Tufted Leather Sofas
Because of a significant increase in interest and demand for tufted leather furniture in the past years, we have partnered with our American furniture suppliers to make more styles of sofa available.
This truly unique way of making large leather sections more interesting has given people a lot more options when it comes to creating an amazing visual effect in their living spaces.
Here at Leather Furniture USA, we only pattern with American businesses that manufacture the highest quality furniture using the best materials and most skilled craftspeople. As a result, you get a quality that can’t be matched by imported furniture, and you get to support the American economy, jobs, and families.
Here’s what we have to offer.
Our Leather Tufted Sofa Collection
Tufted leather sofas are possibly one of the most unique ways to add an amazing visual effect into any kind of living space. And while the original tufting methods produced a classic style of furniture, there are other methods that give you more choices and flexibility.
And because of the increased demand for tufted leather furniture, we decided to extend the range of products we can offer our clients.
But before you go ahead and buy into this design style, let me first explain what it’s about and where it can work best to provide that wow factor.
What Is Tufted Leather?
Tufted leather is the result achieved when the leather has been stitched tightly into a pattern. This forms evenly positioned indents throughout the material. Traditionally these indents were secured with a button, but some modern designs now choose to leave them bare.
Here’s some background to the tufted leather design.
History Of Tufted Leather
The origins of tufted leather actually date back to the 1800s with the creation of the Chesterfield sofa. It is believed that this classic piece of furniture was designed by the earl of Chesterfield when he became tired of sitting on an uncomfortable sofa that creased his clothing.
The idea of tufting was originally meant to help avoid any shifting of the stuffing inside the fabric, as this is what caused a sofa to be uncomfortable.
Uncomfortable sofas were actually the norm before this time, as the Puritans frowned upon comfort. They believed that a sofa was only meant to be functional.
But this soon changed when Chesterfield sofas suddenly became fashionable amongst the aristocracy.
Later, due to the spread of the British Empire in the mid-19th century, these sofas became popular in all parts of the world and available to most people. They are now regarded as timeless pieces of furniture.
How Does Tufting Work?
Tufting is formed when a pattern is tightly stitched into the leather, causing indents every couple of inches. The raised sections formed in the leather sofa are known as the tufts. The depressions in a traditional tufted sofa are normally secured with buttons or ribbons. But the more modern design chooses to leave them bare.
Different Types Of Tufted Leather Sofas
You need to be aware of the different types of tufted leather sofas that are available on the market. As with other leather sofas, there are different features to look out for.
Are you looking for a tufted sofa that is more traditional or one that is more contemporary? Whichever you choose, you should be sure that it will match with other furniture in your living room. We have a wide selection of all types of tufting to offer you.
Here’s what your options are.
The most noticeable feature of button tufting is, of course, the button stitched into the center of each indentation. As the stitching in button tufting is shallow, it only forms a light depression in the sofa. But even so, it is an attractive feature.
You can either choose buttons that match the upholstery, or you could make your sofa a little more interesting by having contrasting buttons attached.
Diamond tufting is just about the most common technique of tufting. The pattern created when pulling and securing the leather forms a diamond-shaped pattern. As each tuft has extra cushioning due to the deeper stitching applied, it is known to be one of the most comfortable forms available.
So if you’re looking for extra comfort, this is just right for you.
Biscuit, or bun technique as it’s also known, is a more modern style of tufting. Rather than diamond-patterned tufts, it forms a square pattern. You have the choice here of either having deep or shallow dimples. You’ll also have the choice of purchasing this in a contemporary design to make it easier to match up with different interior designs.
This is not such a common form of tufting as there is no pattern to recognize. It is ideal if you have kids or pets, as there are no buttons or ribbons to worry about coming loose.
This is just right when you are aiming for a contemporary minimalistic look.
Normally this term means that you’ll find vertically stitched lines instead of indentations in the sofa. It is also possible, but not as common, to find sofas with horizontal channel tufting, and they tend to be more common in modern furniture design to achieve subtle shapes.
Advantages Of A Leather Tufted Sofa
There are many positive aspects of purchasing a tufted sofa. Not only does it make your room appear larger, but you can also be certain of comfort when relaxing in your living room.
