Leather vs. leatherette pros and cons of each interior upholstery fabric

What’s the Difference Between Leather and Leatherette Upholstery?

Vehicle Interior Fabric Comparison Leather vs. Leatherette

Leatherette sounds made up almost, like “Smurfette” of the world-famous blue “Smurfs,” and while it exists in reality, it is a synthetic leather.  So while in a way it’s “made up,” it certainly is a fine option for interior upholstery for your vehicle.  A more traditional option for interior vehicle fabric is leather itself, which has a classic, plush feel to it.

Since there are benefits and disadvantages to both leather and leatherette, we’ll pit them against one another so you can determine which upholstery is ideal for your vehicle!  Read on!

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To Leather or to Leatherette, That is the Question 

While leather is a concept we are more familiar with, leatherette is also here to stay for vehicle interiors.  So let’s look at the pros and cons of both kinds of materials.  We would also like to note that both types of material can be very beneficial for your car, and the difference in durability and feel is fairly close, so this comparison is a way to more finely-tune what you might want when you’re vehicle shopping.

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Leather vs. leatherette comparison interior vehicle upholstery
Comparison of vehicle interior upholstery leather vs. leatherette

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