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SASKATOON FURNITURE EXPERTS share a Trusted Tip on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY

Lets quickly explore the top 3 myths of why some clients will reject leather.

Myth #1 "Leather is hot and sticky!"

or "Leather is soo cold, especially for the basement!" Many people's experience of leather seating has been limited to the car. When the sun is beating down in a car, it can literally get hot enough to fry an egg on the dash, and of course the seats are going to be absolutely steaming. Same thing in winter...you never worry about hot buns, it is like sitting on an ice cube! Add to that, car makers are not using the highest grade leathers that breathe, and the backseat is almost always a vinyl. A good quality leather sofa set will actually breathe to some extent. If it is cool out, by the time you count to 6 seconds, it is warming to your body temperature, and is also going to disperse the heat. If it is hot out, with no air conditioning in the house and bare legs, you certainly can sweat and stick as soon as you sit down...but think of this. You are sweating whether you are sitting on leather or cloth. On leather, the sweat can be wiped off. On cloth, it sinks in, damages your foams, and is there the next time you place your face on the sofa to lay down. Enough said on that topic.

Myth #2 "We have pets and kids, leather is not in our future!"

 Cloth certainly can provide a great place for kids to roughhouse and mess around without worrying about scratches and damage in the same way as you would see on a leather set. Cloth also is definitely more budget friendly when there is a low limit set on what a client can spend. Of course, there are several downfalls to cloth. Pets can just as easily snag a cloth sofa with their nails as they can scratch a leather set. Once cloth is damaged or stained, it is all over with but the tears. Good quality leather is actually very hard to puncture. You may scratch it, you may scrape it, but it isn't easy to puncture, even with teeth involved. Different types of finishes on leather can lend more durability and have less noticeable scratching. Leather is wash and wear, and is a great choice for persons suffering with allergies, as dust settles on top and can be wiped off. Cloth retains dust and odors much easier. Many people think that they can just throw their cloth cushions in the wash, but it is important to really look at the care labels. Often you will void their warranty doing this, and I have had complaints of never getting the cushions to fit back on the foam properly due to shrinking. Lastly, repairs are lot easier on a leather set, often being barely perceived and maybe looking like a natural scar in the hide. Plus the area of the fix is actually stronger than the rest of the hide! Trying to sew up a hole in cloth is a futile venture, the hole often reappears as soon as there is stress on the fix. It takes a lot to truly damage a leather set. Small surface scratches are often only noticeable to the owner, the average visitor is not going to notice these things. Cloth does have the benefit of a softer feel, and it can add warmth and texture to the look of a room. There is maintenance required though, and high traffic, food eating areas may not be best suited for cloth. I get many clients who want to put cloth downstairs "for the kids", because of cost and no one really seeing it; yet this is the area they use the most in the house, watching movies, snacking with the kids and generally living on their set! Nothing can compare with the ease of care a quality leather set provides. Dog hair vacuums up in a jiffy, spills wipe off in a second.

Myth 3 "Leather is so expensive!"

Well, this is one that I can't really dispute. The only thing I can say is that good quality leather and a good quality cloth sofa are only going to be about 500.00 difference at International Furniture Wholesalers. If you are on a tight budget, I would much rather encourage my clients to look at a cloth set of decent quality with an easy to care for synthetic fabric than go with a very cheap bonded leather. Anything besides a good quality leather set is going to be disappointing as you lose all the great things about leather...the durability, the cleanability, and most of all, the breathability! The one thing I can say is...value. A cloth set wears out, a leather set just gets broke in. I find you get double to triple the amount of years out of a leather set compared to a cloth set. A leather set you can dress up and make look different just by different accents. A cloth set you may tire of and not be able to change the look up as easily, especially if you choose a pattern. A great compromise, and a very trendy look if you truly can't make up your mind is to have of bit of each. A cloth set can be dressed up with a beautiful leather accent chair, or a leather set can be finished off with a lively patterned accent chair and pillows.

 

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KITCHEN & BATH CLASSICS a SASKATOON BATHROOM Expert Share a Trusted Tip when choosing toilets..on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY

Whether you are building a new home or remodelling a single room, Kitchen & Bath Classics SASKATOON a Trusted SASKATOON BATHROOM EXPERT offer you one of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories from quality names, displaying the latest trends and cutting-edge styles. The showroom consultants offer the best expertise in the business as they understand the building process; working with you to ensure that your project stays within budget and that the right products are delivered on time.

Lori Nadrowski the Saskatoon Showroom manager shares her First Trusted Tip..a NEWS FLUSH no less!!

MYTH – Low Flow Toilets don’t Work!

When working in the showroom it was always surprising how many times in a day the advantages and disadvantages of toilets were discussed. Most would think that clients would spend more time in choosing a new kitchen faucet (as it tends to be usually the focal point in many homes) as opposed to making sure they received the best toilet out there. But after you think about it, what is used more in the home and what do you want to make sure will always continue to work — especially during a dinner party? it’s your toilet! So here is the 101 on choosing your toilet. In order to get a great flushing toilet you do have to spend more than the standard $200 on a gravity flush toilet. As all toilets now are low flow, they have went from 13litre to 6litre to now the new 4.8litre, don’t get discouraged – with all the technology out there the 4.8litres do work and no you do not have to flush twice. A couple things to look for is a larger flap valve (standard is 2″) – this is allowing more water to enter the bowl at once giving it a more forceful flush and a larger fully glazed siphon trapway (standard is 1″) to make sure everything is exiting properly. A great resource in deciding on your toilet is the map-testing website http://www.map-testing.com/index.html  this gives you a complete breakdown between manufacture and toilet and the flushing capacity for bulk removal. What you want to look for, for the best flush, is between 800g – 1000g for bulk removal. Then from there it comes to style, toilets have come a long way, you can get ADA (comfort height toilets), fully concealed trapway toilets (easier to clean), and of course the must have the easy close seat – no more slamming!

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