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To Faux Leather or not to Faux Leather?

Gone are the days where faux leather, PVC and vinyl conjured up images of poor taste.

The New Faux

With the large variety of faux leather and vinyl on the market today, there’s no reason not to opt for the faux variety when upholstering your furniture. Advances in the production of faux leather and vinyl have grown in leaps and bounds, resulting in a realistic leather look and feel.

Not only are they a more affordable (and animal-friendly) alternative to leather, these materials also allow you to change up your scheme more regularly at a fraction of the cost.

There are two main types of faux leather, namely PVC, polyurethane and polyamide microfibre. Poly materials are easier to care for, more breathable and environmentally-friendly.

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The PROS of going faux.

Let’s start with the most obvious, shall we? No animals are harmed in the making of faux leather or vinyl. As they are machine made, there is a guaranteed colour consistency throughout the roll of fabric. Speaking of colour, the possibilities are endless. As are textural embellishments like glitter. Other plus points include a high durability, easy maintenance and a resistance to cracks and moisture damage.

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Are you ready to go faux? Our new Bushveld and Sloane Ranger collections will ease you into this trend stylishly.

For more information, visit www.hertex.co.za