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Are Alphason Houston, Northland and Bentley leather chairs, genuine leather or just leather effect?

Simply, without question, if Alphason advertises a product as genuine leather, then that’s exactly what the customer can confidently expect to receive, a genuine leather chair, fully compliant with British Standards, BS2780.

To see our fine collection of leather, PU and other synthetic material chairs, please CLICK HERE

It does appear that there are less reputable manufacturers and importers trying to ‘interpret’ the British Standard BS2780 in a way that allows them to claim their products to be leather. However, many simply should not be classified as per the following British Standard.

The British Standard (BS2780) Definition of leather is:-

‘Hide or skin with its original fibrous structure more or less intact, tanned to be imputrescible. The hair or wool may, or may not, have been removed. It is also made from a hide or skin that has been split into layers or segmented either before or after tanning.’

‘The amount of surface coating applied to the leather influences whether or not the item can be described as genuine leather’

‘If the leather has a surface coating, the mean thickness of this surface layer, however applied, has to be 0.15mm or less, and does not exceed 30% of the overall thickness’.

Take Care !

It appears that there are importers and manufacturers claiming that chairs manufactured from ‘pulped’ remnants of leather and then reconstituted to re-form a sheet of material, are real leather, this is not in-line with the British Standard.

There are lots of irrelevant ‘internet facts’ buzzing around the internet, however extreme care should be taken. The very term ‘leather’ varies from country to country, all we can reference is the standards which relate to the UK, and that’s the British Standard BS2780.

Suffice it to say, if you’re looking to purchase a real leather chair, and the one you’re looking at appears to be too cheap to be real leather, then that’s probably your answer. If you buy an Alphason real leather chair, then that’s exactly what you will receive.

Please take a look at our extensive range of office and small office chairs, we offer a great range of Real Leather, PU and Nylon chairs, each offering a unique answer to your seating requirements. After all, a leather chair is always the right solution!!

Again, to see our range, please CLICK HERE


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This entry was posted on April 24, 2014 by in Help Guides and tagged , , , , , , , , .

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