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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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Palliser EQ3 a Saskatoon Furniture expert, share a Trusted Tip on LEATHER on the Saskatoon Directory of Excellence

Palliser Rooms EQ3 is an independent furniture store that has been operating in Saskatoon for nine years. The store specializes in offering a generous selection of contemporary furnishings (predominantly Canadian brands) and a personalized service that is forward-thinking and client-focused. Customer reviews describe Palliser Rooms as a "great shopping experience," "with exceptional sales staff," "best displays and best furniture in town," and the kicker: "great delivery service." The comments reflect the company's commitment to providing excellent customer service and speak to their impeccable taste and attention to detail. A Tip from Palliser Rooms / EQ3 -

Why Choose Leather?

Leather is a natural product possessing beauty, strength and versatility. It is an excellent lifestyle choice, is easy to clean and provides lasting value. Leather hides can be processed using a variety of methods and finishing techniques resulting in a product that can be used on all upholstery styles from relaxed, contemporary, classic and everything in between. How to Choose Leather? When making a leather choice, it is important to understand some basic terminology. Top grain leather comes from the outermost upper layer of the cowhide. The best top grain hides have been sorted into those with limited scratches, insect bites or other damage and can be minimally processed. This allows them to be used in a more natural form resulting in a softer hand and more natural character. Corrected leather is a common term which means that the surface of the hide was processed to provide a uniform look and finish. The end product won’t feel as soft but is exceptionally durable and affordable.

The consultants at Palliser Rooms have spent many years as professionals in the furniture industry and are dedicated to ongoing training and research in order to provide customers with accurate information and helpful advice. They understand that making a good buying decision begins with an understanding of the product and requires proper planning . Their experience has equipped them with the ability to ask the right questions in order to ensure their clients are comfortable with their buying decision.

We'd also like to share our Featured Product – Home Theatre Seating

Palliser Rooms / EQ3 Home Theatre furniture will take entertaining in your home to a new level. We have many great new options for home theatre seating in 2012! All of our styles can be customized in your choice of a great selection of leathers and fabrics. To get the ultimate in comfort, you can add power reclining mechanisms to your home theatre seating. Power reclining allows you to set the reclining position of the furniture to the perfect spot with just the touch of a button. You can also go for a very dramatic touch with several of our models that feature LED light options along the bottom of the seating and around the cup holders and controls for visibility during the movie! Several of our new models also feature cup holders that can be covered with sliding arms as well as removable laptop trays and tablet reading supports.

Find Pallier online at www.pallisereq3.com  or go to their listing in FURNITURE here, or go and visit their massive showroomon Faithfull Ave, saskatoon... they are on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence ..they are your Saskatoon Furniture experts!

 

Wiseguys our Saskatoon Mattress expert shares a Trusted Tip

Wiseguys Mattresses offers incredible value to their customers through a boutique style shopping experience, customized service and unbeatable prices. They aim to have every customer leave the store confident in their decision to buy, and with a guaranteed good night's sleep.

Marks from Wiseguys Trusted Tip

A mattress is the most important piece of furniture you will ever buy... because if you don't sleep right, you don't function right.

You can get away with a cheap T.V. or a cheap sofa and it won't affect your quality of life, but not sleeping properly will. When buying a new mattress, avoid all the gimicks and worry about 2 things only, comfort and durability. Two of the biggest gimicks to avoid are the 50% or more "off" sales and the free gifts.Those sales are off of there regular retail price and not the value of the bed. As an example, I had a bed that I retailed for $899 taxes included. The exact same bed was being sold at 70% off at another store. Their "retail" price was $3200. Unfortunitly, people fall for this type of advertising all the time. Do houses or cars or boats go on 50%, 60% or 70% off sales? Then why would mattresses? The same principal works with the free gifts. Often the cost of this gift is worked into the retail price of the mattress, or the free gift is valued far more than it's worth. These are just some of the smoke and mirror tactics that some retailors use to get you into their store. Why is it that these sales are always going on at certain stores, or that some stores have a flyer every week always saving 50%? Unfortunatly because it works on people. They are hoping that you are not aware of what you have just learned.

Again,at the end of the day you should only be worried about 2 things.. comfort and durability. So what have we learned today? That price or preceived savings or free whatever IS NOT a indication of quality or comfort.

Find Wiseguuys Mattress , Circle Dr. E. Saskatoon,,fan them on Facebook or check out their listing here in the Saskatoon Furniture Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted experts right here in Saskatoon!

 

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