LEATHER ‘M’ BY KUKA Aniline: The more natural looking leather with its unique surface characteristics of the hide remaining visible, it is only with dye and not with a surface coating of polymer and pigment, creases remain distinctive because they have not been filled out by a surface coating. The grain pattern depends on the species and which part of the animal.
LEATHER ‘NL’ BY KUKA Semi-aniline leather is more durable than aniline while sill retaining a natural appearance, the increased durability is provided by the application of a light surface coating with small amount of
pigment. This ensures consistent color and offer some stain resistance. The creases are less distinctive.
LEATHER ‘O’ BY KUKA Pigmented leather is used in the majority of furniture upholstery. It is surface coating with pigments.
It allows more control over the properties of the leather, like resistance to scuffing or fading. The crease of the grain have been filled out, and the grain pattern you see was embossed onto the finished leather.
20+ more colour options available in store
Good looks need to be maintained
Prior to your product leaving the factory, it will receive a final inspection. It will then be tightly wrapped in order to protect it and minimize movement whilst in transit. Once unpacked, leather sofas may require “dressing”. This is quite normal, and very easy to perform using the following steps:
■ Plump up the back cushions and arm pads of each sofa
■ Ease the leather gently into shape with the palms of your hands.
■ Spread the leather across the seat cushions in the same way
■ Give the sofa time to “warm up” and relax(this may take a few days in warm room).
Nowadays, fillings for seat cushions, back cushions, and arm pads, are so much softer and more luxurious than ever before. Advances in modern technology have resulted in the ability to achieve a much softer sit comfort, whilst still maintaining the necessary support. This also means that your sofa can ( and will) relax into a more casual appearance over time.
When pressure is applied to the polyurethane foam for the first time, the micro cells within the foam structure “break” which creates a slight softening effect. This natural cellular breakdown is expected and has been designed to achieve far greater comfort. It also means that during the first few weeks of use; creases and wrinkles will form naturally in the leather. This quite normal and should not cause you any concern. These features are a characteristic of the upholstery to give it a soft inviting look that is an inherent feature of the best upholstery. An adage to bear in mind is that a fine sofa or chair doesn’t “ware out”, it “wears in”.
Regularly repeating the steps will ensure that the good looks of your products are maintained for much longer