Office furniture materials are as important as the furniture itself. Leather is one of the most popular office furniture materials and has been from the beginning. A durable and versatile product, leather has been used for thousands of years. In fact, leather dates back to the Paleolithic period.

Today, leather is still used in a variety of goods (usually luxury items) including bags, shoes, clothing, and, of course, office furniture materials. However, the raw material for leather is procured by removing hides and skins from dead animal carcasses; not surprisingly, animal rights activists and many eco-friendly factions of the world condemn the use of leather goods.

Citi Faux Leather Seating

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If you won’t buy leather for ethical or environmental reasons, but still desire the chic look of leather, you may want to explore the faux leather option. Faux leather fabrics are usually manufactured using plastic or vinyl-based materials. This makes them a truly animal and eco-friendly alternative to real leather. Faux Leather has many other benefits. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Affordable Office Furniture Materials

Affordability is one of the most significant perks of faux leather. It costs only a fraction of real leather’s price and does not in any way affect its aesthetics. In spite of its low cost, it appears strikingly similar to real leather.

Office Furniture Materials that Save Animals

The process of making fake leather is completely synthetic, ensuring that animals remain unharmed during the production of faux leather.

Faux Leather, Low Maintenance

Faux leather office furniture materials, (such as vinyl) require little maintenance. This makes them ideal for use in home furnishing. Additionally, the materials are stain resistant and easy to clean. You can simply wipe them clean using warm water and a clean cloth.

Real leather will also age naturally over the years, fading, wearing, and cracking, becoming darker with time. While this is proof that genuine leather was used, wouldn’t you rather have durable material? Faux leather can last for years without any obvious wear and tear, making it a low maintenance, practical choice.

Comfortable Office Furniture

Compared to other office furniture materials, real leather included, faux leather is much more lightweight. This is one reason faux leather for your car interior is a better option than using real leather or other materials for seat covers.

If you love leather, but don’t feel comfortable buying it for ethical, environmental, or cost reasons, faux leather is an option you should look into. We can help! Contact us today, and we’ll answer all your questions about our great selection of faux leather office furniture! And be sure to browse our website to see a variety of mock leather products we offer!

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