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How to Maintain a Leather Office Chair

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When it comes to purchasing an office chair most people have one key feature in mind that they expect their chair to come with, and that is easy maintenance. Of course, maintaining an office chair is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you sit in the chair for long hours everyday for several years. There is always that occasional accidental spill that occurs when you are eating your favorite snack before lunch or the time you spilled your pepsi on your chair. When spills and stains take place on chairs that are made from a fabric material, they are generally more difficult to clean and maintain than chairs made from other kinds of materials. That being said, if you are looking for a chair that is designed for its durability, comfort and low maintenance, then leather office chairs are a must have item for your office.

An ergonomic leather office chair finished in a high quality hide will give you many years of good service no matter if you are using the chair as an executive leather office chair that you sit in for a few hours a day during meetings or a leather office desk chair that you sit in for the whole duration of your work day. Reputable suppliers will be more than happy to tell you about the origin, quality and grade hide used in the manufacture of their office seating products to help you assess the difference between high and low quality leathers. High quality leathers are usually upholstered in a single piece of hide to maintain the appearance and the finish. Frequently cheap chairs with leather upholstery are made from off cuts and scraps of very low quality leather that have been pieced together to cover the chair. Typically this leather can be thin and brittle in texture which will cause the chair to rip and tear over time.

Generally speaking leather upholstery is easy to maintain and simply needs a regular wipe down with a damp cloth combined with a little bit of soap and possibly an application of a specialist hide cleaner every six months or so. Leather cleaner is relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at your local home appliance store such as a Home Depot or a Target. When you spill that drink you brought back from lunch on your chair, a damp rag will do the trick to get rid of the spill leaving virtually no remembrance. If leather is carefully maintained, a good quality hide upholstered chair will develop its own patina to give your leather office chair a distinctive appearance as it matures and ages.

Leather chairs in general are easier to maintain than fabric office chairs. Whether you have a black leather office chair or a brown leather office chair, maintenance will stay the same regardless of color or style. With leather fabric being easy to wipe down, spills and food remnants are easy to take care of and remove. High quality leather office chairs are also built to be durable, another distinguishing factor that will help your chair last longer. If you are looking for a chair that will need little maintenance and will still provide you with a touch of class and style, a leather office chair is the way to go.


The most popular colors of leather office chairs are…

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La-Z-Boy Altitude Leather Chair

So you want to bandwagon your color choice of leather office chairs, huh? It’s ok. We understand. There are three most popular, readily available colors of leather office chairs: Black, Brown and Burgundy. Lately, we’ve noticed a lot of people looking for burgundy leather office chairs, as opposed to black leather office chairs or a leather office chair in brown. Granted, black leather office chairs are the most popular, but in case you are looking for a quality burgundy leather office chair, here is a nice one: Office Star EX5161. However, if you want a high back burgundy leather office chair, try this executive leather office chair. But what’s the most popular color of leather office chair? Black leather office chairs are top sellers, simply because black goes with everything. It’s not prone to fashion swings (which there are in the furniture industry…for example, oak has not been ‘in’ for the past 10 years. It went out of style faster than the pet rock)…Brown is more popular within home offices, as is burgundy…but for your office or conference room chairs, we usually recommend black leather office chairs. They don’t cause any drama and they don’t look like they belong in the 1970′ – simply said, they keep it classy. Just like San Diego.

Written by leathersitbetter

February 9, 2009 at 11:01 pm