THE BEST COUCH MATERIAL FOR WARMER WEATHER
It can be a daunting task to choose a fabric type for your sofa that will be well suited for various weather types. In certain countries the weather fluctuates drastically as the seasons change, and this can make it difficult to come to a decision when buying a new couch. Leather couches are largely misconstrued to be “hot in hot weather and cold in cold weather”. This is not entirely true as leather is largely influenced by the temperature of the room it is placed in.
In the warmer months of spring and summer, a leather sofa will feel warmer due to the temperature of the room being higher. In the colder months of autumn and winter, your leather couch will feel cooler due to the room being cooler. Unlike fabric, leather has the unique ability to take on the temperature of the room it is in. This makes leather the perfect upholstery type for all weather. If you keep your living room cool in summer and spring by having air conditioning on or a fan running, your leather couch will be nice and cool, and if you keep your lounge nice and warm with the help of a heater or fireplace, you leather lounge suite will be warm as well.
HOW TO ACCLIMATISE LEATHER FURNITURE
1) MAINTAINING THE ROOM TEMPERATURE
Leather furniture has the unique ability to adapt to the temperature of the room. The best way to acclimatise your leather furniture is to maintain the temperature of the room. If you keep your living room nice and cool then your leather couch will also start to feel cooler to the touch. If you prefer to have the heater on or have a fireplace in your lounge, you can enjoy a warmer feeling leather sofa.
2) CHOOSING A LIGHT COLORED LEATHER
Besides the temperature of the room, the colour of the leather can also have a slight impact on its temperature. Similarly, to our hair and skin, and colours in general, light colours reflect the heat while darker colours absorb it. If you have a lighter coloured leather couch it will feel slightly cooler than a darker coloured couch. The difference is not excessive, but still noticeable.
3) KEEPING IT AWAY FROM THE SUN
Whether you have a leather or fabric lounge suite, we recommend that neither are placed in direct sunlight as it can cause severe damage to both upholstery types. If you expose your leather sofa to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time the UV rays will cause permanent damage to the surface of the leather. We recommend that you keep your leather couch out of the sun, especially on hot summer days. This can be done by not placing sofas directly in front of windows or doors that face the sun. If you have no other choice due to the shape of the room or limited space, we suggest that you use blinds or curtains to reduce the intensity of the sun’s UV rays that will come into contact with the surface of your leather couch.
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