For ultimate in luxurious relaxing at home, a leather club chair gives you plenty of comfort. When you are shopping for leather club chairs, it is important to know that all leather is NOT the same. Leather club chairs and ottomans will vary in price and quality due to the grade of leather used.
After all, the more you know about leather grades, the better decision you will make regarding the purchase of your club chairs.
First, leather is a natural product that comes from a renewable resource. Every piece of leather will be unique, depending on the animal from which it came.
Leather has three distinct layers. They include the epidermis (1% of the total thickness), the dermis (85% of the total thickness), and the subcutaneous layer, or what is known as the fleshiest part of leather (14% of the total thickness). When leather is processed, it usually falls into one of three categories.
As opposed to Split Leather, Top Grain is the upper part of the splitting of the leather. This grade of leather is higher quality than split leather, but the grain can be altered or sanded. Top grain leather can benefit the appearance of your leather club chair or other leather furniture, because it is available in more colors. Top Grain leather also improves the durability of your leather swivel club chair.
This grade of leather is the finest there is. It is as close to natural hide as you can get. You can recognize full grain leather because the animal markings are visible, and it is treated with transparent aniline dyes. When the grain (original animal markings) is completely retained, the result is full grain leather. You should be able to see the "fat wrinkles" of the animal, and the upholstery on the leather club chair should be exceptionally soft and supple. Of course, this type of leather is priced higher, because it is of top quality.
Now you have a clear idea of how upholstery for leather club chairs can vary. When you make your buying decision on a leather club chair, you will be better informed.