CHOOSING YOUR LEATHER CHAIRS

There are several facts to consider when choosing your leather chairs. Top-grain leather is the most durable part of the hide and our productsCloverdale Occasional Chair Russet are enhanced by the aniline-dye process. This process, which insures that the leather is colored all the way through, produces a finish that is transparent and shows the markings of the leather. Remember, because each hide is unique, all leather will vary in shading and “perfect” matching is unlikely when purchasing is done at different intervals. Over time, natural body oils will stain leather slightly, but these stains will blend with the oils of the leather and give each piece a desired patina.

Sonoma Coast Dining Chair Tannery 1Avoid any cleaning product that may change the pH balance of your leather, as it may cause premature cracking or discoloring. Keep leather a safe distance from floor or wall heaters, as they may dry out leather. Remove dust with a soft, clean cloth and clean regularly with a vacuum cleaner.

HOW TO STOP AN AREA RUG FROM CURLING ON THE EDGES

Everyone needs to know how to stop an area rug from curling on the edges. Many rugs have a latex backing which helps maintainRona Teal Flat Weave Rug the weave integrity of the rug. If an area rug backed with latex is stored for a prolonged amount of time, it may maintain a “memory” of being rolled. To remove this curl, your rug needs to be reverse rolled.

Printed Jute Rugs have a double thickness at the edge. You will need to bend the edge against the curl, in the center of the double thickness, the full length of the rug. After bending, roll the rug snugly  against the curl for 1/2 its length. Letting the rug remain in this position for approximately 15 minutes should flatten the edges.

Bordered Sisal/Seagrass Rugs are backed with latex plus they have foam padding under the border. Follow the same directions as above for the Printed Jute, reverse rolling your rug against the curl for 1/2 its length.

Wool Rugs (canvas backed) use latex, under the canvas, to hold the weave in place. They are not subject to as much “memory” curl as the rugs listed above but if a curl exists, simply follow the previous directions. This same process can be followed with cotton rugs also.