How Scratch Resistant is Bonded Leather Furniture

cao1952October 16, 2010

I am thinking of buying a sofa made of something called "bonded leather." My question is, is it very scratch resistant? The reason I ask is because once I had a good quality leather sofa My cats who were declawed in the front, scratched the hell out of it by jumping off it. -- Their back paws were not declawed. I don't want another experience like that. Or is the least expensive, coarser grade REAL leather more durable than bonded leather?

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rmanbike

Most likely NOT very scratch resistant. Not all bonded leather is created equal or should it even be called leather. Its basically vinyl with the back side of the vinyl being ground up leather scraps. To make it feel more soft and leather like they cant make the top vinyl coating very thick.
To resists scratching your better off going to the real Naugahyde brand vinyl. The leather your cats scratched was pigmented leather, if you had purchased top grain aniline dyed leather then the scratches was not be so noticeable.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 11:17AM
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xc60

Our bonded leather set scratches very easily. :(

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 10:49PM
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