Leather and microfiber are dyed in a variety of colors and patterns. Microfiber is completely man-made and comes in a variety of textures, patterns and colors. It offers a soft, uniform feel. It can be woven to resemble suede, velvet or cotton. Leather was once the skin of a living animal and may bear scars, wrinkles and other marks. It also comes in different patterns and colors, but the texture stays the same. Both materials upholster tightly onto the frame of the sofa.
If you have allergies, a leather sofa is a better choice than a microfiber sofa because leather won't absorb dust and other small particles into the cushions. Microfiber does not offer the same barrier. Both microfiber sofas and leather sofas are good for for pets as their tightly woven structure is resistant to pills and fraying. If you or your family is vegan, microfiber is a good choice because no animals are involved in the manufacturing process. In terms of cost, Belt Leather Supplies are usually more expensive than microfiber.
Leather and microfiber look and feel very different. Ultimately it is a matter of personal preference when choosing between these two types of sofas. If possible, visit a furniture store that has both types of sofas in their showroom and sit on them. If ordering from a catalog, request samples of leather and microfiber fabrics so you can see what they look and feel like. Finally, when choosing either a microfiber or leather sofa, remember that dark colors will always wear better than light colors.