Know All About Leather
Why Karlsson Leather?Karlsson Leather was established with the objective of producing high quality leather products from the finest leather hides imported from Europe. Our expert leather craftsmen, with over 50 years of collective experience in the industry, create products that guarantee impeccable quality, luxury and comfort. And our continuous quest for excellence and quality help us create products of unique and lasting value.
Isn’t Leather hot in Summer and cold in Winter?
High quality genuine leather upholstery like our Soft Grain Luxure Nappa leather conforms to its environment. It adapts to the temperature of a room, or your body on it and will maintain the equilibrium to feel good to your skin.
Will leather crack or peel in time?
No, good quality genuine European leather will not crack or peel over time with normal usage. Although it is the most durable upholstery material known to man, the performance will depend on the usage but it will outlast any other upholstery material. Well made Leather sofas will last for several years with a little bit of care.
Should I be concerned if my new leather sofas have some small lines or blemishes on the surface?
Markings such as scars, insect bites, wrinkles, veining are natural characteristics of genuine leather. Leather from our Luxury range of soft grain luxure nappa and Premium Antique Finish Range leathers range will show more natural markings, such as insect bites, scars and stretch marks, as well as minor colour variations. These colour variations can occur within the same hide because there is no finish applied to give the look of consistent colour like in our endurance family. This is an indication of the authenticity of the leather, and should not be considered a defect. Actually, it should be treated as a 'mark' of true, high quality leather.
Is it true that cattle are not specially bred for their skin?
Leather is actually a by-product of the diary and meat industry. The largest consumer of leather is the shoe industry. Only about ten to fifteen percent of the world's hide production is used for furniture.
Will my pet dog or cat claws damage the leather?
Remember no upholstery is pet proof and we must take some care to avoid these issues.
Why is one type of leather more expensive than the other?
Grading of leather is based on several factors like the selection of raw material, finishing process . The Soft Grain Luxure Nappa leathers are more expensive to produce because a higher selection of hides needs to be used for this type of leather. This also ensures that this more breathable than embossed grain leathers. Embossed grain leathers are less expensive to produce because the raw material selection is lower and defects are covered at the tanning process.
Why does the price of leather sofas vary so much?
A very important part of the final product's price is based on the leather's characteristics. As the grade of leather increases, the cost of the final product also increases. However there are many other factors that affect pricing including: dimension, style, leg type and stitching details. Karlsson spends a great deal of effort to make sure your sofa is aesthetically pleasing from every angle.
How many different types of leather can I choose from?
We offer a range of European leathers in a Soft Grain Luxure Nappa and antique variety in different colours. The Luxure nappa is suitable for after market car interiors and home interiors. But while making a choice with a speciality product like genuine leather always give priority to the quality and grade of the leather over the color choice.
Is Karlsson leather tested to international upholstery standards.
Yes. Our leathers are tested to and meet the following European standards for upholstery:
UNI EN ISO 11640, UNI EN ISO 105 –B02, UNI EN ISO1164, UNI EN ISO 3377-1, UNI EN ISO 5402, UNI EN ISO 4045, UNI CEN ISO/TS 17234, UNI EN ISO 17070, UNI EN ISO 17075 & UNI CEN ISO/TS 17226