Leather Myths Debunked

Diego Leather Loveseat We’ve been watching a lot of Mythbusters recently, so now seems like as good a time as any to bust a few myths we’ve heard regarding leather furniture. Particularly, we'd like to emphasize that leather is not hard to care for, fragile, or expensive. Continue reading
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Watch Out For Your Favorite Spot on the Sofa

Dramatic Fade We’ve all got a favorite spot on the sofa. Usually it’s the one with the best view of the TV, but some people tend to vary their choice. Make sure to give your spot a little extra care, so it doesn't fade faster than the rest of the sofa. Continue reading
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Stop Your Cat From Hurting Your Upholstery

cats love scratching and they're particularly fond of scratching upholstery We love our furry, feline friends (who doesn't), and they unfortunately love our leather upholstery in a way we wish they didn't. Cats scratch instinctively and when they scratch leather upholstery, that damages the furniture. So how can you keep your cat's scratching habit at bay? Read on to find out. Continue reading
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Microfiber vs. Leather: Which is Right For Your Sofa?

Contempo Sofa products are upholstered in either leather or microfiber. How will you know which is right for you? At Contempo Sofa, we upholster our sofas with two materials: leather or microfiber.  While both look great, the two materials each come with their own unique set of pros and cons. For example, if you or anyone in your family … Continue reading
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Cleaning Leather Furniture with Peanut Butter

Peanut butter can give you leather a clean, healthy sheen Okay, bear with me here.  About a month ago, the Contempo Sofa blog ran a story about cleaning solutions for leather upholstery.  However, we missed one of the most crucial items: peanut butter. Yeah, you read that right.  Peanut butter … Continue reading
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Leather in Ancient Civilizations

Leather Sandals from ancient Rome At Contempo Sofa, we make some of our finest products from leather, a material that humans have been using for ages.  It’s a durable, flexible material primarily made from cattle hide and can be produced through a variety of methods, … Continue reading
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Cleaning Tips for Leather Upholstery

Keep your leather looking brand new! Accidents happen and, even worse, sometimes they happen to leather.  Next time you have a little spill on the sofa, don’t panic.  Just keep these Contempo Sofa tips in mind: To remove small ink stains, dip a cotton swab in … Continue reading
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