Faux leather, also known as polyurethane, is an alternative to genuine leather. The Executive Faux Leather Chair, offered at NBF.com, is pictured above and showcases the beauty of faux leather. Unlike harsh vinyls, faux leather is a more realistic imitation of genuine leather, as it is soft to the touch and has an appearance that is very similar to that of real leather.
When looking to purchase office furniture, faux leather offers many benefits:
Genuine leather “breaks” or wrinkles when stitched, gathered or tufted. Polyurethane, unlike other forms of upholstery including Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), does the same. This creates an overall appearance that looks remarkably like real leather.
For a variety of other seat materials, plasticizing oils are added in order to ensure softness. However, when these oils dry up over time, the upholstery often cracks or peels. No plasticizing oil is added to faux leather so there are rarely any issues with cracking or peeling. In fact, faux leather remains soft and supple for a long duration of time, much like genuine leather.
Faux leather is much more lightweight than other seating materials. This makes it possible for it to easily adapt to and maintain an individual’s body temperature. This generally contributes to a more comfortable working experience as one does not encounter the initial shock of cold associated with many other types of upholstery when first sitting down.
Easy Care and Cleaning
Faux leather offers easier care and maintenance when compared to real leather. Dirt and stains only require a soft cloth, water and mild soap.
Faux leather is a more budget-friendly option when compared to genuine leather products.
Of course, there are benefits to purchasing real, genuine leather, as it is a more durable option, but faux leather provides many with a comparable and more affordable option.