Are leather sofas ethical?

an adult golden retriever laid on a leather sofa chair

Modern society has evolved in such a way that many materials and products are mass produced and are widely available. Leather, for example, is made from the hide of animals (most commonly cows). This hide is obtained as a by-product of the meat and dairy industry where animals are used for meat and other produce. … Read more

Can you keep a leather sofa in front of a radiator?

A large brown leather corner sofa with a rug

Placing your leather sofa close to the radiator is not a good option if you want to preserve the quality of the leather. The warm air created from your radiator can heat up the surface of your leather sofa which can degrade the leather over time by drying it out. This can cause your sofa … Read more

How can I get rid of an unwanted sofa? (UK Edition)

A grey sofa with lamp and desk in the background

On average a sofa will last you around 10 years or potentially more, depending on how you care for it. Although they last for what seems like a lifetime, a time will come when you want to replace an old, unwanted sofa. But how exactly do you get rid of a particularly large piece of … Read more

How do you make a leather sofa less slippery?

A man sat on a leather sofa with a laptop in his lap

When you purchase a leather sofa you might just find that its surface can be very slippery. This is a side effect of a wax coating that is applied to your sofa to make it more appealing before you decide to purchase it. This coating makes your sofa look shinier and ‘new’, but it can … Read more

What is the best sofa material for cats?

A short haired tabby cat perched on a sofa

If you are in a hurry, we chose Microfibre as the best material for a sofa if you’ve got a cat due to its resistance to scratches and hairs, and also due to its affordability.  Please read on if you want to see how we came to this decision as we take a look at … Read more

How do you make a leather sofa more comfortable?

A pattern of a leather sofa with a pair of scissors on it

Leather sofas can be a little unforgiving when you first purchase them, as the sofa hasn’t had enough time to wear into shape. Over years of owning a sofa you will find that the filling inside the sofa will change shape according to the daily usage that it has, which can make it more comfortable. … Read more

Top 5 Best Sofas for Rental Properties

Modern white living room

Are you the owner of a buy-to-let property looking to improve your yield? Or are you moving into your first rented home and it’s unfurnished? Finding high-quality furniture at an affordable price isn’t easy but we’ve got you covered with the top 5 best sofas for rental properties. In a hurry? Check out our top … Read more

What is the best sofa material for a dog?

A dog laid down on a sofa

Picking the right sofa can be a difficult process, but which material should you consider if you own a dog? We’ve taken a look at all the different materials out there, and leather is still the best when it comes to picking a sofa suitable for a dog. Microfibre can also be pretty suitable, but … Read more

How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell on a Leather Sofa

Used cigarettes on a surface

One of the most common questions we get asked is how to remove smoke smells from sofas. Cigarette smoke is infamous for being difficult to remove from furniture as it doesn’t just stick to a material, the particles also permeate into it and imbed themselves there. What makes removing smoke smells even more difficult is … Read more