What is bonded leather (with pictures) gas problem in babies

In some ways explaining what bonded leather is can be the same as describing the difference between ground beef and steak. The material is leather that is "left over" or otherwise not in its original form, pressed together and adhered to other leather via a bonding agent. This type of leather, sometimes referred to as reconstituted leather, is an alternative to what is known as genuine leather, which are whole pieces of animal hide.

Some may confuse bonded leather with artificial leather or synthetic leather, which should not be done. In some cases, a bonded leather product is 100 percent leather. In other cases, such as bonded leather upholstery, there could be as little as 17 percent leather in the product. Those looking at bonded leather should understand this is an option that does include real leather. Some may appreciate that fact, while others may not.

The difference between bonded leather and genuine leather, in terms of quality and looks, can be hard to see. If it is done properly, the grains and textures of bonded leather should look very close to that of genuine leather. In some cases, the only different may be that the texture of the bonded leather may not be quite as pronounced as that of natural-grained genuine leather. The function, smell, and overall appearance remains much the same, however.

The other major difference with bonded leather is in the cost. It is often available at a substantial discount over genuine leather. This is because the leather scraps, or leather fibers, would have no other value, or very little value, if not made into a bonded form. Therefore, it is still considered a good deal for the manufacturer to sell it at a reduced cost.

One of the most common applications for bonded leather is in the covers for books, especially Bibles. The leather for Bibles can be bonded and still very easily create the desired look and feel. While full disclosure often means the words "bonded leather" appear somewhere on the cover, it would otherwise be hard to tell the difference. It has become such a product of choice for Bibles that finding them in genuine leather is becoming more difficult.

As with all types of leather, the material remains very durable, able to withstand a number of conditions, including heat and moisture. This is a hallmark of leather and why it is used in applications such as Bibles, shoes, belts, and even sports balls. In the end, the choice will usually come down to a personal preference.

However, my problem was that I used a cleaner that was supposed to be mild and safe for bonded leather and would still sterilize the couch, and it cracked the couch cushion! I learned from asking around then, that these bonded leather furniture pieces crack fairly quickly and usually early on if attempted to be cleaned. The couch at this point was I believe about two – 2-1/2 years old. (She’d had it a year or little over, then I was about 14 months into the lease).

Pets and nails: When I bought the sectional, it has a few small tears from where the owner’s kitten had "attacked it" as a scratching post. My cat, being older, was fine with it, but sometimes would accidentally make some damage if his nails were a little long, close to the trimming point – more like "scratches" into a cushion. The kitten holes looked worse over time, the scratches didn’t seem to affect the wear-ability of the sectional pieces.

Otherwise, I would suggest a good micro-suede or micro-fiber. I’ve had a lot better luck, consistently, with it for pet stains, grease, oil, make-up (if you fall asleep on the couch), comfort (cozy) — all around the product is easy to clean and holds up really well.

leather, and while it is written in a rather journalistic manner (neutral sounding yet oh so biased to the writer’s viewpoint) the underlying fact is that bonded leather is essentially vinyl weakened with organic matter interlaced in the synthetic matrix.

To say "essentially the only difference is the price" is like saying the only difference between sausage and a filet is the price. The statement neglects to inform the reader that the long term durability and age enhancing qualities of leather far surpass that of bonded leather.

In my own view, I cannot see how bonded leather is an improvement over vinyl (or some other synthetic leather). If anything, it seems to me like they are filling the expensive synthetic material with a cheap filler (collagen fibers from dead animals) to save money.

Couple this with the confusing, if not fraudulent, statement by a manufacturer claiming that, by grinding up animal parts and blending it with a synthetic fabric, they are creating "leather." They might as well use the connective tissue of the animal, as chemically there is not much difference between the animal’s innards and its hide.