LEATHER TYPES

CORRECTED GRAIN LEATHER

La-Z-Boy®’s: STANDARD CG range

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.

Care and Cleaning Instructions:

This leather should be wiped regularly with a dry soft cloth in order to prevent the accumulation of dust.  Never use detergents to clean leather.  Dab spills immediately with a soft dry absorbent cloth. Condition the leather approximately every 9-12 months using a good quality hide food which contains softening and nourishing agents. La-Z-Boy® recommends HANICARE CLEANING & NOURISHING hide food, which is suitable for all leather types.


SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER

La-Z-Boy®’s: Kudu Impala

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 it may take at least three hides to produce a sofa 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.

Care and Cleaning Instructions:

This leather should be wiped regularly with a dry soft cloth in order to prevent the accumulation of dust. Never use detergents to clean leather. Dab spills immediately with a soft dry absorbent cloth. Condition the leather approximately every 9-12 months using a good quality hide food which contains softening and nourishing agents. La-Z-Boy® recommends HANICARE CLEANING & NOURISHING hide food, which is suitable for all leather types


FULL ANILINE LEATHER

La-Z-Boy®’s:   Kalahari, Kodiac, Zambezi, Karroo, Nuvo, Buffalo - Genuine Buffalo

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.

Care and Cleaning Instructions:

This leather should be wiped regularly with a dry soft cloth in order to prevent the accumulation of dust.  Never use detergents to clean leather.  Dab spills immediately with a soft dry absorbent cloth. Condition the leather approximately every 9-12 months using a good quality hide food which contains softening and nourishing agents. La-Z-Boy® recommends HANICARE CLEANING & NOURISHING hide food, which is suitable for all leather types.


SEMI-ANILINE LEATHER - SAUVAGE TYPE

La-Z-Boy®’s CUMULUS LEATHER (Bovine)

This semi-aniline product is dyed through, slightly corrected and then pigmented.  The first pigmentation process is lighter and the final is a darker shadow spray application. 

Care and Cleaning Instructions:

This leather should be wiped regularly with a dry soft cloth in order to prevent the accumulation of dust.  Never use detergents to clean leather.  Dab spills immediately with a soft dry absorbent cloth. Condition the leather approximately every 9-12 months using a good quality hide food which contains softening and nourishing agents. La-Z-Boy® recommends HANICARE CLEANING & NOURISHING hide food, which is suitable for all leather types.


LEATHER UPPERS

Leather Uppers is a name given to La-Z-Boy® suites covered in Genuine Leather on all body contact areas and imitation or synthetic leather on the non-body contact areas

Care and Cleaning Instructions:

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 and soap. 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.  La-Z-Boy® recommends HANICARE CLEANING & NOURISHING hide food, which is suitable for all leather types.

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 the synthetic leather to harden and crack.

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 leather furniture its character and authenticity.

We always endeavour to provide a degree of uniformity, but it may take at least three hides to produce a sofa 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 mold 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 with direct sunlight


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