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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Leather Upholstery

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The presentation of an office can attract more clients while also making employees feel more relaxed. When looking for new office furniture, many companies want to see what leather options are available. Ranging in price, leather office furniture can convey a particular message. No matter your budget there is a leather option available. Here is a quick guide for leather upholstery types.

Genuine Leather

  • Full Grain Leather: The most expensive form of leather. It is as close to the original state of its natural form and shows natural marks and imperfections.
  • Top Grain Leather: This is the most common type of high-end leather as it is thinner and more flexible than full grain. It is also more resistant to stains.
  • Split Leather: Leather made from a real hide with an artificial layer attached. Suede is created from split leather.
  • Bonded Leather: Bonded leather is formed from leftover scraps of genuine leather. Once leftover pieces are combined, it is attached to a man-made material making it a far less expensive option that is still of high quality.

Man Made Alternatives

  • Polyurethane: Used to create synthetic or faux leather, polyurethane can be embossed and is water resistant. Though it is man made it is still very soft and looks similar to leather.
  • Vinyl: A man-made material that is preferred because its easy to clean and water resistant.

Choosing Your Office Furniture

As you can see, there are several different types of leather that vary in price. If you want to include leather pieces in your budget, you can also consider mixing in genuine, and man-made alternatives. For example, maybe you will spend more money on your lobby area furniture and choose polyurethane for desk chairs. If you’d like to learn more about creating a new space with leather office furniture, call us today.

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