About Couch or Sofas
The unavoidable furniture every home needs is a couch. Depending upon the budget the size, color, type, design are crafted. Living room needs at least two couch or one single long couch for a decent look. The attire and mood of the room is changed when a suitable sofa or couch is chosen. The look of the couch is changing as the time period of the person and economical status decides the design and cost of the furniture. Couches and sofas justifies the status of the person. Furniture and look of the living room gives some pleasant feeling when a person sits or spend his valuable time in that room. Couch is the word used in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland whereas sofa is used in UK. The word couche meaning is 'to lie down' derived from the old French noun. The leather and cloth sofas are purchased and made to add the décor of the living room. These two materials has their unique pros and cons. Most of the people choose furniture for seating purpose, more careful things are there before purchasing a couch that decides many functional elements.
Types of couch
Materials chosen for couches
Couch needs frame that is made up of either wood, plastic, steel and boards. The wood should be of best quality and free from defects, bark and knots. The covering of sofa is made out of linen, fabric and soft leather. Leather and cloth are used to cover the top of the couches. Both the materials are excellent in their own styles and advantages as well as disadvantages. Leather and cloth sofa are used in contemporary couches. The latest fashion material used for stylish sofas is leather. Those who chose sharp edged styles use leather material and curves and round shaped sofas use cloth materials.
Leather pros and cons
The pros of leather are it is so strong and it is durable. Cleaning is so easy and if you care the most, then follow the manufacture instructions. Leather has a unique power of increasing the softness and quality as the days moves on. It is free from fray, pill and slow process of fade in the sun. Leather is not like plastic it can be sent to recycle process and the best man made cloth fiber is leather. The cons of leather are cats like leather sofas for testing the sharpness of its nails that is, scratches on leather sofas. The advantages of leather couch increase the price of the couch and the quality of leather helps to sale the couch for higher price. The nature of leather is always slippery and it is hard to protect the leather sofas from strains. Even though the stains can be removes the mark stays there and it looks hard. It is difficult to match the color of the leather to cover the holes on the couch. Leather observes the temperature of the room and stays cool when the room is cool. When the room is hot the leather also reflects the hotness.
Pros and cons of cloth couches
There are many more choices and styles of cloth sofas are available with lesser prices when it is compared to leather sofas. These type of sofas are suitable for minimum budget category. What ever the styles that are available for leather sofas are also available in cloth sofas with different patterns, styles, textures and more colors. Steam cleaning gives wonderful touch and the color is retained for a long time. Make sure that the fabric is not damaged. If the fabric is damaged, then extra cloth is available in the market with same texture and color, replace it on the affected area. Linen fabric is used to feel cool during summer and warn in winter. The advantages of leather are the disadvantages of cloth couches. Very long time exposure to the sun damages the color of the couch either directly or indirectly. Some stains will be there even though it is stain resistant. Cloth couches may rip, pill and tear due to pressure and this causes fraying. Repairs to cloth couches are very costly especially if there is a damage in front arms and front piping on the cushions.
It is always best to invest your hard earned money in a couch that fetch you long time guarantee because the cheap quality couches pulls more money for repair some times it may be better to replace another couch instead of repairing the old one. Nothing wrong in thinking before buying the couch. The money invested in the couch is not a meager amount, the couch shows the status, increase the look and space of the living room, feels the other person to admire your hospitality.