Absolutely not! Leather is unsurpassed in terms of durability. It outlasts fabric 4 to 5 times to one, and is one of the few upholstery pieces you can maintain yourself, and easily! Believe it or not, leather actually gets nicer with age, sort of like your favorite leather jacket. There are, however, different types of leather, so your Leather Expressions design consultant will make sure that you choose the right type of leather for your lifestyle.