Use the following tips to care for your leather-topped table. A leather-topped table is a classic piece that adds an interesting bit of style to any home. The piece will require different care than your other tables, however.
Leather is actually more durable than most people give it credit for. It can last for years with the proper care and take on a warm, vintage look over time. The first step to caring for your table is keeping it clean. Use a clean microfiber or cotton cloth to regularly wipe dust away from the tabletop. A vacuum cleaner can also be used as long as you use a soft-brushed attachment and take care not to scratch the fabric.
Keep your leather table away from direct heat and sunlight to prevent cracking and fading. Twice a year, clean your table with leather conditioning treatment available at most home stores. This will help to keep your piece soft and supple, while also protecting it from its environment. You should also apply the conditioner if you have to give the leather a thorough cleaning. This will help to restore the leather's natural oils.
You may also want to consider placing a piece of glass or Plexiglas on top of your table for additional protection. This step is only necessary if you plan on placing objects on the table that could damage the top, such as a computer system or a heavy accessory. These pieces can easily leave dents in the leather top. A protective cover my also be convenient if you plan on using the table to hold drinks, which can leave a condensation mark.
Should a spill occur, it's important to blot it up immediately using a clean cloth. Avoid rubbing because it may cause the stain to set into the leather. If the stain persists, use a stain remover formulated for leather and follow it up with a conditioning treatment.