FAQ

Why should I buy leather?
Leather is the longest lasting and most durable upholstery material you can get–perfect for any room of your home or office. It is the strongest upholstery material known to man and will withstand the rigors of daily life, including children and pets. Although the initial investment of quality leather may be more than fabric upholstery, leather is actually your best value in the long run as it outlasts fabric 4 to 1.

How long will my leather couch last?
With proper care, a quality leather, unlike fabric upholstery, can be expected to last an average person's lifetime. Certain features become imperative when choosing an upholstery material that can last for decades. Look for zipper access. Zippers on the seat cushions and back bags insure you can refill your sofa. Leather can last decades, but seat cushion cores and back bag fill will not.

Which leather is right for me?
Arizona Leather furniture is available in four distinctly different leather types: A, O, P and N. It’s important to know which type you have, so you can care for it properly.

Some leather types may incur minor surface marks that will disappear with use or by using Arizona Leather Conditioner.

Type A: Pure Aniline
• Little or no protective coating; shows all natural markings and character of the hide.
• Varies in shade and texture from panel to panel.
• Meant to age and gain a natural patina.
• Absorbs body oils, hair oils and certain food spills.
• Recommended care: See Care Manual instructions (pages 4 and 5).
• Leather insurance recommended.

Type O: "Pull-Up" Leather
• A burst of color is created when leather is pulled and/or stretched.
• Little or no protective coating; shows all natural markings and character of the hide.
• Varies in shade and texture from panel to panel.
• Meant to age and gain a natural patina.
• Absorbs body oils, hair oils and certain food spills.
• Recommended care: See Care Manual instructions (pages 4 and 5).
• Leather insurance recommended.

Type P: Protected Leather
• A coated leather with variations in texture and natural markings; it is protected from most food and liquid spills.
• Varies in shade and texture from panel to panel.
• Recommended care: See Care Manual instructions (pages 4 and 5).
• Leather insurance recommended.

Type N: Nu-buck
• A pure aniline product, abraded to create a suede-like nap with a soft feel.
• Little or no protective coating; shows all natural markings and character of the hide.
• Varies in shade and texture from panel to panel.
• Meant to age and gain a natural patina.
• Absorbs body oils, hair oils and certain food spills.
• Recommended care: See Care Manual instructions (pages 4 and 5).
• Leather insurance recommended.

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