makes purchasing leather sofas a fantastic investment.

“Leather furniture is ruined by children and animals”

This statement could be true but then it could also be false too! if your dog, cat or other animal thinks that your new leather furniture is its new found toy or indeed its scratching/­gnawing post then whether it is a Winchester leather sofa or just a normal fabric sofa then it will have the same end result of a ruined sofa. The same idea will go for children who treat your sofa like it’s their new found toy. What you need to do is choose a design with protected leather as this incorporates a finish into the leather and this provides an extra layer of protection. 

“Leather furniture is too hard to take care of”

Once again this is false because in actual fact leather is quite easy to care for so long as you know what you are doing. We advise using a leather conditioner every 6-12 months. If any spills occur then simply wipe them immediately using a dry, clean cloth and try and avoid the use of any normal cleaning supplies like soaps, detergents, disinfectants and others which you may find in your cleaning cupboard.

“Leather furniture is too cold in the winter but then far too hot in the summer!”

You do not need us to tell you that in the summer leather becomes hot but in the winter it is very cold however, your Winchester leather sofa because it is indoors it will warm to your body heat in winter time. Just like a human will sweat when they are too warm because leather is a natural product it actually breathes and cools. The only thing that Winchester recommends is that you keep it out of direct sunlight as this can damage the colouring of the sofa.

I information about out various ranges and our bespoke tailor made Winchester sofas then please call us and book an appointment to come down to our exclusive showroom.

For more information then please contact us on 01254 394433 or email