One reason for it being so popular is that, due to the tufting, it is one of the most durable forms of furniture. And who doesn’t want something to last, especially when it wasn’t cheap to start with?
Here are some other advantages.
Creates An Amazing Visual Effect
The visual effect of a leather sofa, especially one that is tufted, is amazing. Just imagine how impressed your friends will be when they visit.
A tufted sofa will not only add texture to your living room, but it will also give the appearance of the room being larger.
It can even make your room look more friendly if you have a minimalistic look in furniture. But don’t overdo this with too many pieces unless you have an extremely large living space.
Great Choice For Breaking Up Large Leather Sofas
A large leather sofa may look bulky if you don’t have enough space in your living room. But by choosing a large tufted leather sofa, the tufting will give the appearance of the sofa being smaller than it actually is.
Less Sagging Of Leather
This is ideal if you have kids, as the tufting reinforces the leather. As the tufts are placed every couple of inches, there is less chance of it sagging when the sofa has to withstand a lot of wear and tear.
The cushions won’t need to be continually readjusted as they will remain plump even when a group of people has been sitting on them.
Fewer Wrinkles And Creases
Because there are tufts every couple of inches, it won’t wrinkle and crease much, so it will last you longer than most other expensive sofas. And if you have kids living at home, you’ll certainly be glad to have a completely practical piece of furniture that lasts.
Disadvantages Of A Leather Tufted Sofa
As with every product, you can expect there to be some disadvantages of a tufted sofa. But don’t let these disadvantages put you off when there is a solution to any issue that could possibly arise.
It Has To Perfectly Match The Room Decor
Depending on what other furniture you have in your living room, you could face the problem of it clashing with your decor. But whether you normally go for the classic or modern style, by choosing a contemporary style instead, you won’t go far wrong as this is a combination of both, allowing you to more easily combine it with existing furniture.
It’s A Bit More Difficult To Keep Clean
It could be a little bit more difficult to keep clean, especially if you have pets who shed their fur. This could catch up in the buttons. The same problem could arise with spillages from your kids’ drinks, but with the right cleaning utensils, you shouldn’t need to worry.
Might Not Be Suitable For Pets And Kids
As kids and pets are often quite boisterous, you’d need to be careful of them jumping on the sofa. This could cause the stitching to loosen, and the buttons might come off. But, let’s face it, who wants their kids and pets jumping on their sofa anyway?
Best Types Of Leather For Tufted Sofas
Whether or not you are a large family with kids, it’s important that you choose the right kind of leather for your tufted sofa. Only quality leather will withstand family life or last you for decades if you don’t have a family.
So when looking for a sofa with tufted leather, you need to check out that it’s made of full grain or top grain leather.
Full Grain Leather
If you’re looking for a tufted sofa that’s durable and of high quality, then choose one made of full-grain leather. It may be the most expensive leather available, but it’s also of the highest quality. So the price is definitely worth paying if you want your sofa to last for decades.
But what’s the reason for it being the most expensive on the market?
The process used to prepare the hide is unique. To ensure that the finished product is durable, the top layer of the hide is left intact. And it’s this layer that contains the toughest fibers.
Not only is the process unique, but so is the finished product. This process allows the natural shade of the hide to remain. It’s then possible to treat the leather with a soluble dye to enhance it.
This gives you the option of purchasing either a semi or a full aniline leather couch with a truly unique look.
Top Grain Leather
Top grain leather is another of the most durable types of leather on the market. As it’s one of the highest quality available, it’s a good choice for a family home, especially if you have young kids or even pets.
Of course, quality has a price, but if you want your tufted sofa to last, the price is worth paying.
To ensure a softer touch to the leather, a process is used whereby the outer layer of the hide is sanded down.
The finished product is then treated with a stain-resistant spray. So it’s a real must for families with young children, as most spillages can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.
Although it’s not as expensive as full-grain, you can be sure that it’s of the highest quality.
Browse Our Leather Tufted Sofa Collection
All our leather furniture is produced by hand from either full grain or top grain leather by highly qualified craftspeople in America.
As one of our potential customers, you’ll surely find a tufted sofa with all the necessary features you are looking for within our range of products.
You can contact us by phone or use the form provided on the product pages if you need any further assistance.
We look forward to being of help.