Our old lounge has just gone to the tip. Time for a new one. Which material is best, we have two little ones....a 2 year old and a new bubba 7 days young.
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19-10-2014 06:33 #1Senior Member
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Buying new lounge, which material is best??
19-10-2014 06:40 #2
I like leather because it can be wiped down. The only thing is it can get cold in Winter and you can stick to it in shorts.
19-10-2014 07:10 #3
Leather. Easy to clean if kids get food/drinks on it. I have a 2.5 yo and 1.5 yo & so glad we changed to a leather couch. We had a micro suade one and it was getting so filthy (and that was when we only had 1 child). I don't find that I stick to ours when it's hot (and we live in qld).
19-10-2014 07:20 #4
We have two leather sets now and until our kids are older we will stick with leather. I have been grateful for leather many times in the past 6 years lol!
19-10-2014 07:35 #5
Just check when buying a leather lounge that it's not "bonded" leather - we found out the hard way. A $5k leather lounge from freedom ended up peeling off and lasted 3 years! Apparently bonded leather is reallllly thin leather glued to PVC so once the lounge had creases from sitting it cracked and peeled.
Our cheapi "pleather" from fantastic furniture in the kids room has lasted longer
19-10-2014 07:40 #6Senior Member
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I wish I knew what the fabric was called on mine but I have no idea... it's a heavy duty woven canvasy type thing, plus the very passionate designer also made me get it reinforced with a backing, to make it very durable for kids. It's a nice charcoal colour, again good for kids.
I hate leather for the cold/hot issue which is why I didn't want leather.
My kids don't eat or drink on the lounge so I don't need to worry about spills.
19-10-2014 08:36 #7
We have a fabric lounge from Harvey norman and we got the fabric protection package (I think they basically scotch guard it). Everything just wipes off with a wet wipe, DS has sure tried his hardest to stain it but it still looks brand new and it's at least 4 years old. My ILs got a new fabric lounge 2 years ago and didn't want to pay extra for fabric protection and it look gross already.
19-10-2014 08:45 #8
We bought a micro suede couch and got it scotch guarded 10yrs ago and it's been awesome. Only now after two kids (8&4) is it starting to look a bit worn but still the spills just wipe off. Next one we get I think will be leather but thats still a few years off.
19-10-2014 09:04 #9
Leather. I would never go back to fabric with little kids.
19-10-2014 09:12 #10
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