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Old 20-11-2020, 11:06 PM   #1
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Sofa - Half vs. Full Leather

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Currently wifey and I are surveying for sofas and a salesman from a furniture shop advised to save cost by getting a half leather sofa.

Only the touch points (e.g. the seat, armrest, headrest, etc.) are made of genuine leather whereas the other areas are made of PVC.

Anyone has experience with a half leather sofa? Will it last?

Owhh the salesman also advised to get the sofa from a reputable brand like Lorenzo for better comfort and durability.

Comfort yes coz wifey and I agreed that the Lorenzo's are much more comfortable but durability, hmm no idea. Anyone with comments?

Thanks peeps.
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Old 20-11-2020, 11:45 PM   #2
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Sofa is one of the household items that u will always make use of after your mattress. So is nothing wrong to spend a bit more on it.

From what I was told. Half and full leather sofa would have a distinguish 2 tones same colour after a prolonged use.

By the way. Courts leather sofa is quite reasonably priced. Definitely cheaper than lozenzo.

Leather is more easily to maintence as compare to fabric but u still have to polish at least once every 6 months. If not it will also getting cracks even genuine leather.
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Old 20-11-2020, 11:58 PM   #3
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I think Lorenzo is fine.
And having real leather at selected areas is fine too. Go with your budget and personal needs.
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Is it advisable to buy from JB ?
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Sofa is one of the household items that u will always make use of after your mattress. So is nothing wrong to spend a bit more on it.

From what I was told. Half and full leather sofa would have a distinguish 2 tones same colour after a prolonged use.

By the way. Courts leather sofa is quite reasonably priced. Definitely cheaper than lozenzo.

Leather is more easily to maintence as compare to fabric but u still have to polish at least once every 6 months. If not it will also getting cracks even genuine leather.
Yea you are right. Genuine leather must apply leather moisturiser at least once every 6 months. Otherwise the surface will dry up and cracks will develop.

But Courts leather sofa I heard the quality of the seats very poor leh. Few years down the road already started to sag liao. How?
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Old 21-11-2020, 09:48 AM   #6
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I think Lorenzo is fine.
And having real leather at selected areas is fine too. Go with your budget and personal needs.
Yea will be really on a tight budget after the reno. So you are using Lorenzo sofa too?
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Old 21-11-2020, 09:52 AM   #7
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Is it advisable to buy from JB ?
Err if you ask me hor. Sofa is something you will really need to personally try on and see if you like it. Unless you have tried the exact same model here in Singapore and ask them to get the same one in JB.

But then again will it be cheaper after including delivery and all?
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Err if you ask me hor. Sofa is something you will really need to personally try on and see if you like it. Unless you have tried the exact same model here in Singapore and ask them to get the same one in JB.

But then again will it be cheaper after including delivery and all?
Good point. Trying to find a long lasting leather sofa. Real or synthetic leather last longer ?
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Good point. Trying to find a long lasting leather sofa. Real or synthetic leather last longer ?
Of course genuine leather lasts longer. I heard with proper care it will last 5-7 years.
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Hello peeps.

Currently wifey and I are surveying for sofas and a salesman from a furniture shop advised to save cost by getting a half leather sofa.

Only the touch points (e.g. the seat, armrest, headrest, etc.) are made of genuine leather whereas the other areas are made of PVC.

Anyone has experience with a half leather sofa? Will it last?

Owhh the salesman also advised to get the sofa from a reputable brand like Lorenzo for better comfort and durability.

Comfort yes coz wifey and I agreed that the Lorenzo's are much more comfortable but durability, hmm no idea. Anyone with comments?

Thanks peeps.
Leather will still tear..
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Sofa is one of the household items that u will always make use of after your mattress. So is nothing wrong to spend a bit more on it.

From what I was told. Half and full leather sofa would have a distinguish 2 tones same colour after a prolonged use.

By the way. Courts leather sofa is quite reasonably priced. Definitely cheaper than lozenzo.

Leather is more easily to maintence as compare to fabric but u still have to polish at least once every 6 months. If not it will also getting cracks even genuine leather.
In my experience, Leather never last as long as fabric. Also when is come to end life, fabric is easier/cheaper to change/repair Vs Leather.

Paying more does not means it is more lasting.
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Old 21-11-2020, 12:35 PM   #12
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I think Lorenzo is fine.
And having real leather at selected areas is fine too. Go with your budget and personal needs.
Expensive brand, no real value except you pay for the design.
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Leather will still tear..
You use sharp objects on anything will also tear right? Haha
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Old 21-11-2020, 01:25 PM   #14
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Expensive brand, no real value except you pay for the design.
What makes expensive brands i.e. Lorenzo so expensive is that it uses good quality wood for its frame and a layer of latex on its seat. Don't quote me ah. The promoter at Lorenzo told me one.
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if not half price just pay for full leather
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