When making a leather lounge, there is probably nothing more important than choosing the right type of leather. The right type of leather can ensure that your custom made leather lounge will last you a lifetime.
The Leather We Choose When Making Your Custom Made Leather Lounge
Quality is very important to us, as it is to you. We want every one of our customers to be able to take pride in the quality of any leather lounge they buy from Leisure Lounges. For this reason we never use top grain, split leather or bonded leathers. Although it would be a cheaper option, the lack in quality makes it unsuitable for the manufacturing of our leather lounges.
While choosing the best quality leather for our leather lounges, we still sell it at a reasonable price. This ensures you get the best deal on a leather lounge in Sydney and the surrounding areas.
When importing leather for our leather lounges, we only choose from the following options:
Pigmented corrected grain leather
Corrected grain leather is any leather with an artificial grain applied to the surface. Any imperfections are corrected and an artificial grain is then impressed. The pigments on this type of leather gives your leather lounge that unique pigmented design that is so popular.
Pigmented full grain leather
Full grain leather hides have not been sanded or buffed the way corrected grain leather has. Since the grain remains completely intact, it allows for a strong and durable fibre. Full grain leather is also your most breathable leather, preventing that leather lounge sweat that is well-known in lounges of a lesser quality.
Full grain semi aniline leather
Semi aniline leather is a type of leather dyed with soluble dyes and then covered with a thin protective top coat to protect it from wear and staining. When used on a full grain leather, it results in a leather lounge that retains the hide’s natural look with visible pores and scars, while also being protected against wear and tear.
Corrected grain semi aniline leather
In the case of a corrected grain semi aniline leather, your lounge has the protective cover of both the artificial grain applied to the surface as well as the protective top coat from the semi aniline treatment. This makes for an incredibly durable leather lounge.
Drum dyed full grain aniline leather with wax or oil finishes
This leather is dyed with soluble dyes without covering the surface with any topcoat paint or insoluble pigments. There are different kinds of aniline leather, but the same kinds of dye is used in the process. The dye is clear and transparent and it allows the grain structure of the leather to be seen. It is a great leather to use when you want to show off the structure of the original hide in your leather lounge.
Each one of these leathers has a different quality to it. To us it doesn’t matter which one of these leathers you choose for the manufacturing of your custom made lounge, as they will all give you a top quality, durable leather lounge.