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Stuart, FL
1421 S. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34994
772-221-8679
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North Palm Beach, FL
910 North US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561-626-6100
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West Palm Beach, FL
2324 N. Military Trail
W.Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-684-3225
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Boca Raton, FL
999 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
561-391-2012
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Tamarac, Fl
4711 N. State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
954-731-8830
Temporarily closed until further notice. Monday - Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 12pm-6pm
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3740 N. Federal Hwy.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
954-566-0266
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1025 S. Federal Hwy.
Dania Beach, FL 33004
954-927-0237
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13630 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
954-442-8788
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Naples, FL
15485 Tamiami Trail N.
Naples, FL 34110
239-513-2237
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Fort Myers, FL
4580 S. Cleveland Ave.
Ft. Myers, FL 33907
239-278-4401
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Port Charlotte, FL
4200 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
941-624-3377
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Sarasota, FL
5301 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
941-923-4200
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Casselberry, FL
1024 FL-436
Casselberry, FL 32707
407-618-8000
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Jacksonville, FL
7760 Gate Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-493-2730
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Melbourne, FL
4260 West New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904
321-872-2377
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Pinecrest, FL (Miami)
7501 S.W. 100th Street
Pinecrest, FL 33156
305-668-8400
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Winter Garden, FL
12105 West Colonial Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407-478-2237
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Leather Buying Guide at Baer's Furniture

Leather Quality Pyramid


It's a common misconception that the only types of leather are "real" and "fake". Even leather that's real cowhide can vary in quality and durability, making leather blends and faux leather a better choice for some households. See the quality pyramid to learn more about different types of leather, and help choose the type of leather that works for your furniture.

Grain Leather
Leather Match

Grain Leather
Most Durable, Uses the Most of the Cowhide

Lingo to Look For: Full Grain, Top Grain, Aniline Leather, 100% Leather


Pros

  • It's 100% cowhide, so it has the texture and aroma of natural leather
  • It's durable and mostly scratch resistant
  • Can be repaired and refinished
  • Develops a worn, burnished look, or patina, with use

Cons

  • Natural markings like scars and wrinkles are hallmarks of real cowhide. These surface variations are not considered defects, but they may not appeal to everyone
  • Durability and stain resistance varies with type of finish
Top Grain Leather Sofa

Did You Know That the Leather Finish Can Affect its Feel and Durability?

Full Aniline Leather has the most natural, luxurious feel but it stains and scratches the easiest

Semi Aniline Leather Retains some of the natural feel of full aniline with a light, protective topcoat

Finished or Pigmented Leather Is buffed and coated to remove imperfections, making it the most durable and cleanable 100% leather option

Shop Grain Leather
Leather Match Diagram

Leather Match Consists of Grain Leather Where Your Body Touches, Plus Color-Matched Vinyl on the Low Traffic Areas of the Furniture

Leather Match Recliner

Voila! The Finished Product! It Looks Exactly Like 100% Leather, You Can Hardly Tell the Difference

Shop Leather Match
Bodie 3-Seater Power Reclining Home Theater Group
by Best Home Furnishings
SKU: M760P4LL+2X2CL+760P4AL+760P4RL

Leather FAQs

What is faux leather? Faux leather can also be called artificial leather, meaning that it looks like leather, but doesn't have any percentage of cowhide in it.
Is faux leather cheap or bad quality? There are a lot more alternatives for 100% leather than there used to be, and they vary in look and durability as much as the different varieties of 100% leather. A cover made entirely of vinyl will eventually crack and peel and is generally the lowest in price and durability. Modern blends of fibers like polyurethane and polyester are used to create Performance Fabrics that mimic the look of leather and give your furniture a high level of durability and cleanability that's more affordable than true leather.

Does real leather stain easily? Nowadays, due to the leather tanning process, leather doesn't damage as easily from bodily oils. Most leather finishes (except the most high end, natural leathers) are safe from the oils in your skin and hair.
Is it difficult to maintain? While generally easy to maintain, Leather can be damaged (much like fabric) by ink and oil-based stains. Most dirt and stains can be cleaned fairly easily from leather, but watch out for greasy lotions, cooking oils, motor oil etc. See store for more information about how to clean mild and harsh stains from your leather.

Is leather furniture suitable for pet owners? 100% Leather is the most durable of all upholstery materials, but its not invincible. It doesn't stand up well to being clawed, chewed, or urinated on by the family pet. Generally, 100% leather is easier for pet owners to clean and maintain, since it does not attract or absorb pet hair like fabric. But a word of caution for pet owners: If you have your heart set on a high quality leather sofa but you're not sure if you can keep the dog or cat from tearing the leather, look into investing in a protective cover for your sofa that's designed specifically for pet owners. Bonded leathers are not ideal for pet owners. A sofa cover is especially necessary for a bonded leather sofa.

Are cows really killed to make leather furniture? No! Leather is a by-product of the beef industry, cows are not raised specifically for their hides.