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Madison Mythbusters: Leather Furniture

Good morning all!

In this new series entitled Madison Mythbusters, brought to you by Madison Seating, we will be posting articles examining and perhaps debunking many of the myths, legends and old-wives-tales of the furniture world.

The first installment of this series will address 5 common misconceptions regarding leather furniture.

Lets dive right in…

Here are 5 common leather furniture myths that you should rethink before deciding on a new living room furniture set:

MYTH #1: Leather is always cold. 
Not true! Leather absorbs the temperature of its environment. In a cold room, the leather furniture is cold. If the room is toasty, then the leather furniture is nice and warm too, so if the room is 72°, the leather furniture is 72° as well. Leather also absorbs the temperature of your body, warming up after you sit in it.

MYTH #2: Leather is bad for homes with children.
Nope! Leather is perhaps the most durable furniture material available, and is naturally strong enough to withstand the worst your kids can give it. Compared with many fabrics and synthetics, leather is actually a better choice for houses with kids of any age.

MYTH #3: Leather is uncomfortable.
False! Leather furniture is available in a wide variety of thicknesses and finishes, some of which are extremely comfortable and may pleasantly surprise you. The best way to find out is to sit in it! Find out for yourself if your body likes the feel of leather furniture.

MYTH #4: Leather stains easily.
Wrong again! Leather furniture is actually more stain resistant than most other textile options and will block many spills from absorbing. Many accidents are easily cleaned and even a lot of the set-in stains will come out. For even more leather spill protection, have your furniture treated to give it a special defense that will stand the test of time.

MYTH #5: Leather furniture is expensive.
Could not be further from the truth! A quick visit to will reveal our extensive array of leather couches, recliners, executive chairs and living room sets at rock bottom prices you would not believe!

If you have an idea for a Madison Mythbusters article, submit your thoughts in the comment section below, and we will have our Madison Seating Furniture experts address them in later posts.