Leather Sectional Sofas, Loveseats, and Chaises
Leather is created by the tanning of animal hides, mostly cattle skins. You can purchase leather sectional sofas, loveseats, and chaises in a variety of different colors or you can select a non-pigmented type. You can also choose from soft gel and top-grain whole hide.What types of leather upholstery choices are there?
Your choices generally include:
- Pigmented: Pigmented leather furniture has a protective polymer coating on the surface that gives it its pigment. This type can even be embossed or printed.
- Aniline: Aniline leaves the surface characteristics of animal hide visible. It is treated with a dye, but not with any polymers or pigments. Sometimes, a clear pigment surface coating is applied in order to give it extra protection against dirt and spills.
- Semi-Aniline: This type has a light protective surface coating that contains a small amount of pigment. The coating is applied to help give it a consistent coloring throughout the entire piece of upholstery.
Leather that comes from the outer layer of hide, referred to as the grain, is called top-grain. This part of the hide has finer, more densely packed fibers. It sometimes also includes the corium, which is the fibrous layer underneath the hide.What is bonded leather?
Bonded leather, sometimes called reconstituted, bonds pieces together on a fiber mesh material by using latex or polyurethane. Leather fibers can account for 10 percent to 90 percent of the final bonded product.Can you purchase reclining pieces?
Just like other types of furniture upholstery, leather gives you many options, including reclining pieces of furniture such as sofas and armchairs. In addition to leather recliners, you can purchase other specialty leather pieces, such as pull-out sofas, ottomans, and various sectionals.Are there tips for buying leather sectional sofas and chaises?
You can use the following tips when purchasing leather sectional sofas, chaises, and loveseats.
- Sizing: Be sure to measure the space where you want your chaise or leather sectional to go. Doing so can help you narrow down your search and help ensure that you purchase the right size of furniture.
- Location: In addition to measurements of the space, you should take note of whether the area that you want to place your piece of furniture gets a lot of sunlight. If so, you may want to devise a plan of where it should go to keep it out of direct sunlight.
- Type: Consider what type of leather you want your sectional or chaise to be crafted with.
- Color: Do you want a natural color? Would you prefer a certain color to complement the decor of the room where it will be placed?