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Interesting info for choosing leather furniture

posted by: tinker1121 on 03.28.2008 at 09:56 am in Home Decorating Forum

Our local paper had an great article today on what to watch for when buying leather. The terminology is can be quite deceptive:

Split-Bicast or Tri-cast means it started as inferior leather and has been reconstituted to disquise the poor quality.

Top-grain sounds great but it is bad leather that has been sanded down and then embossed with artificial grain. These pieces are often coated with a layer of paint and urethane which can crack if not routinely maintained.

FULL-GRAIN is what you should always buy as it hasn't been adulterated. Full-grain is also called "aniline" or "natural grain" and will retain the original characteristics and markings of a quality hide.


clipped on: 03.29.2008 at 07:29 am    last updated on: 03.29.2008 at 07:29 am

RE: tile for whirlpool deck top? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: weedyacres on 03.04.2008 at 09:58 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We did a tub with wood facing and tile deck. I used a tile chair rail to cover up the transition. I just glued it to the wood face and grouted spaces between the chair rail pieces and between the chair rail and the deck tile.

(Hoping to make Bill drool again.)


clipped on: 03.08.2008 at 11:50 am    last updated on: 03.08.2008 at 11:50 am