If you’re a pet owner and in the market for a new leather couch, you’re bound to have concerns, the first of which might be, “Is it possible to own a leather couch with dogs?” The answer is yes! Depending on the type of leather, your couch or sofa can stand up to the stress your dogs and cats put on it. Genuine top-grain leather is the perfect material for a couch belonging to pet owners. Although a little pricier than bonded leather, top-grain is an investment that can last for decades of your pet’s crazy antics.
Why top-grain leather?
- Durability – One of the biggest concerns you might have when it comes to pets and leather is durability. You wouldn’t want your nice leather punctured by sharp claws or rough playtime. When it comes to top-grain leather, you don’t need to worry! Leather can withstand up to 400 pounds of pressure before it’s punctured and torn. We’ve even set up a display in our showroom to help you compare the effects of pressure on top-grain vs bonded leathers—stop by and see it!
- Maintenance – We’ve all been there… an accidental spill on your nice couch. Got leather? No problem! Leather is one of the easiest materials to clean and maintain. Dust, spills, and pet hair are easy to wipe away, and leather will maintain its nice sheen as it ages.
- Climate control – It’s actually a common myth that leather gets colder in winter and hotter in summer. Leather absorbs temperature and will usually settle near a comfortable room temperature. It stays on the cooler side in the summer and the warmer side in the winter. You and your pets don’t need to worry about getting too hot and sweaty on your leather couch during those sunny months.
At Leather Expressions, we know that there are a lot of concerns that come with buying a new leather sofa, especially if you have pets. Don’t let the age-old question “is it possible to own a leather couch with dogs?” stop you from finally trying that leather sofa you’ve been eyeing. Leather is the perfect material for pet owners.
To learn more about the benefits of top-grain leather and see our educational leather puncture display, visit our showroom at 927 Bethlehem Pike in Colmar, PA. To talk to a leather expert, you can also fill out our online form or call us at 215-631-1500.