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Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

LEATHER TYPES LEATHER TYPES

Corrected Grain (Pigmented) leather has an applied surface finish of pigments and sealer coats. It is therefore better able to resist marking and spillages, but has a colder, firmer feel due to the correction process. It has a regular texture that is printed onto the heavily pigmented surface and disguises the irregularities within the hide

This type of leather is stylish and more natural looking. The finish is a mixture of dye and pigment, which gives a uniform look, but does not disguise all natural markings and scars on the hide, which should not be seen as faults.  These markings are what gives leather furniture its character and authenticity and differentiates this leather from Corrected Grain.

We always endeavour to provide a degree of uniformity, but to produce a sofa it may take at least three hides and as no two hides are identical there may be substantial variation in shade and texture even within the same hide.  This is a characteristic of the leather and is what distinguishes Semi Aniline leather from Corrected Grain.  This gives this leather type a softer handle and more natural appeal.

Full aniline leather is THE most rewarding for leather connoisseurs.  It has a wonderful

silky touch and the look has great depth. An aniline finish is pure-dye (dyed through),

then sprayed with a dye-mixture and substances that do not disguise any natural

markings and scars on the hide.  These markings should not be seen as faults, but

natural variations that give our leather furniture its character and authenticity.

 

We always endeavour to provide a degree of uniformity, but to produce a sofa it may take

at least three hides and as no two hides are identical, there may also be substantial

variation in shade and texture even within the same hide.  This is a property of the leather and is what distinguishes Full Aniline as the leather for the connoisseur.  This gives the leather a distinctively unique look.

 

With age, your leather furniture will mould to your body shape and colours may mellow

and change according to its use and environment, making the piece of furniture uniquely

your own.

 

Full aniline leather has a tendency to absorb body oils and perspiration, which will cause

leather to darken on contact areas. Aniline leather finish is sensitive to light – please keep away from windows and areas withdirect sunlight.

Semi nu-buck is buffed Aniline leather with all the natural markings, dyed through, giving a velvety suede touch, yet with an authentic rugged appearance.  Shade variations are normal and add to the character of the aged look.  This leather type will take on natural skin oils from body contact and will have a tendency to go darker, shinier and smoother in these areas – this is a natural occurrence and will enhance the characteristic of the leather with time.

CRAZY HORSE(mild pull-up)

RUSTICA ranges (aggressive pull-up)

BUSHVELD (bovine)  (aggressive pull-up)

 Only selected bovine hides are used for Pull-up leather with Rustica and Bushveld showing the greater degree of natural markings. It is a natural product with unique characteristics.  Thorns, tick -bites and scratches leave their traces on a hide and are natural marks only manufactured by nature.  The leather is dyed to colour with aniline dyes with no surface pigmentation.  Shade variations are normal and add to the character of the aged look.  The oil pull-up effect re-creates an ‘olde worlde’ finish, which lightens under stress and darkens with body oils and perspiration.  This phenomena applies more to aggressive than to mild pull-up.

All these characteristics re-affirm the purchase of an authentic leather product and make each product unique in appearance.

LEATHER UPPERS is a name given to Alpine Lounge suites covered in:

Genuine leather on all body contact areas and Imitation/synthetic leather on the non-body contact areas.

Genuine leather areas: 

All that is needed to care for your leather suite is to dust your suite regularly with a soft damp cloth.  Dirt can be removed by wiping down with warm water DO NOT use solvents or detergents.

Condition the genuine leather areas approximately every 9-12 months, using a good quality hide food which contains softening and nourishing agents. This will prevent leather from drying out and cracking over time.  We recommend: HANICARE CLEANING & NOURISHING hide food, which is suitable for all leather types.

For more information on this product, contact the retailer from where you purchased your lounger.

Synthetic areas:

Dust regularly with a soft damp cloth.  Dirt can be removed by washing with warm water and soap.  Do not use hide food, solvents, detergents or furniture polish, as this will cause synthetic to harden and crack.