Author: shayla

Is your leather worth a repair?

A question we get every day is “Can my leather be repaired?” I guess the thing to do is to start at the beginning when we purchased our leather. Leather can be expensive for example a sofa made out of high-quality leather or what we call top grain leather can cost $1500 all the way up to $6000.

I guess the thing to do is to start at the beginning when we purchase our leather. Leather can be really expensive, for example, a sofa made out of high-quality leather (or what we call top grain leather) can cost $1500 all the way up to $6000. Leather can also be in the lower range of prices, from $1000 to $3000. Cheap leathers are usually made from leathers called bicast and bonded leather. These leathers are basically made from very thin pieces of leather and there is little to no repairs that can be affordable that would last.
So what the manufacturers have done here is they have cheated! They have made what they call “leather sofas” calling them bicast and bonded, but the leather is a sawdust leather. This leather doesn’t last like top grain leather. It is split off the bottom of a normal top grain piece of leather or made from particles of leather and glued together. It’s fibers are weaker than top grain leather and it is covered and held together with a color coating and then a clear coating on top of the color coating.

This leads us to what we tell our customers. We repair favorite and expensive furniture. If you spent $500 on a couch, and it starts peeling, we recommend you just go buy a new one, because we won’t be able to repair it at a price that is fair to you. If you received an office chair from your grandpa, and it has a cut in it, bring it in and we will try to help you. If you’re not in love with your leather, it makes sense not to spend a pretty penny getting it repaired. On the other hand, if you love a sofa or have a stain in our new King Ranch truck, we will service your leather to the best and highest quality we can. A lot of service companies will come out to your home and smear a quick fix on your furniture, and you will have the same problem in a few months. Here at Total Leather Care, we want to offer you high quality, a warranty, and complete satisfaction. If you’d like us to take a look at your leather, we would be happy to. You can send us information here and we can try to quote you from pictures, or call us at 713-776-2090 and talk to our office manager, Marceal.

We repair everything from cuts, scrapes, and stains, to dog and cat damage, wear and tear, fading color, and any problem you can think of. We have been here for 30 years, servicing Houston and it’s surrounding areas. We promise to do a job well done, and add years to the life of your leather. It’s not the cheapest fix, but it will be the best one.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

Hello from Total Leather Care Houston

Hey there!

Thanks for clicking on Total Leather Care Houston, and reading up on our blog! We know a whole lot about leather and want to share some of it with you, so we decided to start a blog. We know from experience that people have a lot of questions about leather. How often to clean it, what to clean it with, if a damage is repairable, what stains you can or can’t get out, and everything in between. This blog will answer questions just like those. There aren’t many questions that we at Total Leather Care Houston can’t answer- we have been doing this for over 30 years. From parrots who eat sofas to horses who eat the vinyl tops off of cars, we have pretty much seen it all. If you have a specific question you would like us to discuss, feel free to leave it on the contact page here, or follow us on Facebook to keep updated on our latest topics. The video on this post explains who we are as a company. We are a service company, and we have a shop where we handle big repairs, but we also come to you out on the road. Our repairs are not inexpensive, but we believe that they are the best and of the highest quality.