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Leather furniture care & characteristics.

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FIRST: What is leather?

Leather is a natural material harvested from the hide of an animal (usually cows) and is renowned the world over for its comfort and durability. From shoes to furniture to clothing, humans have enjoyed the many unique qualities and characteristics offered by genuine leather goods.

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SO, WHY LEATHER?

Leather offers a luxurious and durable feel to furniture upholstery. At Zuri we only choose high-quality leather from carefully selected tanneries. Our premium leather is selected to provide comfort and durability for many years. We feel that a sofa is meant for relaxing. We’ve spared no expense and created a soft and inviting seat cushion so you can get the most out of your modern ZURI furniture.

THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUR LEATHER:

Your leather furniture may feature several natural characteristics which make it beautifully unique. If your furniture has any of these characteristics it is perfectly normal and makes every piece of leather furniture we sell unique and one-of-a-kind.

Veining

1. Veining

Grain differences

2. Grain differences

Healed Scaring

3. Healed Scaring

Tone Differences

4. Tone Differences

Remember, leather is a natural hide and these markings and variations are normal. No two hides are the exact same.


PUDDLING, AKA COMFORT WRINKLES

Because our cushions and pillows are designs to be softer and more luxurious, some “comfort wrinkles” are to be expected in the leather. Your leather furniture will stretch and give after a few weeks and take on a soft almost satin-like feel. This is perfectly normal and any creases or folds will add to the soft and inviting quality of your furniture. Many consider this to be a part of what makes leather such a pleasing material for furniture. However, there are some actions you can take to ensure that your investment lasts for years to come.

Puddling
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Leather furniture care and maintenance

Follow these easy-to-follow steps and insure that your leather furniture looks as good as it feels for years to come

  • Always remember to plump and swap the cushions regularly if possible. This will help minimize leather puddling.
  • If the furniture has a fixed seat and cushions, simply plump and shape the cushions in place with both hands.
  • Avoid positioning leather furniture in direct sunlight or areas with direct heat or air conditioning when possible.
  • To clean your leather upholstery of natural oils and dirt from use, simply wipe down the leather with a damp rag taking caution to NOT OVER DAMPEN.
  • Avoid chemical cleaners, polishes, and detergents.
  • In the event of a spill:
    1. Remove as much of the spill with a spoon or spatula as possible. Work from the outside, in to avoid spreading.
    2. Soak up the liquids with a clean damp cloth with warm water and without rubbing.
Puddling

HOW TO REMOVE LEATHER PUDDLING

It is possible to eliminate or reduce the wrinkles in leather upholstery by applying heat to the affected area with a blow dryer or heat gun.*

Be sure to use the “low heat” setting and always keep the heat gun or blow dryer moving. Work slow and carefully until the desired results are achieved. DO NOT OVERWORK OR OVERHEAT!

*ZURI Furniture is not liable for any damage caused by attempting to remove wrinkles or puddling from furniture with a heat source of any kind.


Wrinkles in new furniture

Most leather furniture will come from the factory with some wrinkling in the leather. This is often a result of either the manufacturing process itself, the shipping process or may simply be part of the design for durability. These factory wrinkles are very likely to disappear over time and are a common occurrence in most leather furniture. Many factory wrinkles are purposeful as a natural hide which is been stretched too tightly over a cushion or frame will cause unwanted damage with use. For extreme cases cautiously apply the above method for removing or minimizing unwanted factory wrinkles.

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